Easter Offering 2020

Partnering together to help Australian Baptists share Jesus

Crossover has partnered with Baptist Churches around Australia at Easter time for over 30 years now. 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.

Your State Leaders value the contribution Crossover makes as a catalyst and resource developer in evangelism, church planting and church revitalisation. In 2020 they have made a video for you to share with your congregation about the Easter Offering for Crossover. As the Easter Offering is Crossover’s only source of funding, it is vital to us as a movement to facilitate and support church leaders as you equip your congregations for mission.

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.

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/EFT. Click the Support-Give tab to find out more. Please make sure your church Treasurer receives the Treasurer’s form posted to you / available below which also includes these options.

Easter Outreach Tools: the other story continues…

Our role is to support evangelism, so we are also producing outreach tools for Easter including a video, sermon tips and postcard invitations.
Click here to view our Easter Outreach resources.

Easter Offering 2020 Materials – All you need to participate

Churches will receive by post a Crossover Easter Offering pack including brochures, the Treasurer’s form, and Steps for helping you use both the Outreach Video and the Offering Video. These resources, including a video for each State/Territory, as well as a bulletin flyer, and a Thank you message for your bulletin/website after Easter are available to download below.

We also have a video from Karl Faase that helps your congregation anticipate the offering coming up and explaining how the Ned Trickett video resrouce can be used:

State Videos

Please click the button below for your State/Territory, to view your video in Vimeo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steps to share this video:

1. Click on the button above for your State/Territory, which will open your video in vimeo
2. Share the direct hyper link that is now open for that video
OR click the Share button below the video for options including: direct link, email to a friend, social media options, and a direct embed link.

Steps to Download this video:
1. Click on the button above for your State/Territory, which will open your video in vimeo
2. In vimeo, 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.

If you would like a copy of your State/Territory’s video, or other resources below, posted to you on USB please contact us to request this before Friday 27th March (so it reaches you in time).

Files and Images

Treasurers Form:

Treasurer’s Form (Editable PDF):

Treasurer’s Form (Word version):

3 Steps to Prepare for the 2020 Easter Offering Guide:

Bulletin Adverts

You can use these files to let you church know via your bulletin/newsletter about the Easter Offering and when your church will collect their offering.

The files include a space to add in the date of when your church will be collecting the Easter Offering. You can edit an image file in either an image editor program OR to copy and paste into word if that is your preferred method.
PDF versions will require an adobe or other pdf editor program.

Offering Bulletin Ad 1: (editable PDF)

Offering Bulletin Ad 2 – Easter Sunday:

Offering Bulletin Ad 3 – Good Friday: