Training

The art of giving and receiving feedback

Feedback can be a wonderful gift to receive, helping us to grow as we’re helped to see our blindspots or recognise how our behaviour affects others. Yet most of us hesitate to ask for feedback, and few of us are comfortable giving feedback to others. Here are ten simple perspectives and a few practical ideas … Read more …

How to get the most from your theological training

Embarking on formal theological training, usually three or four years of intense study, is an enormous commitment, of time, money and energy. So have you thought about how you can make the most of that investment? What are you hoping it will do for you? Let’s back up for a moment and re-set the tone. … Read more …

New Christian Ethics course

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new Foundation course on Christian Ethics  – a joint initiative between Christian Action, Research and Training (CARE) and Crosslands Training. Here’s an introduction to the new course – why we’ve created it and what to expect. What’s the new course all about?  What does it mean … Read more …

Clothed

An applied biblical theology of clothing By Naomi Carle The bridal gown The Bible traces the relationship between God and his chosen people, culminating in a description of the ultimate Wedding Day between Christ and the church. Unsurprisingly then, procuring an appropriate dress takes the entire sweep of Scripture. As with any bridal gown, alterations … Read more …

The Rural Project

16% of the UK’s population live in rural areas. The Rural Project is a partnership of gospel-centred churches aiming to equip rural Christian to take the gospel to their communities. Part of the challenge is training. Smaller rural congregations will find it hard to access in-person training, which often occurs in city centres. This despite … Read more …

New Pastoral Care Course

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new Pastoral Care course  – a joint initiative between Biblical Counselling UK and Crosslands Training. Here’s an introduction to the new course – why we’ve created it, who’s been involved, and what to expect from it. What’s the new course all about? Written by Steve Midgley … Read more …

God’s Story

This article is based on an interview by Tim Chester with Matt Searles, author of God’s Story (Lion Books, 2021). Matt is formerly a pastor in London, now serves as Director of Training for the South Central Gospel Partnership and as a faculty member for Crosslands Training. How does your book differ from some other … Read more …

Crosslands Seminary Tracks

The specialist tracks are deeply and closely connected to the core Seminary programme. Far from being ‘Theology lite’, the tracks offer the same theology, to the same depth, but with an eye to how particular themes or issues might have particular relevance or resonance in different ministry roles, with the help of experienced specialist ministry … Read more …

Affordable Theological Training

Crosslands is committed to affordable and accessible theological training. One benefit of our in-context learning model is that our students don’t need to stop working while they study. We have many students who study alongside their secular employment. Some work full time and study in the evenings and weekends, but most have reduced their hours … Read more …

Word and Prayer

EXTRACT FROM SEMINARY MODULE DYNAMICS OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH   So there are always two key elements to Christian ministry: the word and the Spirit. We proclaim the word and the Spirit brings life through the word. But, of course, we can’t ‘do’ the work of the Spirit. The Spirit is not under our control. He’s … Read more …

Word and Spirit

extract from seminary module Dynamics of Spiritual Growth Colossians 1:3-6 says: We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people – 5 the faith and love that … Read more …