Outreach events to precede SBC in New Orleans
The pre-SBC annual meeting outreach event known as Crossover will be held June 15-16 in New Orleans.
Required training for Crossover will be held on Friday evening, June 15. Crossover events will be held on Saturday, June 16. Find more information
Evangelistic outreach will take place throughout the New Orleans area. Both individuals and groups are needed.
Crossover activities will include:
- Block parties/attractional events—team members and churches will use creative ways to share the gospel in order to plant new churches and strengthen existing ones.
- Church planting—This group will work in neighborhoods that New Orleans church plants are serving.
- City Uprising, a church-planting event—Two church plants in the New Orleans area are using City Uprising to do missions there during Crossover. City Uprising is an organization endorsed by the North American Mission Board. It aids church plants in coordinating missions experiences for potential partner churches. CU has partnered with successful church plants in New York and Baltimore. Find more information
- Door-to-door team—This team will be presenting the gospel in neighborhoods and sharing a positive word about the local church. Churches will be matched up with volunteers who will come to New Orleans to help.
- Hispanic ministry—Hispanics are the fastest growing people group in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Hispanic outreaches during Crossover will include servant evangelism, block parties and other events and will be held in partnership with several local Hispanic churches.
- Prayer Team—Members of the prayer team will have the opportunity to serve in a variety of areas assisting in the Crossover evangelistic outreach. They will intercede on behalf of those who are serving.
- Servant evangelism—With the help of a prayer-walking guide, volunteers will be guided from Baptist Friendship House through the historic French Quarter of New Orleans. Volunteers will be given bottled water to give out to people they meet, such as homeless, street vendors from all over the world in the French Market, tourists, and people who work in the French Quarter. The prayer-walking guide will provide information to educate and provide visual prompts for such issues as human trafficking, homelessness and substance abuse.