Hey! It's nice to get to know each other.
Ok, where should we start?
Explain to me shortly: "What is Crosspaint?"
Good place to start! Crosspaint is the answer to a problem. We are in an information revolution, but most don't really understand what this means. The price we (as christians) will pay for our ignorance is that the coming generation will either not believe in Jesus Christ, or they'll run after a false Jesus...
This is not something coming down the road, but an alarming reality. 59% of all young people today leave the church by the time they become an adult. And to be honest, is this any different in your church? Not really, right?
Well, exactly this group of people primarily uses the internet to form their opinion. If we take a closer look, we'll find out that 80% of Internet users consume video content every day.
This means that it doesn't matter how many books we pile up in our libraries: we still won't be reaching the young people. The place where opinions are formed are increasingly online and via video.
We love Jesus Christ and we love our fellow human beings (so do you, or you wouldn't be here!). We believe that Christ Jesus is the only way to salvation, true peace and joy, and the only way to solve the problems of our generation.
...we explain all of this in short animated videos on YouTube.
How all of this started with Natha is told right on our homepage. I think it will be interesting for you.
Want to read it? Click here.
What are your goals?
Indirectly? Evangelism. Directly? Revival.
When we study the Bible and read church history, we notice that revival always happens when individuals take God's Word seriously again – under persistent prayer. Crosspaint is the through ball, the final pass, to give a visual generation access to the truths of God's Word again.
Today, so many young people are thirsty for God. But they have been trained, both in today's schools and through digitalisation, to read less and less. They have the Bible, but they don't read it. When they do set the goal to read, it dies off after just 2-3 days... Most of you know exactly what I'm talking about.
It's like trying to start a fire, but with a giant log and a single match. You can hold the small flame next to the giant log until it dies off... most likely a fire won't be starting. To start a fire you need dry twigs, wood chips or even paper. Good lighting material.
Think of Crosspaint as the firelighting material for your Bible study. The ideal intermediate step for those who aren't a bookworms, but still love God.
What church are you from?
We aren't from a church. Crosspaint is a personal ministry from Natha with a wonderful (his words), and partially global team.
But we understand your question: "How can I classify you?” is what you really mean.
If you want to know how someone stands theologically, look at how he interprets Paul’s letter to the Romans.
You can find Crosspaint's Romans overview here.
Furthermore, we also have a short creed, which you can find below.
What do you believe? (Creed)
hmm... Honestly, we aren't exactly fans of box-like-thinking. However, if someone insists in classifying us, we've written down some statements which reflect what we believe:
1. The Bible - The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.
We believe that "...all Scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, conviction, rebuke, and instruction in righteousness, so that the man of God may be perfect, fully sent to every good work." -2 Timothy 3:16-17
2. God - The fear of the Lord is a name of God.
We believe in one, triune and eternal God. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, are three equal persons and yet one God. God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent and holy, just and full of love.
3. Sin - The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.
Through the disobedience of Adam and Eve sin came into the world. Sin is lawlessness. It is to strive to be like God; the desire to determine the cans and cannot's. "The wages (consequence) of sin is death." -Romans 6:23
4. Justification - Love drives out fear.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. Justification is the just act of God, in which God ascribes perfect righteousness to a sinner whom he has awakened to faith in Christ, forgives him of his sins and welcomes him into his Ekklesia.
If you want to know more about us, read our story.
If I support you, where will my money be going?
You're right, that's a very important question.
When supporting Crosspaint, your money goes 100% into Crosspaint's work. Natha, the founder, receives his salary independently, and not from the donations, in order to be free from any monetary driven thoughts in his decisions.
You can find out how this came about in the Crosspaint Story here, or keep up with weekly updates by signing in below.
At the moment, are you in need of financial donations?
Nah, we are Breatharian. We don't need food to live. Just kidding. Of course, we have to live from something. A crosspaint video costs about 2000 USD, while Crosstalk series (currently only available in German) costs around 1800 USD. Every month we produce 4 Crosspaint videos and a Crosstalk serie.
But this is only the beginning. Should donations increase, we could start projects like:
- Translating Crosspaint videos in Spanish, Arabic, Russian etc...
- Bring Workbooks out faster
- Explain the whole Bible in Crosspaint style
- Create E-courses
- Attend book-fairs
- Send out posters and postcards: free of charge and in bulk
- Devote time for one-on-one conversations (currently, we have more requests than resources)
Follow the whole project closely by reading our weekly Crossletters... and change a small part of the world with us
Questions regarding Donations
How can I help Crosspaint?
First of all, thank you very much for your interest in this project.
Your question is: How can you help Crosspaint?
Well, I'll list some simple ways, ok?
- First of all: pray. Thank you for all of your prayers!
- Donate, but only if you don't watch the videos.
- Give back, if you watch the videos.
Now, this sounds very similar to number 2, but there is an important difference.
Example: Let's say you give money for a water project in Africa. Nice idea. But in this, you are not the beneficiary. That's why you donate. Now, imagine you take guitar lessons. For these sessions, you pay. You give back. You don't donate. Makes sense?
Paul said: "If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it too much if we reap material things from you?" -1 Corinthians 9:11
How/where can I make a donation?
You can choose to donate via credit card, PayPal or wire transfer to our bank account.
It is possible to make both a one-time or to sign-up for monthly donations through our monthly donation program. Interested? See all the support options here.
But how do monthly donations work?
Thank you for your interest to support the spreading of God's Word through online media.
Our monthly donation program allows you to give as much as you'd like – once or on a monthly bases. You can choose to donate through credit card, debit card, PayPal, or wire a transfer directly to our bank account.
For monthly supporters:
Your donation will be automatically set to reoccur every month on the same day as your first donation.
Can I cancel my monthly donation?
Well... yes, you can cancel your subscription at any time on the "My Account" page...
May I get your bank details? I'd like to wire a donation.
Our bank details:
BANK: UBS Switzerland
ACCOUNT NAME: "Association Crosspaint"
Please add your email address in the subject-line. We'd love to say thanks.
For more support options, click here.
I made a donation to Crosspaint. Will I receive a financial report?
Well, kind of... We update our community through weekly Crossletters - sign-up below!
Some questions regarding Crosspaint
May I use your videos in church /another event?
Yes, you're actually very welcome to do so! Here's a few guidelines:
- (Please) Stream it via Youtube. Do NOT download it and play it offline.
- It would be really cool if you'd take a picture (even a selfie) while showing the video, and send it to us. That would be very encouraging.
May I translate your videos into another language or dubb (sync) them?
Unfortunately, No. But thank you for your interest.
There are many reasons for this, but sticking simply to the practical ones: It may sound very easy to just translate the videos... but it really isn't. For those who are in the groove it already demands an investment of 8+ hours a week etc.
In the near future, we will think about how we can do this and then approach the community.
May I reupload your videos on my website/Youtube channel?
No, you can't... You may, however, use an embedded youtube link, which refers back to our channel even when on your website/facebook page.
Additionally, our videos should always be credited with „courtesy of crosspaint.tv".
How much is the community involved in building Crosspaint?
Our desire is to listen carefully to our community of brothers and sisters, never, however, abandoning the Lord and His guidance. This is a daily exercise.
Thank you for your prayers!
What could go wrong in this mission?
You really want to go into detail
I like that.
2 quick answers com to mind:
- We could get distracted and miss the biggest chance to reach our generation.
- That false teachings spread... quicker than Crosspaint...
How many people work for Crosspaint?
We are 12, from various corners of the earth too and aged from 21 years old up to 37. Unfortunately we can't afford to have all of the faces below full-time, with most pitching in with their spare time.
You want to know all about Crosspaint? We have written an updated overview explaining a little of our current "structure".
Go to the homepage and sign up for the Crosspaint story now!
The sign-up form is on the bottom of the page.
How can I contact you?
Well, why not here?
If for some reason you prefer to leave an anonymous message, click here.
And finally, some (boring) technical questions.
- Can't access your account?
- Can't watch the videos?
- Found a mistake somewhere on the website?
For any of these, please contact us here:
I forgot my password. How can I get it back?
You can set a new password here.
Where can I change my password?
You can't remember your own birthday?
A 2019 Bilendi survey "surprisingly" showed that 21% of online surfers use personal information such as: the name of their favorite football team, the name of their pet or their own birthdays to create passwords... are you one of these?
Oh... you have another question?
No worries. Send it to us.