What is it about?

This reading group is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the spiritual life and enrich your own personal walk with Christ. We will be looking at two works by the Puritan John Owen: The Grace and Duty of Being Spiritually Minded and Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ. Owen is arguably England’s greatest ever theologian and a major influence on the Reformed tradition. He combines rich theological reflection with a concern for our day-to-day walk with God, all set within a strong trinitarian framework. Expect plenty of pastoral and devotional application.

Who is it for?

The reading group is aimed at those established in ministry (whether in a supported full-time role or in an unpaid capacity) who want to keep learning and growing as they lead and equip others in the Christian life. There is no requirement for prior formal theological education but to make the most of the course you will need a good general theological understanding, and be able to engage confidently with  more advanced theological texts. It is ideally suited for Crosslands alumni.

What is involved?

A weekly online reading group with 1.5-hour sessions on Tuesday mornings in November 2024. There will be around four hours of pre-reading each week (with the option of a shorter selection). The weekly sessions will not be lectures, but an open discussion of the issues raised in the reading.

When will it happen?


Tuesday, 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th November 2024

What does it cost?


Led by Dr Tim Chester, Crosslands Training.


Bookings will open soon. In the meantime, do get in touch if you have any questions.