We are a network of Christian churches and schools with the shared mission of bringing Jesus to everyone by meeting the needs of the community and growing the faith of all who believe.


2018 ANNUAL REPORT

2018 has been a pivotal year for the Central Florida Cross Network.

Over 35 years we have accomplished much. We started a mission church in Lake Mary that has grown to over 1200 members. We launched several new worshipping sites, each reaching their local community with the love of Christ. We started school campuses now teaching over 500 students about God’s mercy and grace. We fostered 6 social ministries across Central Florida providing for the needs of the community around healthcare, shelter, homeless respite care, hunger, job training, rehabilitation, and community engagement.

As we look to the new year, we believe we are called to continue expanding the demonstration of God’s awesome love in our community. Two new church plants are underway, Apopka began worship this October and we are forming a community out of our school community. Please pray for Pastor Mark Crossman and Pastor Ethan Spira as they plant these new missions.

Our Academy will graduate the first Senior class in 2019 and we have great things planned for the continued growth of the school.

For more details on each of our ministries accomplishments, goals, Christmas plans and to help support navigate through the tabs below.


Christmas Service Times

December 22, 2018

  • 6:00 PM Experience Bethlehem  – a live interactive Christmas event

December 23, 2018

  • 8:00 AM Traditional Service
  • 9:30 AM Contemporary Worship
    • Kid’s Church
    • Youth Worship
  • 11:00 AM Contemporary Worship

December 24, 2018

  • 6:00 PM A Family Christmas Eve Service
  • 8:00 PM Candlelight Worship
  • 11:00 PM Traditional Candlelight Service with Communion

December 25, 2018

  • 9:30 AM Carols & Readings

2018 Accomplishments

  • 20th Anniversary of Campus Building
    • Renovation of Community Center
    • Installation of entry mosaic thanks to a generous donation
  • A grant for Evangelism allowed us to establish a welcoming program
    • Improved Signage
    • Supplying Coffee Cart
    • Offering Welcome Gift
    • Following up with Engage Cards
  • Held 4 Mission Trips
    • Hurricane Irma Relief trip to Ft Meyers
    • Student Mission trip To North Carolina
    • Hurricane Irma Relief trip to Sebring
    • Hurricane Michael Relief trip to Panhandle

2019 Goals

  • Expand the way we welcome and assimilate visitors at Holy Cross. 
  • More great faith growth experiences that tie together the whole church, like The Red Letter Challenge and The Story. 
  • Be more financially sustainable by increasing recurring giving

Support HCLM

Christmas Events

11/30/2018 6:00PM

  • Christmas in the Square 3rd & 4th Grade Chorus
  • Magnolia Sq., Downtown Sanford, FL

12/7/2018 6:00PM

  • Lake Mary Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Lake Mary Community Center 140 E. Wilbur Avenue Lake Mary, FL 32746

12/8/2018 6:00PM

  • Sanford Illuminated Christmas Parade
  • Downtown Sanford, FL

12/11/2018 6:30PM

  • Christmas program K-2nd performance
  • HCLA Upper Campus Auditorium

12/12/2018 6:30PM

  • Christmas program 3-4th performance
  • HCLA Upper Campus Auditorium

12/13/2018 6:00PM

  • Christmas program Upper School
  • HCLA Upper Campus Auditorium

12/14/2018 6:00PM

  • Christmas program Lake Mary Preschool
  • Holy Cross Lake Mary Worship Center

12/18/2018 11:00AM

  • Christmas program Lake Mary Preschool (Lori)
  • Holy Cross Lake Mary Worship Center

12/19/2018 11:30AM

  • Christmas program Lake Mary Preschool (Michelle)
  • Holy Cross Lake Mary Worship Center

12/20/2018 12 Noon

  • Christmas program Lake Mary Preschool (Kathy)
  • Holy Cross Lake Mary Worship Center

12/20/2018 6:30PM

  • Christmas program Sanford Preschool
  • Holy Cross Lake Mary Worship Center

2018 Accomplishments

  • Renovated Auditorium Lobby & Restrooms
  • Enrollment exceeded 500
  • Established Vision Framework
  • Kim Sanders joined leadership team to lead Lake Mary Preschool

2019 Goals

  • Graduate first High School Class
  • Lutheran Schools Accreditation
  • Increased Fine Arts Offerings

Support HCLA

Christmas Service Times

  • Christmas Eve 12/24 7PM

2018 Accomplishments

  • Members started non-profit projects this year: Fusion Fest, Orlando Together, Kaley Square
  • Received a 50k grant from the city of Orlando for improvements to our worship space
  • Maintained support of one of our families who’s moved to the horn of Africa for full-time christian outreach work.
  • Celebrated as God added folks to our numbers

2019 Goals

  • A spring church retreat
  • Open up our facility to events organized by non-profits in neighborhood events
  • Continue to creatively equip our people to engage the city with the gospel

Support TheCross

Christmas Service Times

  • Christmas Party  12/20  7PM
  • Christmas Eve 12/24 7PM

2018 Accomplishments

  • Pastor Adam completed colloquy and was installed
  • Renovated the new section and swapped the worship service with the youth area
  • Matt Fitzpatrick was accepted into SMP with Concordia Seminary
  • Established Fed By Ravens podcast

2019 Goals

  • Connecting our people to their role in the mission of New City
  • Focus on discipleship -plug  into service both inside and outside the walls of the church
  • Encourage membership meals where the conversations are continued

Support New City

Christmas Services

  • Dec 15 – Christmas in the Park (Earl Brown Park)
    • Games & Prizes at 4:30
    • Elf on the big screen at 5:30
  • Dec 24 – Christmas Eve at 5:30pm

2018 Accomplishments

  • Dan Howe enrolled in SMP at Concordia Seminary
  • Established Life Rhythms for our church
  • Developed generosity model for a sustainable church

2019 Goals

  • Recruit and develop leaders in different area of the church

Support Wellspring


Plant & Build

Each ministry in the Central Florida Cross Network will be raising funds over through 2018 to plant 3 new churches, build existing ministries, and build our communities by supporting non-profits, providing micro-business loans and creative community programming.

Community Partners

We have used our time, talent and treasure over the years to foster many great and worthy community partners. Each of these organizations currently are supported by our network.
We lead by example; we commit the first 10% of offerings in support of others.

Support The Mission

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