Baptists in Mission Conference – Session videos coming soon

Despite the challenges of Covid-19, our collaboration with Global Interaction to produce Baptists in Mission Conference has been a highlight of the year so far.

Along with Global Interaction, every Baptist State Association got involved, as did Morling, Whitley and Malyon Colleges, and other Australian Baptist ministries and agencies.  It was a key gathering and a unique moment as our movement came together (virtually and physically) to share in the call to God’s mission to Australia and beyond.

Session videos will be available here soon.


Easter Message 2021 from Mark Wilson

Power through powerlessness Easter Message 2021

At first glance, The Cross of Jesus stands as a picture of powerlessness. The man who hangs on the cross is dying in shame, condemned by the authorities that exact maximum punishment for crimes against the state. But this is the same man who has fed the hungry, healed the sick and yes, even raised the dead. How could it have all gone so wrong?

 Yet take another, longer look at Jesus on the Cross and you will also see a very powerful victory. Jesus was innocent of the crimes he was executed for. In fact, he was innocent full stop. Being nailed to a cross outside Jerusalem was not a mistake … it was the plan. God’s plan to pay the price and make a way for you and me to have a personal relationship with God. Forever.

And so, we see the power in the seemingly powerless circumstances of a truly innocent man — innocent of everything — being executed on my behalf and your behalf.

God has done the work. He has made the way. The gift of eternal relationship with God is being offered with out-stretched arms. The choice is yours. 

You do not have to earn it … it is not for sale. You do not have to get prepared … he wants to meet you just as you are. There is nothing between you and God except your willingness to accept His gift.

But all this could not have happened if Jesus — the truly innocent man — did not die on a cross and then rise to life again three days later.

That is why we celebrate Easter. 

Reverend Mark Wilson

Acting Director- Crossover

National Ministries Director -Australian Baptist Ministries

Free Webinar: To the Ends of the Earth: How do you get there in a global pandemic?

Join Karl Faase and Ed Stetzer for this live webinar event to explore ministry and mission in 2020 and beyond, hearing from guests about their first-hand experience. You will also hear more about the Jesus the Game Changer documentary and how this resource could be used to inspire your church community to go on mission, even while they are stuck at home.

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Latest NCLS Research eNews

The latest NCLS Research explores Australians’ views, attitudes and beliefs about God and Jesus in light of these deeply challenging times.

McCrindle’s Latest Report on “The Future Consumer”

McCrindle’s latest report on “The Future Consumer” is available for download.
In this comprehensive report for leaders, details are shared about the future generational distinctives, global impacts and digital patterns.  The report includes a number of excellent infographics.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Easter Offering. We appreciate your support, especially in uncertain times.Thank you to everyone who participated (and who will) in our Easter Offering. We appreciate your support especially in uncertain times.

Easter Resources

2021 Resources

2021 is an exciting year for Crossover as we join forces with Global InterAction to host the biggest evangelism conference in our 30+ year history. We are looking to forward an event that is accessible to everyone, whether they attend in a local hub or online. This is just one of the ways in which we will be getting behind Baptist churches this year.

Aussie Baptist churches are growing in diversity and although there are many different contexts, they all have a common theme of wanting to tell the Good News. Our 2021 Easter Offering video highlights our unity in the Gospel:

You can participate in the 2021 Crossover Easter Offering below:

Church Offering Resources

Download a copy of our 2021 Brochure below:

Download a copy of our 3 Step Offering Process below:

Download a copy of our Treasurer’s Form below:

Download a copy of our 3 Step Video Process below:

Download a copy of our editable church bulletin advert below:

Download an original version of the Bulletin below. You can edit this yourself in Adobe Acrobat or Illustrator:

2021 Easter Invitation Postcard

This postcard features an image from our Easter video that depicts people being brought together by the Gospel:

Download editable versions of this card below. You can insert your own Easter event details:

Download a reduced file size version below:

Download a high-resolution version of the postcard below:

Download an original version of the postcard that you can edit in Adobe Acrobat:

Download a reduced file size original version of the postcard that you can edit in Adobe Acrobat:

NOTE: If you are having any difficulty please email us and we will gladly help you customise any of the above files.

2020 Resources

This Easter we look at the extraordinary story of Ned Trickett, Australia’s first ever world sporting champion.

Ned Trickett’s father, George was sent to Australia as a convict. The charge of stealing a few items of clothing carried the charge of ‘transportation to the colonies’. After serving 14 years, he was granted a pardon and became a free man. He was given land at Woolwich and started a quarry business. His four sons rowed the stone from his quarry across the harbour, helping construct the harbour wall.

His youngest son, Ned excelled at rowing and was sponsored to race on the Thames in London for the world championship of sculling. Trickett won the race and in doing so, became Australia’s first world champion in any sport. On his return to Australia, he became a national hero.

Later in life Trickett, would lose his wealth in business and returned to Sydney, with nine children, broke and so desperate that he contemplated taking his own life. Walking the streets of the city, he heard barrister and street preacher, E P Field and after talking to Field in his chambers, Trickett gave his life to Jesus. He spent the rest of his life as a committed Christian. Early in the 20th century Rev Knee wrote a gospel tract on the life of Trickett, a copy of this tract is held in the NSW State Library. It concludes…

“He drank of the world’s cup of pleasure, and yet was not content. He found, as so many
have found, that none but Christ can satisfy.”

This is a story of redemption and a fresh start.

Share the Other Story

To share this video online we recommend you share from the Other Story facebook or website rather than sharing this page. This page is designed to inform you about the video’s purpose.

Steps to share this video:

1. We recommend sharing the video on social media from either or to enable people to find out more about Christian faith as well.
2. Or you can share the direct vimeo hyper link:

Steps to Download this video:
1. Click on the vimeo link on the video, or click here to go directly to vimeo
2. Once on the vimeo page, look for the word “Download” underneath the video title in a square button icon.
3. Click “download” and choose what quality/video size you would like to download
4. Click “download” again.

You might choose to download the video and upload it to your church’s facebook page, website, email bulletin/newsletter or if that’s the easiest way for you to display it in your church services.

Click here to access a PDF Sermon Outline to accompany the video.

Click here to access a Word document Sermon Outline to accompany the video.

Easter Postcards 2020:

Option 1 – with editable section to promote your church events
Postcard Front

Postcard Rear (PDF file allows you to input your own details)


Option 2: To promote the video – has no editable field and does not link to your church. You will require adobe to edit this yourself.

Front view:

Rear view:

A guide for how to prepare and use the Outreach video:

Click here if you are looking for Easter Offering Information or give directly through the Support-Give Tab.

Other Easter Outreach videos by Crossover:

We now have a growing library of Easter Outreach videos, from the previous few years. These are still available to watch, share and download from our vimeo channel.

The Other Story of Easter – 2019 video

What we get wrong about Easter

The God of Second Chances: Easter Unpacked

The Meaning of Easter – an Australian Perspective

Easter Postcard Resources

Your church will no doubt be planning special events to celebrate Easter. These postcard resources are aimed at helping you invite people to explore further Easter’s true meaning.

Below are some options designed for mass distribution through your community, or for use in special Easter outreach events, or more effectively for individuals to use as a part of a personal invitation. Each design is available for free download below. You can add your church details and print them out yourself, or take them to a printing service for edit and print.

Our newest designs (first few in the list below) have been created as editable pdfs. You can download the file, and type your details into the box before printing, use Adobe Illustrator to edit them further, or work with a graphic designer/print shop as you life. The older designs (further down the list) were created to be edited in Adobe illustrator, so you will either need that program or to work with a designer/printing shop to add your details to those files.

Obviously material of this nature will not contain every element and nuance of the Christian faith. What we’ve put together has the aim of being a hook or an invitation to explore further. Many of Jesus’ stories in the public marketplace were like that. They keyed in to local understanding (or misunderstanding!) and sowed seeds of inquisitiveness that enticed people to find out more. We think the best place for people to do that “searching” and “finding out more” is a community of faith like yours, so we’ve designed these resources with the hope that they might point people in the direction of your church – especially at Easter time.

New Designs for 2020 are linked above under 2020 resources

Easter Resources On File

Other Story design

This version of the postcard can be downloaded and edited in Adobe Illustrator to add your details or change elements.


This version of the PDF has a custom text box for you to update your details.


This version of the postcard can be downloaded and edited in Adobe Illustrator to add your details or change elements.


The Best Second Chance













Below are more Easter postcard and card designs we have on file. Scroll down to view each design and find a copy of each in .pdf listed at the bottom. You can download these for free and edit with with your church details or take to a printing service.

John 3:16

This card displays one of the great verses used commonly to explain the nature of the Gospel (Message Version), with a not so obvious depiction of Christ on the Cross.



It Is Finished

This card seeks to contrast many of the most famous saying of history with the significance of the words of Jesus on the Cross.



 The best friend request you’ll ever get

One Solitary Life Postcard

Is chocolate all you’re getting this Easter?


Easter Offering 2020

Partnering together to help Australian Baptists share Jesus


Easter Offering 2018 – Partnering together to help Australian Baptists share Jesus

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…)

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…)