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CROSS Training Program

CROSS Training is an online ordination program for The Wesleyan Church.

Designed for pastors pursuing ordination through The Wesleyan Church, the CROSS Training program is offered exclusively through Oklahoma Wesleyan University. The courses fulfill all academic requirements for ordination set forth by the Educational Ministry Department of TWC. CROSS Training is offered exclusively online to maximize convenience.

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Cost and Course Credit

Each CROSS Training class costs $180 and is considered a non-credit Continuing Education Class. While each CROSS Training class will count towards your ordination in The Wesleyan Church, you will not be able to receive college credit. If you would like to receive college credit or a college degree in ministry, consider our Ministry and Leadership Program, which is also offered fully online.

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Duration

CROSS Training classes run Monday through Sunday. Most classes are three weeks long. Pastoral training classes will incorporate discussion boards, handouts, videos, links, and other materials to help you achieve the course objectives. All course work will be completed during your training program according to the course schedule. There is no pre- or post-course work. You will receive a letter grade for every class and you must successfully pass a course, earning a C or better, in order to be counted towards the ordination requirement.

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Get Your Textbooks

You can order your books through the Brightspace Bookstore or book outlets like AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Wesleyan Publishing House. Some of your CROSS Training books may be downloaded digitally for your iPad, Nook, Kindle, or another digital reader.

CROSS Training Schedule

Fall 2020

August 31 – September 20, 2020
CROSS 1410 Survey of Christian Education
CROSS 3720 Romans

August 31 – September 27, 2020 (4-week classes)
CROSS 4310 Wesleyan History and Polity*
CROSS 3320 Advanced Theology

September 28 – October 18, 2020
CROSS 4230 Church Leadership/Management*
CROSS 4270 Leadership Perspectives
CROSS 3250 Introduction to Church History
CROSS 4430 Doctrine of Holiness
CROSS 2620 Pentateuch

September 28 – October 25, 2020 (4-week class)
CROSS 3450 Preaching 1: Intro to Preaching (Intro to Homiletics)*

November 2 – November 22, 2020
CROSS 3510 Global/Intercultural Ministries
CROSS 4540 Pastoral Ministries
CROSS 1610 Intro to Old Testament*

November 30 – December 20, 2020
CROSS 1710 Intro to New Testament*
CROSS 3820 Pastoral Counseling
CROSS 3850 Acts

*Required for District License

SPRING 2021

January 18 – February 7, 2021
CROSS 4020 Spiritual Formation
CROSS 4230 Church Leadership/Management*
CROSS 3900 Worship
CROSS 2920 Introduction to Philosophy

January 18 – February 14, 2021 (4-week class)
CROSS 3520 Preaching 2: Expository Preaching

February 15 – March 7, 2021
CROSS 1410 Survey of Christian Education
CROSS 1800 Psychology

February 15 – March 14, 2021 (4-week classes)
CROSS 3210 Intro to Theology*
CROSS 4310 Wesleyan History & Polity*

March 15 – April 4, 2021
CROSS 3110 Evangelism & Discipleship
CROSS 4430 Doctrine of Holiness
CROSS 1610 Intro to Old Testament*
CROSS 3850 Acts

March 15 – April 11, 2021 (4-week class)
CROSS 3450 Preaching 1: Intro to Preaching (Intro to Homiletics)*

April 12 – May 2, 2021
CROSS 1710 Intro to New Testament*
CROSS 3720 Romans
CROSS 3250 Introduction to Church History

April 12- May 9, 2021 (4-week class)
CROSS 3320 Advanced Theology

*Required for District License

SUMMER 2021

May 10 – May 30, 2021
CROSS 4230 Church Leadership/Management*
CROSS 3510 Global/Intercultural Ministries
CROSS 4540 Pastoral Ministries

May 10 – June 6, 2021 (4-week classes)
CROSS 4310 Wesleyan History & Polity*
CROSS 3520 Preaching 2: Expository Preaching

June 7 – June 27, 2021
CROSS 1220 Sociology
CROSS 2620 Pentateuch
CROSS 3900 Worship

*Required for District License

Contact

Have questions or want more information? We’d love to connect!

Phone: 918-576-7309
Fax: 918-728-6144
mlewelling@okwu.edu

Attention: Madeline Lewelling
Oklahoma Wesleyan University – GPS
2201 Silver Lake Road Bartlesville, OK 74006

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