What is The Waymaker Project?

The Waymaker Project is Cross Timbers’ solution to an area exploding in growth, a changing culture and the growing needs of our community. Cross Timbers will be replacing the “sprung” with a new event center and outdoor entertainment area.  This will enable us to continue to build community and give hope to a growing area.

Would you consider making a difference and helping us reach our goals to complete this project?

Looking ahead to what's next

Please join us for one of our upcoming Vision Nights to hear about the heart behind The Waymaker Project. Learn how it impacts the future of Cross Timbers Church and our growing community.

Each of the following events takes place at our Argyle campus from 6:15pm – 7:30pm.

Dinner will be served. Childcare is available at no cost. Feel free to invite someone you know who may be interested in this project. Click the button below to register.

Make a Pledge

The first and most important step to getting involved is to ask God and prayerfully consider what He is leading you to do. If He is moving you towards being a part of something bigger, boldly step into that calling.

If God is calling you to make a 3-year financial commitment to the Waymaker Project, use this link below to submit your pledge to the project. This allows us to keep the project on budget and provide encouragement and status updates to those who have committed to join us on this journey.

Design a Plan for Generous Giving

As an expression of faith and commitment to God, many members make their commitment a priority during capital campaigns. As you prayerfully determine your strategy for supporting the Waymaker project, consider these options to design a plan for generous giving.

Cash commitments are the most common way to make gifts over and above first fruits.  When developing your strategy for generous giving, keep in mind that the commitment period is three years.

Giving of assets (non-cash resources) can be a significant option in planning your generous giving strategy.  Appreciated stocks, mutual fund shares, bonds or real estate can be donated directly and offers the benefit of avoiding capital gains taxes while increasing giving potential. Contact legacy@crosstimberschurch.org for more information.

Some business owners have committed corporate resources as well as personal gifts. A “tithe” from total sales one day a week during the campaign period is an example of this strategy.

Individuals and families often decide to take a less expensive vacation or delay buying a new car or remodeling a home in order to have more to give. Others use cash already set aside to purchase a lake cabin or build a swimming pool to increase their commitment.

When substantial commitments such as mortgage payments or college tuition are complete, diverting those resources to the Waymaker project can increase your commitment significantly.

A larger commitment based on anticipated income increases over the three-year commitment period can increase generosity. Consider expected salary increases, overtime possibilities or planned bonuses from employment contracts.

Cash received from an inheritance or income tax refund can greatly increase your campaign commitment.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Waymaker Project is Cross Timbers’ solution to an area exploding in growth, a changing culture, and the growing needs of our community. Cross Timbers will be replacing the “sprung” with a new worship/event center and outdoor entertainment area.  This will enable us to continue to build community and give hope to a growing area.

Yes. If you’ve been part of the Cross Timbers family for a while, you may know that the original plans were to build a new facility on the corner of 1171 & 377. During the pandemic, those plans were put on pause which allowed us more time to pray and seek guidance. This new plan allows us to carry out the same vision of reaching the next generation and providing a space to build community, but with a slightly different strategy and a much smaller budget.

The new plan is to build on our current property, which is still located in an area of massive growth and will reach thousands of new families moving to the area. The new project will include updating our current kids’ space, lobby, and Healing Place. We will be replacing the sprung with a new worship center that can be used for church services and other events. We will be constructing an outdoor flexible space for worship, kids’ activities, concerts, meetings, and more. Our goal is to create a gathering place for the entire family and the community that can be used on Sunday and throughout the week. We will continue to get input from focus groups to help us design the outdoor space and determine additional features to add.

We’ve budgeted $22,000,000 for the entire project. $2,000,000 of that budget will go toward expanding our digital ministry to reach people outside of the DFW area and across the world.

Our goal is to complete this project debt-free. We will utilize a construction loan as needed with the hope to complete the project with no debt. The more gifts we receive in the beginning, the less construction loan interest we will need to pay.

We plan to break ground in the beginning of 2022. Our goal is to move in December of 2022.

We’ll incorporate flexible outdoor spaces where families can come to play, work, meet friends and enjoy events, classes, and entertainment. We envision possibilities like playgrounds, meeting space, green space for concerts and outdoor movies, splash pads, and more. Our hope is that Cross Timbers can become a place you are excited to bring friends and family to gather throughout the week and not just on Sundays.

We will most likely still experience some traffic congestion in the parking lot on our busiest days. We will continue to leave time between services and be patient with each other. We are also looking at some options to optimize our traffic patterns by utilizing our main entrance and Keith Road.

Yes. For the new worship center, we have the right ratio of parking spaces to seats. Additionally, we will have access to parking at Liberty Christian.

For questions regarding giving to the project, contact Cassidy Lackey (Elder). For construction related questions, reach out to Kent Sparks (Lead Pastor of Ministry). For questions about use and programming of the new space, contact Josiah Anthony (Argyle Campus Pastor) are available for questions. They would love the opportunity to hear from you.

They can be reached at:
Cassidy Lackey – cassidy@crosstimberschurch.org
Kent Sparks – kents@crosstimberschurch.org
Josiah Anthony – josiaha@crosstimberschurch.org

Submit your questions here