At a Glance
‘Philosophy of ministry’ or ‘ministry framework’ describes how you apply your theological principles to the issues you face. This course allows you to identify a philosophy of ministry that reflects your current church community, your missional context, and your theological or denominational distinctives.
Set aside 2-3 hours per week to read, reflect and pray your way through this Foundation Course.
Each lesson includes
- Insightful articles on Bible passages, doctrine and application
- Instructional videos and commentaries
- Interactive reflection boxes to make and store your notes
This course is ideal for
- Elders looking to develop firm foundations to lead gospel-centred, missionally-focussed churches
- Trainee or new elders as part of their wider training and preparation for eldership
- Leadership teams who want to establish a common theological, pastoral and missional vision
- Existing church ministries who want to 'top-up' their theology with a course that has a strong missional, evangelical and reformational emphasis
Explore what a gospel-centred, missionally-focused philosophy of local church ministry looks like in your context.
Brought to you by Crosslands, the Ministry Philosophy course is divided into 9 lessons:
- Unit 1 – Gospel
- Unit 2 – Word and Prayer
- Unit 3 – Grace
- Unit 4 – Mission
- Unit 5 – Community
- Unit 6 – Worship
- Unit 7 – Disciple-making
- Unit 8 – Children
- Unit 9 – Culture-formation
- For more information about Crosslands and to sign up to run a Study Group or Learning Site, click here.
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.
Dr. Graham Beynon
Graham Beynon is pastor of Grace Church, Cambridge and the Director of Independent Ministry Training at Oak Hill Theological College, London. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including God’s New Community, Planting for the Gospel, and Emotions.