Dear Friends, some of you know that CrossTraining is entering into a pivotal time of the season – as a ministry we have just a couple months left in the 2015 calendar year, our board is faced with making some major decisions about moving forward with the ministry of CrossTraining and just what that looks like for the future. I wanted to take just a moment and share a CrossTraining ministry update as we enter into the last part of this year.
We have had some great ministry moments this year, and I encourage you to take some time to read about many of those on our website. Some highlights for me:
- My decision to leave full-time church staff to pursue building CrossTraining
- Finding and placing a chaplain with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks
- Timothy Projects that reached as far as Uganda and as close as Leoti, Kansas
Those are just a few of the stories that have fueled me and my team – not to mention our continued work with the Colorado Rapids and our attempt to be faithful to those working in the professional sports community for the last 14 years!
So here’s where we need your prayers – while we are tremendously excited about the doors God is opening, we have some serious needs for 2016 –
- Funding: As a ministry we are currently in discussions about the 2016 budget and where we see and sense God moving and calling us to step up and where He might have us step back. We are currently between 39%-58% of funding depending on which budget we adopt. We need monthly financial partners to join our Starting 11 team and help us achieve the vision God has put in our hearts. Please pray about and consider partnering with us financially if you aren’t already.
- Board: The CrossTraining Advisory Board is still seeking two additional members to replace the members we lost in June. This is a critical need as these people will help shape and speak into the direction of CrossTraining. Please pray about God’s leading in this!
- Partnerships: We are trying to discern and understand how we might partner with churches, organizations, or find ways (like grants) to help fund certain parts of the ministry expenses. Our values regarding continuing education and chaplaincy/counseling development, stipends for our chaplain and counselor volunteers to encourage them in ministry, and programs like the Timothy Project are all components we believe critical to the ministry and we want to steward all the resources God gives us well.
A friend and colleague recently shared with me a saying that Hudson Taylor used to frequently dispense,
God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.
I have always believed that God would supply everything necessary to accomplish what He desired to see happen, and we are working hard to see just how God wants to accomplish those things.
Please join me in praying and (where God leads) partnering to this end.
Rev. Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director CrossTraining