Surprise The World

The Five Habits of  Highly Missional People, is a book written by Michael Frost about the BELLS method for sharing your faith. It is a “handy tool for mobilizing Christians up, in and out into mission. That is, up into deeper connection with the Triune God; in to a stronger sense of community with other believers; and out into the neighborhood.” – Michael Frost.  Here you can download the sermon series guide, group study guide, kids program and watch accompanying videos that introduce each habit. (more…)

Easter Resources

Easter 2017

Our role at Crossover is to support evangelism through Australian Baptist Churches. So in 2017 we have for the second time created an Easter video resource to help you communicate the message of Jesus and the gospel this Easter. This year’s video features Karl Faase explaining how the Easter story gives us an opportunity to deal with regret. Easter is about us getting a second chance, freedom and a new hope in life through Jesus

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Easter Unpacked Video & Easter Offering Resources

Unpacking Easter – A Video Resource For Your Church

Our role at Crossover is to support evangelism through Australian Baptist Churches. So in 2017 we have for the second time created an Easter video resource to help you communicate the message of Jesus and the gospel this Easter. This year’s video features Karl Faase explaining how the Easter story gives us an opportunity to deal with regret. Easter is about us getting a second chance, freedom and a new hope in life through Jesus.

Please make sure when you share the video, you use the share icon on the video above to share the direct link to the video on vimeo. This would be a more appropriate link to give your friends than directing them to this page explaining how to use it.

There are many ways you can use this resource:

  • play it in your church service
  • put it on your church website
  • share it on social media
  • share it via email

However you share it with others, use it to help people understand the message of Jesus and the gospel over this Easter period.

We are not posting copies of the video to every church anymore. You can download the video directly from vimeo onto your computer, or contact us on 02 9868 9236 or admin[at]crossover.org.au (swap [at] for @) to ask for a copy to be posted out to you for free.

If you are looking for Easter Postcard or Greeting Card resources please click here

Easter Offering 2017 – Your Opportunity to Support Crossover

Baptist Churches across Australia have been taking up a special offering for the ministry of evangelism through Crossover for over 30 years. The Easter Offering is the only source of funding for Crossover.

We recognise that there are many demands on church finances these days, so we really appreciate the opportunity to partner with you as we seek to resource the body of Christ for effective mission.

Churches will receive Crossover brochures that give you background to the offering, more details about Crossover and what we’re doing. This parcel will also include the Treasurer’s form, and 3 Steps for helping you use the video above and offering materials. These resources, and additional ones are available below.

Many churches take up the offering in the lead up to Easter, others over the Easter weekend. We have online giving facilities for both churches and individuals, so you can now forward the monies collected to us online if that’s easier than posting a cheque. Click the Support-Give tab to find out more.

Crossover Easter Offering Resource 2017 – All You Need To Participate

Easter Offering 2017 Thank you message for your church bulletin

 

 

 

 

Easter Offering 2017 Brochure PDF

 

Easter Offering 2017 Treasurer’s Form

 

Church Bulletin Ad – Good Friday – Portait PDF

 

Church Bulletin Ad – Good Friday – Landscape PDF

 

Church Bulletin Ad – Word Version editable

 

Easter Offering 2017 PowerPoint Presentation

We’ve created a PowerPoint Presentation to help you effectively explain the Easter Offering in your church service, as there is no video promotion this year. The notes are included in the PowerPoint file, but we have also exported them into a PDF file for you to use as a script if you prefer.

PowerPoint File

PowerPoint Notes 

 

Social Media And Technology For Churches On A Budget

Most churches don’t have a big budget for technology, equipment, graphic design and social media management. Thankfully there are a range of either free or low cost options that can help churches produce quality content at a budget price. Our webinar looks at essential tips to help churches communicate and organise effectively without breaking the bank. (more…)

One Caller, Many Callings – Mission In The Workplace

How different would work look like for Christians if they viewed it as more than just ‘work’ but a calling? Special guest Murray Wright helped us in our webinar explore the evangelistic potential of Christians shifting their perspective on how their work is connected to God’s greater plan.

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Children & Family Ministry Webinar

How to maximise the missional potential of your children & family ministries

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Critical Software and Apps for Churches Webinar

Our latest webinar looked at some critical software and apps for churches to help make people management, communication and technology easier and more effective. (more…)

Your Story – how evangelism has and needs to change in your church

How have you done evangelism in the past in your church? How have things changed? How must things change moving forward? Crossover has developed a resource to help church leaders and key ministry leaders evaluate and discuss how evangelism in their church has changed in response to a changing culture and how the challenges and opportunities our churches face moving forward will lead us to change. (more…)

The Meaning of Easter & Easter Offering Resources

Instead of creating a fund raising video for our Easter Offering 2016 we’ve responded to feedback and created a short video resource to help you convey the meaning of Easter. (more…)

A Short History of Evangelism – Easter Offering Video 2015

So what would you include in a short history of evangelism? Crossover has had a crack and it features in our 2015 Easter Offering video. (more…)