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Foundation (for BM)

Overview

Steps

1) Decide how you want to study

2)

Learning Site

 

Study Group

 

Independent 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).

Cost

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.

Curriculum

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:

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Bespoke

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.

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Tracks

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:

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Programme

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: 

Two Year Programme Bundle - Year One 
Two Year Programme Bundle - Year Two 

Please contact Crosslands if your have any questions or queries.