Crosslands | Christian Vocations

Crosslands

Type: Training provider
Crosslands aims to provide excellent in-context theological training and resources to churches and church leaders in the UK, Europe and 10:40 window.
About Us:

Crosslands provides excellent in-context theological training and resources for churches and church leaders in the UK, Europe and 10:40 window to:

- Make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ;
- Equip Christians and Christian Leaders in partnership with local missional churches;
- Nurture a culture of multiplication and church planting; and
- Invest in the next generation of missionary theologians.

Ultimately, the team at Crosslands are passionate to see the cross of Christ reigning over these lands and our students crossing-lands for the gospel.
Whether you are an aspiring leader, motivated congregation member or just a new Christian, we want to serve you with gospel training when and where you need it.

We offer a range of courses; seminary (for leaders and trainee leaders) and foundation (for congregation members, elders and interns).  

The seminary course:

Our Seminary course is an in-depth curriculum for church planters, aspiring church leaders, specialist ministry leaders or those who simply want to dig deeper theologically. It aims to give you a good understanding of key theological concepts in detail with their pastoral and missional implications, to help you lead others in the Christian life. Students can choose from a four-year MA in Christian Ministry with successful students being awarded an MA from our partners Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the BibleMesh Institute or three-year unaccredited Crosslands Certificate. It is also possible to study for just one or two years. In addition to our core seminary programme there are specialist options; Children’s and Youth Ministry (CYM), Music Ministry (MM) and Women in Ministry (WiM)

How is it delivered?

The course is delivered in-context and in-community using modern, blended techniques:

  1.  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.
  2. Independent study - it takes on average 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. Complete an ungraded assignment and graded assignment per module, included within the normal study hours.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. At the mid-point of the year, you will meet all the students at your hub for a weekend winter residential which focuses on practical application of the Pastoral module.

How much does the course cost?

The course costs £2,500 or €2,850 for unaccredited or £3,750 or €4,300 for accredited per student per year.  This includes everything for the year, except travel to the residentials and any set texts the student chooses to buy. 

The foundation course:

Our Foundation material are flexible short courses for church members, small group leaders, interns and elders who want to keep being equipped for discipleship and ministry. It can be delivered through a Learning Site (serving a region or set off churches) or Study Group (serving a single church) but can also be studied by individuals. The course gives 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. Each module is flexible to order, pace, intensity or follow a recommended study plan. All you need to do is decide how/what you want to study.

How is it delivered?

The course is delivered in-context and in-community using modern, blended techniques.

How much does the course cost?

Each module costs $30 (in dollars due to our international sales), but discounts are available for those that study in groups.