“SEEKING THE PRESENCE OF GOD IN THE CITIES ON THE SUNCOAST”
“I must preach the Kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.”
Luke 4:43b NKJV
- What is it?
- Why & how to get involved?
- When is it?
- What cities on the Suncoast?
- What are the Goals?
What is Crossover?
Crossover is an annual evangelistic outreach to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the weekend before the Florida Baptist State Convention. The weekend before the Florida Baptist State Convention is November 11-12, 2016.
Why get involved in Crossover 2016?
A recent article in the Tampa Bay Times reported that “each year for the next five, Florida is expected to add about 285,000 people to its population.” In five years, 1,425,000 people will change the physical and spiritual landscape on the Suncoast. The cry is for every member of every congregation to plant a seed of love and build relationships in every city, neighborhood and home so that God’s presence is clearly visible.
How can I and members of our Church get involved?
A. Publicly share the need of reaching the lost during meetings and worship services.
B. Identify evangelistic outreach events suitable for your congregation.
C. Build relationships in the city or cities you are adopting for Crossover 2016.
Suggested Evangelistic Outreach Events:
- Sports Clinic Block Party
- Clothes Giveaway Food Giveaway
- Soup Day ICE (Intentional Community Evangelism)
- Fall Festival Strength Team Demonstrations
- Basketball Camp Football Camp
- Prayer Walking Neighborhood Canvassing
- Family Fun Day Single Parents Car Wash
- Senior Adults Car Wash Health Screening
- Bible Giveaway Soccer Clinic
- Walk-a-thon Contest Blood Pressure Screening
- Bottled Water Giveway Cell Phone Evangelism: “Free cell calls back home.”
- Door to door witnessing Drive-In for Prayer Day
- Free Photocopying Day Hispanic Family Festival
- Movie Night Outside Prayer Table
- Revival Public Prayer Circle
- Free Soup lunch Street Corner Evangelism
When is it?
Crossover occurs November 11-12, 2016 (the weekend before the Florida Baptist State Convention).
What are the dates of the Florida Baptist State Convention?
November 14-15, 2016
Where are the meetings being held for the Florida Baptist State Convention?
Calvary Baptist Church
110 N. McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
Dr. Willy Rice, Pastor
What are the names of the Cities on the Suncoast?
The Suncoast Cities located in Pinellas & West Pasco Counties of Florida:
- Bay Pines, FL
- Belleair, FL
- Belleair Beach, FL
- Belleair Bluffs, FL
- Belleair Shores, FL
- Clearwater, FL
- Clearwater Beach, FL
- Crystal Beach, FL
- Dunedin, FL
- Gulfport, FL
- Holiday, FL
- Indian Rocks Beach, FL
- Indian Shores, FL
- Kenneth City, FL
- Largo, FL
- Lealman, FL
- Madeira Beach, FL
- New Port Richey, FL
- Oldsmar, FL
- Ozona, FL
- Palm Harbor, FL
- Pinellas Park, FL
- Port Richey, FL
- North Redington Beach, FL
- Redington Beach, FL
- Redington Shores, FL
- Safety Harbor, FL
- Seminole, FL
- South Pasadena, FL
- St. Petersburg, FL
- St. Petersburg Beach, FL
- Tarpon Springs, FL
- Tierra Verde, FL
- Treasure Island, FL
What are the Goals?
- Pray that every Church affiliated with the Suncoast Baptist Association will participate
- Recruitment of at least 2 contact persons from every Church.
- Adopt-a-city or cities for Crossover 2016 that your Church will pray for on a weekly bases.
- Plan an evangelistic outreach event for Crossover 2016 for the city or cities that’s being adopted.
- Start early gathering resources (volunteers, supplies, etc.) for Crossover 2016.
- Be willing to work with other congregations who may be planning an event in the same city.
- Plan a Victory Celebration for your congregation.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Association Office
at 727-530-0431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.