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  • Lives transformed by Christ through Crossover

    May 12 2014 by Rebecca Wolford, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Lives transformed by Christ through Crossover

    For the past 25 years, Southern Baptists have begun each annual meeting by celebrating hundreds – sometimes thousands – of new souls won for Christ. This celebration is the result of Crossover, the evangelistic outreach initiative preceding the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • Crossover Baltimore to bring hope through partnerships

    March 12 2014 by Sara Shelton, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Crossover Baltimore to bring hope through partnerships

    Partnership has been a key piece of the preparation for Crossover Baltimore, and Bob Mackey believes it will be an essential piece of the day itself. The Baltimore Baptist Association has been working closely with the North American Mission Board as well as state conventions and associations to pray and prepare for Crossover Baltimore.

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  • '1Cross' app spreads gospel via multiple-language testimonies

    August 29 2013 by Jerry Pierce, Southern Baptist TEXAN, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    '1Cross' app spreads gospel via multiple-language testimonies

    God brought it all together that day in the pickup. Nathan Lorick was driving back to Malakoff, Texas, wondering how in the world he could do the job if the Lord called him to it, yet he was flat-out stoked by the bigger-than-Texas-sized challenge of it all.

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  • Crossover Baltimore moves into prayer & vision-casting stage

    July 18 2013 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Crossover Baltimore moves into prayer & vision-casting stage

    More than 20 churches from the Baltimore Baptist Association already are involved in casting a vision for next year’s Crossover.

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  • New births emerge from Crossover witness

    June 11 2013 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New births emerge from Crossover witness

    As Southern Baptists gather in Houston to conduct the business of the convention, the power of believers working together to intentionally share the gospel is being felt in the SBC host city, with nearly 400 new believers recording faith decisions.

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  • Crossover: ‘a visible example of God’s love’

    June 10 2013 by Tobin Perry & Sara Shelton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Crossover: ‘a visible example of God’s love’

    A sun-soaked day broke over Houston Saturday (June 8) as thousands of volunteers scoured the city hosting block parties, renovating schools and homes, and sharing the gospel. It was all part of Crossover, the intentional evangelistic outreach in the host city of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting. The day also served as a celebration point for Loving Houston, a community transformation movement headed by the Union Baptist Association.

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  • Controversial ‘Mojave Cross’ to return to Calif. Desert

    November 8 2012 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Controversial ‘Mojave Cross’ to return to Calif. Desert

    It’s been debated for more than a decade, covered with a wooden box and stolen. But on Veterans Day, a controversial war memorial cross will be re-erected and rededicated on a rock in California’s Mojave National Preserve.

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  • Bourbon Street sex industry is ministry’s focus

    July 11 2012 by Marilyn Stewart, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bourbon Street sex industry is ministry’s focus

    New Orleans’ Bourbon Street is awash nightly in neon light and lewd images. Some in the crowd disappear into the strip clubs that line the street. Others come only to gawk. One Crossover team prior to this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting – all women – came to pray.

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  • N.C. Baptists help impact Hispanic outreach during Crossover

    June 26 2012 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists help impact Hispanic outreach during Crossover

    Since April, Guillermo Soriano has been praying and thinking about Crossover 2012 in New Orleans. Crossover, an evangelistic emphasis held each year prior to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting, is coordinated by local churches, associations and the North American Mission Board.

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  • Church plants benefit from Crossover 2012

    June 25 2012 by Mickey Noah & Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Edith Sampson Park near the Desire Housing Project buzzed with activity June 16 as kids from the surrounding neighborhood played on a giant slip-n-slide and munched on hot dogs. The event was one of 38 block parties hosted by Southern Baptist churches around metro New Orleans during Crossover 2012.

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  • Baptists spread gospel throughout New Orleans

    June 18 2012 by Mickey Noah, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Baptists spread gospel throughout New Orleans

    Crossover 2012 – the evangelistic emphasis that precedes the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in the host city – covered metro New Orleans just like Saturday’s early morning showers – which ended as soon as they began – turning gray skies blue and sunny, making it a pleasant day to share Jesus in The Big Easy.

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  • New ‘descriptor’ and historic election ahead for SBC meeting

    May 1 2012 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    The recommendation of “Great Commission Baptists” as a descriptive name and the prospective election of the first ever African American president are on the horizon for the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) June 19–20 meeting in New Orleans.

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  • Crossover New Orleans: Big outreach planned for Big Easy

    March 19 2012 by Adam Miller, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Crossover New Orleans: Big outreach planned for Big Easy

    There’s no better time than June to visit New Orleans. Add to jazz, beignets and the French Quarter, the attraction of city residents who have grown to love Southern Baptists, and you have a perfect chemistry for a successful Crossover 2012.

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  • Making of a planter: Offering supports N.C. pastor in Arizona

    February 27 2012 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Making of a planter: Offering supports N.C. pastor in Arizona

    Dennis Conner is a North Carolina native who had no interest in being a church planter – much less one who would live in Arizona. But God was preparing him to invest Southern Baptists’ Annie Armstrong Easter Offering dollars in an unreached part of North America.

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  • N.Y. Senate committee passes church/school bill

    February 1 2012 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    A New York State Senate committee has stepped in on behalf of churches that soon will not be allowed to meet in public schools in New York City.

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