What Students Say

  • “I enjoyed the discussions in class, the small class size meant that we could focus on issues that were important to each student. I benefited from hearing about the different issues that churches face and the ways that they respond in different contexts and cultures. This will help me as a church-planter and leader as we try to engage with our context and respond to both local and global issues”
  • "... has been challenging, thought provoking, and thoroughly enjoyable. I have been on an amazing journey of discovery and I feel like it’s just the beginning. The church in the majority world has taught me so much about church in my local context, and the access that I have been given to theologians and practitioners outside of the West has been a wonderful gift. I would highly recommend to anyone who is serious about God’s church in God’s world and how it tells God’s story through everything it does."

Course Tutor

Sue Barclay

BA (Hons) Biblical & Intercultural Studies, All Nations Christian College; MA in Aspects of Biblical Interpretation, London School of Theology; PhD in Contextual Theology, Luther King House, Manchester.

Expressions of Church Worldwide

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

This course will be of particular interest to church planters, church leaders, and those who wish to explore the field of World Christianity with an emphasis on expressions of church. The course explores the diversity of the church worldwide, with particular reference to the interaction between global movements and local contexts. It examines the historical and theological roots of this diversity, engaging with a range of perspectives to build understanding of the present experience of church worldwide. It also equips participants to think reflectively and strategically about appropriate expressions of church for their own context, with reference to the wider background of World Christianity. 

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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