What Students Say

  • "This week has been an oasis of calm, receiving spiritual encouragement, wisdom, and meeting with a small group of wonderful people."

Picture of Jan Barlow in the grounds of All Nations Christian College

Course Tutor

Jan Barlow

Jan is the College's 'Pastoral Care & Spiritual Formation Tutor'.

Refresh / Refresh & Retreat

Refresh: 11th – 15th July 2022

Retreat: 16th - 17th July 2022

Who is the course for?

The programme is primarily an opportunity to be spiritually and emotionally refreshed - which may be particularly relevant to you due to all the Covid restrictions faced in recent times. It will also help you to prepare to re-enter cross-cultural service at home or abroad. 

What is the programme?

Spiritual Life: times of worship, reflection and Bible teaching and prayer

Pastoral Care: the opportunity to talk and pray through pastoral concerns

Re-entry Issues: understanding transition and gaining skills to handle re-entry into home cultures.

Example of topics discussed

  • Handling transition
  • Adapting to being at 'home'
  • Facing conflict - the challenge of forgiveness
  • Building resilience
  • Preparing to return to the mission field

The optional retreat

You may choose to take the optional guided retreat which takes place from Friday afternoon after the 'Refresh' programme ends. This will provide you with more time to stroll our beautiful grounds, use the All Nations Library and take a little extra time to quieten and reflect on the refresh course.  

Our Library 

The All Nations Library is one of the finest mission libraries in the country with over 50,000 volumes as well as a wide range of journals and audio-visual material. 


As well as beautiful woodland, the grounds include a full sized sports field and spacious lawn for volley ball. The games room has a pool table and table tennis available.


We have a range of comfortable single, twin and double-bed rooms. Although not en suite, all rooms have wash basins. Baths and showers are located near each room. Towels and bed linen are provided. All meals are served in the college's cafeteria. Special diets can be catered for, just let us know when booking.

How to Apply

Please use our online booking form - click the 'Apply Now' button found on this page.

Alumni? Special rate applies - see below for details!

Applications close on Monday 4th July at 4pm.  So don't delay - book today!

Key Information

  • Cost

    5 days / 4 nights

    Refresh & Retreat  
    7 days / 6 nights

    Alumni Rate (10% discount)
    5 days / 4 nights

    Refresh & Retreat  
    7 days / 6 nights

    Cost includes fee, board and lodging.
    The full amount must be paid on submission of your booking form.

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