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Getting The Message Across

July 25, 2014 – 12:54 pm |

Baptist churches have become very good at connecting with their local community and building relationships throughout their local communities but what about when it comes to being able to explain the reasons for the hope …

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PRAC Magazine – The Evangelists Edition

June 23, 2014 – 1:36 pm |

The latest PRAC Magazine edition focuses on the ministry of the evangelist and the place of the evangelist in local Baptist churches. What happens when you wake up one day to realise that the whole purpose of entering into ministry has changed without you realising it? How do you relate to the Gospel to street sub culture? What happens when you build a sports centre instead of a church? What is a 3rd place ministry and what happens in them? How do you engage people who are not even used to talking let alone talking about spirituality? Read the full story »

Breaking Through – transforming lives through prayer

March 26, 2014 – 12:42 pm |

Often when we think of evangelism we think of strategies, programs, leading people to Jesus courses, massive outdoor events, preaching the gospel. But how often do we think of prayer in that mix? We pray …

Easter Offering Video 2014

February 8, 2014 – 7:57 am |

This years Crossover Easter Offering video features people from across our movement of churches engaged in various forms of evangelistic ministry – who have all been invested in thanks to the generosity of people and …

PRAC Spring Edition

November 19, 2013 – 12:17 pm |

Crossover’s latest issue of PRAC unpacks issues stemming from the last National Church Life Survey. In particular, we examine the issues that arose in relation to attitudes towards evangelism, church planting and how churches can …

Christmas Card And Postcard Resources

November 18, 2013 – 10:34 am |

Crossover is pleased to offer a range of Christmas invitational cards and postcards for free download. In recent years the demand for over-printing has fallen markedly as churches source their own local printing solutions. Subsequently, …

Emerging Evangelists

August 15, 2013 – 5:30 am |

What does a Baptist church do with someone within the congregation who is identified as an evangelist?  Do they send them off to a para-church organisation where they can feel more at home, or utilise …

Baptists in Australia: A church with a heritage and a future

May 24, 2013 – 11:59 am |

The 2011 Census showed that, at a time when many of the denominations were experiencing decline in numbers, the Baptists have continued to grow in numbers. Furthermore, the 2011 National Church Life Survey shows that …

PRAC Autumn Edition – Missional Children’s and Youth Ministry Feature

April 23, 2013 – 1:58 pm | One Comment

There can be little doubt that one of the ongoing major issues for the future of the local church is the vitality of its ministry to children and youth. Local Baptist churches have traditionally been …

Easter Offering 2013 – The Continuing Adventures of Pastor Max and Church

March 14, 2013 – 12:21 pm |

For over 20 years Baptist churches across Australia have been taking up an offering each Easter to support the work of Crossover. This year’s video continues to follow the adventures of Pastor Max and his …

Research Reveals Hidden Potential In Baptist Churches

January 3, 2013 – 11:20 am |

Crossover invested heavily in the 2011 National Church Life Survey to commission research to help understand the potential and opportunities that exist for evangelism and church planting within our movement of churches.  In addition to …

God of Adventure

November 15, 2012 – 9:25 am |

A pastor recently asked: ‘Where in the Bible do you find camping culture mentioned?’ Well, I’m glad he asked because I’ve been reading an excellent book by Bruce Dunning called ‘God of Adventure’ which establishes …