Peace Is Worth It 2023

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth; do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. –Isaiah 43:19

Accelerating the Vision in 2023

On December 23-24, 2022, the Crossroads Church Family will gather together to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the launch of our annual Peace Is Worth It focus for 2023.

Through Peace Is Worth It, we end our fiscal year and launch our ministry year strong as we continue to support the 10-year vision of Peacemaking at Crossroads. Together we focus our time, talent and treasure on rewriting the Five Unacceptable Truths both locally and globally:
  • From Spiritual Emptiness to Spiritual Vitality
  • From Poverty to Physical & Financial Flourishing
  • From Illiteracy to Education & Literacy
  • From Fear of the Other (Racism, Homophobia & Sexism) to Inclusion
  • From Modern Day Slavery to Freedom

New Things in 2023

In 2023 we will focus our Peace Is Worth It energy and funding on new program work that is vital to our ten-year peacemaking vision.

  1. New Financial Freedom: Settling our debt by Dec 2023
  2. New Pathway: Launching the Peacemaking Spiritual Formation Pathway: 101-401 Classes focused on building a strong foundation for peacemaking spirituality
  3. New Curriculum: Launching the Fresh Perspective Group Curriculum which is the start of the Peacemaking Spiritual Formation Pathway
  4. New Growth: Continuing the expansion of Partners in Hope with new trips and growth in our Partners in Hope Fund for partnership and programs outside Crossroads Church
  5. New Adventures: Expanding the Adventure Center with before/after school care as well as refreshing the environmental space

Culture of Generosity

Your generosity keeps Crossroads focused on the activities that are core to our mission: spiritual vitality for all ages, local and global compassion and justice, and a fun and inclusive church environment. Here is how the 2023 Peace Is Worth It giving will be distributed:

$150,000 Total
  • $25,000 for Disability Inclusion Ministries
  • $25,000 for Facility and Grounds Improvements, Repairs & Maintenance
  • $25,000 for Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Staff
  • $50,000 Summer Sustainability
  • $25,000 for Grants for Partners in Hope Organizations

Goals for 2023


TIME invested in our own spirituality produces joy and energy for life. As we heal and grow, we create margin for love to expand to those around us. How can you commit your time this year to growing in your peacemaking spirituality?
THE GOAL: 15 Fresh Perspective Groups in Spring 2023


By donating our TALENTS to volunteer, we are working to rewrite the Five Unacceptable Truths. Together as a gathered and scattered church, we can accomplish more. Where could you volunteer this year to bring peace on earth?
THE GOAL: Volunteer Paint Crews for Adventure Kids hallways, Volunteers for Bell Ringing


Contributing TREASURE means a regular habit of financial giving plus expanding your generosity. Every year we focus our year-end giving on the peacemaking vision through our Worth It Ministry Focus. What can you give this year to the Worth It initiative to help fund the peacemaking work of your church? 
THE GOAL: $150,000 in dedicated Peace Is Worth It giving