Foundation (for BM)
1) Decide how you want to study
Our Foundation course is designed for motivated congregation members, small group leaders, interns or elders. It can be delivered through a Learning Site (serving a region or set of churches) or Study Group (serving a single church) but can also be studied by individuals.
The course 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 can obtain an unaccredited Crosslands Certificate to recognise their studies (we are currently investigating whether these modules can be taken for academic credit).
We believe that theological training is most effective when it is studied in-community and in-context of local churches on mission together. The modules have been priced to make them as affordable as possible for our students. Discounts are available for groups studying the material. Please contact us for group discounts. Leaders of Learning Sites or Study Groups may be provided with free access to the study materials to allow you to lead your group effectively.
Students can choose from 26 modules, divided into four streams: Bible/Doctrine, Character, Community and World. The modules are designed to be modular and flexible to both the topics that you or your group want to focus on and the time commitment desired.
Our learning sites, study groups and individual students typically follow one of three approaches:
Students pick 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. Simply browse and pick from the modules here.
Students follow our pre-defined tracks which group 8 related modules together into a themed study package. Typically, a single Track can be completed in a year with two to four hours study per week:
Introductory Christian Ministry - for interns, ministry trainees, lay leaders and retirees
Pastoral Care - for anyone involved in pastoral care in the local church including pastoral staff, women’s workers, pastoral teams and small group leaders
Missional Church and Church Planting - for anyone involved in a church plant or missional community.
Christian Doctrine – for anyone interested in understanding their faith more deeply.
Missional Living - for anyone wanting to shape their life around mission.
Church Eldership - for new and prospective elders, PCC members or leadership teams to do together
Your students work through 6 or 12 modules per year which provides a robust and comprehensive 2 or 4 year curriculum.
6 modules per year might require three to four hours’ study per week, whereas 12 modules per year requires a clear structure of 3 terms over 2 years with 4 modules studied per term at an investment of around eight hours’ study per week.
A ‘Termly Programme Overview’ can be found here which provides further details of this method of study.
Make the most of a discount when purchasing modules as a bundle:
Please contact Crosslands if your have any questions or queries.