87% of Australians access the internet daily. An effective web presence is an important part of connecting with people outside of your church. You can have a high quality web presence without spending big bucks, or having to know coding. (more…)
79% of Australians access the internet daily. Making a strategic decision to choose a target audience of people who are not members of your church means that the internet can become an important part of your mission reach. But how can you do that to a high quality on a low budget? (more…)
At first glance the operation of QCCC consists of conference and camping centres that generate a lot of money that the Baptist denomination find useful to fund mission. At second glance the commercial activity of QCCC is mission itself. (more…)
Many Christians view their pastor as having a ‘calling’, whilst they just ‘work’. Every now and then they get to ‘witness’ at work. But what if your work is your calling just as important as that of a pastor? (more…)
Sitting in the foyer of the Goodlife Centre for just a few minutes gives you a good picture of how much Goodlife Church is the heart of its local community in Buderim Pines on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. From young kids with skateboards in tow heading to the skate bowl, all the way through to retirees (more…)
Baptist Churches across Australia have been taking up a special offering at Easter, for over thirty years, for the work of evangelism, through the ministry of Crossover. Crossover is Australian Baptist Ministries’ agent for helping pastors equip people in the local Baptist church to creatively share the good news of Jesus, as they demonstrate Christ’s love in community. (more…)
Our role at Crossover is to support evangelism through Australian Baptist Churches. We have created a new video resource for Easter 2018 to help you communicate the message of Jesus and the gospel this Easter. In this year’s video Karl Faase examines a popular misconception about the purpose of the life and death of Jesus and suggests a more powerful, personal application.
Christmas Video 2017
Will you celebrate the answer, but miss the question this Christmas?
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…)
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 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.