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CrossSeekers now on Internet; rallies planned in nine states

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–A Southern Baptist-sponsored collegiate discipleship initiative recently launched its own Internet site and is the focus of rallies planned in nine states during the next four months.
The “CrossSeekers” site on the World Wide Web is at
www.crossseekers.org, and can also be accessed through the “SSB Sites” area of the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board’s website (www.bssb.com).
Introduced last summer by the Sunday School Board’s national student ministry (NSM), CrossSeekers has three branches: 1) a grassroots discipleship emphasis built around a six-point covenant, 2) a publishing initiative to support the spiritual growth of students and 3) a series
of discipleship events. More than 2,000 college students across the country already have committed to the CrossSeekers Covenant, answering the challenge to live a lifestyle of integrity, spiritual growth, an authentic and consistent witness, service, purity and Christlike
The CrossSeekers website includes everything from a description of the six-point covenant to information about the first “Celebration of the Covenant,” scheduled Sept. 4-6 in New Orleans. Also included are: a downloadable screensaver, testimonials and photos of college students
who have made the CrossSeekers covenant, a “CrossSeekers Champion Network” with information for students who agree to lead others to become CrossSeekers and an e-mail mechanism for feedback and questions.
To continue building support for the growing movement,
CrossSeekers rallies have been planned in the following cities:
— Fayetteville, Ark., Feb. 22;
— Oklahoma City, Feb. 26;
— Starkville, Miss., March 1;
— Arlington, Texas, March 6;
— Ruston, La., March 19;
— Birmingham, Ala., April 22;
— Mobile, Ala., April 23;
— Pensacola, Fla., April 24;
— Memphis, Tenn., April 30;
— Atlanta, May 7;
— Houston, May 14.
Christian author/speaker David Edwards of Oklahoma City will be the featured guest for the rallies. According to NSM consultant Scott Allen, Edwards “is a Generation X-er himself known for delivering straight-on biblical lessons with comedy and real-world insight.” Edwards is featured in “Destination: Principles for Making Life’s
Journey Count,” a new video package for young adults recently released by the Sunday School Board.
Special music for the rallies will be provided by contemporary Christian recording artists Amy Morriss and Mercy Me.
For more information about rally locations and times, contact Ashley Huddleston at (615) 251-2777, or e-mail Scott Allen at [email protected].

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