What Students Say

  • "Excellent introduction to mission... Really loved the videos - short and concise and accurate"
  • "Really appreciate the 'Takeaway' material – allows each participant to read more if they are interested and have time. Thanks for giving opportunities to explore topics in more detail, definitely gave me something to get my teeth into and made it different to courses I’ve done before!"
  • "The course really gave me words for different cross cultural situations that have arisen. It also has helped me to be prepared for further situations that have and will come in the future."
  • "EnVision made us really think about our own culture and then discuss how we differ from other cultures. We realise that our different ways are not bad/good, but just different. This has definitely made me step back and think about situations that I have had with others from another culture and reflect on what may have caused the behavior/comments that followed and give more space, patience and forgiveness."
  • "...a good introduction. I appreciated that it’s not only about cross-cultural mission abroad, but at home too."

Course Tutor

Dr. Andrea Thomas

BSc (Hons), Dip. in Mission Studies (All Nations), PhD (Molecular Microbiology - OU). E-learning Course Developer and Designer.


Helping the church connect across cultures with confidence

What is it?

EnVision is a 4-session group study resource for churches, and other Christian organisations, that uses video, discussion, online materials, personal reflection and optional activities to help people understand more about God’s mission. The sessions are facilitated by a designated member of your group.

EnVision is also an opportunity for you to get a ‘taste’ of All Nations!

Who is it for?

Christians who want to know more about mission and how to relate to different cultures.

What’s in the programme?

There are four sessions:

What is mission?

  • The Biblical basis of mission
  • Definitions of mission
  • Current trends in mission

What is culture?

  • What is culture?
  • What are values?
  • Building cultural awareness

What is cross-cultural mission?

  • Seven ways to initiate cross-cultural friendships
  • Cultural considerations when sharing the Gospel

What are the next steps?

  • How to get more involved in mission
  • What are we already doing?
  • What do we want to do next?

Watch God's Big Story from the programme

How is it done?

The four sessions can be run:

  • as a series of weekly meetings
  • all in one weekend

Or whatever way works best for your group!

Group sessions can be run in person or using videoconferencing. 

The video resources can be watched individually in advance or all together as part of the group session.

How long are the sessions?

Online videos: You should allow 30 –45 minutes to watch each session’s videos, including time to make your notes.

Discussion: We suggest you allow about 45 minutes for your group discussion. But the group's in control – it's up to you!

Online activities: (in personal time) will take about 1 hour (for each session).

All times can be modified to suit your group.

How do we get started?

If you would like to get a group together to take EnVision, please ask your church or organisation to register with us by contacting: envision@allnations.ac.uk

Once registered, the person appointed to facilitate the course will need to familiarise themselves with the video clips and online material before getting started, so we recommend that you allow sufficient time to plan. This should also include time to meet as a group to discuss the course objectives.

Watch the EnVision promotional video:

Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music



Key Information

  • Cost
  • Getting started
  • Groups wishing to register for EnVision are invited to donate £50 towards the running costs. Larger churches/organisations may consider making a higher donation. (EnVision is free to the individual participants).

    If the cost is prohibitive, we welcome you to take EnVision without making a contribution. We’re happy to talk with you about this.

    Make a donation (Reference: EnVision)


  • If you would like to get a group together to take EnVision, please ask your church or organisation to register with us by contacting: envision@allnations.ac.uk

    You can also download the printable 'What do I do next?' PDF to help you get started.

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