Missional Ecclesiology Track

Created by Porterbrook

About this Learning Track

The Missional Ecclesiology track contains the six Porterbrook courses that specifically relate to “Church”—establishing, growing, and leading a community on mission.

Enroll and complete each of these courses to earn a certificate of completion.


Course 1 :
Gospel Community

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12 Month Access ($50.00 USD)

About this Course

The Christian life is to be lived in the context of community on display to the world. Taking Romans 12 as its key text, this course will help you learn what Christian community should look like and how it is rooted in the gospel. Through the course you’ll be challenged to think about your own role in the church and be helped to build community on mission around the gospel. 

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. A gospel community (Romans 12:1)
  • Unit 2. A distinctive community (Romans 12:2)
  • Unit 3. A diverse community (Romans 12:3-8)
  • Unit 4. A devoted community (Romans 12:9-10)
  • Unit 5. A zealous community (Romans 12:11)
  • Unit 6. A patient community (Romans 12:12)
  • Unit 7. A generous community (Romans 12:13)
  • Unit 8. A peaceable community (Romans 12:14-13:7)
  • Unit 9. A missional community (Romans 15:1-7)

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Course 2 :
Keeping it Missional

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12 Month Access ($50.00 USD)

About this Course

Everything in church life can and ought to be geared to the mission of saving the lost. However, so much of church life can seem like a distraction from the task. This course helps us to recalibrate all the necessary tasks of church life around mission. It is for all church members not just leaders. It will help all Christians understand and play their part.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. Keeping it missional
  • Unit 2. Sunday gatherings and prayer meetings
  • Unit 3. Bible studies
  • Unit 4. Preaching
  • Unit 5. Business meetings
  • Unit 6. Visiting
  • Unit 7. Pastoral care
  • Unit 8. Marriage preparation
  • Unit 9. Baptism and communion

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Course 3 :
Church History in Missional Perspective

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About this Course

The history of the church is packed with lessons for mission and church today. The call to be faithful to the gospel is central to mission. This call rings out through the stories of brothers and sister who have gone before. Reengage the past to understand present pressures, and shape future plans, for mission and evangelism.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. The Early Church
  • Unit 2. The Medieval Period
  • Unit 3. The Reformation
  • Unit 4. The Anabaptists
  • Unit 5. The Puritans
  • Unit 6. The Evangelical Awakening
  • Unit 7. Modern Missionary Movement
  • Unit 8. A Brief History Of Church Planting In Britain: Part One
  • Unit 9. A Brief History Of Church Planting In Britain: Part Two

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Course 4 :
Missional Church and Church Planting

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About this Course

This course will help you reconnect the church with mission. The church is God’s mission strategy for reaching people with the gospel. Mission is at the heart of who we are and what we do as church. This course walks you through the doctrine of the church to discover its role in mission. It challenges and equips us to see church planting as a central missions strategy for churches and ordinary Christians.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. Ecclesiology 1
  • Unit 2. Ecclesiology 2
  • Unit 3. Missional ecclesiology 1
  • Unit 4. Missional ecclesiology 2
  • Unit 5. Church-planting strategy
  • Unit 6. Church-planting model
  • Unit 7. Church-planting methods
  • Unit 8. Church-planting - two examples
  • Unit 9. Church-planting practice

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Course 5 :
Understanding Leadership

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About this Course

The gospel sets the goals and nature of leadership. We all, at some time, will exercise influence over others in our relational sphere. We may become parents, small group leaders, disciplers of new believers, or church leaders. This course helps us to understand the gospel heart and goal of leadership so that we can support those in leadership over us and model good leadership to others.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. Introduction
  • Unit 2. A biblical theology of leadership
  • Unit 3. Jesus shaped leadership
  • Unit 4. Servants
  • Unit 5. Examples
  • Unit 6. Leaders
  • Unit 7. Consensus
  • Unit 8. Authority
  • Unit 9. Style

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Course 6 :
Beyond The Church Plant

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About this Course

We need a vision for partnering with others to plant churches across the globe. This course establishes the importance of a Christ-shaped and global vision for growth and mission in the local church. It is for anyone wanting to help create a culture of Christ-centred growth and global mission in the church.

Course Overview
  • Unit 1. Churches planting churches
  • Unit 2. Growing by planting
  • Unit 3. Shaped for growth: Christologically-driven
  • Unit 4. Shaped for growth: context-specific
  • Unit 5. The ends of the earth
  • Unit 6. The light of the world
  • Unit 7. Churches partnering to plant churches
  • Unit 8. Churches planting partner churches
  • Unit 9. Gospel priorities and global vision

Certificate : Obtain My Certificate of Completion

About the Certificate of Completion

When you have completed this learning track on BibleMesh.com, you will need to enroll here to apply for your certificate of completion. This enrollment will be activated when you have successfully finished all the courses in this track.

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Enjoy a special one-time discount when you enroll now in all courses in this track.

Retail Price for all Courses: $300.00 USD
Course Bundle Price: $210.00 USD Save $90!
Registration Period: 18 Month Access


  • Dr. Tim Chester
    Dr. Tim Chester

    Tim Chester is a pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, a faculty member of Crosslands. He is the author of over 30 books and commentaries including You Can Change and A Meal with Jesus, as well as being co-author of Total Church.

  • Dr. Jonny Woodrow
    Dr. Jonny Woodrow

    Jonny Woodrow is pastor of The Crowded House in Loughborough and a Crosslands faculty member. He is married with four children and is co-author of Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God

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What is a learning track?

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Why should I work to complete a track?

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Can I skip certain courses?

In order to complete a learning track, you must complete every course within that track. Some tracks, like the Biblical Languages tracks, also require courses to be completed in a specific sequence, though this is not true of all tracks.

Can anyone receive a certificate of completion?

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How do I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon finishing all the courses in a track, you may apply for and receive a certificate of completion.

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