Multicultural Ministry Training
10 weeks of residential or Zoom-based Christian ministry and mission training.
No prior academic qualifications required.
Courses start in September, January and April.
Your Launchpad into Mission, Cross-cultural Evangelism and Christian Ministry.
If you would like to prepare yourself or your team to enter Christian mission at home or overseas, then consider this course: it is the UK’s longest-running course of its kind.
En Route is a 10-week course designed to intensively train those who are thinking about serving in intercultural Christian mission, or who are already in the process and preparing to go. It is delivered at our historic and beautiful campus in Hertfordshire.
Here you can be part of a unique Christian multicultural training community from all over the world, that is rich in experience and knowledge. Students often make lifelong friends and return for retreats or further studies later in life.
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Who is this mission and ministry training for?
This specially designed biblical training is open to anyone who is considering working cross-culturally in Christian ministry or mission, at home or abroad.
Hundreds of people working in international mission and local churches, have benefited from En Route’s intercultural mission and ministry training over the years.
Why opt for ministry training on a residential course?
The residential course is particularly recommended for those who want to be part of an intercultural community while they prepare for their next steps in mission. This enables them to put into practice those things learned in the classroom immediately. The campus is a beautiful place to stay for a true cross-cultural and biblical learning experience.
What if I can’t come to campus?
All the learning included in the programme is available for those who access the course remotely via Zoom, except for visits to local churches and active participation in our unique security simulation. We work hard to ensure you will be very much a part of the En Route group and the All Nations community.
Is it any good?
En Route is one of our flagship courses. It has been taken by students all over the world, in person and online. 2024 marks the 50th time we have run this course in the UK.
It is incredibly practical, especially if you are planning to work overseas: each student learns new skills that will help them in their calling, while they reflect and build on their biblical understanding and cross-cultural awareness.
Will I enjoy it?
This is a life-changing and sometimes challenging experience but ensuring that students enjoy their course is a vital part of our role!
This cross-cultural ministry education programme includes:
Lectures and seminars from our expert staff and visiting lecturers.
The use of multimedia
Talks by accomplished Christian leaders in multicultural projects
Directed reflection and regular feedback.
What is in the course?
The 10-week course consists of 5 modules:
Who Am I?
The Bible and Mission
Culture & Religion
Relating & Integrating Across the Cultures
How will it benefit me, or my team?
Successfully completing En Route has allowed students to develop new levels of spiritual and personal maturity through their deeper knowledge and understanding, combined with key practical and professional skills. In practical terms, it supports the resilience and longevity of those working in Christian ministry and mission in a new culture.
You, or your team, will have new key skills in:
Cross-cultural life and work, including language acquisition and health and mission resourcing
Integrating with, and relating to, others from diverse backgrounds
Self-awareness and openness towards other views
Holistic community development practice
Nurturing your own spiritual development, including spiritual disciplines and intimacy with God
Using technology in different contexts.
You, or your team, will gain knowledge and understanding of:
Key issues in mission studies
The Bible’s missional narrative
Other religions’ traditions
Cultural models and world views
Pastoral awareness, including self-awareness and how to work with others
Contextualisation: the message and the messenger
Factors that are integral to missions, including intercultural evangelism, discipleship, church planting/support, arts in mission, creation care, community development, poverty and justice.
Are there any entry criteria for En Route?
En Route Christian intercultural ministry training does not require any academic qualifications.
People with good conversational English will benefit most from the course. An indication of the level of English we advise is an IELTS score of 4.5 in Listening and Comprehension and 4.0 in Reading and Writing.
We may request an interview with those who do not have English as a first language, to find out if the course is suitable for you. The college retains the right to refuse an application if it is not satisfied with the candidate’s ability to communicate in English.
Which qualification will graduates receive?
All Nations En Route Certificate.
The workload, and making the most of your time at All Nations
Classes run from 9.30am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. There are occasional afternoon classes and all-day study trips. The remainder of the afternoons are free for personal study and the completion of assignments. There are also optional class trips to different mono/multicultural churches on two Sundays over the course of the term.
Kitchen and maintenance chores are part of student life, to foster a servant heart, build community, and help to keep student fees to a minimum.