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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 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.

Students who successfully complete modules obtain a Crosslands Certificate to recognise their studies (we are currently investigating whether these modules can be taken for academic credit).

Our Entry course is still under development.
More information to follow soon!

Our Foundation 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.

Students who successfully complete modules obtain a Crosslands Certificate to recognise their studies (we are currently investigating whether these modules can be taken for academic credit).

We currently have publicly-available Foundation courses running in Cardiff, Merseyside and North East England.    
Or you can apply to run your own study group,
or a closed or public Foundation learning site.  
See below , or contact us for more information

Our Seminary 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.

Students can choose from a 4-year MA in Christian Ministry or a 3-year unaccredited equivalent.  See Study Options, below, for more detail.

Our September 2018 course is now full.   Please contact us if you would like to join a wait-list for a place in case we have any cancellations, or to register your interest to join the course in September 2019.

 
 
 

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 modules in the Foundation course 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. Read our Tracks mini-prospectus here.

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. Read our Termly Programme mini-prospectus here.

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) 40%
Medium Church (31-50) 50%
Large Church (51+) 55%

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
Biblical Eldership
Ministry Philosophy (coming soon)

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

Study Options ⌄

All the English-language modules in the Foundation course are available for purchase for self-study through our partner, BibleMesh and are also 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 10-12 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 ⌄

Accredited option: £3,750 (€4.300)/student/yr over 4 yrs
A £250 (€300) deposit with your application and £1,750 (€2.000) instalments by 1st September 2018 and 1st February 2019.

Your fees cover everything for the year including all associated accreditation fees, except travel to the Pastoral Conference, travel to Residentials, or any set texts you choose to buy. Note that students must have an existing Bachelor's degree (or equivalent significant ministry experience) to apply.

Unaccredited option: £2,500 (€2.900)/student/yr over 3 yrs
Payments are a £250 (€300) deposit with your application and £1,125 (€1.300) instalments by 1st September 2018 and 1st February 2019.

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

Curriculum ⌄

All students participate in the rolling programme for up to three years. Students on the Accreditated option take the additional Year D as a fourth year once they have completed Years A to C in order to gain their MA in Christian Ministry.

All students: Year B (2018-19)
B1: Old Testament Introduction
B2: Dynamics of Spiritual Growth
B3: Salvation, Church & Eschatology
B4: Culture & Context

All students: Year C (2019-20)
C1: Biblical Theology Introduction
C2: Bible Exposition
C3: Doctrine in Historical Perspective
C4: Church Planting

All students: Year A (2020-2021)
A1: New Testament Introduction
A2a: Mentored Internship (accredited) OR A2b: Dynamics of Pastoral Care (unaccredited)
A3: God, Humanity & Christ
A4: Evangelism & Apologetics

Accredited Option ONLY: Year D (taken as a fourth-year, rolling annually from Sep 2019)
D1: SEBTS Online: Biblical Counselling
D2: Advanced Biblical Studies
D3: Christian Leadership
D4: SEBTS Online: Introduction to Great Commission Studies

Study Options ⌄

Enrolling with Crosslands

Enrolled students can choose to work towards either an MA in Christian Ministry (providing they have an existing Bachelor's degree or equivalent significant ministry experience) or a Crosslands Certificate.

The accredited option consists of the core three-year rolling programme (Years A, B and C) with Year D taken as a fourth year. Successful students accrue 48 credit-hours and graduate with an MA in Christian Ministry (mentored) from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Note that this course requires some work for the student's Supporter in the applied modules.

The unaccredited option consists only of the core three-year rolling programme (Years A, B and C) with YrA2B (Dynamics of Pastoral Care) module replacing YrA2a (Mentored Internship). Students may join for one, two or three years.
Successful students leave with a Crosslands Certificate.

Self-study

It is also possible to purchase many of the modules in the seminary course for self-study through our partner, BibleMesh.

Licencing All the modules in the seminary-level course are available for licence to academic institutions. Contact us to find out more.