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Praying for, Participating in Crossover

Crossover Baltimore

“We are excited about the interest we’ve seen from other states and churches to serve with us in Baltimore this year. These partners coming alongside us will help extend our reach around the city and connect our community to the local churches already at work in Baltimore.”

Bob Mackey, executive director
Baltimore Baptist Association

Praying for Crossover

Volunteers from Baltimore-area churches gathered earlier this year to pray for Crossover Baltimore. Photo courtesy of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.

Crossover Baltimore

Screen capture from “Crossover Baltimore 2014” video. Photo courtesy of NAMB.


Crossover by the Numbers

  • 60 outreach events/activities scheduled
  • 1,011 registered incoming volunteers
  • 52 teams (including four seminary teams)
  • 17 states represented in volunteers
  • 32 local participating churches (two from neighboring associations)
  • 1 Baptist collegiate event connected to two church plants
  • 3 personal evangelism training events (twenty-five churches participated)

Types of Outreach

  • Canvassing
  • Prayer walking
  • Door-to-door evangelism
  • Family and community events
  • Block parties
  • Volleyball tournaments
  • Health clinic
  • Construction
  • Water distribution
  • VBS
  • Coffee house
  • Baseball clinic
  • Sports events

Prayer Requests

  • Safe travel for partners
  • Local volunteers
  • Good weather
  • That everyone involved would represent Christ well
  • That the Gospel would be shared
  • That the Gospel would be demonstrated through the actions of the volunteers
  • Protection for all involved
  • That the efforts of the volunteers would be fruitful

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