WHAT IS PROJECT CROSSOVER?
Project Crossover is a two-year Generosity Initiative of Tate Springs. The primary goal is 100% engagement of our members so that our minds, hearts, and souls will be committed to God and His Kingdom. Our secondary goal is to raise $4.3 million in the years 2020 and 2021. The goal of the project is to prepare ourselves for the next chapter of Tate Springs’s century-and-a-half-long story to inhabit our "promised land."
The name “Project Crossover” is inspired by the biblical account of the Israelites crossing over the Jordan River and into the Promised Land. Tate Springs has its own “Jordan River” named Pleasant Ridge, a busy 4-lane road in southwest Arlington that divides our campus, and therefore us from fully inhabiting our “Promised Land,” 12 acres of property where two-thirds of our buildings currently reside. The road divides our campus’s buildings and complicates our ability to do ministry safely and effectively.
We believe God is calling us to prepare to fully “crossover” Pleasant Ridge and to develop our property to reach southwest Arlington seven days a week so that people will see that “the Lord is mighty” (Josh 4:23-24).
We want to retire our current debt so that 100% of our financial gifts can be used for the present and future purposes of our ministry. Our current strategy for managing debt is to include a select percentage in our annual budget, which at our present rate could take a decade to retire. This siphons our budget for the foreseeable future.
Raising an extra $800,000 over the course of the next two years will pay off our debt by 2021, providing financial flexibility for our next chapter of ministry.
As we look to the future, we want to continue serving Jesus in the present. Our current budget is an investment in our ongoing ministries here at Tate Springs, plus investments locally including the Metroplex Women’s Pregnancy Center, Life Shelter, and Mission Arlington.
Global Impact also includes funds to support our new Acts 1:8 strategy which extends Tate Springs’s reach further in our state, our nation, and the world, as well as continuing to support the Cooperative Program which funds seminaries, church plants, and missionaries all over the globe.
We want to unify the main buildings of our campus under one roof by creating a new worship center and renovating Education Buildings A and B to merge them together into one single complex.
Moreover, we want to develop a plan for our overall campus that lends itself to being part of the fabric of southwest Arlington. We will develop the land and buildings into a center of activity for the entire community to enjoy, complete with venues and activities that compel people to visit our property again and again. We want to meet the needs of our fellowship and our community, as we share the gospel of Jesus Christ. This includes our commitment to Christian Education and concepts like a community coffee shop, park, and rentable children’s play area.