Our training focuses on four key areas:
At All Nations we believe that being equipped for mission is not a one off experience but is a life-long process.
Whether you are just exploring what mission is, or have been involved in Christian ministry and mission for years, we will have a course for you! Our courses range from foundational level to post graduate training.
Biblical and Theological Studies are part of your training so that you can be effective and confident in speaking about the Bible as well as sure of your position when the awkward questions start to come your way. You will always receive this training from a cross-cultural missional perspective.
Cross-Cultural Studies- we offer a range of modules that enable you to engage with a variety of different faiths and cultures around the world.
Personal and Spiritual Growth is essential in your preparation for mission. Our courses cover topics such as prayer, spiritual warfare, pastoral issues and how to avoid burnout.
Practical Ministry enables you to engage and give to the local church and community We provide ministry placements for you to get practical “hands on” training and experience. We also offer short day courses to help you develop useful skills such as car mechanics, basic dentistry, hairdressing and digital technology!
Head, Heart and Hands Approach
At All Nations, we believe that people are whole beings and learn best when subjects are taught in an integrated way, addressing our minds, attitudes and our ability to do things. Thoughts (the cognitive domain), Feelings (the affective domain) and Acts (the psychomotor domain) are rarely discrete entities but are the expression and combination of who we are.
Traditionally training focuses on these three learning domains. We acknowledge, however, that when we learn in a more connected way - with head, hearts and hands all engaged - that this integration ensures fuller assimilation of each subject into the understanding and experience of the learner, thus enabling a process of personal and group transformation through the learning experience.
Flexible learning takes into account the busy lives that people lead these days. Depending on your availability and time we are able to offer you courses ranging from 5 days to 3 years.
We also understand that not everybody can physically get to All Nations, so we offer a variety of online training programmes too!
en-route, explore and express
If you are imminently heading for cross-cultural mission service then our en route courses are for you. Our 10 week residential en route course will prepare will give you the essential basic training needed to equip you, especially for short term missions. Many mission agencies have recommended their missionaries to attend this course.
If you can’t come to All Nations, our 13 week explore online course will provide you with essential foundational level mission training.
For those going on short mission trips, our express course is available, this can be accessed either as a 5 day residential course or online (20 hours).
In addition to the full-time courses offered at All Nations, there are a variety of complimentary, standalone courses run by a combination of our own staff and other experts. These include advanced short courses at post graduate level. Our courses are open to all and provide insights into contemporary cross-cultural issues relevant to mission.
All Nations provides the opportunity to specialise in the following areas during your studies. See below for a list of our specialisms:
Church Planting and Discipleship
All Nations offers a series of innovative and specialist Arts modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. The arts are a unique and essential part of the curriculum to teach skills, competences, flexibility, good communication and creativity which are all important for mission. We encourage our students to develop in their understanding of the beliefs and values of other cultures, and we believe the arts provide a gateway for missionaries to enter in to a dialogue with people of other cultures and communicate the gospel more effectively.
The Arts modules are part of our Open University validated undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. This means you can study a range of Arts focused modules alongside your biblical, intercultural and personal development modules.
Issues concerning development are part of our lives wherever we live at both local and global levels. Studying Development at All Nations will equip you with a conceptual and a practical understanding of the causes of poverty and a Biblical response through integral mission. We provide you with a global overview of the definition and causes of poverty and look at contemporary response approaches. It will lay a Biblical foundation for Christian involvement with the poor.
We then build on the foundation level to gain an understanding of:
Throughout the course the purpose is to equip the student to apply both the theory and implementation skills of development practice so as to build a transformational development overview, which centres on an integral mission approach. We use a multi-disciplinary approach which is essential for grasping the complexity of poverty and development action.