"Legacy" is the name of our 2016 vision & outreach strategy for the direction of Holy Cross Church.


(For the full audio announcement of Legacy given on Nov. 22nd, click here)


“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  - Jesus


Matthew 28:18-20

SUMMARY

In his final moments on earth, Jesus sends his disciples out to participate in his legacy - to be witnesses of the reality of God’s gracious plan to restore and redeem all of creation. At Holy Cross, we have never been more motivated to orient our ministry efforts towards the aim of participating in this legacy. 


We pray this commitment will lead to an even more vibrant, loving, soul-satisfied community who faithfully point to the good news of Jesus in all of life, word, and deed. 

OUTREACH STRATEGY

Our strategy for 2016 includes a prayer-filled focus in two primary ministry areas:


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10% TO MISSIONS

Our budget and giving reflects our conviction to participate in Jesus’ legacy and reach our community, plant churches, and spread the gospel . The 10% allocation will be strategically divided among three focus areas: 


Local Outreach

Ministry to our local community through benevolence, acts of mercy,

compassion, and justice.


Domestic Church Planting

Investing in church plants is an essential part of the mission call, and one of the

most effective ways of spreading the gospel.


International Missions

Investing beyond our borders through international

mission projects and missionaries.

THE PASTORAL WORSHIP LEADER

Another essential part of our overall outreach strategy for 2016 is to hire a second full-time ministry staff. Making disciples and multiplying our gospel-centered communities at Holy Cross requires substantial human energy. Investing in a second full-time ministry leader is one of the best ways to advance the gospel at Holy Cross.


This second hire will be primarily pastoral. He will be a gifted musician and leader of our worship for our Sunday mornings. He will also be a shepherd who leads us into a deeper knowledge and joy in Jesus as we proclaim with one voice the truth of who he is and what he has done for us. Not only will he help re-orient our lives around the gospel through singing, he will help the other staff and volunteers serve and care for the church more effectively as a member of our core leadership team. 

A NOTE FROM THE PASTOR

I love that word...'legacy'. It’s more than a lasting reputation. It’s passing down an inheritance, a heritage, and a blessing to those whom you love. God invites us into his legacy. He plans to bring restoration and healing to all of creation through the redeeming work of his Son, Jesus. It is in him we place our ultimate hope and joy. Your role in the life of our church community is so vitally important to accomplish the mission God has called us into. We simply could not do it without your prayer and generous donations. In this way, you continue to participate in this legacy of proclaiming the good news of salvation found in Jesus. 


This outlined plan has described our best efforts to lead you into what we believe to be the next best thing for Holy Cross. We desire to be bold in our generosity as a church by allocating 10% of our budget toward local outreach, church planting, and international missions. We simply cannot hope to be an outward-focused church without being a cheerfully generous church. We are also at a stage in the life of the church where a full-time worship leader and ministry partner would greatly impact the health and growth of our church. We need this now more than ever. 


This will require a stretch of our faith and our resources. This is a great time in the life of our church. It compels us to have a vision and a forward-focused plan that only God can fulfill. God calls us to trust in him, live with a God-sized vision, and join him in his redemption plan. 


Will you join us by getting excited about what God is doing at Holy Cross? Will you prayerfully consider how you can support this investment into the mission of Holy Cross to magnify God’s glory, live as God’s people, and engage in God’s mission? 


Living in His legacy together. 

-Pastor Pete

INVEST IN GOD'S LEGACY

The total impact to our 2016 budget to fulfill the outlined strategy will cost $64,000 above our normal expenses. This is a bold forward-focused strategy that affirms our continued commitment to spreading the gospel at Holy Cross, our city, and our world. 

  • If you currently give financially to Holy Cross, thank you for supporting God's mission at your church and to the ends of the earth. You are crucial to our continued strategy. We want to challenge you to prayerfully consider giving to our Legacy campaign by increasing your 2016 giving according to the tiered approach shown in the chart below.
  • If you don’t currently give regularly to Holy Cross, we are convinced our outreach strategy should stir you to action. We challenge you to respond generously and faithfully. This is the perfect time to tangibly participate in the future of Holy Cross as we engage together in God's mission with both local and far-reaching impact. 

To guide your planning, consider the following questions: 

  1. Do you have a regular plan for giving to God’s work this year?
  2. What percentage have you decided will go to supporting the work of Holy Cross?
  3. Should you adjust your giving in light of God's leading in your heart?

You can make a pledge right now by filling out this pledge card. You can also make a one-time or recurring donation by clicking the button below. May God continue to be glorified at Holy Cross as we aim to magnify his glory, live as his people, and engage in his legacy!


Consider the following tiered approach to reaching our goal. These gift levels represent pledges based on above-and-beyond normal giving. For instance, calculate what you gave in 2015 for the year. Consider adding to it in 2016 based on the figures below. These pledges can be broken up as monthly gifts, or given as a one-time donation. Not all gifts are equal, but all gifts are equally sacrificial.

other giving options

To make an online donation, click the "Donate to Legacy" button above. If online giving is not convenient for you, below are some other giving options.


Bank Bill Pay

Many banks have the ability to send an electronic check through their secure web site, using your bill pay feature. We receive these types of checks often and are familiar with processing them. Most banks don't charge for this service so contact your bank to find out more if you have questions about this giving option. Make sure they mail the check to us at: 


Holy Cross Church

7730 N. Cortaro Rd. #105

Tucson, AZ 85743


Mail

Make all checks payable to Holy Cross Church and mail to the above address. 


In Person

Simply drop off your gift in the designated donation box during our Sunday gathering. Twice per month we set aside a time to briefly pray for, and collect, the offering. However, donations can be made any week. 


Donate Stock

We are happy to receive stock donations as well. If you'd like to make a stock donation, please notify us via email: giving@holycrosstucson.com