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Courses

Entry | Foundation | Seminary

 

We offer courses at 3 levels

Entry: I am a new Christian
Foundation: I am a congregation member, small group leader, intern or elder
Seminary: I am an assistant leader, aspiring church planter, apprentice or existing leader wanting to ‘top-up’ my training

 

Our entry-level course is designed for new Christians or those wanting to look into simple, short courses.
It aims to give you an understanding of what the Bible says about a single topic or question in a highly interactive way to help you or those you’re discipling to grow in your faith.

Our foundation-level course is designed for congregation members, small group leaders, interns or elders.  It aims to give you an understanding of how the Bible affects heart change in the context of community and mission as you develop a ‘gospel instinct’ for everyday life.

Our seminary-level course is designed for assistant leaders, aspiring church planters, apprentices and even those in ministry wanting to ‘top-up’ their training.  
It aims to give you a good understanding of key theological concepts with their pastoral and missional implications to equip current and future leaders for life-long ministry.

 
 
 

Delivery

We believe that theological training is most effective when it is studied in-community and in-context of local churches on mission together. These courses are currently being written but will blend together individual study, small-group work and larger-group work to be as effective as possible. Please check back soon for more details or add yourself to our mailing list to stay in touch.

Cost

These courses are currently being written – check back soon for more details or add yourself to our mailing list to stay in touch.

Curriculum

These courses are currently being written – check back soon for more details or add yourself to our mailing list to stay in touch.

Study Options

These courses are currently being written – check back soon for more details or add yourself to our mailing list to stay in touch.

 
 

Delivery

The foundation-level modules are flexible to be delivered according to your context and needs. We accept applications for Study Groups (usually closed groups within churches that have students from only that church) or Learning sites (usually an open group which is willing to coordinate students from a range of local churches). Crosslands offers a comprehensive manual on how to run Study Groups and Learning Sites for maximum effectiveness, as well as ongoing support. Typically, there are three types of model that our learning sites and study groups use:

Bespoke
Your students take one or a few modules on particular topics which they want to learn about or which fit into a broader training programme. The intensity of study can be varied exactly to suit your students’ needs.

Tracks
Your students follow our pre-defined tracks which group together related modules into a comprehensive study package. Typically, this requires studying two to four hours per week over the course of the year to cover a single Track

Programme
Students study six or twelve modules per year, which gives a 4- or 2-year curriculum respectively. Six modules per year might require 4-hours’ study per week, whereas twelve modules per year requires 8-10 hours per week.

Cost

We believe that theological training is most effective when it is studied in-community and in-context of local churches on mission together. As a result, we have priced our modules aggressively to make the materials as affordable as possible for those that study in groups. Our list price for any individual module is $30 (USD), already a significant discount on the typical market price for this type of material, which has a Recommended Retail Price of $50 (USD).

If you are a Study Group or Learning Site coordinator, you will receive free access to allow them to lead the group effectively.

Discounts
Individual (1-2) 0%
Study Group (3-6) 25%
Church Small Group (7-10) 33%
Small Church (11-30) 50%
Medium Church (31-50) 55%
Large Church (51+) 60%

Curriculum

Understanding the Bible Story
The Bible in Missional Perspective
Understanding God’s Story
Union with Christ
Bible Truth in Missional Perspective
The Holy Spirit
Bible Teaching in Missional Perspective

Character and Heart Change
Gospel Change
Gospel Living
Gospel Relationships
Living the Cross and Resurrection
Pastoral Care Part One
Pastoral Care Part Two

Living as Community
Gospel Community
Keeping it Missional
Church History in Missional Perspective
Missional Church and Church Planting
Understanding Leadership
Beyond the Church Plant

Mission to the World
Evangelism
Engaging with Context
Culture
Apologetics
Christian Imagination
Evangelism and Social Action

Study Options

All the English modules in the foundation-level course are available for purchase for self-study through our partner, BibleMesh. All the modules in the foundation-level course are available for licence by academic institutions. Contact us to find out more.

 
 

Delivery

Mentoring in your local church
– all students should be involved with a local church and study with the active support of the local leadership. A leader who knows you will have to confirm this as part of your application and ongoing study.

Independent study
– it takes a minimum of 10 hour’s study to cover the English-only online material and set texts each week, including weekly contribution to an online discussion forum, moderated by your tutor.

Seminar days
– each module in the year builds towards an assignment which you present and discuss with your peers in five whole-day seminars run by a Crosslands tutor near to you. This is available in English or French.

Pastoral conference
– at the mid-point of the year, you will meet all the students at your hub for a weekend pastoral conference which focuses on practical application of the Pastoral module.

Intensive residentials
– you gather for a week in the Autumn and the Summer for fellowship with your peers, introductions and summaries of modules, peer-review activities and interaction with current theological questions.

Cost

£2,000 or €2,500 per student per year
Payments are a 10% deposit with your application, 45% instalment by September and the remaining 45% by February.

Your fees cover everything for the year, except travel to the Pastoral Conference and Residentials, or any set texts you choose to buy.

Curriculum

Year A (2017-18)
Bible module (3 credits) YrA1: New Testament Introduction
Pastoral Module (2 credits) YrA2: Dynamics of Pastoral Care
Doctrine Module (2 credits) YrA3: God, Humanity & Christ
Mission Module (2 credits) YrA4: Evangelism & Apologetics

Year B (2018-19)
Bible module (3 credits) YrB1: Old Testament Introduction
Pastoral Module (2 credits) YrB2: Dynamics of Spiritual Growth
Doctrine Module (2 credits) YrB3: Salvation, Church & Eschatology
Mission Module (2 credits) YrB4: Culture & Context

Year C (2019-20)
Bible module (3 credits) YrC1: Bible Exposition
Pastoral Module (2 credits) YrC2: Dynamics of Word Ministry
Doctrine Module (2 credits) YrC3: Doctrine in Historical Perspective
Mission Module (2 credits) Elective options:
YrC4A: Church Planting
YrC4B: Church Leadership
YrC4C: Cross-cultural mission

Study Options

You can purchase many of the modules in the seminary-level course for self-study through our partner, BibleMesh. All the modules in the seminary-level course are available for licence to academic institutions. Contact us to find out more.