Crosslands Basecamp is a flexible, accessible foundation programme of theological study: a low-risk way of getting started without the big commitment of signing up for a Seminary level programme, or a way to develop the confidence to engage in a more demanding programme of theological study and ministry formation. We anticipate that most of our Basecamp students will take a year to complete the study.

For some people, there will be great ministry training options available locally. You can find some of these through the Gospel Partnerships website.  But if there’s nothing suitable on offer locally, or if you’ve completed some ministry training and want more in-depth theological formation, you may like to consider Crosslands Basecamp as a next step.

How does it work?

The normal Basecamp route involves completing six modules for the Basecamp Certificate; however, there are also options to do three modules (for the Basecamp Basics Certificate) or nine modules (for the Basecamp Extra Certificate). Completing a Basecamp module requires taking the corresponding Crosslands Foundation course, with the added stretch of doing required reading and one written assignment (1000-1500 words per assignment). There are options to do Basecamp over one, two or even three years.

There are two ways to complete the Basecamp programme:

  1. Join a public cohort.  This would mean joining a group led by a Crosslands tutor, working to a set schedule, and submitting your assignment to deadlines set by your tutor.  This option would include Zoom-calls with the tutor and the rest of your study group at key points during the programme. Your assignments would be graded and you’ll get feedback on your work. Provided you pass all the modules, you’ll receive a Basecamp completion certificate.
  2. Create a local cohort.  A pastor or another Christian leader can create and lead a cohort in their local area. If you want participants to receive a Basecamp completion certificate then this group leader would need to be approved by the Crosslands faculty, and a Crosslands faculty member will moderate the marking of assignments to validate your grades.

How much does it cost?

  • Three modules in a year (one per term):  £350
  • Six modules in a year (two per term):  £600
  • Six modules over two years (one per term):  £700

To talk to us about fees and options, email basecamp@crosslands.training.

Is Basecamp for me?

Basecamp might be a good option for you if you:

  • Are looking for more depth than Foundation study, but can’t commit to more than one year of training
  • Are interested in Seminary level training, but would like a taster of what that might be like before committing to an extended period of study
  • Don’t feel confident for Seminary level training, but would like to be better equipped for that.
  • Don’t meet the entry requirements for Seminary level training, but would like a certificate that will make that possible
  • Are interested in a broad suite of training that meets you where you are
  • Are undertaking a ministry trainee/intern year

To find out more about enrolling in Basecamp or setting up a local Basecamp study group, make an enquiry and someone will be in touch.