What Students Say

  • "This course aims to enable Christians to better understand the roots and realities of Islam and to respond in a way that is Biblical, sensitive, informed and bold."
  • "It was just brilliant. People were saying today [last day of the course] that it has transformed their whole understanding and attitude, they just want to go out and love people that come from the Muslim community now, with full understanding of- everybody's different. They have a huge amount of insight, but that's too much to go into detail - Take the course!" -Course Tutor reflecting on student feedback.

Please note that this event may switch to being held online due to COVID restrictions. If on-site, free refreshments and lunch will be provided for all day participants. There are limited spaces available so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Course Tutor

Dr L. Mak

This course is facilitated by All Nations' Islamics lecturer, Dr L. Mak. A variety of specialist guest speakers will share throughout the course. Course sponsors include: OM, Frontiers, Interserve and Operation World.

Engaging Islam Today

6 - 12 December, 2020

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those who have a particular interest in Muslim people. If you are currently involved in or preparing to work in Muslim countries or among ethnic minorities in the West, or if you are simply interested in studying Islam, then you will find this course invaluable.

What is the programme?

Amidst current world realities many are asking "what are we to think?", "what are we to do?" and this course gives you the opportunity to learn from a range of speakers sharing insights from a depth of experience and academic understanding. This course aims to enable Christians to better understand the roots and realities of Islam and how to respond in a way that is Biblical, sensitive, informed and bold. Sessions will include lectures and interactive case studies, role plays and practicalactivities related to engaging with Muslims. There will also be time for private study and sharing of personal experiences and insights.

This week long course will conclude with a special Saturday event that is also open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by All Nations, Frontiers, Interserve, Operation Mobilisation and Al-Massira. If you would like to know more about this day to invite your friends and/ or church contacts, please see 'Key Information' below.

Topics may include:

  • The Historical Impact of Islam
  • Sacred texts: Qur'an and Hadith
  • Tawhid and Trinity
  • Responding to major Muslim objections to Christian faith
  • Comparative Theology from creation to end times
  • Jesus Christ in Islam
  • Forgiveness & salvation in Islam and Christianity
  • Sufism
  • The Spiritual world f Muslims: Folk / Popular Islam
  • Roots and responses to violence and extremism
  • Diversity of Christian responses to Islam
  • Storying Christian and Muslim faith
  • Women's movements in Islam
  • Practical Evangelism
  • Contextualisation
  • Strategic prayer for the Muslim world
  • The UK church and discipleship of believers
  • Reaching Muslim communities

Topics will be confirmed shortly, please watch this page.


Speakers include a variety of experts in the field from different organisations, experience and backgrounds. Please watch this page for confirmation of 2020 speakers.

Application closing date

The application closing date for this course is Monday 30th November 2020 at 5:15pm

Key Information

  • Cost
  • 2020

    Residential: £550
    Non-Residential: £415

    Discounts are available for current and former All Nations students: to find out more please contact Katharine on 01920 443500 or email shortcourses@allnations.ac.uk

    *Your £80 non-returnable registration fee (payable on application), will be deducted from this amount.

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