Endorsements


City Hill Church, Johannesburg

We at CityHill, Johannesburg adopted Crossroads to help train and equip our congregation in the fundamentals of the Christian faith. As a church, we believe in equipping men and women for ministry and making disciples for Christ as per Eph. 4:11-16 and Matt 28:19-20, respectively. The course was very attractive to us because it came with comprehensible material, extensive resources ranging from Bible software to class notes, and a detailed leader’s guide to help with implementation. In hind sight this was one of our best decisions, as we have seen men and women transformed first hand, by the Holy Spirit, through the course.

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City of Light Bible School

“I thank God for bible school and the impact it had in my life. Before bible school I had some unanswered questions about some topics in the bible, but now through bible school I am grounded in my faith because I now have a deeper insight on some key faith doctrines of the bible. The bible school has also equipped me for ministry because I have gained knowledge and understanding on spiritual matters particularly on serving God. Moreover I now have a greater interest in the word of God than before.” – Miss Nangamso Mtamzeli
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Pneumatix Namibia:


This year (2010): On the photo from left to right: Back: J.W Prinsloo, Johann Potgieter,Gerhardt Pelser, Jean-Louis Knouwds, Maveric Galant. Front: Jarike Slabbert, Eloise Reinhardt, Quinita Botes, Launa Vlok.
Pneumatix Namibia started with 9 students on board. In the light of our Vision and Mission as Pneumatix Namibia we decided to implement the Crossroads course offered by SATS. Our students completed Crossroads 1 & 2 this year and found it filled with fun, laughter and insight. We use “Crossroads” as part of our training in a gap year process. The first and primary aim of the process is bringing young guys and ladies from different walks of life, different denominations, fresh out of high school, to a place where they can commune with God in a living and loving relationship. To make this a reality the Word of God is one of the most integral parts. This is where “Crossroads” bear’s the greatest weight in our training! It lays the foundation.
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Excerpt from the Culpepper Virginia “Star Exponent:

 

CROSSROADS course coming to Novum Baptist

Amy Wagner, Contributing Writer

 

crsrdsTeach.jpgMike Sharman, teaching Crossroads class, illustrates the lesson to Dena Warren, Dave Warren and Julie Linden.

Mike Sharman, member of Novum Baptist Church, teaches adult Sunday school and Wednesday night bible studies. He currently writes the curriculum, however he found an opportunistic course through the South African Theological Seminary. Deciding to use it as a way to equip adults with a ministry opportunity, he has brought the course to Novum Baptist Church. The course, called CROSSROADS, begins Sept. 9 and will be held on Wednesday nights.

It is a two-year program designed to meet the needs of any church body and the regional Christian community.

Broken down into CROSSROADS 1 (the way to live) and CROSSROADS 2 (the way to lead), each year comprises a 30-week program. Upon completion, students have the opportunity to use it for a higher certificate, diploma or degree program through South African Theological Seminary. There is an opportunity to earn 48 learning credits upon completion of the entire two-year program.

Novum is exploring the potential of becoming a full partner with the South African Theological Seminary so that they can provide Ph.D. programs. They are currently a satellite campus for college programs through this seminary.

CROSSROADS, designed by South African Theological Seminary, is being offered locally to provide adult students with a discipleship and leadership training school. It is not designed to be an accredited, college-level program. Sharman will be the primary leader with his wife, Nancy, leading sessions primarily dealing with prayer.

The way to live is the first year program. The focus is to equip all Christians with the knowledge, skills and character needed to live solid, fruitful lives for Christ. The second-year program, the way to lead, focuses on those believers who wish to equip themselves to become leaders in the church.

The cost per year, per person, is $50 which includes course materials.

Registration can be completed the first night of the course. For more information contact Sharman at 540-727-1007.

Amy Wagner covers church news for the Star-Exponent.

Want to Register?

What: CROSSROADS, a two-year course in Christian Discipleship and Leadership
in partnership with the South African Theological Seminary.

When: Held Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Novum Baptist Church, 1629 Novum Church Road, Reva

Call: Mike Sharman at 727-1007

 


 Pastor Trevor Anderson

trevorsml.jpg Pastor Trevor Anderson of: Lighthouse Family Church in Port Elizabeth commented on the programme as follows:“For myself as a pastor it was good to go over and remind myself of some theological perspectives I have not dealt with for years. The way the course is written is concise and makes complex theological concepts easy to teach. I think a further value is that it offers the average church member the opportunity to get an understanding of foundational theological principles that will grow their faith. One of the challenges I find as a pastor is how few Christians are able to process the issues of today in a biblical way and Crossroads is a great tool to address this. We have had fantastic discussions and it has been enjoyed by all attending”.

 


Kruispaaie – ‘n moet vir elke gemeente!

Kruispaaie is ‘n kursus wat ek met vrymoedigheid kan aanbeveel.
Die kursusmateriaal is goed saamgestel met die notas wat op CD’s beskikbaar is vir die studente, asook “PowerPoint” skyfies wat die aanbieding van die lesse baie vergemaklik. Die uitdeelstukke is baie prakties en volledig en leer ook maklik vir die eksamens.

Kruispaaie 1 dek ‘n geweldige wye spektrum van die grondbeginsels van bekering tot die gevare van evolusie.

Kruispaaie 2 dek onderwerpe soos morele kwessies en leierskap, en leer die student nie net die belangrikheid van verskillende soorte wêreld beskouings nie, maar ook hoe om dit saam te stel.

Die woord van God is sentraal deur die hele kursus en studente leer hoe om Bybelstudie te doen, hoe om te bid en vele meer. As jy die begeerte het om geestelik te groei en die Bybel beter te verstaan, is Kruispaaie die kursus vir jou!

Ps. Lohenn van den Berg
Aanbieder van Kruispaaie
A.G.S. Nuwe Lewe Klerksdorp
0836561097

Chanel Daley

15.11.2010

Wat ‘n voorreg was dit om ‘n eerste jaar student te wees sonder enige ontgroening ! Deeltydse studies is vanselfsprekend moeiliker om by te woon, maar met so ‘n fantastiese groep en leier, kon ‘n mens nie anders as om jou geswelde voetjies van die lang dag se werk vinnig onder die raadsaaltafel weg te steek en jou gees die kans te bied om meer te leer nie.

Die handige CD vol aanbiedinge, vrae en leesstof is besigtig en gebruik tydens stiltetyd, familie-byeenkomste en enige kans by die werk om oor Jesus Christus te praat. In die begin het dit verskriklik geklink, toe die fassiliteerder ons inlig dat ons 70% klasbywoning moet hê om te slaag, terwyl ek so afkyk na hierdie geswelde voetjies, maar soos ons die klasse weekliks begin volg het, kon jy nie wag om die volgende week se klas by te woon om nog meer te leer nie.

Twyfel het ingeskop toe die groot woord EKSAMEN gepaard gaan saam met die kursus. Geleidelik het die jaar aanbeweeg en toe ons, ons oë uitvee is die kursus en twee eksamens agter die rug. Die eksamens het werklik jou kennis getoets en dit het ook bevrediging gebied vir elke individu om seker te maak op watter vlak jy is en waarnatoe jy kan streef.

Met die gebrek aan bybelkennis en ons alledaagse lewe – wat dit nie makliker maak nie – is dit ‘n uitdaging om antwoorde en gesprekke te voer. In hierdie een jaar het ek meer geleer as 10 jaar saam. Ek kan met selfvertroue in ‘n gesprek vrae beantwoord en gesels en mense nader wat net so honger is vir die Ware Woord.

Baie dankie vir hierdie wonderlike geleentheid wat aan elkeen gebied word en dat ons so bevoorreg mag wees om dit by ons plaaslike kerk by te woon. Hierdie kursus is ‘n MOET vir enige individu wat meer wil leer van ons Hemelse Vader – oud of jonk. Met hierdie kursusse kan ons gebrek aan bybelkennis net minder word.


More and more churches are realising the value of running the Crossroads programme from the South African Theological Seminary. Eleven new churches have joined last year alone, one of which is running the programme with 320 of its members!
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