Emerging Evangelists Recap 2018

What do a Congolese singer based in QLD, a retired bank manager from TAS, a youth worker from Somalia, a young farming couple from regional VIC, a discount food retailer from WA, a Burundian TAFE student from QLD, an Indian multi cultural worker from TAS, a landscaper from SA and a Korean academic from NSW have in common with each other? (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…)

The Gospel According to Mike Frost

It’s commonly accepted that the process of someone coming to faith is now typically a long one. However, at our recent Emerging Evangelist Conference we challenged Mike Frost to encapsulate the Gospel in a limited time space. This is what he came up with. (more…)

The Five Habits Of Highly Missional People And Churches

There are many habits of church life that keep Christians inside the bubble and limit their missional potential. There are other habits that propel Christians outwards into a life of evangelistic cutting edge. At our recent Emerging Evangelists Conference Mike Frost fleshed out the five missional habits encapsulated by the acronym B.E.L.L.S. (more…)

Missional Conversation

Good ministry practitioners are in constant conversation about ministry strategy and principles, and in particular, about how to get the Good News of the Gospel across to the people we connect with. One particular conversation that has been going for over a decade now is the missional conversation. Crossover has developed a DVD resource designed to help churches, in particular leadership and ministry teams, to ask and discuss the hard questions about their mission strategy in a post-God generation. (more…)

Slow Cooked Evangelism

The mission of God is concerned with alerting people to his universal reign through Christ. One of the ways we join him in that enterprise is through the verbal announcement of that reign. We must see evangelism in this broader context, but we need to be careful not to assume that unexplained action is evangelistic. (more…)

Is The Gospel A Laughing Matter?

“Some people think it’s difficult to be a Christian and to laugh, but I think it’s the other way around. God writes a lot of comedy; it’s just that he has so many bad actors.” – Garrison Keillor

The nicest thing that has ever been said about my spirituality was in my first year as a Christian. A friend said, “I can see Jesus in your laughter.” And it was true. Encountering Jesus at a time when I had wanted to end my life had a revolutionary effect on me. I was filled with hope and my mourning was replaced with joy. I was subsequently an extremely happy young man. I laughed a lot and made others laugh too. Many things have since been said about my spirituality, none of them quite as complimentary (an occupational hazard of pastors). More to the point, nobody has since connected laughter to my spirituality. (more…)

To yearn for the wide boundless ocean

This quote by the writer of The Little Prince gets at the nub of the problems many of our churches are facing. Too many church leaders have tried to marshal their members into the technicalities of ship-building – that is church growth – without having first inspired them with a yearning to sail the high seas. Christians, though, should live for the sea. If we can reinvest our members with a yearning for the wide, boundless ocean of mission, the issues associated with building church will be far easier to address. How do we teach people to yearn for the ocean? (more…)