May Mission Month 2022 

Crossing the Street

May Mission Month 2022 is coming! We are currently developing resources for your faith community to engage with mission and Baptist Mission Australia's ministry in a new way. 

As followers of Jesus, we are called to cross the street, step out, build bridges and meet people where they are. We are called to live alongside our neighbours with the hope of Jesus. That's what our intercultural teams around the world do! And it's what church communities in Australia are called to as well. 

The theme for May Mission Month 2022 is 'Crossing the Street'. Through this four week series we will explore stories of Jesus from the Gospels, learn from His example and see how passionate people in Australia and around the world are living it out. 
 

Key themes
Crossing the Street
Living alongside with the hope of Jesus 
  1. Crossing the Street – Sent like the Son [John 20:1-23, Mark 1:9-15]
  2. Crossing the Street – Meeting people where they are [John 4:1-38]
  3. ‚ÄčCrossing the Street – Modelling the heart of Jesus [Luke 7: 11-17]
  4. Crossing the Street – Being the good news together [Luke 10:30-37]
 
Resources for One, Two or Four Weeks
Do churches have to do all four weeks? No! The resources are being developed so that church communities can pick and choose which of the themes they focus on. You might dedicate one, two, three or four weeks to Baptist Mission Australia's May Mission Month. The four themes can be run as a series, or each theme can be used a standalone theme. 

Click on the dropdown boxes below to explore more. 
 

One Week

Key Resources (Available March 2022):

'Crossing the Street' Video
Play the 3 minute key May Mission Month video during your service.

Sermon
Preach using the pastor's and leader's notes, use one of the filmed sermons or invite a Baptist Mission Australia guest preacher.

Children and Youth
Use one session of the children's and interactive youth group material.

Fundraise
Promote and support a particular worker, team, project or Baptist Mission Australia's ministry as a whole. We can only do it together! 


Additional Resources (Available March 2022):

Intercultural Worker Videos
Play an update video from one of the workers you partner with during your service. 

Small Groups
Encourage small groups to focus on mission and Baptist Mission Australia's ministry through using May Mission Month resources and small group discussion questions.  

Two Weeks

Key Resources (Available March 2022):

'Crossing the Street' Video
Play the 3 minute key May Mission Month video during your service.


Sermons
Preach using the pastor's and leader's notes, use one of the filmed sermons or invite a Baptist Mission Australia guest preacher.

Mission Story Videos
Utilise the inspiring global and local mission stories to illustrate the key themes of May Mission Month.

Children and Youth
Use two sessions of the children's and interactive youth group material.

Fundraise
Promote and support a particular worker, team, project or Baptist Mission Australia's ministry as a whole. We can only do it together! 


Additional Resources (Available March 2022):

Intercultural Worker Videos
Play an update video from one of the workers you partner with during your service. 

Small Groups
Encourage small groups to focus on mission and Baptist Mission Australia's ministry through using May Mission Month resources and small group discussion questions.  

Missioning Podcast Episodes
Share Missioning episode links with your congregation and be encouraged by stories from around the world. Four May Mission Month episodes will be released related to each of the four key themes.

Four Weeks

Key Resources (Available March 2022):

'Crossing the Street' Video
Play the 3 minute key May Mission Month video during your service.


Sermons
Preach using the pastor's and leader's notes, use one of the filmed sermons or invite a Baptist Mission Australia guest preacher.

Mission Story Videos
Utilise the inspiring global and local mission stories to illustrate the key themes of May Mission Month.

Pray
Facilitate a creative prayer time, hold a prayer event or set up prayer stations as part of a service. Utilise Baptist Mission Australia prayer resources and ideas to prompt prayer for mission, our teams and our ministry. 

Children and Youth
Use all sessions of the children's and interactive youth group material.

Fundraise
Promote and support a particular worker, team, project or Baptist Mission Australia's ministry as a whole. We can only do it together! 


Additional Resources (Available March 2022):

Intercultural Worker Videos
Play an update video from one of the workers you partner with during your service. 

Small Groups
Encourage small groups to focus on mission and Baptist Mission Australia's ministry through using May Mission Month resources and small group discussion questions.  

Missioning Podcast Episodes
Share Missioning episode links with your congregation and be encouraged by stories from around the world. Four May Mission Month episodes will be released related to each of the four key themes.