Christmas Resources

Christmas Video 2017

Will you celebrate the answer, but miss the question this Christmas?

This video has been designed for you and your church to share with those who don’t know the real meaning of Christmas. You could play it during a Christmas service, share it on facebook, via email or on your church website. You can also encourage your church to share it with friends.

We have not embedded the video into the powerpoint below. If you would like to do so, or to download and save the video onto your computer please follow these instructions:

To Download the video:
Step 1: Click vimeo (bottom right of video screen) to be redirected to our vimeo site.
Step 2: Scroll down below the video title there is a blue “download” button. Click this to download the video file.

To embed the video:
Step 1: Click the “share” icon (second icon top right of video screen)
Step 2: Click </> to open the embed code
Step 3: Watch the relevant instructional video below according to which program you use
Powerpoint 2010: https://tinyurl.com/y8lwybe8
Powerpoint 2013: https://youtu.be/rDugfpSI3t0
Powerpoint 2016: https://youtu.be/yvWv1bk6mu8

Please contact us if you would like us to post you a copy of this video on USB. We encourage you to give a minimum 2 weeks lead time from when you contact us to when you need the file. You can email Cat at admin[at]crossover.org.au or call 02 98689236.

Accompanying Resources:

  • Themed Powerpoint slides that match the above video and below sermon notes:

  • A sermon guide to accompany this outreach video:

Christmas Postcard Resources

Our Christmas resources are free to download. You can download them and edit for your own purposes. Apart from our new design our previous designs are also available for download. These resources are designed to accompany rather than replace the most effective form of invitation: a warm personal invitation. Feel free to edit them to your liking.

The files are print ready .pdf and can be edited in the editable box to add church information, or further edited in Adobe Illustrator/In Design. Churches than can edit the files themselves and use their chosen printing solution. Local is usually best, but cheaper prices can be found online with options like Vistaprint.

New Designs for 2017

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Other Designs

Click on the dropbox links below each option to download either the card option or the post card option.

1. ETERNITY

This card features the evangelistic legacy of Arthur Stace who, after encountering God dedicated the rest of his life to alerting people to the possibility of Eternity through Christ.

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2. Scrabble cross

This card reminds us that the baby Jesus whose birth we celebrate at Christmas would go on to to die on a cross so that we could know the gift of forgiveness.

Front:

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Inside/Rear:

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3. birth announcement

This card mimics a typical birth announcement except this baby is like no other.

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4. Tree CARD

This card is themed on the imagery of a ‘tree’. The tree normally featured at Christmas is a green tree with baubles and lights. This card features string lights in the shape of a cross, redirecting the meaning back to Christ and looking forward his redemptive work on the Cross.

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5. HOPE

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6. Do You Need Hope?

This card is designed to reach out to people longing for a break – some peace amidst a busy and at times unforgiving world. The promise of Jesus to give a peace which the world cannot give is featured. This card is built around the concept of hope which we can hold out to the world at Christmas – hope in Jesus.

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7. What If God Where One Of Us?

This card centers on the Incarnation – the amazing fact that Jesus became one of us and identified with us through incarnation. The intent is to convey the immanence of God through Jesus.

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8. The Christmas Story

This card gives Christmas day a generic theme: ‘The Christmas Story’. Churches can use this as is or change the title. It uses more traditional imagery common at Christmas. It features John 3:16, an incredible act of love.

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9. What Does It All Mean?

This card is designed to help people cut through the business and commercialism of Christmas and ask questions about the real meaning of Christmas. It uses John 3:16 to center the meaning in the Incarnation – God’s love for the whole world.

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10.  What’s The Best Gift?

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11.  The Meaning Of Christmas

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