Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) has announced a partnership with Crosslands, a theological training program under Acts 29 Europe, to prepare potential church planters and leaders. Acts 29 is a global network of churches focused on church planting, theological training and cultural engagement.
The partnership, which launched Feb. 13, developed out of the seminary’s EQUIP Network, a church-based, theological training initiative. Students may earn a master of arts in Christian Ministry from SEBTS.
“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,” said SEBTS President Danny Akin.
Crosslands provides flexible study options that serve students who are currently working, living and ministering. Currently, 56 students are enrolled in seminary-level courses, 500 students are enrolled in foundation-level courses and entry-level courses for new Christians will launch later this year.
It emerged as a collaborative effort between the church planter training initiative of Acts 29 Europe, which contains churches in 51 countries, and Oak Hill Theological College, an institution that provides residential and accredited theological education to Anglican and independent churches and ministries throughout the United Kingdom.
Crosslands currently has hubs in major cities across England, Ireland, France and Italy, and is registered as a charity within the United Kingdom.
“For us, this is a great way we can seek to make God’s kingdom vision of people from every tribe, tongue and nation worshiping Christ together a reality,” said Akin.
(EDITOR’S NOTE – Lauren Pratt is the news and information specialist for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.)