Challenge and Response: Day 4 of CROSS

Day 4 of CROSS was a day of challenge and response. Challenge to care for suffering, particularly eternal suffering, around the world. Challenge to consider the place of the church in the Great Commission. And finally, based on these and other messages throughout the week, as well as God’s work […]

Pause and Consider: Day 3 of CROSS

A missions conference for students normally emphasizes the word go. That’s certainly been an important part of the message at CROSS. But today’s speakers sounded a different note for the thousands of students gathered in Louisville, Kentucky. The message of Day 3 at CROSS has been more along the lines […]

Not-So-Common Motivations for Missions: Day 2 of CROSS

Most people don’t encourage college students to consider going to unreached peoples by appealing to God’s wrath, His sovereignty in salvation, and a bloody cross. But that’s exactly what we heard about at Day 2 of CROSS.   Thabiti Anyabwile on Our Dreadful Plight Thabiti kicked off the morning session […]

A Glimpse of Day 1 at CROSS


“This conference is a dream come true for me…and I pray it will be a dream come true for you too.” That’s how John Piper began last night’s main session of the first ever CROSS conference. His message, “The Chief End of Missions: The Supremacy of God in the Joy […]

Christ Cannot Be Stopped

On the first day of CROSS, John Piper talks about the conference and the unstoppable mission of Christ (DG): Cross is a new student conference on missions. It begins this evening. This conference is a dream come true for me. I give four reasons for why in my message tonight. […]

Interview With Greg Gilbert

Our friend over at Radical, David Burnette, was recently able to sit down with Pastor Greg Gilbert to talk about the Cross conference coming up in just a couple of weeks.   ——————————————- Greg Gilbert is senior pastor of Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and the author of […]


In a little over a month, CROSS will begin and students from all over the world will come to be equipped, informed, and challenged to take the gospel to the hard to reach places in our world. With this purpose in mind, we are launching a call to action titled […]

The Shape of Things to Come in Missions

What is the global missions setting that we find ourselves in today? What are the things happening now that are significantly new? What are the sorts of strategies in missions that we should be anticipating as we move into the near future? Zane Pratt works through these questions in his […]

Mark Dever – 30 Years Later


Thirty years later, Mark Dever is still thankful that he went to a student missions conference. Why? Mark Dever: My First Student Missions Conference from CROSS on Vimeo.

Supernatural World Missions: “With Man This Is Impossible”

Mack Stiles preaching at the Desiring God 2013 Conference for Pastors. Supernatural World Missions: “With Man This Is Impossible” from Desiring God on Vimeo. ——————————————– Mack Stiles is CEO of Gulf Digital Solutions and general secretary for the Fellowship of Christian UAE Students (FOCUS) in the United Arab Emirates. He […]