We are still rejoicing over the incredible EASTER weekend we experienced here at Crossroads. To fully appreciate what God has done, we have to look back. The chart above shows a growth rate for the past 22 years, on EASTER Sunday, of 9,326%! That’s amazing! The dip from 2002-2003 was due to the fact we had maxed out our campus at our old location. We didn’t move to our new campus until after Easter in 2004. Once we got here, though, we were able to grow again.
Here’s a look at how different things are now from what they were back in 1992.
What does all this tell us? That God is an amazing God, Who is able “to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think.” And that we need to be making preparations to be able to accommodate all the people He wants to bring here.
Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38).
We need to pray. But we also need to be willing to do whatever it takes to make room for more and then, go get them one by one.
Let’s not wait for next EASTER to get started.
© 2014 Barry L. Cameron
Barry L. Cameron has been the Senior Pastor of Crossroads since 1992 when the church was averaging 188 in morning worship. Today, more than 8,000 people call Crossroads their church home. Pastor Cameron and his wife, Janis, have three children and two grandsons. He’s the author of the bestseller: The ABCs of Financial Freedom, Contagious Generosity, and The Financial Freedom Workbook. The Cameron family has been completely debt free since November 2001.