Welcome to the CrossNet Baptist Network! A network of churches in Southeast Tennessee.

Please call (423) 476-5409 or (423) 802-8034 for additional information.

The next DC Mission Trip is October 9th-13th. Click the picture for more information.

Our Vision is to encourage, equip and empower the cooperating churches in our area to fulfill their
Great Commission vision locally and globally by providing resources and opportunities to be "on-mission" with God.
Our mission is to Exalt the Savior, Encourage the Shepherds, Equip the Saints and
Empower through Prayer.

From Phil Taylor, Director of Missions

Growing Well in Our Time   

     Cleveland, Tennessee, is growing dramatically in population, diversity, and lostness. Cleveland, Tennessee, may not be a major city in the United States, but we are like many communities where our city is a rapidly changing mission field, with people from all over the world residing here.

     Stanley McChrystal wrote in his book, Team of Teams, that the world has shifted from being complicated to complex and predictable to unpredictable.

     Cleveland, Tennessee is making a shift.

     To reach this mission field, we must have the ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances.

     As the organization closest to churches, Baptist networks (associations) can provide a missions context from which churches can effectively reach their communities with the Gospel of Christ. In fact, I believe Baptist associations are so essential to local missions that if they were to cease to exist today, Great Commission churches would recreate them tomorrow.

     Such is the strategic importance of a local team of churches, particularly because of the vital community connections, geographical proximity, and leveraging of resources such a team provides.

     CrossNet Baptist Network has trusted relationships with pastors and churches, developed over many years. The CrossNet staff collectively has more than 125 years of ministry involvement in the Southeast, TN area, resulting in meaningful connections with ministry partners and community leaders all over the city.

     The value of existing relationships in connecting churches and individuals to Great Commission strategies cannot be overstated. CrossNet brings a network of relationships to a potential mission endeavor.

     These connections provide new opportunities to work together and new partnerships for a much greater impact for Christ.

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Upcoming Events with CrossNet

-Annual Church Profiles are due now. Please let us know if we can help you with the ACP. ACP information can be entered online. Instructions are enclosed in your packets. If you have questions, please call Mike at the CrossNet office at (423) 476-5493. We must have them completed by September 30th.

-On October 1 at 8am, there will be Disaster Relief Practice/Service Projects helping some local families with fallen trees. The training is for all new and veteran CrossNet DR chainsaw volunteers. The meeting place will be at 185 Goldstar Drive, off APD near "Giant Trailer." Call Jim at (423) 715-3036 or Lanny at (423) 618-2056 for information.

-On October 2 at 4pm, there will be a DC Mission Trip Training Meeting at the CrossNet Baptist Network office at 2707 North Ocoee Street in Cleveland (beside the CrossNet Office). The Fall DC Mission Trip is coming up October 8-13. Please be at the meeting. There will be important information and documentation given you will need for the trip.

-On October 6, in preparation for the upcoming business session, we will host a preview of the budget and this year’s nominations at the CrossNet office. There will be two opportunities that day…one at 10:00am and another at 6:30pm.  Sessions should not last more than 45 minutes. Nominations will be taken for the Administrative Leadership Team and the Ministry Development Team during each session. You only need to attend one of the sessions.

-The application period for Project: Helping Hands gets underway the week of October 10th. If you would like more information, call (423) 529-0744 as soon as possible.

-On October 27 at 6:30pm, we will have a business session for the annual meeting. It will be at West Cleveland Baptist Church at 6:30pm. This brief session takes the place of the Sunday Night Annual Homecoming, as recommended by the Ministry Development Team. Messengers shall be elected by the respective cooperating churches using this formula: Each church of 50 members or less shall be entitled to 3 messengers with one additional messenger for each 50 members above the first 50, provided no church is entitled to more than 10 members.

-This year, as part of the usual Homecoming Celebration, we will hold a Pastors and Staff Christmas Banquet, December 1st at Candies Creek. Christian comedian and entertainer Tim Lovelace will be the special guest. Tickets will be $10 each. More information about the tickets and the dinner that evening will be forthcoming.

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Have you heard of the four spiritual laws? Just as there are physical laws that govern the physical universe, so are there spiritual laws that govern your relationship with God.

The Four Spiritual Laws