Courses

We live in a broken world and in our brokenness we form distinctive behavioural patterns which leave us empty, devalued and insecure. Our courses aim to tackle these issues in a safe, caring environment and bring God’s healing into people’s situations – so that the freedom of Jesus’ promises becomes reality in our lives.

Courses

  • Search for Life
    Discover the truth of what God thinks about you and learn that in his eyes you are incredibly valuable and significant.
    10 sessions
    Cost: $65
  • Mastering Your Money
    This is a course for everyone needing skills in financial management. It teaches biblical insights into finance, combined with practical budgeting skills.
    5 sessions
    Cost: $55
  • Making Marriage Better
    Making Marriage Better is designed to enhance or rebuild your marriage. It encourages change and growth by unpacking biblical truths about mutual love and respect, communication, the investment of time, honouring, conflict management, intimacy, forgiveness and contentment.
    10 sessions
    Cost: $65 single or $85 per couple
  • Divorce Care
    Divorce Care is designed to help people recover from the trauma of separation and divorce. Divorce care combines relevant teaching and sustained interaction within a small group setting, offering practical help and support in a nurturing environment.
    13 sessions
    Cost: $85
  • Woman to Woman
    This program encourages women to take a close look at their relationships and their world. It is designed to give insight into family dynamics, personal attitudes, beliefs and values, and strategies for change. It is a lifestyle tool for the prevention of future family stress and teaches the elements needed to produce healthy and fulfilling relationships.
    10 sessions
    Cost: $65
  • Man to Man
    Man to man explores past and present issues; it examines the effects of family background on the way men think, feel and behave and the values that influence choices. The program assists men to take responsibility for making positive changes. Participants will gain personal insight, support from other men and skills for living a successful life.
    10 sessions
    Cost: $65
  • Valiant Man
    This program is designed to fortify and restore the moral and spiritual integrity of men. Learning to handle the pressure of male sexuality is one of the skills a man must acquire if he is to be successful in his personal life, his home life and his spiritual development. Valiant Man challenges you to be willing to fight for your own moral and spiritual vitality and to help other men fight for theirs.
    10 sessions
    Cost: $65
  • Understanding Your Valiant Man
    The Understanding Your Valiant Man program is designed as a companion course for Valiant Man. Valiant Man aims to give men greater insight into their own sexuality and provides skills to manage this with integrity. Understanding Your Valiant Man follows the journey the men undertake, and helps women understand the men in their lives.
    10 sessions
    Cost: $65
  • Love, Sex and Dating
    Dating and relationships can be tough, so how can we navigate them well? Andy Stanley in his course Love, Sex and Dating explores the challenges, assumptions and land mines associated with dating. Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic.
    4 sessions
    Cost: $25
  • Healthy Lifestyle
    The Healthy Lifestyle program was developed for adult women of any age who are seeking to unlock their physical and spiritual potential. It equips and empowers women to live a healthy lifestyle by making positive changes to attitudes, thoughts and behaviours through education, support and practical experience.
    10 sessions
    Cost: TBC
  • Parents with Courage
    Designed for parents of children and adolescents from Grade 5 to Year 9, this course will equip parents with skills to help their children journey more smoothly through these challenging transition years.
    7 sessions
    Cost: $65 single or $85 couple
  • Kids with Courage
    The Kids with courage program is both preventative and remedial in its approach. It focuses on developing life skills and strategies in an atmosphere that is safe and supportive. The topics explored by the children provide opportunity for major change in their thinking, processing of emotions and in their behaviour.
    7 sessions
    Cost: $30
  • Door of Hope
    Door of Hope is a supportive and encouraging program for female survivors of sexual abuse. It looks at the significant life effects of abuse and identifies the powerful negative emotions and self-talk that influence a participant’s view of herself. It also examines the way defence mechanisms and self-contempt affect relationships and intimacy. It normalises many of the participant’s struggles, provides increased insight through teaching, and empowers women to bring positive change into their lives.
    10 sessions
    Cost: $65
  • Reason 2 Rise
    Reason 2 Rise is a recovery program for women who experience depression symptoms or have a recurring problem with depression. The program will help you understand what depression is, help you identify possible causes and triggers of your depressive symptoms and explore a range of different ways most people who struggle with depression have found useful in recovering and managing it long term.
    12 sessions
    Cost: $80
  • Life to the Full
    A course for men covering biblical and practical principles for managing your well-being. A safe place to discuss stress associated with family, work and relationships.
    6 sessions
    Cost: $65
  • GriefShare
    GriefShare provides a space to learn biblical concepts for healing through grief toward future hope, alongside supportive people in a caring environment to walk with you through this journey.
    13 sessions
    Cost: $85
  • Facilitator Training
    This is a great teaching tool to equip any small group leader, including Lifekeys facilitators, to effectively lead and disciple small groups. Gain understanding of group dynamics, leadership intervention styles, training in pastoral care, discipling and group leadership.
    7 sessions
    Cost: $65

Contact Courses

 

English as Another Language (EAL)

Crossway offers English language classes for all levels from beginner to advanced. Classes are held at Crossway (Burwood East) on Saturday morning and at Maroondah Federation Estate (Ringwood) on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday classes are financially supported by Maroondah City Council and we acknowledge their support with thanks.

Find out more about EAL

 

Scheduled Courses

Mon Aug 20
Grief Share @ Lower Chapel
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

GriefShare provides a space to learn biblical concepts for healing through grief toward future hope, alongside supportive people in a caring environment to walk with you through this journey.

Making Marriage Better @ Lower Chapel
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Making Marriage Better is designed to enhance or rebuild your marriage. It encourages change and growth by unpacking biblical truths about mutual love and respect, communication, the investment of time, honouring, conflict management, intimacy, forgiveness and contentment. 8 evening sessions and one Saturday morning (2 sessions)

Wed Aug 22
Midweek Bible Teaching @ Chapel
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Go deeper into God’s Word as Ps Heather Packett leads an in depth look at Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.

Mon Aug 27
Grief Share @ Lower Chapel
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

GriefShare provides a space to learn biblical concepts for healing through grief toward future hope, alongside supportive people in a caring environment to walk with you through this journey.

Making Marriage Better @ Lower Chapel
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Making Marriage Better is designed to enhance or rebuild your marriage. It encourages change and growth by unpacking biblical truths about mutual love and respect, communication, the investment of time, honouring, conflict management, intimacy, forgiveness and contentment. 8 evening sessions and one Saturday morning (2 sessions)

Wed Aug 29
Midweek Bible Teaching @ Chapel
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Go deeper into God’s Word as Ps Heather Packett leads an in depth look at Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.

Mon Sep 3
Grief Share @ Lower Chapel
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

GriefShare provides a space to learn biblical concepts for healing through grief toward future hope, alongside supportive people in a caring environment to walk with you through this journey.

Making Marriage Better @ Lower Chapel
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Making Marriage Better is designed to enhance or rebuild your marriage. It encourages change and growth by unpacking biblical truths about mutual love and respect, communication, the investment of time, honouring, conflict management, intimacy, forgiveness and contentment. 8 evening sessions and one Saturday morning (2 sessions)

Wed Sep 5
Midweek Bible Teaching @ Chapel
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Go deeper into God’s Word as Ps Heather Packett leads an in depth look at Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.

Mon Sep 10
Grief Share @ Lower Chapel
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

GriefShare provides a space to learn biblical concepts for healing through grief toward future hope, alongside supportive people in a caring environment to walk with you through this journey.

Wed Sep 12
Midweek Bible Teaching @ Chapel
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Go deeper into God’s Word as Ps Heather Packett leads an in depth look at Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians.

Mon Sep 17
Grief Share @ Lower Chapel
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

GriefShare provides a space to learn biblical concepts for healing through grief toward future hope, alongside supportive people in a caring environment to walk with you through this journey.

Mon Oct 8
Grief Share @ Lower Chapel
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

GriefShare provides a space to learn biblical concepts for healing through grief toward future hope, alongside supportive people in a caring environment to walk with you through this journey.

Wed Oct 10
Kairos – Term 4
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Kairos Course is a nine-session, interactive course on world Christian mission, designed to educate, inspire and challenge Christians to active and meaningful participation. It is ideally suited to be conducted in local churches, organizations or with special interest groups such as Christian business people.

The Kairos Course utilizes a variety of adult learning styles including group discussions, short lecture introduction, devotions, video teaching and student participation in specially designed activities.

Kairos looks at the four main areas of mission concern which are the Biblical, Historical, Strategic and Cultural dimensions of mission

Course Format

The Kairos Course can be conducted using a number of different formats that best suits the situation or the people taking the course. Common formats are as follows:

One evening per week, over nine weeks – this requires approximately 2½ hours of classroom time each meeting.
Two evenings per week for 4½ weeks.
Three weekends or four Saturdays.
A one week full-time intensive course.
Other formats can be considered but must first be cleared by the Course Director.

Currriculum

Kairos looks at the four essential areas of mission concern.

BIBLICAL

1. God’s Purpose and Plan
We will discover from the Bible, that mission lies at the center of all God’s concern.

God – The Bible is the story of His Glory
God’s Purpose – To re-conquer His usurped kingdom and reconcile the nations to himself
God’s Plan – To engage His chosen people in His world-wide mission of mercy.

2. Israel, The Covenant People
We will study God’s dealing with the nation of Israel in His desire to fulfill His purposes through them.

Israel’s Obligation – To bless and be God’s priests to the nations of the world.
Israel’s Opportunity – God did everything for their fruitfulness and success.
Israel’s Response – On the whole negative – but God still outworked much of His missionary purpose through them.

3. The Messiah, the Message & the Messengers
We will see that God’s concern for all nations is still His central purpose as we move into the New Testament.

Jesus, Messiah for all peoples – Jesus, ministered to both Jews and Gentiles.
A Message for all Peoples – Jesus’ preaching on the Kingdom was for both Jew and Gentile.
Messengers for all Peoples – The advance of the Church into intentional missions after Pentecost.

HISTORICAL

4 . Expansion of the World Christian Movement
We trace the advance of Christianity from its beginning to the present day

The five periods of mission history since Christ.
The three eras of modern missions
The Final Thrust

STRATEGIC

5. Mission Strategy
We consider the place, value and nature of strategy in world Christian mission.

The value of strategy in mission, combined with prayer and power.
Church planting, people movements and church planting movements.
Local churches and mission agencies

6. The Task Remaining
We look at the mission task remaining, who and where the majority of the unreached are, and what methods should be used to reach them.

The nations and cross-cultural evangelism – Understanding mission terms and the priority in missions.
The major blocs of unreached peoples.
Modern strategies and approaches in missions today.

7. World Christian Teamwork
We look at the variety of exciting ways the whole church can and must get involved in accomplishing strategic world mission.

Teaming Up with God – Becoming a World Christian and finding our role.
Teaming Up Locally – Active Local Church involvement in missions
Teaming Up Globally – Partnership worldwide to fulfill the Great Commission.

CULTURAL

8. Cross-Cultural Considerations
We address issues, in this chapter, on communicating the gospel cross-culturally. We also look at aspects of church contextualization and its implications for seeing unreached communities of peoples discipled and won for Christ.

The Kairos Course is designed to lay a solid foundation in the life of the believer and of the local church, in world Christian mission. From this foundation, exciting and meaningful missions endeavor, can result.

Mon Oct 15
Grief Share @ Lower Chapel
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

GriefShare provides a space to learn biblical concepts for healing through grief toward future hope, alongside supportive people in a caring environment to walk with you through this journey.