Thank You for the Privilege of Partnering Together

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

Dear Church Family,

Thank you for the privilege of partnering together as the CrossNet Baptist Network family for the past 20 years. It has been an incredible journey of proclaiming the empty Cross and throwing the Net of the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the World. I anxiously pursue seeing what God does in the years ahead of us.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Let’s celebrate our Pastors and show them how much they are loved and valued by their church families and their community.

Project Helping Hands is in need of volunteers. If you would like to help, there will be Volunteer Training at Philippi Baptist Church on October 10th from 5 – 7 PM. They need all returning and new PHH Volunteers to attend. A meal will be provided. Please RSVP at 476-5493 by October 8th.

Visit the Billy Graham Pilgrim Preacher Exhibit at the Trek Thru Truth location at Bradley Square Mall beginning October 13th. Exhibit hours are: M,W,F 12 - 2 pm, 5 - 8 pm; T,TH 10 am - 1 pm; Saturday 12 - 8 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm. A donation of $5 per person or $20 max per family is suggested. This is an amazing opportunity for you and your family to experience together.

CrossNet is holding Disaster Relief Training at Eastanallee Baptist Church on Saturday, October 19th, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at. We will offer training in Intro to DR, Shower/Laundry, Spiritual Prep, Chainsaw, Rebuild, Damage Assessment and more. Register by calling the CrossNet office at 476-5493.

Hamilton County Baptist Association is inviting everyone to attend RETURN TO ME: A Spiritual Process for Church Revitalization! The special guest will be Claude V. King, co-author of Experiencing God, author and speaker on Spiritual Revitalization. The event will be held on October 29th, 2019 from 10:00 am –2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided Please RSVP and let us know how many will attend so we can make adequate food preparations. RSVP to: or call (423) 267-3794. This is an inspirational opportunity that you don’t want to miss!

CrossNet 3e Series! Equip – Engage – Expand is a wonderful Thanksgiving / Christmas opportunity to love on local families in need. This event is for churches, Bible study groups or individuals who want to adopt a family in need for the holidays. We will meet Tuesday,

November 12th at 6:30 pm at the CrossNet Baptist Network.

The Summit: A Gathering of TN Baptists will be held Nov. 17 – 20 at Knoxville FBC Concord. You probably know it as the TN Baptist Convention. The Summit includes the Pastors Conference on Monday, Nov. 18th, the annual meeting and the TN Reunion at Summit on Sunday, Nov. 17th at 6:00 pm. Coach Rick Barnes, coach of the UT men’s basketball team, will be the guest speaker. For more information or to register go to

Fall is a good time to remember our Golden Offering for TN Missions! The theme this year is See Tennessee Go Harvest - “I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35b. Every dollar stays in our state to help spread the gospel and to support TN Baptist DR, BCM and Compassion Ministries.

REFOCUS is a process that provides pastors and participants tools to assess their ministry and have maximum impact for Christ. CrossNet Baptist Network is partnering with the TBC to offer this learning opportunity to our churches. We have seven churches committed to work through the six-month process. If you want to know more about REFOCUS, please contact Phil Taylor at our office.

Pastors gather every third Thursday at 9:30am for Learning Community Sessions led by Phil

Taylor at the CrossNet office. Designed to equip and encourage pastors, these sessions include valuable discussions, materials, assignments, and guest speakers that stretch perspective and faith. The focus of the Learning Community allows pastors to envision the time investment and the value of their ministry. Pastors can join the Learning Community at any time. Please call to 423-476-5493 to RSVP.

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