Christian Doctrine

Created by Crosslands Training

About this Learning Track

For anyone interested in understanding their faith more deeply.

Over the course of 8 modules, students will examine key doctrines of the Christian faith from the Bible, in history and as you connect with the culture around you.

The successful student who enrols and completes all these courses is awarded an unaccredited Crosslands Certificate.


Course 1 :
Foundation: Gospel Change

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12 Month Access ($30.00 USD)

About this Course

The goal of the Christian life is to be conformed to the likeness of Christ (Romans 8:29). In this course you will learn how to apply the gospel to your everyday life. It teaches Christians to connect the truth about God with our 'Monday-morning struggles'. You will find out how change takes place as God’s truth is applied to the heart, and also how to effectively minster the gospel to those around you.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. The dynamics of gospel change
  • Unit 2. Gospel change and repentance
  • Unit 3. Gospel change and faith
  • Unit 4. Head and heart in Christian experience
  • Unit 5. The means of grace - the bible, prayer and community
  • Unit 6. Holiness - its nature
  • Unit 7. Holiness - relationships
  • Unit 8. Holiness - conversations
  • Unit 9. Holiness - thankfulness

Course 2 :
Foundation: Union with Christ

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12 Month Access ($30.00 USD)

About this Course

All that Christ has achieved for his people is ours through our union with him. Heart change and mission flow out of who Jesus is, and how we are bound to him by faith. This course will teach you to understand and enjoy your relationship with Jesus in everyday life on mission.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. What Is Union With Christ
  • Unit 2. Location And Representation
  • Unit 3. The Work Of The Spirit
  • Unit 4. Sanctification
  • Unit 5. The Benefits Of Our Union
  • Unit 6. Union With Christ And One Another
  • Unit 7. How Union With Christ Impacts Everyday Life
  • Unit 8. Motivation And Mission
  • Unit 9. Keeping Going In Mission

Course 3 :
Foundation: The Holy Spirit

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About this Course

The Holy Spirit is often the forgotten member of the Trinity or His work is emphasised apart from the gospel. This course helps us see the central role of the Holy Spirit in creation and redemption. Understanding the work of the Holy Spirit empowers and shapes gospel mission and discipleship in the local church.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. Creator Spirit
  • Unit 2. The prophetic Spirit
  • Unit 3. The redeemer Spirit
  • Unit 4. The sending Spirit: part one
  • Unit 5. The sending Spirit: part two
  • Unit 6. The sanctifying Spirit
  • Unit 7. Communion with the Spirit
  • Unit 8. The consummator Spirit: part one
  • Unit 9. The consummator Spirit: part two

Course 4 :
Foundation: Living the Cross and Resurrection

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About this Course

This course shows how the cross and resurrection provide the pattern for discipleship in the everyday. It calls us to live out the radical implications of grace and to apply the way of the cross to every area of life. You’ll discover how the cross and resurrection empower you in Christ for a life of sacrificial service and joy. You’ll be encouraged to live a risk-taking life on mission to the world as part of a community of people empowered by the cross.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. The freedom of the cross
  • Unit 2. The community of the cross
  • Unit 3. The power of the cross
  • Unit 4. The life of the cross
  • Unit 5. The pattern of the cross
  • Unit 6. Power to be weak
  • Unit 7. Life to die
  • Unit 8. The message of the resurrection
  • Unit 9. The promise of the resurrection

Course 5 :
Foundation: Church History in Missional Perspective

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About this Course

The history of the church is packed with lessons for mission and church today. The call to be faithful to the gospel is central to mission. This call rings out through the stories of brothers and sister who have gone before. Reengage the past to understand present pressures, and shape future plans, for mission and evangelism.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. The Early Church
  • Unit 2. The Medieval Period
  • Unit 3. The Reformation
  • Unit 4. The Anabaptists
  • Unit 5. The Puritans
  • Unit 6. The Evangelical Awakening
  • Unit 7. Modern Missionary Movement
  • Unit 8. A Brief History Of Church Planting In Britain: Part One
  • Unit 9. A Brief History Of Church Planting In Britain: Part Two

Course 6 :
Foundation: Apologetics

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About this Course

The Bible calls us to give a defence for the hope we have in Jesus. It's the Christian life that prompts the question, and relationship is the best context to display and explain the hope we have. This course helps us to understand where objections to the Christian faith come from and how to answer them with a relational approach to apologetics.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. Presuppositional apologetics
  • Unit 2. Relational apologetics
  • Unit 3. Doubt, faith and Jesus
  • Unit 4. The proof for God
  • Unit 5. Other religions
  • Unit 6. Suffering
  • Unit 7. Truth and freedom
  • Unit 8. Hell
  • Unit 9. Science and miracles

Course 7 :
Foundation: Bible Truth in Missional Perspective

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About this Course

All Christians need a solid grounding in the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith. In this course you will walk through key doctrines with the help of the Nicene Creed, working them through to practical application in life and mission. The course encourages students to reconnect theology to practice and to enjoy big truths about God and the gospel in the routines of everyday life.

Course Overview
  • The Nicene Creed
  • Unit 1. The triune God in a fragmented world
  • Unit 2. The sovereign God in an anxious world
  • Unit 3. The creator God in a material world
  • Unit 4. The person of Christ in a hurting world
  • Unit 5. The sacrifice of Christ in a guilty world
  • Unit 6. The reign of Christ in a rebellious world
  • Unit 7. The justice of Christ in a self-justifying world
  • Unit 8. The life of the Spirit in a powerless world
  • Unit 9. The hope of the Spirit in a hopeless world

Course 8 :
Foundation: Christian Imagination

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About this Course

Cultural artefacts, movies, paintings, songs, and literature shape the way people view the world and imagine new possibilities for behaviour. Taking the example of Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," among others, this course gives a vision and practical steps for the church to influence and shape cultural imagination through our own artistic output.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. Cultural engagement and the imagination
  • Unit 2. Why Christians often mistrust the imagination
  • Unit 3. What is the imagination?
  • Unit 4. What makes the Christian imagination distinctive?
  • Unit 5. Christian art and the pitfalls that derail It
  • Unit 6. Mapping the Christian imagination
  • Unit 7. Three artists who get it right
  • Unit 8. Worship and reforming the imagination
  • Unit 9. The artist and the Christian community

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About the Certificate of Completion

When you have completed this course study track on, you will need to enroll here to apply for your certificate. This enrollment will be activated when you have successfully finished all the courses in this track.









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Retail Price for all Courses: $240.00 USD
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Registration Period: 24 Month Access


  • Dr. 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.

  •  Steve  Timmis
    Steve Timmis

    Steve Timmis lives in Sheffield, England, where he is a pastor in The Crowded House. He is also the Executive Director of Acts 29. He has co-authored a number of books with Tim Chester, including Total Church,  as well as authoring a couple all on his own – Gospel Centred Leadership and I Wish Jesus Hadn’t Said That!

  •  Jonathan K.  Dodson
    Jonathan K. Dodson

    Jonathan Dodson (M.Div, Th.M) is the founding pastor of City Life Church in Austin, TX which he started with his wife, Robie, and a small group of people. They have three children. He is the author The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing, Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection, and Gospel-Centered Discipleship. He enjoys listening to M. Ward, watching sci-fi, and going for walks.

How It Works / FAQs

What is a track?

A track is a collection of courses that the Crosslands Faculty has put together to provide a guided program of study in a specific subject area.

Why should I work to complete a track?

You should work to complete a track if you desire to love Jesus, live by grace and live shaped by the cross and resurrection. The tracks aim to help you understand how God’s Word affects heart change in the context of communities and mission as you develop a 'gospel instinct' for everyday life. Students who successfully complete a track will receive a certificate of completion from Crosslands.

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes. Although a course subscription only provides access to a given course for a set time period, you may take as long as you wish to complete a learning track.

Can I skip certain courses?

In order to complete a learning track and receive a certificate, you must complete every course within that track.

Can anyone receive a certificate of completion?

Yes. Anyone who enrolls in a Crosslands course can work toward earning a certificate of completion.

How do I receive a certificate of completion?

Once you have finished all the courses in a track, you may apply for and receive a certificate of completion.

Is this certificate of completion recognized for credit by colleges and seminaries?

No, the Crossland Foundation Course modules are not currently credit-bearing. 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 or start a learning site / study group, click here.