Crossover Christmas Resources

Crossover Christmas Resources 2022

Christmas Ideas

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Crossover Resources provided for Baptist churches

VIDEOS TO WATCH OR SHARE

1.     Santa vs Jesus – highly recommended

God is not a Santa in the Sky A short, fun, poetic Christmas video (3m) by Glen Scrivener

2.     Peace, Hope and Joy at Christmas

Outreach Christmas video (3m 18s) produced in conjunction with Olive Tree Media


SERMON/MESSAGE RESOURCES

Missing Peace?

This Advent and Christmas series was developed by Crossover. It is adaptable for use in all kinds of churches, highly invitable, and full of the great news about Jesus. 

Christmas Resources 2022 - Missing Peace from Crossover

The series title, Missing Peace? is, of course, a two-sided play on words. It calls to all who thirst for peace, and hints at a ‘missing piece’ which is Christ the cornerstone. 

Resource Includes

Five message outlines can be used in any order, with each standing alone.

  1. Missing Global Peace
  2. Missing Relational Peace
  3. Missing Personal Peace
  4. Missing Everyday Peace
  5. Finding the Missing Peace

Easy-to-edit artwork for invitations and promotions

  • High quality themed artwork
  • Customise and edit using Microsoft Office apps
    • Social media posts
    • Postcards
    • Posters
    • PowerPoint slides

To develop this resource, Crossover partnered with Pastors Miranda Dixon, Jason Hoet and Kerry Davies; and cross-cultural worker, Luke Hutchinson (Baptist Mission Australia).


EVEN MORE CROSSOVER CHRISTMAS RESOURCES!

All ready and available to use. Check them out here >

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October/November 2022

Christmas Events Tasmanian Baptist churches celebrate! (from 14th December)
Deep Thought Dec 2022 The Change Makers by Melissa Lipsett BWA
How did we do in 2022? From the Mission Leadership Team
AROUND THE CHURCHES October/November 202
ANNUAL ASSEMBLY Report by Anthea Maynard
FAMINE In the Horn of Africa Melissa LipsettCEO Baptist World Aid
PRISON MINISTRY By Cameron Brett of Prison Fellowship Tasmania
DEEP THOUGHT The Sound of Silence By Denise Stephenson
FROM THE MISSION DIRECTOR: Does God Really Care? By Stephen Baxter
SCHOOLS MINISTRY: Mustard Lives Transformed by Jesus
CHURCH PROFILE: Newstead Baptist

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    Faith and the Arts Summer School

    Returning to the Hive of Inspired Creativity

    POATINA: Sunday 8th to Friday 13th January 2023

    W: faithandthearts.org.au | poatinaarts.org.au
    E: fata@poatinaarts.org.au
    M: 0425 275 013
    Registration and Pricing > (THIS could be a wonderful Christmas gift for a loved one!)

    FATA 2023 promo

    This year’s theme: Hive.

    After two years online, the annual faith and the arts school in Poatina will be held in-person!

    Whether discovering FATA for the first time or returning – you can explore how to infuse faith with art, and art with faith.

    The FATA team are praying for God’s grace on the time of encouraging, up-skilling and living in community.

    Get ready to continue your creative journey …

    The Gatherings Team are planning a spiritual and creative journey that will have attendees chewing on how, why and what we communicate, with our diverse creative languages.

    Keynote Speaker: Lucinda Coleman


    TOM and PAT

    A new book by Ivan Jordan (Yolla Baptist)

    Forward by Rev. Tim Costello AO

    Front Cover

    Tom Fleming is one of my heroes; a man who suffered under the Japanese in WW2 but turned his suffering into service of the Warlpiri people at Yuendumu. I am proud to be a Baptist Minister because of the character and witness of this spiritual giant. Ivan Jordan has given us a jewel in providing understanding of one of the most significant chapters of Christian mission in this nation’s history

    Tim Costello

    ORDER DETAILS

    Back Cover

    RRP is $35 less 40% for trade, plus freight.
     If Church groups order five or more copies, they will qualify for the 40% trade discount. Order here >

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    Phone: 08 9362 5955 (Intnl +61 8 9362 5955)
    Tuesday and Friday 1pm to 5pm W.A. time

    Email: books@hesperianpress.com
    Please ensure the following are included in your email or letter to Hesperian Press: 

    • Book title
    • Number of copies
    • Name
    • Phone number
    • Address
    • Postage
    • Full credit card details (or BSB details)

    Hesperian Press
    www.hesperianpress.com | P.O. Box 317 Victoria Park W.A. 6979
    Tom and Pat info >


    News from Crossover

    Helping Australian Baptists Share Jesus

    News from Crossover - Streams of Living Water Spring Appeal 2022

    Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them

    John 7:38 (NIV)

    The recent Crossover Spring Appeal, Streams of Living Water, is a huge success! A big thank you to those who signed up to give to Crossover on an ongoing basis.

    Ask questions about supporting: crossover@baptist.org.au.

    Director of Crossover Andrew Turner (who conducted Tas Baptists’ recent leadership review) explains what the appeal is all about in this video.
    OR you could read Andrew’s letter to churches.

    The generosity of supporters gives Crossover the ability to:

    • Create new resources (like the new Christmas resource, Missing Peace?)
    • Run events (such as hosting the recent online Australian Baptist Prayer Gathering)
    • Provide encouragement to Aussie Baptists (it’s time to read the new article about young adults exploring church!)
    • And offer invaluable training (more and more churches are using the Plan A resource).

    Every dollar given is a blessing. Each donation comes closer to Crossover’s goal:

    To see our Baptist movement baptising twice as many new believers each year by the end of the decade.


    Streaming GOOD. Television

    Find out about GOOD. TV

    Australian Christian Channel have a free streaming service to provide positive entertainment options.

    In an ever-changing world it’s great to know some things do not need to change. There is so much good to look forward to, which is why the people at GOOD. are committed to providing positive entertainment options so people can always watch something they can trust and rely on.

    This is more than just a wide variety of programs. It includes a standard of viewing bringing more goodness into your life, with content to provide you with peace of mind. And will make you feel good at the same time.

    GOOD. provide quality movies, TV series, documentaries and much more. You have the choice you want, without the stress of the not-so-good stuff that you do not want for your family.

    As well, GOOD. is FREE, without any hidden costs or monthly bills.

    Check GOOD. out here > (https://watchgood.com/)


    World Women’s Day of Prayer

    Day of Prayer event at Claremont Baptist Church
    Women gathered to pray at Day of Prayer events around Tasmania

    On Saturday 22nd October, women gathered at Claremont and Ulverstone Baptist churches to pray for women around the world. They also gave funds to assist with Baptist projects in our Pacific region.

    In each location, small groups prayed for international regions about specific prayer requests. These included prayers such as:

    • Nations recovering from COVID (Carribean and Asia)
    • Domestic abuse (Pacific and Caribbean)
    • Unexpected pregnancy support programs (Latin America and Canada)
    • Shelter for victims of human trafficking (Asia/Azerbaijan)
    • Reconciliation for indigenous people (Australia and NZ)
    • Peaceful elections (Africa)

    Baptist women are doing astounding work across the globe!

    Tasmanian funds raised 2021: $560
    Tasmanian funds raised 2022: $869
    (updated)

    Day of Prayer events in Tasmania were re-started in 2021 after an underwhelming Australian response to raising funds in 2020 of only $365.

    It’s not too late to participate!
    You can pray or donate any time until the week of 13th November 2022.


    Australia’s Aid Increases

    From Micah Australia

    In the recent budget, the Government announced $1.4 billion of additional aid to our region over the next four years!

    Micah Australia welcomes these increases while continuing to call strongly for further urgent aid to help fight famine in the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria.

    WATCH: Micah Australia’s Tim Costello (Exec. Director) and Matt Darvas (National Director) respond to the Budget from Canberra

    READ how Baptist Word Aid are helping in the fight against famine in the Horn of Africa >


    Fostering Hope

    Fostering Hope’s vision is to find a family for every child who needs one.

    Fostering Hope recruiting now!

    Tasmanian Baptists work with Fostering Hope to encourage churches and families to both provide, and support, foster carers.

    Along with recruiting new carers, Fostering Hope supports people on the journey with connection, training, pastoral care, and mentors for children. As well, they offer trauma-awareness training for churches so they can be safe places for all children and adults. 

    Currently, Fostering Hope are looking for more fostering families to offer homes for children who need them.

    There is also a need for respite carers to offer extended family and community around full-time foster and kinship families and we just don’t have the families to ask.

    Children without the protection of their parents are the most vulnerable in any community. These children need families and communities to offer them hope, healing, and a childhood free of adult stresses and full of fun. 

    If you would like to know more about Fostering Hope’s work, or have someone from the team talk at your church or run a trauma-awareness training, please get in touch. 

    Mary Dickins

    Mary Dickins
    Fostering Hope
    mary@fosteringhope.community


    Christian Book of the Year Award

    The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis

    SparkLit winner, Christian book of the year award, 2022

    The winner of the Christian Book of the Year Award 2022 is The Forest Underground: Hope for a Planet in Crisis, by Tony Rinaudo.

    The book tells the story of a revolution in reforestation that is transforming the lives of subsistence farmers around the world. An inspiring and irresistible story of one man’s obedience and God’s faithfulness.

    The awards are presented every year by SparkLit.org, who aim to advance God’s Kingdom by empowering Christian writers, publishers and distributors.

    FIND OUT MORE | BUY THE BOOK


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    October/November 2022

    CHRISTMAS IDEAS For Baptists from Crossover
    AROUND THE CHURCHES October/November 2022
    ANNUAL ASSEMBLY Report by Anthea Maynard
    FAMINE In the Horn of Africa Melissa Lipsett, CEO Baptist World Aid
    PRISON MINISTRY By Cameron Brett of Prison Fellowship Tasmania
    DEEP THOUGHT The Sound of Silence By Denise Stephenson
    FROM THE MISSION DIRECTOR: Does God Really Care? By Stephen Baxter
    SCHOOLS MINISTRY: Mustard Lives Transformed by Jesus
    CHURCH PROFILE: Newstead Baptist


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    Sacred Agents #101

    Census and Sensibility

    By Andrew Turner, Director of Crossover, helping Australian Baptists share Jesus

    I know most of you don’t love statistics as much as I do, probably 98.841% of you with a margin of error of … WAIT! Don’t switch off. The recent Australian Census data is important. Let me try to translate the number columns into a meaningful story.

    Census Overview from Crossover

    Some results were not that surprising. Turns out we’re all five years older than we were at the last census five years ago. Over that time the Australian population grew 8.6% (1.5% per year) to 25.4 million. Half of that growth came from migration. Ask your parents where the other half came from. Speaking of which, did you know nearly 50% of us have a parent born overseas? Oh, and that Millennials have totally taken over as largest age demographic? LOL. Eye-roll emoji.

    But it was the Religious Affiliation data that surprised many. The proportion of Aussies who claim to be Christian dropped sharply, from 52% to 44% (in 2011 it was 61%).  At the same time, those who ticked ‘No Religion’ rose from 30% to 39%. This represents two million nominal Christians no longer claiming to be what they don’t practice.

    Most of us would see this as a rise in honesty – don’t claim to be a musician if you don’t play an instrument. But if it’s a shift from ‘I’m a lazy musician who hardly ever practices’ to ‘I’m no musician and selling my trumpet’, it is a loss and a grief.

    Uneven Spread

    The drop-off from those claiming Christianity was not spread evenly across denominations. Anglicans especially, but Catholics, Uniting, Presbyterians, Lutherans and Salvos had very significant reductions. Pentecostals and Churches of Christ fell a little. And Baptists actually grew – by 2,192 – small falls in most states were more than offset by a jump of 4,500 in Victoria. Go BUV!

    The generation that is least ‘Christian’ (31%) and most ‘No Religion’ (47%) are those millennials, now aged 26-40. But this may be more about life-stage than generation; young adults often do a prodigal walkabout before returning to faith. Let’s be sure to welcome them.

    So what’s the story? What might God be saying to us and what might we do with all this?

    Firstly, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  

    CONTINUE READING Andrew Turner’s blog, Sacred Agents: Census and Sensibility >

    Andrwe Turner

    Andrew Turner is the Director of Crossover for Australian Baptist Ministries and author of Fruitful Church and Taking the Plunge: Baptism and Belonging to Jesus.
    Andrew recently completed a Leadership Review of Tasmanian Baptists, with results soon to be tabled.


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    August/September 2022

    Disaster Strikes Floods in Pakistan – Baptist World Aid
    Around the Churches News and events statewide
    Ministry Profile Ben Cochrane, Somerset
    Deep Thought 21st Century Mission by Laurie Rowston
    Stand Sunday 2022 Make a stand for foster carers ~ During September
    Church Profile Claremont Baptist
    From the MLT Achieving Lasting Social Change
    Love Beyond our Backyard Three generations of generosity in Wynyard


    August 2022 NEWS
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      Heartlands Autumn 2022

      Heartlands News

      The latest Heartlands news is here!

      • EmpowHer events coming up.
      • Praying with Intention
      • Exciting women’s ministry at The Point Baptist
      • The Science of Seeing God

      Baptcare Foster Care Training

      Fostering Hope

      Shared stories, Shared lives

      WHERE: Wellspring Anglican Church (Grosvenor St, Sandy Bay), or on Zoom
      WHEN: 9-4:30pm Saturdays 7th and 14th May
      REGISTER: For in-person or Zoom


      Volunteer for KidzFest!

      Tasmania Celebration with Will Graham

      Kidzfest is a free family-friendly event for pre-school and elementary age children. It’s going to be great!

      Volunteer for Kidzfest >

      HOBART 1:30pm 21st May, MyState Bank Arena

      LAUNCESTON 10am 28th May, Silverdome


      Kidzfest begins with music guests and “The Quest,” an interactive presentation with a fun Gospel message. There will be petting zoo, games, balloon animals and other fun activities all for free!

      Kidzfest at the Silverdome
      KIDZFEST LAUNCESTON
      Kidzfest Hobart
      KIDZFEST HOBART

      Tickets are required to attend Hobart events: (not for Launceston!)

      FIND OUT MORE Tasmania Celebration with Will Graham >


      SHELTER – EmpowHer Retreat

      5pm-5pm, 24-25 June 2022

      Shelter Retreat June 2022

      Led by Denise Stephenson (LifeWay) and Jenny Baxter (Hobart), this retreat will focus on sheltering in God’s presence.

      Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

      Psalm 91:1

      If you are weary and burdened with life, and need some time to enter God’s presence to reflect, restore and rest, then come along!

      INFO: The retreat is non-residential, and will be held in Blackmans Bay.
      COST: $45/person NB. There are other ways you can contribute if money is an issue – so get onto us!
      ARE YOU IN? Call or SMS to reserve your spot, and we will send you more info: 0401 652 566
      BROCHURE Download here


      Ministry Training at WEC

      Cert IV Christian Ministry and Theology

      WEC Cert IV course

      Eastern College Australia are offering accredited units at its delivery site in Launceston. Worldview Centre host evening classes where you can complete units towards a Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology.

      The Tuesday evenings include catered meal breaks.

      Unit Costs $300/unit

      Where Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies, 41 Station Road, St Leonards, TAS 7250

      Apply https://apply.eastern.edu.au  
      Download Brochure

      Dates for remainder of 2022

      5pm-8:30pm 14 June-30 August (10 weeks): Christian Ethics
      5pm-8:30pm 13 September-29 November (10 weeks): Discipleship


      Tasmania Celebration

      Since 1950, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has held Crusades across the globe to proclaim God’s love to people who need Jesus Christ. Today, Will Graham Celebrations continue this life-changing mission.

      A Celebration is not just an evangelistic event; it is a process of prayer, training, outreach, and follow-up that takes place over a 12-month period—and it begins and ends with the local church.

      The Tasmania Celebration is scheduled to take place in May 2022, just a few short weeks away.

      In Hobart, the Tasmania Celebration will be held at the My State Bank Arena on 21st May. In Launceston, the main events will be at the Silverdome on 27th-29th May.

      Will Graham at the Silverdome

      PRAY for the Events

      Commit to praying; privately, within your Connect Groups and prayer gatherings.
      Click HERE to download prayer points as we pray together in unity.

      Here’s what’s happening. All events are FREE!

      Tasmania Celebration HOBART My State Bank Arena

      Kidzfest Hobart

      Click dates for more details
      HOBART TICKETS >

      Tasmania Celebration LAUNCESTON Various Venues

      Click dates for more details

      PERTH RESIDENTS!

      Perth Baptist is running a bus to attend the 29th May event at the Silverdome.
      For more info, please email info@perthbaptistchurch.org.au or call  0418 130 221.


      Advocating for the Most Vulnerable

      Micah Australia is a coalition of Christian aid agencies who lobby the government on behalf of the world’s poor, vulnerable and oppressed. Micah Australia’s Executive Director, Tim Costello, is one of Australia’s best-known community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics.

      The 2022 federal government Budget, released on 31st March, revealed some major wins. This included the announcement that the government will increase the intake of Afghan refugees. 

      Watch the video from National Director, Matt Darvas, to find out more:

      Matt Darvas Micah Australia

      There were also some incredible outcomes for Micah’s End Covid For All campaign. This is the direct result of months of campaigning for Australia’s neighbours in crisis.

      You can take action

      • Please spread the good news and thank Minister Alex Hawke (Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs) for responding, by sharing this Facebook post.
      • Through Micah’s latest campaign, A Safer World For All, the momentum will be sustained in the lead-up to the federal election. It’s an unmissable opportunity to call on Canberra to support our neighbours in crisis.

      EmpowHer Northern Walk

      Saturday 21st May 2022


      APBF Congress 5-7 Sept, Korea

      5-7 September 2022, Online

      Since the formation of the Asia Pacific Baptists Federation in 1975, and the first historic gathering of Baptists in 1979 in Hyderabad, India, the APBF Congress has met regularly every five years. As a result they have touched thousands of Baptists through the Congress.

      APBF has witnessed the faithfulness of God in Asia and the Pacific over the period of 40 years as the Baptists of Asia and the Pacific has grown to almost 40,000 churches today.

      The 10th APBF Congress again calls Baptists to gather with the theme “Stronger Together” in its first Hybrid Congress (available to both in-person and online attendees). Attendees will witness yet again God’s faithfulness. In-person will allow you to interact face-to-face with the speakers, while online will provide a seamless flexibility to join the Congress from your location.

      STOP PRESS! Due to an overwhelming response, all registrations for in-person attendance have now closed.

      ONLINE Registrations still available > Early bird regos ($30) are due by 30th April 2022.

      Find out about speakers and program >


      New Look for Baptist World Aid

      Here’s some exciting news: if you stop by the Baptist World Aid website, you’ll find a new look and a new visual identity. The look might be new, but they are still committed to ending poverty so all people can enjoy the fullness of life God intends.

      (Even now, BWA’s Ukraine appeal is helping Christian Partners care for displaced families.)  

      BWA will also print a new quarterly 16-page magazine for supporters, Better World Magazine, which will hit mail boxes in the next few weeks and includes news updates, inspiring features and even a column on ‘Curly Questions’.

      DOWNLOAD the “Design Explainer” (1MB) >


      Midyear Assembly

      Mission Director, Stephen Baxter

      Friday/Saturday, 6th-7th May 2022

      A heads-up that our next Tasmanian Baptist Assembly will take place at Riverlands Longford on Friday night 6th May, and Saturday 7th May.

      As always, Assembly will be an inspiring time of challenge, encouragement and connection.

      On Saturday, Scott Pilgrim of Exec. Director of BMA will speak. “Business” is kept to a minimum, and the focus will be our theme for 2022: (en)Courage.

      If you are not a regular attendee and would like to attend you are very welcome. It is important to note, however, that only official church representatives have voting rights.

      Church Secretaries watch out! Information for Assembly, will soon come your way to distribute to delegates.


      Crossover Easter 2022

      Crossover Easter appeal 2022: Make a World of Difference

      History has shown that nothing transforms lives, communities, the world, like people coming to know Jesus. Sharing Jesus is so vital, what if we had more confidence, more wisdom, suitable methods and more really useful resources. Crossover passionately focusses on helping Australian Baptists share Jesus.

      There are three ways Churches can get involved: CLICK to find out >

      Donate to CROSSOVER Here

      Please support Crossover this Easter!


      Tasmania Celebration 2022

      HOBART – 21st May | LAUNCESTON 27th-29th May

      Prayer events in Launceston and Hobart

      Tasmania Celebration

      Will Graham will be in Tasmania in May for the Tasmania Celebration. Let us make sure we cover the entire event in prayer before, during and afterwards!

      Prayer meetings are scheduled in the north and south of the state over the next few months.

      All are welcome!

      Click HERE to find a prayer meeting near you.

      Christian Life and Witness Course

      Do you want to know how to easily share your faith with others?
      Or perhaps you would like to be a prayer partner/counsellor at the Tasmania Celebration?

      Then look no further! This 3 x 2-hour-session course is being run in Hobart and Launceston, and you can pick up missed sessions online.

      Check course dates/locations > | Check Course Online > (Facebook Group)


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      May Assembly Overview
      Around the Churches
      Pastoral Profile: Dan Evenhuis
      Fostering Hope: Respite Carers needed!
      Deep Thought: Mike Frost – Becoming wise
      Being Strong and Courageous
      Wynyard Baptist Food Drive
      Church Profile: Citywide

      May 2022 NEWS

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      Painting a Picture of Jesus

      Crossover spring appeal

      crossover update:

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      The Crossover Spring Appeal

      BY Crossover National Taskforce rep, Maddy Svoboda,
      Maddy wonders about altering friends’ perceptions of Jesus, and how the “Crossover Spring Appeal” will help!

      In the 2006 movie ‘Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby’, Will Ferrell’s character Ricky Bobby and his family, as well as his NASCAR teammate Cal Naughton Jr, are having a meal.

      Ricky Bobby gives thanks for the meal of KFC, Dominoes and all manner of food. It makes me wonder how effective a prayer is when asking God to bless this food to our bodies, as Ricky prays to Baby Jesus. He prays over and over to tiny baby, infant Jesus (8-pound 6-ounce baby Jesus who is so cuddly and omnipotent) before his wife stops him.

      Will Ferrell and Ricky Bobby, Crossover Spring Appeal
      Will Ferrell as Ricky Bobby

      Everyone has a picture of Jesus

      What impacts me about this scene (apart from the absolutely ridiculous nature of it) is the implicit truth that we all have a picture of Jesus, or God. This picture shapes us – and is an image of Jesus that we gravitate towards.

      Part of our work of evangelism is telling the story, or painting the picture of Jesus, as accurately as we can. This means we can invite people to know Jesus as he is, rather than how we imagine him to be.

      What is Crossover?

      Crossover Spring Appeal

      The ministry of Crossover has richly blessed Tasmanian Baptists. Before COVID-19 struck, Crossover ran conferences for people with a noticeable gift of evangelism. Crossover funds covered the entire cost for each attendee. This meant people who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity attend an event like this, could be there.

      Why Crossover’s Spring Appeal?

      In Tasmania alone, 15 people have attended the Emerge Evangelism Conference over the years. As I look back over the list of attendees, I see people who contribute to our life in significant ways. I’m so thankful to be part of Crossover, and to see the fruit from our investment into evangelism and mission.

      Crossover Spring Appeal, As we move towards our vision of seeing Tasmania infused by the kingdom of God, it involves the proclamation of the good news of Jesus

      That’s why Crossover is running a Spring Appeal over the next few months.

      For Crossover to continue to provide resources, and equip the church to proclaim the good news of Jesus, we are asking churches around Australia to commit financially to Crossover. There are multiple ways you and your church can do this.

      Please check out your options at www.crossover.org.au/church-contributions/. You can also visit the Crossover website to discover resources, including Christmas resources, so you can share Jesus well.

      If you would like to engage in a conversation around the content of this article, please feel free to email me!

      Maddy Svoboda
      Rev. Maddy Svoboda

      Maddy Svoboda
      pastor@summerhillbaptist.org.au


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