At a Glance
These six courses lead you step by step through bible passages, key concepts, practical examples and exercises to help you understand a biblical view of the Church.
Pace yourself by setting aside 40 minutes a day, for 30 days, to read, reflect, and pray your way through the lessons of each course.
Each course includes
- Insightful articles on Bible passages, doctrine and application
- Instructional videos
- Helpful illustrations
- Interactive reflection boxes to make and store your notes
These courses are ideal for
- Christians who want to grow spiritually and who want to develop a gospel-centred approach to the subject
- Pastors with busy schedules, who want to grow in character, ministry skills and gospel direction
- Small groups who want to go deeper by studying in depth at home and then meeting together to discuss and share learning
- Leadership teams and church planting core groups, who want to set out and implement a biblical vision for their church
Missional Ecclesiology Track Bundle Courses
The Christian life is to be lived in the context of community on display to the world. Taking Romans 12 as its key text, this course will help you learn what Christian community should look like and how it is rooted in the gospel. Through the course you’ll be challenged to think about your own role in the church and be helped to build community on mission around the gospel.
How do you stop the day-to-day running of church life becoming a distraction from mission? This course answers by helping us see how everything from business meetings to marriage preparation can and should help us on the task of saving the lost.
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.
This course will help you reconnect the church with mission. The church is God’s mission strategy for reaching people with the gospel. Mission is at the heart of who we are and what we do as church. This course walks you through the doctrine of the church to discover its role in mission. It challenges and equips us to see church planting as a central missions strategy for churches and ordinary Christians.
Leaders should be examples to others of a gospel-centred life. This course helps us recover the gospel heart and goal of leadership. It is for everyone who wants to understand how to support leaders and how to exercise leadership in their own sphere of influence as disciple-makers, small group leaders, parents and church leaders.
We need a vision for partnering with others to plant churches across the globe. This course establishes the importance of a Christ-shaped and global vision for growth and mission in the local church. It is for anyone wanting to help create a culture of Christ-centred growth and global mission in the church.
Dr. Jonny Woodrow
Jonny Woodrow is pastor of The Crowded House in Loughborough and a Crosslands faculty member. He is married with four children and is co-author of Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God
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 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!