Crosslands Foundations are flexible short courses for church members, small group leaders, interns and elders who want to keep being equipped for discipleship and ministry. The overall aim of the Foundations curriculum is to build an understanding of how the Bible affects heart change, to explore how that works out in the context of community and mission, and develop a ‘gospel instinct’ for everyday life lived in and for Christ.

Think of this as a menu of resources to support and enrich local church training. You can deliver these courses through a Learning Site (as a group of churches) or Study Group (within a single church), or you can study as an individual. The order, pace and intensity are completely flexible so you can take the courses you need, whenever you need them. You can follow a recommended study plan or select modules according to your local training needs and priorities.

The basics

Each Foundation course involves roughly 15-20 hours of study. Courses are structured into nine units of approx 1.5-2 hours per unit. Course materials include readings, video, reflections, group discussion questions and application activities.