Our Curriculum

Optional Introduction

Manga Messiah

MANGA (pronounced “mahn-ga”) is the Japanese word for comics. This authentic, cutting-edge art style is combined with fast-paced storytelling to deliver biblical truths in a compelling and highly engaging style. This course introduces students to Jesus Christ, His exciting story, and His amazing love. This lesson set includes 10 lessons.

Tier 1


In our first tier, students learn about God’s unconditional love and grace, and how they are worthy of it without having to earn it. We learn about forgiveness, mercy, and who we are in the eyes of God.


Who Are You?

This course introduces students to the truth that God loves them and assures them that if they follow Christ, they can experience a new, full life through Him. The course centres around the big questions in life from a biblical perspective: “Who am I?,” “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going with my life?”


Great Truths of the Bible

This course discusses and explains the central truths of Christianity. It contains 12 lessons that teach 50 great truths found in the Bible.

  • What the Bible Teaches Us about God (read a sample)
  • How We Can Learn about God
  • The Creation of Humanity and Its Fall into Sin
  • Only God Can Save Humanity from Sin
  • Jesus Christ, Our Savior, Is Truly Human and also Truly God
  • What the Bible Says about Salvation
  • What the Bible Says about Following Jesus as Our Lord
  • The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life
  • What the Bible Says about Relationships
  • What the Bible Says about the Church
  • What the Bible Says about Failures, Frustrations and Faithfulness
  • The Kingdom of God and the World to Come

Survey of the Bible

This course demonstrates how the sixty-six books of the Bible fit together to tell the story of how God saves His people from sin through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. It contains 14 lessons that teach 30 key ideas.

  • The Drama of Redemption (read a sample)
  • The Fall into Sin
  • A Promise to Redeem
  • Saved to Serve
  • Land of the Promise
  • The Beginning of the Royal Line
  • God Sends His Messengers
  • God Remembers His People
  • The Way of Wisdom
  • Songs to God
  • The Perfect Servant Arrives
  • My Redeemer Lives!
  • Living for the Lord
  • Hope of Glory

Tier 2


Once we know we are loved and that God loves us regardless of our past or who others say we are, we can begin to love others. These courses help students learn to live out their faith in response to God’s love.


All Work Is God's Work

This course gives students the tools to succeed in the workplace and helps them view work as a part of God’s calling for our lives.


It All Belongs to God

An introduction to stewardship that guides students toward a practical, worshipful approach to managing their resources to the glory of God.

  • The Source of All Things (read a sample)
  • What God Requires Of Us
  • What the Bible Teaches about Work
  • What the Bible Teaches about Giving
  • What the Bible Teaches about Debt
  • What the Bible Teaches about Spending
  • What the Bible Teaches about Saving
  • What the Bible Teaches about Investing
  • What the Bible Teaches about Honesty
  • The Choice Is Yours

Sermon on the Mount

This course is an overview of Christ’s teachings found in the Sermon on the Mount.


10 Men You Should Know

This course is a study of ten significant male figures in the history of redemption, culminating in a study of the life of Christ.

  • Lost and Found (The Prodigal Son) (read a sample)
  • The Enemy Inside (David)
  • God Meant It for Good (Joseph)
  • The Slippery Slide (Solomon)
  • One Moment of Weakness (Samsom)
  • Don’t Throw Away the Key (Manasseh)
  • Forever Faithful (Daniel)
  • The End of the Beginning (Jehoiachin)
  • Eyes that See (Paul)
  • The King from Heaven (Jesus Christ)

10 Women You Should Know

This course is a study of ten significant women in the history of redemption, focusing on God’s faithfulness in each of their lives.

  • Hope in God's Promises (Eve) (read a sample)
  • Looking Forward in Faith (Sarah)
  • Chosen by a Loving God (Leah)
  • Preserved by His Hand (Tamar)
  • Included in the Promise (Bathsheba)
  • A Most Blessed Calling (Mary)
  • Set Free in Christ (The Adulterous Woman)
  • Cleansed and Forgiven (The Bleeding Woman)
  • Canceled Debt (The Uninvited Woman)
  • Committed to Jesus (Mary Magdalene)

Tier 3


God calls us to ministry wherever we find ourselves. The goal of these courses is to provide students with the specific training needed for ministry within their communities, both inside prison and outside. Crossroads’s current Tier 3 courses are seminary-level discussions of ethics, hermeneutics (how to read the Bible) and systematic theology. Crossroads is working on expanding its offerings to include courses on outreach and discipling, leadership development, instruction on leading prayer and worship services, as well as studies on Islam, racial reconciliation and engaging in church mobilization.


Biblical Interpretation

This introduction to hermeneutics provides a methodical study of principles for biblical interpretation and an in-depth look at the history and relationship of the two testaments.

  • Basic Principles of Interpretation (read a sample)
  • Guidelines for Bible Study
  • Cautions and Suggestions
  • Communicating Creatively
  • Understanding Old Testament History
  • Understanding the Prophetic Books
  • Understanding the Wisdom Literature
  • The Relationship Between the Old and the New Testaments
  • Understanding the Gospels and Acts
  • Understanding the Epistles
  • Understanding the Book of Revelation
  • Putting It All Together

Biblical Truths in Depth

This course provides an overview of systematic theology and includes studies of prolegomena, soteriology, ethics and apologetics.

  • The World Before: Prolegomena (read a sample)
  • Getting to Know God: The Doctrine of God
  • God Cares for His World: The Doctrine of God and His Creation
  • Enter the Enemy: The Doctrine of Humanity
  • The Great Substitution: The Doctrine of Christ (I)
  • The Victorious Lord: The Doctrine of Christ (II)
  • The Life-Giving Christ: The Doctrine of Salvation
  • The New Life in Fellowship: The Doctrine of the Church
  • New Obedience: Christian Ethics
  • Defending the Faith: Apologetics

Christian Worldview I

This course is based on Chuck Colson’s influential book How Now Shall We Live? and teaches students to differentiate between the Christian worldview and competing modern philosophies.

  • Christianity Is a Worldview (read a sample)
  • Combating False Worldviews with the Truth
  • In the Beginning
  • The Lie of Evolution
  • Made in His Image: The Sanctity of Human Life
  • Heaven on Earth? The Lie of Utopianism
  • Totally Depraved: Sin in Every Part
  • The Problem of Suffering
  • The Search for Redemption
  • Searching for Salvation through Liberation and Sex
  • Searching for Salvation through Science
  • The Promise of the New Age and the Escape of Despair
  • Real Redemption

Christian Worldview II

A continuation of Christian Worldview I, this course addresses how Christians are called to live within their families, classrooms, communities and workplaces.

  • Redeemed to Service (read a sample)
  • Don’t Worry, Be Religious
  • It All Starts at Home: Christianity in the Family
  • Christianity in the Classroom
  • Christianity in the Community
  • Virtuous People, A Virtuous Society
  • Christianity in the Workplace
  • Government Governed by God
  • Science and Christianity Are Not Oil and Water
  • Art to the Glory of God
  • Whatever Is Noble, Whatever Is Pure
  • How Now Shall We Live?
  • Christian Worldview in Review

After Release

Our Reintegration Program

We often help released prisoners connect with varying types of support including: access to housing, rehab centres, job preparation and employment courses, a church community and more. Through relationships with other agencies nationwide, Crossroads Canada’s staff help men and women connect with the resources they need for success after incarceration. This service is focused on Tier 2 and Tier 3 students, and it is offered free of charge. Learn more.