What Students Say

  • “I feel thoroughly prepared with all aspects of mission, or at least feel I have the tools to equip me for all scenarios. There is so much preparation that one can do which I wasn’t even aware of!”
  • “[express] is a biblically based way of preparing for cross-cultural mission... essential.”
  • “The course is informative, whatever your experience of mission... there are absolute gems of information/guidance to learn from and ponder [as you consider] your next step.”
  • “[express] has prepared me immensely for cross-cultural mission, opening my eyes to the sensitivity and knowledge I need in order to serve God well.”
  • “I have learnt so much about myself and God’s view on mission which has given me the tools to prepare well for my short-term mission trip.”


Course Tutor

Andrea Thomas

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

Express (Online)

Why choose Express (Online)?

Are you:

  • Considering or about to embark on a short-term missions trip?
  • Interested or involved in cross-cultural missions in your local community?
  • Wanting to learn more about mission and what it means to be missional?
  • Involved in supporting missions in your local church or through a mission agency?

…then the Express (Online) course may be just what you are looking for.

What is Express (Online)?

Express (Online) is a short, dynamic course that can be accessed by studying online for 20 hours over 4 weeks. The course is delivered through online lessons and a workbook which will be commented on by a member of the All Nations training team. We encourage peer learning through a discussion forum

The aim of Express (Online) is to lay a foundation for the understanding and practice of cross-cultural missions in any context, home or abroad.

The course topics are built around 3 key questions:

  1. What is mission?
  2. Why get involved in cross-cultural mission?
  3. How can I work well with those from other cultural backgrounds?

There are also four cross-cutting themes that run throughout the course to help focus the learning. These are:

  1. Biblical Foundations
  2. Cultural Awareness
  3. People Skills
  4. Practical Issues

Express (Online) will give you the tools to make the most of a short mission trip.

What Express (Online) is not...

  • A substitute for in-depth training for longer term mission service if you intend to be serving abroad for more than 6 months.
  • An accredited, academic course.

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. An indication of the level of English we advise is an IELTS score of at least 5.5 in Reading and Writing.

What qualification will I get?

The All Nations Express (Online) certificate.

How is the online course delivered?

The course is delivered through lessons, discussion forums and a downloadable workbook.

What are the technical requirements?

If you are interested in studying the Express (Online) course online there are some technical requirements for you to be able to access the course.

You will need the following:

  • A minimum of 33.6kb per second dialup or any broadband connection (including WIFI).
  • An internet browser (preferably Mozilla Firefox) and email.
  • Word-processing software (capable of reading and writing files in Word format).
  • Acrobat Reader.
  • Optional: A sound card and speakers that would allow you to play audio files that would enhance your learning experience.

For more information about Express (Online)​ please email express@allnations.ac.uk

Key Information

  • Course Fees
  • Course Dates
  • 2022-2023

    £169 per person

    £150 group rate (for 8 people or more)


    £183 per person

    Click here for more information (see 'En Route Programme')

  • Online Express courses run throughout the academic year.  We offer flexible starting dates for individuals or small groups. 

    Please contact: express@allnations.ac.uk for further details.

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