We have three campus pastors and a lead pastor.
CrossLife – a baptist church (CrossLife), is a multi-site baptist church in the northern suburbs of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. CrossLife is a member church of Queensland Baptists, the Baptist Union of Queensland.
CrossLife was formed in March 2012 when Southport Baptist Church and Helensvale & District Baptist Church came together. Helensvale was started in 1983, and Southport in 1949. They have a long standing presence in their local communities. The formation of CrossLife was prompted by the desire of both churches to see new churches planted on the northern Gold Coast, one of Australia’s fastest growing areas. This desire was reflected in January 2013 when the third CrossLife campus, Upper Coomera, started operating at our new “Lakeside” community node at Stockland’s Highland Reserve Development in Upper Coomera.
CrossLife is a church that engages with its communities in various ways, not merely by church services, youth programmes and small groups; for example, Crossroads, a disabled programme at Helensvale, teaching English at Southport, and through our community node at Highland Reserve. In particular, we have strong connections with the families in our communities through our Young Discoverers child care services and other activities and ministries toward children and families. We are keen to see these pathways into the community become pathways for these children and their families to meet and find life forever in the Lord Jesus and the gospel.
Today, there are over 670 children and adults across the three CrossLife campuses with 227 members. These people of CrossLife come from the region of the northern Gold Coast, centred upon its immediate suburbs, a region typical of Australian middle suburbia. The region has both blue and white collar workers, young families, retirees, and families with teenagers. The state and private schools around us are among the largest in Queensland. There are high income earners, and low income earners, employed and unemployed throughout our catchment area. Further residential and commercial development in the years ahead promises the broad flavour of the region will continue, in particular in the Gold Coast northern growth corridor between Helensvale and Beenleigh where it is expected a further 200,000 will move before 2030.