About

Our Seminary course is designed for assistant leaders, aspiring church planters, apprentices, youth and children's workers and those in ministry wanting to 'top-up' their training.

It aims to give you a good understanding of key theological concepts in detail with their pastoral and missional implications, to help you lead others in the Christian life.

Students can choose from a four-year MA in Christian Ministry or three-year unaccredited Crosslands Certificate. It is also possible to study the Certificate for just one or two years.

Curriculum

Students study four modules each year (one from each stream) on a rolling programme. All students study Year A, B and C. Students on the accredited option then study Year D to complete their MA in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS).

Stream: Year C (2019-20) Year A (2020-21) Year B (2021-22) Year D (MA only) (2022-23)
Biblical Module C1: Introduction to Biblical Theology A1: New Testament Introduction B1: Old Testament Introduction D1: Advanced Biblical Studies
Pastoral Module C2: Bible Exposition A2a: Practical Ministry & Mentored (MA only) or Dynamics of Pastoral Care B2: Dynamics of Spiritual Growth D2: Biblical Counseling (SEBTS)
Doctrine Module C3: Doctrine in Historical Perspective A3: God, Humanity and Christ B3: Salvation, Church and Eschatology D3: Christian Leadership or Leading Children's and Youth Ministry in the Local Church (CYM)
Mission Module C4: Church Planting or Word Ministry and Young People (CYM) A4: Evangelism and Apologetics B4: Culture and Context D4: Great Commission Studies (SEBTS)

 

Delivery

  • 1. Mentoring in your local church

    All students should be involved with a local church and study with the active support of the local leadership. A leader who knows you will have to confirm this as part of your application and ongoing study.

  • 2. Independent study

    It takes a minimum of 10 hour’s study to cover the English-only online material and set texts each week, including weekly contribution to an online discussion forum, moderated by your tutor.

  • 3. Seminar days

    Each module in the year builds towards an assignment which you present and discuss with your peers in five whole-day seminars run by a Crosslands tutor near to you. This is available in English or French.

  • 4. Pastoral conference

    At the mid-point of the year, you will meet all the students at your hub for a weekend pastoral conference which focuses on practical application of the Pastoral module.

  • 5. Intensive residentials

    You gather for a week in the Autumn and the Summer for fellowship with your peers, introductions and summaries of modules, peer-review activities and interaction with current theological questions.

Cost

Accredited MA in Christian Ministry:

Successful students are awarded an MA from our partners Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the BibleMesh Institute.
£3,750 or €4.300 per student per year over four years.

Unaccredited Crosslands Certificate:

Successful students are awarded a Certificate to acknowledge their studies.
£2,500 or €2.850 per student per year over one to three years.

For both options, fees include everything for the year (including any associated accreditation charges), except travel to the Residentials, travel to the Pastoral Conferences and any set texts you choose to buy.

Modules

Click the tiles below to find out more about each module. You can also purchase individual modules for self-study.