Missed out on the anniversary celebration? Watch them on YouTube!

155th Anniversary Service  Keynote Sermons

Celebrate 155 years of God’s faithfulness at CrossCulture!

This year’s Anniversary celebrations inevitably have to take a different form! To celebrate 155 years of CrossCulture, we will gather together online for a weekend of encouragement and fellowship.

Exploring the topic of “True Freedom,” guest speaker, Richard Chin, will speak to us in numerous talks and workshops. There will be some entertaining events to join in over Zoom as well. We hope you’re as excited as us and that you will invite a friend to join in as well.

We will post all the workshop details here in the coming week!

Theme: True Freedom

Roman philosopher, Cicero, once asked, ‘What is freedom?’ and answered, ‘The power to live as one wishes.’ Centuries later, Nelson Mandela said, ‘To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.’

During covid, our civil liberties have been restricted. How did you feel about this? Are we less free if we sacrifice our freedoms for the sake of others? Is freedom really the right to ‘do what I want any old time’? How do you know if you are really free?

Perhaps, like many, you’ve felt the dissatisfaction of ‘freedom’. The world fights for rights and demands justice and equality, but we can’t seem to find a satisfactory solution.

When Jesus walked this earth, he said that he is the way, the truth and the life. If we hear his words, we will know the truth and the truth will set us free (John 8:31-32, 14:6).

Jesus promises a future that’s free from pain, punishment, guilt and death. He promises a life of hope and happiness. Isn’t this what you want? Find out more about the true freedom that’s found only in Jesus. You never know, maybe, just maybe, you discover something better than you ever imagined.

We’d love you to join us for a Youth-focused session with our guest speaker Richard Chin on “Freedom from Religion.”  Richard will join us live for the evening for discussion questions after the talk. Jump in for a 7pm start following our Zoom link.

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Guest Speaker: Richard Chin

Richard Chin serves as the National Director of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students. Richard Chin is married to Jeanette and the father of 4 young adult children. Based at Australian National University, he also serves with Jeanette on an AFES staff team that proclaims Christ to both local and international students.

Richard was the speaker at our 2019 Church Camp. We loved his engaging and bible-centred teaching so much, we are bringing him back for our anniversary this year! Unlike the camp, you can join us from anywhere around the world to listen to his keynotes. We hope that you will be encouraged.

Open Up, Reach Out Project

Our target this year is $150,000!

Each year during our anniversary, we set aside funds for our Chapel redevelopment. As we are strategically placed in the heart of Melbourne, we want to continue to be faithful in serving God in this city. To do this, we would like to make the Chapel more accessible by adding a lift for wheelchair access. We will also add a mezzanine level so that we can reach out to more people. This is why we have called this project: Open Up, Reach Out. We hope you will partner with us.

Donate via PayPal below or visit our Give page for bank transfer. 

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Conference Program

We look forward to celebrating with you at our Anniversary Conference!

This Friday

7pm
Keynote + Youth Night

Saturday morning

Start your Saturday with fun and informative workshops run by our own CrossCulture team and members! A great opportunity to catch up together as a church, learn some new skills and hone our thinking around various topics. Sessions will be at 10am and 11.30am. Workshops have special details, so please check them out and make sure you’re prepped for the session.

Of course, to help warm our brains and bodies up, there will be an exercise session at 9.30am. It’s time that we got serious about coming out of lockdown still able to make it up that dreaded flight of stairs at the office.

Join the pre-workshop exercise via Zoom

We have three workshops starting at 10am and another three at 11.30am. Please choose one of the tabs to find out more and access the Zoom links to each of the workshop. Here is an overview of all the workshops:

10am Workshops

Mike Assis
Fun origami for all
David & Lydia
Getting the most out of your one-to-one discipling relationships
Sandy & Maria
Gen2Gen: Conversations around family discipleship

11.30am Workshops

Gianna
Baking with Gigi
Devin Toh
The Gospel in hard places: Engaging your family and friends
Sam Reeve
Free to serve in God’s big plan: how to find the you-shaped spot in reaching the lost
10am
Fun origami for all

Join Mike Assis for a simple and fun origami workshop – all you need are squares of paper!

Meeting ID: 881 0307 8929
Passcode: 895433

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10am
Getting the most out of your one-to-one discipling relationships

We are all faced with increasingly busy schedules. This workshop will explore the importance of discipling relationships in one’s life, and how technology can still play a role as we slowly come out of lockdown. David and Lydia will discuss tips and suggestions on structuring your discipling sessions to help you focus on what’s important.

Meeting ID: 857 5117 2877
Passcode: 476811

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10am
Gen2Gen: Conversations around family discipleship

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children…” – Deuteronomy 6:5-7.

God wants us to pass on the gospel to the next generation. As parents of young children, we are on this journey together. So, let us learn from one another. Join Sandy & Maria as they talk and discuss together how they can disciple the children that God has entrusted under their care.

Meeting ID: 834 2710 0854
Passcode: 392884

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11.30am
Baking with Gigi

Bakers, non bakers, come join the fun! This workshop is open to everyone. We will be making a Persian-style sweet, baklava! Join Gigi online as we go step by step in making this tasty treat. Super easy, super yummy, super fun and just a little bit messy. It’s also family-friendly, so get your kids involved!

View/download the recipe.

IMPORTANT: Please dethaw filo pastry the night before and prepare all the ingredients before the workshop.

Meeting ID: 994 596 5891

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11.30am
The Gospel in hard places: Engaging your family and friends

We often think of Gospel-living as going to the hard places to preach Christ to the world. But what about where we are right now? Devin Toh explore what it means to adopt a missional mindset in your own backyard, amongst family and friends.

Meeting ID: 845 5967 3250
Passcode: 014420

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11.30am
Free to serve in God’s big plan: how to find the you-shaped spot in reaching the lost

What is my unique contribution to God’s big plan to bring everything under the reign of Jesus? Join Sam Reeve as we explore how to find our place in fulfilling Jesus’ mandate to make disciples and move forward to the day when people of every tribe and tongue and nation will be gathered around the throne in the new creation. We’ll explore what the bible says and how different CrossCulture members have put it into practice.

Meeting ID: 867 1768 9109
Passcode: 929879

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Saturday evening

7pm
Keynote + Trivia Night

In the evening, we’ll hear from Richard again on “Freedom for Sex”. Afterwards, it will be time for Trivia Night! Time to form a team of your brightest friends and compete for trivia glory. The night will consist of General Knowledge and some fun formats for questions and games. Hope you’ll join in.

If you’re keen, email us at trivia@crossculture.net.au to sign up as a team of 6 people or as an individual (we will place you in a team). 

Join us via Zoom

Sunday, 18 October

10am
Special Anniversary Service

What is freedom and how can a person be truly free? Is freedom an important idea for our lives? Join us on Sunday Morning for our Anniversary Service where Richard Chin will speak on the topic of True Freedom. We hope you’ll invite friends and family to join in with us for this celebration of 155 years of CrossCulture.

Join our online service