Faith Sharing and Invitation Amongst Australian Baptists

Crossover  commissioned a number of “Baptist-only” questions related to evangelism in the 2016 NCLS survey that went to Baptist churches.

The first question related to faith sharing readiness. (more…)

Hospitality and Evangelism – A Lost Secret?

Domestic hospitality is a hallmark of the people of God throughout the Bible. (more…)

Inspiring & Empowering Leadership Culture – expanded PRAC article

As we seek to put our finger on the pulse of Australian Baptist church life, one of the most significant signs of health and vitality is our leadership. (more…)

Church As The ‘Local’

Churches are getting better at coffee. We’re a long way from seeing the end of International Roast at the end of a service but more and more churches have made the switch to coffee machines and offering hospitality (at least in terms of coffee) on a par with anywhere else in the local community. But are church cafés merely a convenience for believers to be able to enjoy a brewed coffee (more…)

Out Of The Mouth Of Babes

Have you noticed that plenty of Baptist churches seem to have missing generations? The solution may just lie in as aspect of church ministry that is often forgotten and put out the back whilst the adults get on with things. (more…)

Church Websites That Connect

Most people who check out your church won’t walk through the door, they’ll walk through your virtual door by way of your website and social media content. For many what they will find will either be a stepping stone to continuing a journey of faith inquiry or a barrier that slows down the process. So what makes for a great church website that connects with inquirers? (more…)

the art of… listening

Australian Baptists all around the country celebrated of Global Mission through Global Interaction during the month of May. Following on from this, I wanted to share an important skill and trait that I believe is critical for our own discipleship, and that is the skill or, the “art of listening carefully”. It is a skill that I myself was reminded of during May Mission Month (more…)