What Students Say

  • Thanks for the instruction, comments, and thoughts. I felt that I learned a lot and found that this module helped me evaluate some of my experiences and grow in areas that I had not considered before.
  • “Personally I have been able to understand community development in a deeper and conceptual way, gain understanding of various principles and strategies I would like to try and implement in the future.. this will be very useful in my future work”
  • “Very well thought out and prepared class, good presentation of concepts and frameworks but with practical implications …… highly recommended for anyone in ministry”

Course Tutor

Dr Mark Galpin

Postgraduate Programme Leader. BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD.

Community Transformation: Principles & Practices

8 January - 16 March 2024 (every Thursday, 10am - 1pm GMT)
MODULAR online optional

Suitable for those wanting to deepen their understanding of development from a biblical perspective, this course provides a critical understanding and analysis of the key concepts and principles of transformational (or holistic) approaches to development, with a particular emphasis on grassroots, community level initiatives. The course draws on both Biblical and theological insight and cutting edge thinking and practice of development scholars, theologians, and practitioners to develop a biblically based articulation of transformational change and development. Topics including the nature of poverty and inequality, power and participation, complexities of social change, sustainability and empowerment, inclusion, ecology and environment, transformation, and peace-building. Participants will be equipped to act as agents of transformative change in the diverse contexts they serve.

Those accessing Advanced Short Courses will be provided with relevant reading materials and other information to enable their full participation in the course.

ASC participants are not required to complete an assignment and will receive a certificate of participation on completion of the course.

Library Resources

All Nations has one of the finest mission libraries in the country with over 50,000 volumes as well as a wide range of journals and audio visual material. Free Wifi is available in all the buildings.
For those studying virtually, readings are supplied by college online and any additional reading you would like from our library catalogue may be accessed by emailing our librarian.


There is accommodation available on site. We have a range of comfortable single, twin and double bedded rooms. Although our rooms are not en-suite, all rooms have wash basins. Baths and showers are located near each room. Towels and bed linen are provided. All meals are served in the college's cafeteria. Special diets can be catered for, please give notice when booking.

Key Information

  • Tuition Fee
  • Accommodation
  • 2024:

    Modular course tuition fee (online or on campus): £500
    Application fee: £50

    NB This is for tuition time only.

    It is possible to buy a hot or cold lunch and receive refreshments at the college priced at £10.00 a day, but this must be organised beforehand. For more information please email: ma@allnations.ac.uk

  • 2024:

    Full board accommodation is available: £30.00 per night*

    The accommodation booking form is available once accepted onto the course, should you require.

    * Full board includes breakfast lunch and dinner. This rate includes the night before and after the course dates. Full board accommodation for extra added nights will be charged at the normal full board guest rate of £48 per night.



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