2021 Crossover Easter Offering

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. (more…)

Forming Church Podcast

The NSW & ACT Gen1K Mission Team launched a brilliant new Podcast series this week. Forming Church is all about exploring what church planting, mission and evangelism could look like in our rapidly changing world. They have created content that generates learning and conversation around these areas, while resourcing the next generation of planters, urban missionaries and followers of Jesus in contemporary Australian contexts.

The podcast is being produced by the Baptist Association of NSW & ACT in collaboration with Lead by Story, and will be hosted by Will Small and Benj Gould, who currently host Inhabit podcast — a conversation about forming habits to help us follow Jesus. After each episode Jamie Freeman will sit down with a few friends and unpack what was just heard, sharing insights and dreaming about what Forming Church could look like across Australia.

Click on the image below to check it out!

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.

Latest NCLS Research eNews

Click on the image for the latest NCLS Research: Five clues for inviting Australians to church. 

Why this Baptist Pastor loves Halloween

Is it wicked for Christians to have fun on Halloween?

If so, then count me guilty as charged. We all know that “become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some” is foundational to the evangelical church (1 Cor 9:22). It is because of this crucial evangelistic mindset that many churches are lead to endure the blandness of (more…)

Surprising Faith Attractors

Every now and then research throws up something that turns your perceptions about evangelism upside down. New research from the UK suggests that church buildings are more effective in attracting young people to the Christian faith than youth groups. It also suggests that more young people are committed to the Christian faith than previously thought (more…)

When Sports Stars Thank Jesus

I don’t often get asked by people who do not have any faith if they can ask me a question about religion. I was this week and it made me consider that we never quite know the impact of throw away statements (both intentional and unintentional) about your faith.  (more…)

Webinars & Podcasts

Crossover runs a variety of webinars to make our resources more accessible for Baptist Church leaders around Australia. The topics include a range of practical skills (like how churches can use facebook effectively) and support discussion topics – like bi-vocational and church planting hang outs with special guests from the relevant fields to give input and advise from their experiences. (more…)

Facebook For Churches – Intermediate Level Podcast

In our Facebook For Churches Intermediate Level podcast we looked at two key issues for enhancing your church Facebook page. (more…)

The Search For Authentic

Whilst having a rare walk through a department store this weekend I headed in the direction of the sound and vision section to see if there are any new gadgets I can find the need to have in my life. I couldn’t find any of the latest offerings but prominently featured was a retro style record player that looked straight out of the sixties. It fits into a strong trend I see in retail where consumers are being offered retro products. (more…)