SBC annual meeting: Crossover to aid ‘Loving Houston’ launch

Hundreds of Southern Baptists will arrive for Crossover Saturday in Houston on the weekend leading up to the Southern Baptist Convention’s June 11-12 annual meeting.

Union Baptist Association will launch “Loving Houston” in conjunction with the annual Crossover outreach preceding the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting. Crossover will include block parties like the one pictured here in New Orleans where Fred Luter, now president of the SBC, participated last year.

As in previous years, Crossover participants will help host block parties and special outreach events on Saturday, June 8, to share the gospel.

This year, Southern Baptists will have additional opportunities to share Christ through ministry evangelism as Crossover Saturday aligns with a local Baptist initiative to serve the city.

Houston’s Union Baptist Association’s new three-year “Loving Houston” initiative will be launched with a weeklong series of events, culminating in a day of Crossover Saturday outreach with Southern Baptist volunteers working alongside local churches as they serve the city and share Christ.

“We are doing this because we are Christ-followers,” said Tom Billings, executive director of Union Baptist Association. “Jesus went about doing good and taught his followers to do the same. By doing good, we hope folks will ask, ‘Who are you and why are you doing this?’

“This will give us opportunities to share the love of Christ in words as well as deeds. Sharing Christ is our ultimate motive, but not an ulterior motive. We are not trying to manipulate people into becoming Christians. We are doing this because we are Christians,” Billings said.

For more information on Crossover Saturday, June 8, visit – BP