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Course Tutor

Dr Tim Davy

Lecturer and Head of Research and Consultancy, PhD, MA, BSc. (Hons) [plus guest tutors]

Vulnerable Children: Biblical and Theological Perspectives

15th - 18th April 2024
 online optional

Vulnerable children or ‘children at risk’ live across the world and face numerous factors that can prevent them from thriving as whole people created in God’s image. This advanced short course aims to ‘upskill’ Christians involved in working with and on behalf of vulnerable children and young people by developing them as informed reflective practitioners able to draw on a rich resource of applied biblical, theological, and missiological thinking.

Each day we will explore a variety of biblical texts and reflect carefully, creatively and contextually on how these might shape our work with and on behalf of vulnerable children and young people. We will also be considering together the importance of the voice of the child in developing theology, and the need to draw on theological perspectives from around the world.

This advanced short course is especially designed for:

Christians involved in fostering and adoption (or supporting or advocating in that sphere)

Christians involved in work with or on behalf of children vulnerable to, or caught up in exploitation, trafficking, refugee contexts;

Christians working for organisations, NGOs, local authorities, or other networks who want to develop as Christians in those spheres;

It will also be excellent continuing professional development for those resourcing, leading and communicating the vision of organisations working with and on behalf of vulnerable children and young people (for example in a communications team, in strategic leadership, or as a trustee)

This online course is delivered intensively over 5 days, with 4 hours of stimulating interaction with tutors and fellow students each day, and a small amount of thought- provoking reading (and watching) to do between the sessions.

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 Wi-Fi 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.


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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