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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

SUMMER 2022

July 25 – August 14, 2022
CROSS1800 Psychology
CROSS3110 Evangelism & Discipleship
CROSS4020 Spiritual Formation

July 25 – August 21, 2022 (4 week class)
CROSS3210 Intro to Theology*

*Courses necessary for District Licensing

FALL 2022

August 29 – September 18, 2022
CROSS1410 Survey of Christian Education
CROSS3720 Romans

August 29 – September 25, 2022 (4 week classes)
CROSS3320 Advanced Theology
CROSS4310 Wesleyan History and Polity* 

September 26 – October 16, 2022
CROSS2620 Pentateuch
CROSS3250 Introduction to Church History
CROSS4230 Church Leadership/Management*
CROSS4430 Doctrine of Holiness

September 26 – October 23, 2022 (4 week class)
CROSS3450 Preaching 1: Intro to Preaching (Intro to Homiletics)* 

October 31 – November 20, 2022
CROSS1610 Intro to Old Testament*
CROSS3510 Global/Intercultural Ministries
CROSS4540 Pastoral Ministries

October 31 – November 27, 2022(4 week class)
CROSS4370 Church Leadership:Women Leaders* 

November 28 – December 18, 2022
CROSS1710 Intro to New Testament*
CROSS3820 Pastoral Counseling
CROSS3850 Acts

*Courses necessary for District Licensing

SPRING 2023

January 16 – February 5, 2023
CROSS2920 Introduction to Philosophy
CROSS3900 Worship
CROSS4020 Spiritual Formation
CROSS4230 Church Leadership/Management*

January 16 – February 12, 2023 (4 wk class)
CROSS3520 Preaching 2: Expository Preaching

February 13 – March 5, 2023
CROSS1410 Survey of Christian Education
CROSS1800 Psychology

February 13 – March 12, 2023 (4 week classes)
CROSS3210 Intro to Theology*
CROSS4310 Wesleyan History & Polity*

March 13 – April 2, 2023
CROSS1610 Intro to Old Testament*
CROSS3110 Evangelism & Discipleship
CROSS3850 Acts
CROSS4430 Doctrine of Holiness

March 13 – April 9, 2023 (4 week class)
CROSS3450 Preaching 1: Intro to Preaching (Intro to Homiletics)*

April 10 – April 30, 2023
CROSS1710 Intro to New Testament*
CROSS3250 Introduction to Church History
CROSS3720 Romans

April 10 — May 7, 2023 (4 week class)
CROSS3320 Advanced Theology

*Required for District License

SUMMER 2023

May 8 – May 28, 2023
CROSS3510 Global/Intercultural Ministries
CROSS4230 Church Leadership/Management*
CROSS4540 Pastoral Ministries

May 8 – June 4, 2023 (4 week classes)
CROSS3520 Preaching 2: Expository Preaching
CROSS4310 Wesleyan History & Polity*

June 5 – June 25, 2023
CROSS1220 Sociology
CROSS2620 Pentateuch
CROSS3900 Worship

*Required for District License

Contact

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

Phone: 918-576-7309
mlewelling@okwu.edu

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

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