Church Training Initiative

The Church Training Initiative provides practical Resource Packs for churches and individuals in order to develop skills and insights useful in church settings.There is a good variety of material written by established practioners and more Resource Packs will be released in due course. Each Pack has its own style, depending on the nature of the subject it addresses, but the material is practical rather than academic in character.  Each Resource Pack will require about 6 hours work.

The first step is to complete a CTi registration form so that we can register you on our systems. You will then receive a welcome email containing some useful information to get you started. Simply click on the link to the Spurgeon's Shop to purchase your first resource pack. The content will be available immediately via email, as a PDF document. Please note that we cannot process any assignments unless you have submitted a registration form using the above link.

Spurgeon’s College Church Training Commendation

On successful completion of at least 5 Resource Packs the award of the “Spurgeon’s College Church Training Commendation” will be made.

This will be awarded at:

  • level 1: on completion of 5 Resource Packs
  • level 2: on completion of 10 Resource Packs
  • level 3: on completion of 15 Resource Packs

To qualify for the commendation the student will need to complete one short piece of work per Resource Pack. This will be in the region of 250 words but may take various forms, e.g., multiple choice questions; questionnaire; writing a paragraph/ letter/ order of service/ brief mission plan etc (depending on the nature of each Resource Pack).

You do not need to work towards a commendation, neither is there any expectation that you wil take more than one Pack at a time.

Group/Church Discounts

We have done all we can to ensure that the Resource Packs are affordable.  They are priced at £15 each and this includes feedback from the Pack Assessor if you are working towards a commendation.

A special discount will be offered for groups of people from one Church who enrol together and work for a Commendation. There will be a 5% discount for five enrolments; 10% discount for ten enrolments; 20% discount for twenty enrolments or more. To access these discounts you will need to contact the Online Administrator Hannah Sydee.

Where one registered user wishes to download material for group use within a church setting we would ask churches to make a donation to the College for the distribution of our materials.  "Unregistered users" will not be able to work for a Commendation by submitting work to Assessors.

Available Resource Packs

  • Essential Beliefs
  • Youth Ministry
  • Core Leadership
  • Baptist Basics A
  • Baptist Basics B
  • Music, God and Us
  • Helping People Learn in Church
  • God's Just Kingdom
  • A Toolbox for Small Churches
  • Mission in Rural Communities
  • Hospitality Evangelism
  • A Christian Perspective on the Journey of Grieving
  • Christian Intimacy in Marriage and Relationships
  • Missionary Support
  • Welcoming and Blessing Children in Church
  • Children’s Spirituality
  • Welcoming the Marginalized
  • Getting Involved in Prison Ministry
  • Using the Psalms in Personal Prayer
  • (also nearly ready are ones on worship and community based projects)

Know where you want to go? Use these quick links below to get you there.

Undergraduate Postgraduate Research Mission & Ministry Online Learning Counselling