What Students Say

  • "My heart is bursting with thanksgiving, yes my Lord and God has once more been faithful in meeting me where I was, explore has played a big part in this process. I knew from the start that God had planned this encounter for me and it was exhilarating meeting Him through all the topics."
  • "The explore course has been a rich, rewarding experience which God has used in my life. Thank you."
  • “It exceeded my expectations and I’ve enjoyed it as a learning format much more than I’d hoped.”
  • “The single biggest thing which directed me spiritually, which then helped most practically was the explore course.”
Andrea Thomas

Course Tutor

Andrea Thomas

BSc (Hons), Dip. in Mission Studies (All Nations), PhD (Microbiology - OU).

Explore (Online)

September │January │April

Why choose Explore?

If you are heading for cross-cultural mission service and need some flexibility in your studies, then our 13-week online mission training course is for you. Or maybe you would simply like to know more about mission and wish explore God’s will for your life.

What is Explore?

Explore is a 13-week online programme that provides a foundation for cross-cultural mission service. It has been taken by over 180 students in 33 different countries!

As part of an online community, you will participate in an interactive course written and facilitated by a training team who have current mission experience. The journey takes you through the four modules:

1) Who am I?
2) What is mission?
3) Culture and living in community
4) Integral mission

The course will provide you with a biblical foundation for your life and ministry. Examining the issues of effective teamwork and how to develop and maintain healthy relationships will also be studied. You will gain a deeper understanding of culture, current trends in mission and the effects of transition, enabling you to relate and integrate more easily across cultures. A variety of tools will be provided throughout the course including programme planning and management.

The course material is delivered through a repeating weekly pattern of online lessons and forum discussions. A downloadable workbook will be commented on by the tutor assigned to you.

What are the entry criteria?

There are no prior academic requirements for Explore.  Those who are confident in expressing themselves in written English will benefit most from the course.  Applicants from outside of the EAA, Switzerland and the UK Government’s list of majority English Speaking Nations* will need a SELT IELTS General Training* pass of 5.5 or above.

*For further details, please see: www.ielts.org  and  www.gov.uk

What qualification will I get?

The All Nations Explore certificate.

When can I start?

Explore runs three times a year so you can begin in September, January or April in any academic year. You will need to commit to about 7 hours of study per week.

New Feature: ‘Spot-lites’

'Spot-lites' are additional 1-week specialist topics that can be taken at the end of the explore course. Topics currently available are: 'Language Learning' and 'Living as a Family Cross-Culturally'. These can be taken for £49 per topic, with a 10% reduction if participants sign up during the application stage.

Further information

Download the latest Explore brochure here.
For more detailed information about Explore course click here.

explore@allnations.ac.uk for application questions,
elearning@allnations.ac.uk for course questions.

Key Information

  • Course Fees
  • Course Dates
  • What Mission Organisations Say
  • Total cost per person for 13 weeks £638 (2018-19)
    This does not include 'Spot-lites'

    For more information about the breakdown of fees please click here.

  • Explore runs three times a year:

    Spring Term:  Monday 21st January - Friday 19th April, 2019
    Summer Term:  Monday 29th April - Friday 26th July, 2019

  • Director for Candidates, OMF International (UK)
    I recommend this course for those who are beginning to explore the Mission of God in greater depth. Though not residential, the course includes regular online community learning, providing a sense of belonging and the real challenge and richness of learning with others. The course curriculum is well thought through. It demands personal reflection, real application and covers a wide range of very relevant issues.


    Personnel Coordinator, Interserve England & Wales
    Explore is excellent! It fills the gaps in knowledge, even for mature Christians with little experience of cross-cultural mission issues. As well as learning, students appreciate the on-line community and mentoring aspects. Studying at home is a bonus as our applicants juggle with family life and a full-time job.

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