Crosslands offers a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry through a partnership with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the BibleMesh Institute

Crosslands is excited to announce a partnership with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and the BibleMesh Institute (BMI). This cooperative effort provides Crosslands’ students the opportunity to earn an accredited Master of Arts degree.

Created by a combination of Acts 29’s extensive church-planting experience and Oak Hill Theological College’s training expertise, Crosslands is a Flexicademy™, a new type of organisation that delivers flexible learning and rigorous training.

It offers excellent in-context theological training and resources for churches and church leaders in the UK, Europe and 10:40 window: Entry courses for new Christians, Foundation courses for motivated congregation members, and Seminary courses for potential and current leaders or planters

Now, supported by trusted theological educational experts BMI and Great Commission Seminary SEBTS, students successfully completing the Crosslands Seminary course will gain an MA in Christian Ministry (mentored) from SEBTS.

“We’ve delighted in the collaboration between Acts 29 and Oak Hill to create Crosslands” said Steve Timmis (Acts 29 CEO and Chair of the Crosslands Board).  “To now have the opportunity and privilege to work with such well-regarded partners as SEBTS and BMI in order to serve our students is a truly exciting development”.

Dan Strange (Acting Principal of Oak Hill and Crosslands Board member) agrees “Crosslands has proved a real success in delivering high-quality theological training in the contexts where our students live, work and minister.  Being able to recognise their studies with the MA qualification from SEBTS is a great step-forwards.”

Professor Danny Akin (President of SEBTS) adds “We’re excited about Crosslands’ vision to provide theological education across Europe and the 10/40 window to those that, for various reasons, are unable to train through more traditional ways.”

“We are also delighted by this new opportunity to help equip church leaders and planters in gospel-hungry locations. Crosslands offers those serving in the neediest places the opportunity to get the sort of training most suitable for their work.” added Dr. Michael McClenahan (Executive Director, BibleMesh).

Applications are now open for the four-year accredited Ministry course, which will start in September 2018 alongside an unaccredited three-year equivalent.

Visit www.crosslands.training/www.crosslands.fr and www.crosslands.es for more details

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Editor’s Notes:

Crosslands™ is registered as a UK charity, number 1167211 with hubs in the English Midlands, Dublin, Paris and Venice.

Media enquiries should be directed to the Project Director, Chris Rimmer, at info@crosslands.training or on +44 (0)1144 372237.

Crosslands offers an accredited part-time Ministry course over three or four years for aspiring church planters, assistant leaders, apprentices and even those already in ministry. Currently there are 56 students on the course, with bilingual options for non-English speakers.

Its Foundation courses for motivated congregation members, small group leaders, interns and elders are available through its partner BibleMesh in English and have been translated and contextualised into French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Romanian, Turkish and Russian to serve the 500+ students currently being trained across Europe.

Entry courses for new Christians are being produced this year.

Acts 29 is a diverse, global family of church-planting churches, characterised by theological clarity, cultural engagement and missional innovation.

Oak Hill Theological College is a long-established UK provider of full-time and part-time residential accredited evangelical theological training for Anglican and Independent churches, mission, and youth and children’s work.

Southeastern Baptist Theological College is a theological seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, and has equipped men and women to serve the church to fulfil the Great Commission for more than 65 years.

BibleMesh works with churches, ministries, and institutions to provide affordable global trusted theological education. Accredited degree pathways and certificate tracks are available through the BibleMesh Institute. BibleMesh incorporates advanced technology to enhance student assessment, memory and learning.

Media enquiries should be directed to Douglas Baker at douglas.baker@biblemesh.com or +1 405.443.1157.

Pioneers and BibleMesh Introduce Online Theological Training for Missionary Candidates, Marking New Ways to Prepare for Service

HAMILTON, BERMUDA Jan. 31, 2018  — Today, BibleMesh and Pioneers-USA launched a new online theological resource providing theological training for incoming missionary candidates. The BibleMesh Institute (BMI) will serve as the preferred online option for theological training with whom new team members can complete a six-course certificate designed by Pioneers.

“Pioneers is keenly aware of the need to equip workers well for the challenging task of church planting among unreached people groups,” stated Ken M., Vice-President of Pre-Field Ministries for Pioneers-USA. “Accordingly all of our missionaries must have trusted theological training that will serve as an unshakeable foundation for ministry in the often-difficult contexts to which they are called.”

“We are honored by this new opportunity to come alongside these emerging missionary candidates – who come from all walks of life – and provide for them access to trusted theological education that will equip them for service around the world,” said Dr. Benjamin Quinn, Director of the BibleMesh Institute.

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About Pioneers
For more than 35 years, Pioneers’ passion has been to see God glorified among those who are physically and spiritually isolated from the gospel of Jesus Christ. Today, 2.9 billion people live among languages and cultures with no church. In response, Pioneers sends church-planting teams to serve among these 7,000-plus people groups. Today we have 3,248 international members serving on 324 teams in 104 countries among 202 unreached people groups. Additionally, Pioneers partners with more than 2,000 churches to send these missionaries to least-reached peoples.

About BibleMesh
BibleMesh works with churches, ministries, and institutions to provide affordable global trusted theological education. Accredited degree pathways and certificate tracks are available through the BibleMesh Institute. BibleMesh incorporates advanced technology to enhance student assessment, memory and learning.

Media Contacts:

Douglas Baker
405.443.1157
douglas.baker@biblemesh.com

SOURCE – BibleMesh

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https://institute.biblemesh.com/pioneers-bible-certificate/

 

Unapologetic Study Bible Set for Nov. 7 Release

MORRISTOWN, N.J.—The Unapologetic Study Bible—a resource that applies biblical truth to public square issues, from the church’s role in society to the status of socialism, the promise of adult stem cell research, evidences of intelligent design, the global-warming dispute, and justice in war and punishment —is available for pre-order and slated for release November 7.

Published by Thomas Nelson, the Unapologetic Study Bible features more than 220 articles drawn from Kairos Journal, an online resource to help believers restore the church’s prophetic voice amid cultural decay.

“Many say that the West is a ‘cut-flower civilization,’” publisher Emmanuel Kampouris writes in the study Bible’s foreword, “scarcely sustained by the Christian perspectives that once brought her life. The bloom is fading at a shocking rate; we are desperate for spiritual renewal, grounded in Christ and His Word . . . Our prayer is that the Holy Spirit will encourage Christians from all walks of life toward biblically directed thought, word, and deed though the articles included in this study Bible.”

Unapologetic Study Bible articles are organized into eight distinct content areas: church, corruption, economics, education, family, government, sanctity of life, and virtue. The articles also vary in format and comprise quotations from historical figures, in-depth commentary on Bible passages, historical vignettes, and scripturally-informed analysis of current trends.

Among the study Bible’s highlights, readers will learn:

– That French pastor André Trocmé led the village of Chambon to become a haven during World War II for Jews escaping Nazi persecution;

– That British lawmaker William Wilberforce drew inspiration from the biblical preaching of his pastor during the fight to abolish the slave trade;

– That Hebrew terms in Genesis 1 highlight the binary nature of God’s design for gender, in contrast to assertions of the contemporary transgender movement; and

– That the New Testament uses the same Greek word to reference both born and unborn children, suggesting they are equally deserving of protection.

Each Bible book in the Unapologetic Study Bible is preceded by an introduction overviewing its content and identifying key passages. Indices in the back of the study Bible allow readers to study all the articles on a particular topic or survey all the topics addressed within a particular Bible book.

Among contributors to the Unapologetic Study Bible are an international team of pastors and scholars, including the Kairos Journal editorial board.

For more information about Kairos Journal, visit kairosjournal.org; for Thomas Nelson, visit thomasnelson.com.

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Zondervan Academic and BibleMesh Collaborate to Offer Online Distance Learning Courses

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Zondervan Academic and BibleMesh Collaborate to Offer Online Distance Learning Courses

(Nashville, TN)—Zondervan Academic, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, and BibleMesh, a producer of online courses for theological education, announced today a collaboration that will further both entities’ interest in distance learning.   Online courses offered through this new collaboration will be available to colleges and seminaries for use in their curriculum, as well as to individuals interested in non-credit, online continuing education. The first courses will be available in November, 2015, with as many as twenty-five available by the fall of 2016.

“We are committed to publishing the highest-quality resources for schools to help instructors teach and students learn,” said Dr. Stanley N. Gundry, Zondervan senior vice president and publisher. “Building the best online courses for both undergraduate and graduate level study is a natural extension of that commitment. Zondervan Academic has superb content that will be built into the courses, and BibleMesh has experience and expertise in online distance learning. This is why this collaboration makes such good sense and will be such a quality service to schools.”

Courses will be taught by leading evangelical scholars, including Wayne Grudem, Andrew E. Hill, William D. Mounce, Gary D. Pratico, Miles V. Van Pelt, John H. Walton, and many others. Courses available in November will include Basics of Biblical Greek, Basics of Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Interpretation, New Testament Survey, and Old Testament Survey.

In addition to making courses available to schools to use within their online programs, Zondervan and BibleMesh will make online courses available to individuals not enrolled in a college or seminary, with an option to get credit from a partner institution.

“BibleMesh has invested years in developing a superior online learning experience for students using cutting edge technology,” said Michael McClenahan, Executive Director of BibleMesh. “Now, the collaboration between BibleMesh and Zondervan Academic will give schools the chance to offer even more online options for their students.”

Last year 72-percent of incoming college freshmen reported taking an online course the previous year. Many Christian colleges and seminaries have begun to offer online courses to meet the demand and stay competitive, seeing their importance for growing enrollment and leveraging new learning technologies.

The new courses can be used as part of a traditional residential program, within a flipped classroom, or as part of online-only degree programs. Schools can use them to supplement an existing online program or start a new program using courses with content from Zondervan Academic incorporated into the BibleMesh platform.

To be notified when the first courses are available and to receive news and updates, sign up at http://zondervanacademic.com/online-courses-coming-soon/.

HCBibleMeshAbout BibleMesh: A provider of cutting-edge online educational services, BibleMesh promotes understanding of the Christian scriptures and Christian discipleship. BibleMesh advances this mission through core curriculum development, particularly in the biblical languages, alongside strategic initiatives with content creators. BibleMesh was launched in 2010 by Emmanuel A. Kampouris, retired chairman, CEO, and president of American Standard Companies, Inc. and his wife Camille, an educator and performer best known for her work with The Jim Henson Company and Sesame Street. For additional information, please visit www.biblemesh.com.

About HarperCollins Christian Publishing: The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., comprises both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups in addition to Olive Tree Bible Software.  The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space.  Also home to BibleGateway.com, the world’s largest Christian website, and FaithGateway.com, an online community dedicated to helping people grow in their faith. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil.  For more information visit www.HarperCollinsChristian.com.

 

 

BibleMesh Launches Mounce Greek Courses

HAMILTON, Bermuda—Bill Mounce’s best-selling Greek textbook The Basics of Biblical Greek is the foundation for two new online courses launched by Mounce and BibleMesh.

mounce-logo-straplineDivided into 36 lessons on Greek grammar, vocabulary and translation technique, The Basics of Biblical Greek online courses combine classic textbook content with Cerego technologies to enhance grammar and vocabulary retention. Easily adapted into the standard two-semester format of learning biblical Greek, the courses are available in either a stand-alone format or with an academic support bundle.

With the academic support bundle, students can retain permanent access to their grades and receive academic credit at partner institutions of higher education.

The Basics of Biblical Greek textbook is used in colleges and seminaries across the world and has helped more than 200,000 students learn to read the New Testament in the original Greek.

“I am delighted that we are able to partner with Bill Mounce on this important project, enabling people to read God’s Word in the original language,” said BibleMesh publisher Emmanuel Kampouris. “Our global team has long sought to help people know and love the Bible. We strongly believe that this new collaboration honors this purpose.”

The courses include Greek audio recordings, vocabulary tutorials and teaching videos featuring Mounce, president of BiblicalTraining.org.

Mounce said the online courses are “not merely an eBook” but “a truly interactive, learning experience.”

“There is so much that we can do electronically to help the student learn biblical Greek, making the process much less painful than a traditional paper textbook,” said Mounce. “That is why I am delighted to be working hand in hand with BibleMesh, using their expertise to accomplish this goal. From the presentation of the written material, to the inclusion of the videos, to the interactive testing, we are well on our way to a new type of learning experience. And for teachers, the embedded administrative tools from Cerego will make teaching a class of any size a rewarding experience.”

In the coming months, BibleMesh will release other Mounce courses based on content from BiblicalTraining.org, which offers resources for discipleship in the local church.

BibleMesh is an internationally known source for theological content that promotes biblical understanding and Christian discipleship. It launched in 2010 to offer high-quality courses in a cutting-edge online learning environment.

Kampouris and his wife Camille began BibleMesh to address biblical illiteracy worldwide. Emmanuel Kampouris is the retired chairman, CEO, and president of American Standard Companies, Inc. Camille Kampouris is an educator and performer most known for her work with The Jim Henson Company and Sesame Street.

For more information about BibleMesh, visit biblemesh.com.

 

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New BibleMesh Course Explores Biblical Gender Roles

ProfilePicMAKost.smallHAMILTON, Bermuda—BibleMesh is pleased to announce the launch of God’s Design for Man & Woman, an online course from Andreas and Margaret Kӧstenberger explaining the Bible’s teaching about gender roles and applying it to the modern world. In 10 instructional units with more than 30 videos, students will learn that God created man and woman with equally significant yet distinct and complementary roles in the church and the family.

The Kӧstenbergers have been married for 25 years and are the parents of four children. He serves as senior research professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where Margaret is adjunct professor of women’s studies.

“Our culture is in great ferment on the issue of gender identities and roles,” Andreas Kӧstenberger said. “As a result, there is an acute need to equip this generation with the clear teaching of Scripture on this subject. In God’s Design for Man & Woman, we show how God’s original pattern was established at creation, subverted at the fall, and is now being restored in Christ for believers. Lasting fulfillment for men and women comes not through political action, legislative initiative, or judicial decree, but only by spiritual transformation.”

Among the features of God’s Design for Man & Woman are:

  • A survey of Scripture’s teaching on gender from Genesis to Revelation rather than a focus only on debated passages.
  • Instructional videos featuring the Kӧstenbergers’ discussing key issues from their perspectives as a husband and wife.
  • Opportunities for reflection, interaction with the material, and assessment.
  • A church curriculum that can be used in conferences or small groups with a facilitator, video component, and discussion questions.

Available at www.BibleMesh.com and www.biblicalfoundations.org, God’s Design for Man & Woman is based on the Kӧstenbergers’ book of the same title published by Crossway.

GDMW“In a world awash in confusion about God’s plan for men and women, BibleMesh has gladly partnered with Andreas and Margaret Kӧstenberger in this important project,” said BibleMesh publisher Emmanuel Kampouris. “Their instruction in this course helps bring the clarity of God’s Word to bear on the subject of gender.”

Kampouris and his wife Camille began BibleMesh to address biblical illiteracy worldwide. Emmanuel Kampouris is the retired chairman, CEO, and president of American Standard Companies, Inc. Camille Kampouris is an educator and performer most known for her work with The Jim Henson Company and Sesame Street.

BibleMesh is an internationally known source for theological content that promotes biblical understanding and Christian discipleship. It launched in 2010 to offer high-quality courses in a cutting-edge online learning environment.

 

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