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.

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

4 - 11 December 2021


Who is the course for?

This course takes place in December every year and 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 practical activities 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. The 2020 event was co-sponsored by All Nations, Frontiers, Interserve, and Operation Mobilisation. 

The 2021 topics and speakers are yet to be announced. Here is a taster of the sort of topics which may be included from our 2020 course:

Topics included:

  • 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
  • Islam, Pandemics & MIssions: Past, Present and Future
  • Al-Massira
  • The Spiritual world of 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
  • Secrets to success
  • Practical Evangelism
  • Christian Persecution: The impact for women and men
  • Contextualisation
  • Strategic prayer for the Muslim world
  • The UK church and discipleship of believers
  • Reaching Muslim communities

Speakers included:

Rob Scott
Chawkat Moucarry
Dave and Diane S
Colin Bearup
Georgina Jardim
Christine E
Richard McCallum
Mike Jones
Andy James
Adam Martin
Jonathan B
Martin (OM)
Patrick Johnstone
Rob G
Shino G
Deniz M
Gill B
Martin and Elizabeth Goldsmith

Please watch this page for confirmation of course topics and speakers.

Key Information

  • Cost
  • 2020 - ONLINE




    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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