Our Easter 2020 resources will be released early March.
We will be again producing an outreach video you can use in church services, Easter events, and share online through your church and for your congregation to share with others. This will be accompanied by a sermon outline, and new postcard invite template.
Existing Easter Videos and church event invite templates are also listed below for your use if you prefer.
If you’re looking for 2020 Easter Offering materials, these are also in development and will be released soon. Giving information is available on the Support Give area of our website.
Following the success of our Christmas Outreach video, The Other Story, which reached 27,000 people Crossover has worked again this Easter, with Will Small, an Australian Baptist Youth Pastor and creative writer and speaker.
The Other Story video could be used in your church services over Easter, made available on social media, your church website and to your church family to share with their friends. It will also sit on the Other Story website to share with those who don’t yet know Jesus, at www.otherstory.com.au and www.facebook.com/theotherstoryau
The 2019 Easter video theme focuses on the experiences we have of brokenness in life, and how Jesus and the other story of the gospel responds to the gap between what should be, and what is. Sermon points to accompany the video will be posted on our website to help you utilize the video in your church service.
Share the Other Story
To share this video online we recommend you share from the Other Story vimeo or website rather than sharing this page which is designed to inform you about the video’s purpose. There is also a subtitled version on the Crossover vimeo if that is more helpful for you.
To share a video from vimeo, click the paper airplane icon or button under the video that says “Share”. This will give you options to copy and paste the direct link, share directly to social media, or obtain an embed code.
Download the Other Story
To download the video, click one of the links below to view the video on Crossover’s vimeo page. Under the video title, there will be a button which reads “Download”. Click this Download button to choose the quality of video you’d like to download to your computer.
If you would like a copy of this video on USB posted to you (free), please contact us before Friday 5th April 2019 – so it reaches you before Easter – by emailing admin[at]crossover.org.au (replace [at] with @) .
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.
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.
2019: Other Story design
A second version of this postcard PDF with a custom text box for you to update your details is coming soon…
Easter Resources On File
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.
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
Is chocolate all you’re getting this Easter?