Missional Living

Created by Crosslands Training

About this Learning Track

For anyone interested in shaping their life around mission.

Over the course of 8 modules, students will understand how the doctrine affects your character, life and relationships, as you and your church community seek to tell others the good news about Jesus.

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

Courses

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: Gospel Living

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12 Month Access ($30.00 USD)

About this Course

The gospel is not just the message we proclaim, it is also the message that shapes our identity, relationships, the nature of the church, mission and everyday life. This is the central course for the this curriculum. It is all about living a gospel centred life.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. A life for God
  • Unit 2. A love for God
  • Unit 3. Looking back: to the Cross
  • Unit 4. Looking around: at the Christian Community
  • Unit 5. Looking forward: to Eternity
  • Unit 6. Living now: Decisions
  • Unit 7. Living now: Friendships
  • Unit 8. Living now: Horizons
  • Unit 9. Living now: Possessions

Course 3 :
Foundation: Gospel Relationships

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12 Month Access ($30.00 USD)

About this Course

Relationships are fundamental to our identity, yet they are fraught with difficulty, fear, conflict and uncertainty. Coming to Christ puts us automatically into relationship with a community of his people. The gospel enables relationships to fulfil their purpose and design. In these nine units you will cover a gospel approach to key relationships and how to navigate some of the major blockages to serving each other.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. Introversion & Extraversion
  • Unit 2. Conflict
  • Unit 3. Fearing People
  • Unit 4. Humility
  • Unit 5. Gifts And Services
  • Unit 6. Work
  • Unit 7. Marriage
  • Unit 8. Singleness
  • Unit 9. Parenting

Course 4 :
Foundation: Gospel Community

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12 Month Access ($30.00 USD)

About this Course

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.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. A gospel community (Romans 12:1)
  • Unit 2. A distinctive community (Romans 12:2)
  • Unit 3. A diverse community (Romans 12:3-8)
  • Unit 4. A devoted community (Romans 12:9-10)
  • Unit 5. A zealous community (Romans 12:11)
  • Unit 6. A patient community (Romans 12:12)
  • Unit 7. A generous community (Romans 12:13)
  • Unit 8. A peaceable community (Romans 12:14-13:7)
  • Unit 9. A missional community (Romans 15:1-7)

Course 5 :
Foundation: Evangelism

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12 Month Access ($30.00 USD)

About this Course

When Jesus captivates hearts, and lives are shaped by the gospel, evangelism happens far more naturally and frequently in everyday conversation. This course doesn't teach techniques but a gospel view of everyday life to help Christians help non-Christians to understand the gospel. It gives us a big vision of Jesus and teaches us the benefits of doing evangelism as part of a church community that lives ordinary life with gospel intentionality.

Course overview
  • Unit 1. The message
  • Unit 2. The messenger
  • Unit 3. Building relationships
  • Unit 4. Talking about God
  • Unit 5. Presenting the gospel
  • Unit 6. Introducing to Christian community
  • Unit 7. Living to provoke questions
  • Unit 8. Answering questions
  • Unit 9. Casual conversations about Jesus

Course 6 :
Foundation: Apologetics

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12 Month Access ($30.00 USD)

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: The Bible in Missional Perspective

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12 Month Access ($30.00 USD)

About this Course

Following the themes of God’s people, in God’s place, under God’s rule, Tim Chester walks us through the bible as the story of God's mission to redeem the world through his Son. Along the way you’ll find out why the church is so central to mission, and how to see everyday life through the gospel lens. This course is not only an introduction and refresher on biblical theology, it will cast a vision for mission in everyday life, through the local church.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. Our Identity (creation)
  • Unit 2. Our Problem (fall and flood)
  • Unit 3. Our Solution Promised (Abraham)
  • Unit 4. Our Solution Pictured (exodus and Sinai)
  • Unit 5. Our Solution Prefigured (conquest and David)
  • Unit 6. Our Solution Predicted (exile and prophecy)
  • Unit 7. Our Solution Personified (the coming of Jesus)
  • Unit 8. Our Solution Purchased (the cross)
  • Unit 9. Our Hope Proclaimed (the resurrection and Pentecost)

 

Course 8 :
Foundation: Evangelism and Social Action

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12 Month Access ($30.00 USD)

About this Course

Learn how to transform your church or small group into a gospel speaking and serving community.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. A Vision For Social Action
  • Unit 2. Models Of Social Action
  • Unit 3. Principles of Social Action
  • Unit 4. Including the Excluded
  • Unit 5. Evangelism and Social Action
  • Unit 6. The Culture Of Deprived Areas
  • Unit 7. Evangelising The Heart
  • Unit 8. Communities Of Grace
  • Unit 9. Communities of Welcome

Certificate : Obtain My Certificate of Completion

About the Certificate of Completion

When you have completed this course study track on BibleMesh.com, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase Course Bundle

Enjoy a special one-time discount when you enroll now in all courses in this track.

Retail Price for all Courses: $240.00 USD
Course Bundle Price: $200.00 USD Save $40!
Registration Period: 24 Month Access

Instructors

  • 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!


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.