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 creating an outdoor flexible space for picnics, family activities, concerts, meetings, and more. We will also be making updates to our current facility and building a Student Ministry space and  a new worship center. Our goal is to create a gathering place for the entire community that can be used throughout the week

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 creating an outdoor flexible space for picnics, family activities, concerts, meetings, and more. We will also be making updates to our current facility and building a Student Ministry space and  a new worship center. Our goal is to create a gathering place for the entire community that can be used throughout the week

Because of the rising cost of construction, we have determined that it will be best to roll out the project in two phases. The first phase will cost approximately $8,500,000 and will include a multi-use student building as well as outdoor activity space for our community to enjoy throughout the week. The student building is a new addition to the project that will serve young families and provide a welcoming environment to reach the next generation. Phase One will consist of:

  • Multi use student building with approximately 250 seats
  • Playgrounds
  • Splash pads
  • Lawn area with seating for family activities
  • Outdoor covered stage for movies and concerts
  • Covered pavilion and patio seating with audio and video to watch services

 

When additional funds are available, we will begin implementing Phase Two. This phase will cost $25,000,000 – $30,000,000 and will cover:

  • New worship center and lobby area
  • Stadium seating for up to 1400
  • Improved curb appeal to current facility including landscaping & signage

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 provide updates on where we are in terms of financial goals for the project.

We plan to break ground in September of 2022. The first phase of the project, which includes outdoor space and a multi-use student building will take approximately 12 months to complete.

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.

We have some shared space with Liberty Christian that should eliminate any parking issues.

Some people have asked why we are building a new worship center that does not seat more people than our current worship center. The new building will have stadium seating and accommodate approximately 1400 people. It would cost more to build a larger building and put us well over budget. The number of seats in the worship center has a ripple effect on the amount of parking, lobby space, and kids space needed. The new worship center will incorporate design that is up to date and complements the design of other new buildings being built in Argyle. It will be outfitted with the latest technology.

The space where the current worship center resides will eventually be replaced with either parking, additional green space, or possibly an undetermined future building.

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