Seminary: Cross-Cultural Mission

Seminary: Cross-Cultural Mission

Learn about the biblical and theological foundations of world mission and the missional identity of God’s people as you prepare for the reality of cross-cultural ministry.

At a Glance

This course leads you through the foundations and nature of world mission, looking at the challenges of living and communication in a cross-cultural context and how the gospel equips us to cope and flourish. Set aside 10 hours per week to read, reflect and pray your way through this seminary-level course.

Each lesson includes
  • The principles of Cross-Cultural Mission
  • A focus on missionary practice, communication and the personal challenges of ministry
  • Exercises which guide you to analyse and understand other cultures
  • Interactive reflection and exercises to help you apply what you learn
This course is ideal for
  • Those considering or approaching missionary service in another culture
  • Aspiring and existing church leaders, church planters and their teams, apprentices and interns
  • Pastors with busy schedules who want to grow in ministry skills and gospel direction in their cross-cultural mission activities
  • Leadership teams and church planting core groups who want to reach those of different cultures
  • Existing church ministers who want to 'top-up' their theology with a course that has a strong missional, evangelical and reformational emphasis


80-88 hours

More Details

Learn about the biblical and theological foundations of world mission and the missional identity of God’s people as you prepare for the reality.

Brought to you by Crosslands, the Cross-Cultural Mission course is divided into 8 lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Biblical foundations
  • Lesson 2 – Paul’s missionary practice
  • Lesson 3 – Missionary history
  • Lesson 4 – Missionary paradigms
  • Lesson 5 – Cross-cultural character
  • Lesson 6 – Cross-cultural communication
  • Lesson 7-8 – Assignment

Course Options

  • If you are interested in pursuing seminary credit for any of these courses, please go to the BibleMesh Institute here.
  • For more information about Crosslands and to sign up as a student, click here.


Tim Chester
Dr. Tim Chester

Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands. He is the author of over 30 books and commentaries including You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus, as well as being co-author of Total Church.

Dan Strange
Dr. Dan Strange

Dan Strange is Acting Principal at Oak Hill Theological College, lecturing in Culture, Religion and Public Theology and part of the Crosslands faculty. With a PhD from Bristol University, he leads a North London church and is married to Elly with seven children. His most recent monograph is For Their Rock is Not as Our Rock: An Evangelical Theology of Religions.