CROSS Training

For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.                                                      1 Corinthians 1:18

The message we have to bring to the world hasn’t changed in the last 2000 years.  But the world into which we bring that message is ever-changing. This presents churches with opportunities and challenges.

Through Cross Training, individuals and congregations  have access to a wide variety of courses and seminars  that will prepare you to effectively meet these challenges and opportunities.

This online, real-time education provides easy access to a wide range of expertise and wisdom that will nourish your own faith and assist you in the work of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with those you meet.

How it Works:

Using video-conferencing technology, Cross Training brings scholars and practitioners with a wide range of expertise right to your home or congregation.  Individuals or congregations can register for any of the current course offerings or courses in the Cross Training archive.  Students and instructors have real-time, face-to-face interaction, allowing for questions and conversation.

All you need is a computer with high speed Internet access (dial-up, satellite, or wi-fi present some technical issues), a webcam and headset. To offer courses in a small group setting, a projector is useful. Our tech support team is able to assist you with any issues that arise.

To learn how to sign up for Cross Training contact Jon at

CROSS Training – 2019
A CROSS Training webinar typically lasts between one hour and an hour and a half.
“Ministry of the Word”  The class is intended for those lay persons called to assist their pastor or church in times of need and to help these individuals share the Word also in visitation, etc. Beginning April 28th. Contact Jon at for info.

Reformation Perspectives“, a four part mulit-session series engaging congregations in the Reformation from Historical (DiMauro), Theological (Fritts), Hermeneutical (Thompson), Worship (Koch) and Pastoral Care (Nestingen) contexts.  The sessions are recorded on the internet for flexibility and ease of use. They make for excellent bible study and additions to your Reformation year celebration. The series is also invaluable to laity called to assist their pastor or church in times of vacancy. (The instructors are in parenthesis)   Free to supporting congregations, we ask for a donation of any amount from other groups or individuals requesting this series. Use the Contact Us form to request.