Tennessee Baptists are preparing for Crossover, an annual evangelistic event that takes place in the city where the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting is held. This year’s meeting will be June 13-16 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center.
Though churches in the Nashville Baptist Association are the primary focus, the area is being expanded to include the Wilson County, Bledsoe, Concord, Cumberland, Robertson County and JST Baptist associations, said Mark Miller, baptism/discipleship team leader for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
Miller said the Crossover effort in Middle Tennessee will be different from Crossover efforts in other SBC cities in years past. The North American Mission Board is tying the event to its “Who’s Your One?” evangelism initiative, an effort to encourage Southern Baptists to engage people in gospel conversations throughout the year.
Baptist churches and associations in Middle Tennessee are being asked to sponsor an evangelistic event on Saturday, June 12, followed by a Who’s Your One Rally on Sunday, Miller said. NAMB, in conjunction with the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, is providing training for churches and associations in April. Miller said those leaders will then be able to train people from their churches on how to engage others in gospel conversations.
“This is a much simpler approach,” he said. “I am praying that God will really use Crossover to saturate Nashville and surrounding communities with the gospel.”