We invite you to join us at the Crossroads Center or online for our PRAYER STREAM as we kick start our Canada 150 celebrations with a 24-hour prayer rally. Our desire is to create an atmosphere of prayer and worship, gathering believers together for a focused time of praying for our Nation of Canada and its needs. Each hour of prayer will be leader-led and we’ll cover such areas as prayer for our government leaders, for the media, arts and education, social and community concerns, Canadian families, business leaders, the church and the next generation.
By partnering with and inviting other Canadian prayer initiatives as well as churches to participate in this time unified prayer for our country, we desire to bless the nation as we launch Canada 150 Celebrations.
We encourage everyone to come drop into the Crossroads Centre for whatever hour of prayer or time that you are available during this 24-hour period.
If you cannot attend in Burlington, please join the live stream of the prayer rally available online at www.thisfarbyfaith.ca
Friday April 28 starting at 12noon to Saturday April 29 ending at 12noon
The Crossroads Centre
1295 North Service Road
As you may know during the last month or so we’ve had two important campaigns going: 1) Project HopeSpring with a $200,000 goal to support our 24/7 Prayer Centre, and 2) National Network Airtime Bill Catch-up of $400,000.
I was on air earlier this week to present these results to viewers but in case you weren’t tuned in I wanted to be sure you heard the wonderful news too. I’m deeply humbled and excited to report on how we did.
Wow. We achieved and slightly exceeded our goal. Our dear Prayer Centre manager, Gloria Willoughby, who oversees this mission critical department has told me how encouraging this outpouring of support has been to her and her team of prayer counsellors. Thank you!
Here too our partners reached deep and helped us exceeded our campaign goal. We have been overwhelmed that you voted with your wallets that we should continue on national network airtime. We paid off our bill by the deadline. We’re caught up. Praise God.
What David Mainse promised me last year – “Canadians will not let you down, Lorna” – was true!
As we look ahead – for the next 5 months we need $200,000 to pay for the national airtime that gives us access to a huge mission field – a viewership of 1.3 million people every week. Frankly, this monthly cost is temporarily higher than normal because we are also catching up from last year. But come September 1 we expect to have a newly negotiated reduced rate for airtime. We’re looking forward to that because it means we can begin to invest in new media content focusing on reachjppaing people in different ages and stages.
So please do all you can for Crossroads in the coming months. I need your help to increase the sharing of God’s love with this nation of hurting and lost men and women.
In closing I’d like to share something very special that came to use from a dear partner – a pastor – from Alberta. He called in an encouraging, prophetic word for Crossroads…
God is releasing His people and His money to those who are really doing His work. If we have purified hearts and extended hands we will see the work of God in our midst like never before. In the words from an old Chuck Girard song: “I formed the world with a whisper, now I’m getting ready to shout…”
Friends, Crossroads is a “megaphone of the Gospel.” Every day here I see miracles overcoming obstacles, impossible situations. God is on the move at Crossroads. We’re answering His call to share the Good News of Jesus with our nation. We always will.
God bless you.
P.S. If you can “double up” on your regular monthly gift this month and help me pay our 100 Huntley Street airtime bill, please CLICK HERE. Many thanks.
NEWS RELEASE: ELO & Crossroads Launch Collaboration
NEWS RELEASE – Crossroads Christian Communications (www.crossroads.ca) and Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization have enacted their partnership to highlight the positive impact of Christian marketplace leaders in society.
This partnership benefits from the synergy of two like-minded organizations. ELO has the premier network of Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders in Canada & beyond. Crossroads is the leading Christian broadcaster in Canada with a significant international distribution network.
Lorna Dueck President and CEO, Crossroads, conducted the interviews with Dr. Richard J. Goossen yesterday. Chairman, ELO. Dr. Goossen is a widely-respected author, speaker and researcher on the how marketplace leaders apply their faith in a work environment.
The Marketplace Leadership Series will consist initially of 10 segments of 3 minutes each that will highlight various aspects of personal faith and workplace calling. The segments cover the following topics: You Are Called; The Meaning of Work; Share Faith Responsibly; The Serpent and the Dove; Dealing with Betrayal; Maintain Ethics; Pursue Excellence; You Are A Steward; Dealing With Failure; and Embrace The Entrepreneurial Spirit. These segments will be interspersed throughout the broadcasting schedule.
The Marketplace Leadership segments will be show on “100 Huntley Street,” which is Canada’s longest running daily television show and the sixth longest running daily television show in the world. Authentic and interactive, 100 Huntley Street is broadcast live across North America on YES TV, Global TV, indieNET and GEB America. Each day, 100 Huntley Street highlights stirring testimonies, dynamic points of interest, and special reports from around the globe that speak to people of all ages. 100 Huntley Street is a trusted leader in Christian television, bringing inspired media to North Americans for over 50 years.
The Marketplace Leadership Series will be available in the coming months. After their initial broadcast, be available on both the Crossroads and ELO websites. This content is expected to be a great resource for churches, NPOs and the broader Christian community interested in marketplace leadership.
Yes TV is offering Crossroads Partners free tickets for an evening of family entertainment…
** Reserve your FREE TICKETS to Faith & Family Night today! **
Email David Fardell [email protected]
YES TV and Canadian Basketball League (CBL) present Faith and Family Night; an evening of fun, fellowship, music and basketball. The event will feature pre-game entertainment by Bob Cates and Comedy In Motion, sponsored by 100 Huntley Street followed by the CBL season final. Faith and Family Night will be held at the University of Guelph Athletic Centre on Saturday March 18th, with the pre-game performance beginning at 6:30, followed by the evening’s basketball game at 8:00pm.
Bob Cates is a premier Canadian clean comedian & variety act. He performs a side-splitting interactive comedy show with advanced juggling, wild unicycling and balancing skills, cool lasers and an insane finale! Bob, a Canadian Juggling Champion was twice named Best Entertainer of the Year at the Molson Canadian FEO Awards. He was twice nominated “Best One Man Show” at the Canadian Comedy Awards as well as Entertainer of the Year at the 07,08, 09 & 10 Canadian Event Industry Awards. The Comedy in Motion show has headlined all over the world from Disney Cruise Lines to corporate events.
Hugs for Orphans – Join hands with Crossroads’ Hugs for Orphans campaign, a program dedicated to helping close to 100,000 orphans in Ukraine receive love, affirmation & practical life skills. Crossroads Relief and Development will be sharing stories of outreach and hope throughout the evening, while raising money to bring much needed help to neglected children of Ukraine.
Faith and Family – YES TV and the CBL are inviting community and faith leaders to bring families and build community bonds while enjoying the evening’s entertainment. The Canadian Basketball league will be donating a portion of the ticket proceeds for the evening to Crossroads.
The CBL season began on December 11, 2016, when Durham United Basketball Club defeated Hamilton United Basketball Club 91-84. The CBL’s first full season will end on March 18, 2017.
For additional information please contact:
Office: 905.331-7333 ext. 2251
Email: [email protected]
ABOUT YES TV
YES TV is a commercial television station committed to positive, family-friendly, entertainment programming. YES TV is licensed and regulated by the CRTC as a religious channel and an exclusively Canadian television station, available in 6.9 million homes across Canada.
YES TV consists of three over-the-air conventional stations, two local stations, CKCS-DT (Calgary, AB) and CKES-DT (Edmonton, AB), and one regional broadcaster, CITS-DT (Hamilton, ON). The regional broadcaster primarily reaches the Greater Toronto Area with re-broadcast transmitters in Kitchener, London, and Ottawa. YES TV is a brand of CTS, a Canadian incorporated non-profit. www.yestv.com
About Canadian Basketball League
The Canadian Basketball League is a professional basketball league founded in Toronto, Canada on July 30, 2014. CBL teams play by Fiba rules. (INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL FEDERATION) CBL franchises play in Canadian basketball arenas with average seating capacity of 2000 Seats. Franchise teams are required to play in communities with a population base of over 340,000 people. The long term goal of the Canadian Basketball League is to be a development league for younger players. With over 250 Canadian players not playing in Canada, it is an ideal time to nationalize professional basketball similar to Europe (Euro League). The success of the Canadian Basketball League is directly related to Canadian content requirements in its bylaws and collective bargaining agreement. Canada is the largest country in the world that does not have a professional basketball league to support its national team.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crossroads Christian Communications Announces New Women’s Web Show
“See Hear Love” set to launch on International Women’s Day
BURLINGTON, ON – March 6, 2017 – Crossroads Christian Communications, in partnership with Stronger Philanthropy, The Gideons International In Canada, International Justice Mission Canada, Tyndale University College & Seminary and Yonge Street Mission is pleased to announce the release of See Hear Love on March 8, 2017. Using a panel format, the show is hosted by former Full Circle “sofa sister” Melinda Estabrooks and is co-hosted by Cheryl Nembhard (Co-Founder at Exousia Media Group), Joanna la Fleur (Director of Creative Communications at C4 Church), Abby Paterson (blogger) and Kimberley Mitchell (Nashville co-host).
“I’m thrilled to be making my return to Crossroads through See Hear Love!” said Melinda Estabrooks, host and Executive Producer of See Hear Love. “Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m passionate about connecting with women – discussing resources, sharing our stories and growing in faith together. My hope is that this new web show would bring together not only Canadian Christian women but Christian women from around the world, of all denominations, ages and ethnicities in a way that’s never been done before… and how fitting that our first show will air on International Women’s Day!”
See Hear Love delivers a new platform for women to tune in as Melinda, her co-hosts and other special guests discuss social justice issues, Scripture, other trending topics and highlight other women around the world, from a unique, Canadian, Christian, women’s perspective. The web show format provides an interactive forum for women, not only in Canada, but internationally, to join the conversation through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and the See Hear Love website.
“Crossroads is pleased to announce our first foray into the web series format,” said Lorna Dueck, Chief Executive Officer of Crossroads Christian Communications and YES TV. “We’re committed to providing excellent, relevant, Christian media content and we believe that See Hear Love will allow us to share the unchanging message of God’s love with a younger generation of viewers.”
Airing online on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, See Hear Love reaches women where they are, by providing them with regular, fresh content, available online and accessible 24/7 at www.seehearlove.com.
About Crossroads Christian Communications
For more than 50 years, Crossroads has been a leader in providing faith and values media content for people of all ages. 100 Huntley Street, the flagship television program of Crossroads, was founded by Rev. David Mainse and is the longest running daily television program in Canada. Crossroads provides relevant messages of faith and inspiration for millions of people in this country and, through the internet, around the world. Crossroads also interacts with viewers via 24/7 prayer lines, receiving over 1,000 phone calls daily. For more than 30 years, Crossroads has been a highly respected and effective not-for-profit relief and development agency. Having responded in times of natural disaster worldwide, Crossroads has raised funds and partnered with on-site, nongovernment organizations for emergency relief and long-term development strategies. For more information, visit www.crossroads.ca
About Melinda Estabrooks
Melinda’s career spans over 15 years of broadcast, motivational speaking, and advocacy experience. In her early career, Melinda served as an advocate for social justice issues at World Vision Canada and as a media producer, reporter, and Cultural Correspondent at Listen Up TV (now Context with Lorna Dueck). Melinda has been a keynote speaker at many conferences, retreats, churches and concerts throughout Canada for close to two decades.
She joined Crossroads Global Media Group in 2006, where she began as a co-host on 100 Huntley Street’s women’s television show, Full Circle. Melinda specialized in live events and experiential marketing, and was a regular event host and speaker for Crossroads and CTS TV (now YES TV).
In 2014, Melinda worked at Graf-Martin Communications as their Publicity and Promotions Specialist where she connected with Christian leaders and influencers to promote faith films. In the summer of 2015, Melinda joined JOY 1250 and launched her radio and podcast show, Your Story with Melinda, which encourages her listeners to experience personal stories of faith every Saturday. For more information, visitwww.melindaestabrooks.com
WASHINGTON (NRB) – Crossroads Global Media Group will receive an NRB Milestone Award on Thursday, March 2, at Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Longevity in any field is becoming a rarity, and exemplary service in Christian broadcasting for 50 years or more is a feat worthy of recognition and affirmation. Through its Milestone Award, NRB honors the industry pioneers who brought Christian communications to the place of respect and achievement it enjoys today.
Crossroads (www.crossroads.media) is Canada’s leading provider of faith and values media content for people of all ages. In 1977, Rev. David Mainse launched its flagship television program, 100 Huntley Street, which is the longest-running daily telecast in Canada. Crossroads conveys the unchanging message of God’s love to the world.
“At Crossroads Global Media Group, we believe that to change culture, you must make culture,” said Lorna Dueck, CEO of Crossroads Global Media Group. “We create, broadcast, and distribute media that has the power to change. Through our omni-channel approach, we touch, move, and inspire people with faith and values content impacting people through media.”
In congratulating Crossroads, NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson said, “Crossroads understands and values the power of media in reaching and impacting lives. And through media, Crossroads has edified countless individuals with inspiring stories, timeless truths, and the Gospel message.”
The Milestone Award is one of 21 awards that will be presented during Proclaim 17, which takes place February 27-March 2, 2017, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando. For the complete list of 2017 award recipients, click here.
About Crossroads Christian Communications Inc.
Crossroads is Canada’s leader in providing faith and values media content for people of all ages. 100 Huntley Street, the flagship television program of Crossroads was founded by Rev. David Mainse and is the longest running daily Christian television program in Canada. Crossroads provides relevant messages of faith and inspiration for millions of Canadians and has done so for 50 years. Its mission is to convey the unchanging message of God’s love to people around the world. Crossroads interacts with its viewers via 24/7 prayer lines, and it has also been a highly respected and effective not-for-profit aid agency for over 25 years, having responded in times of natural disaster worldwide, raising funds and partnering with on-site, non-government organizations for emergency relief and long-term rebuilding strategies. For more information, visit our website at www.crossroads.media.
The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.
About the NRB Convention:
The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. The next Convention, Proclaim 17, will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 27-March 2, 2017. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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