Students may have the opportunity to preach, lead worship or help with church youth work. All students worship on Sundays in a variety of local churches of different denominations.
Below is a list of All Nations Local Church Partnerships. This list is a work in progress. If you would like your church to be included on this list then please email: email@example.com and we will be in contact with you. Depending on student numbers and available cars we may not be able to send our students to every church every year, but highly value our ongoing relationships.
We have had a long standing relationship with St Andrews and our students have always enjoyed the stroll down to our local village church. They have encouraged and supported our students and staff and has spiritually fed them as they prepare for mission. Members of staff living locally as well as our friends (and former staff members) the Goldsmith’s are known to preach and lead there, and enjoy worshiping there.
Riverside is a Elim family church, members of which come from many cultural backgrounds and are united by Jesus, His love, His sacrifice and His good news. As a church they aim to focus on 3 mission values: being presence seeking, disciple making and mission living. We have a member of staff who worships at this church and Riverside have welcomed our students for many years now, supporting them in their practical ministry placements and offering pastoral care.
Since the beginning of All Nations we have been connected with, and supported by Hoddesdon Baptist Church. Please read their comment sent to us about our relationship to find out more.
“Hoddesdon Baptist Church is justifiably proud of its long-standing link with All Nations College. When the men’s’ college first moved to Easneye in 1964 the church was pleased to welcome both staff and students to its worship services – and that link has continued over 50 years!
Indeed, when the merged college of 1971 sent out its first married couples HBC welcomed – among others – Andrew and Janet Persson. And when the Perssons went on, after their studies, to join Wycliffe Bible Translators in Sudan they were supported by the church and went on being supported for the next 40 years until their retirement in 2012!
HBC continues to have former and present staff among its members and always tries to make the annual intake of students as welcome as they can be. We have a lively and supportive mission partnership scheme and 5 of our current missionary partners were trained at All Nations – not to mention 2 of our former pastors.
So in every way our link with All Nations has been a mutual blessing and for which we praise the Lord.
Rev Dr Bob Hunt (Acting Pastor and former staff member at ANCC for 35 years)
Christ Church is always popular amongst students. It is a lively, growing Christian community that is seeking to live out Jesus calling, in the power of the Spirit, in Ware and beyond. People of all ages and stages are welcome and there is something for everyone. They believe each person has something to bring that will add colour and creativity to the church family and it is their desire that everyone feels welcomed and accepted and finds a place of belonging and fulfillment. They seek to be a church that is Jesus led, Spirit empowered and Grace based.
Many students have done their placements at Christ Church, getting involved in children’s work, youth work and a ministry amongst the elderly. One of our college tutors and several members of college staff attend Christ Church. This helps to keep the connection strong. The church continues to support several missionaries who were once students at All Nations.
Springs Christian Fellowship is an Assemblies of God church. It is made up of people from different backgrounds, ages and cultures who have the common goal to worship and serve the Lord in every facet of their lives! They have a desire to grow and mature in their relationships with the Lord and with one another.
One of our tutors at All Nations attends Springs Christian Fellowship and regularly preaches there. Many of our students have enjoyed being a part of Springs Christian Fellowship during their time at college and several have done their placement there, which has given them the opportunity to be involved with leading worship and preaching.
Hertford Baptist Church is a large, evangelical Baptist church serving the town of Hertford and surrounding areas. As well as a desire to introduce others to Jesus, they seek to help one another become more committed followers of Jesus Christ. Their core purpose is "Leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ". This includes supporting Christian workers locally and around the world.
Several members of All Nations staff worship at Hertford Baptist Church which helps to strengthen the college’s connection with the church.
Hertford Community Church meets in the centre of Hertford. Sunday services are informal, and everyone is encouraged to take part. Their vision is to be a Christ-centred community; committed to loving and serving Him and because of Him to love and serve others. They meet with Jesus through their relationships with each other and so come together regularly so they can grow and deepen their relationships.
Hertford Community Church are involved in many projects in the community including schools work, children’s work and partnering with local youth initiatives. They also strive to be a positive presence on the Pinehurst estate through providing a preschool, children’s club and other events.
Several members of All Nations staff are part of HCC and over the years and they have welcomed and supported many students from All Nations.
Restore Community Church is a diverse, lively and growing church of over 300 people. It is very much a family church, with strong and vibrant youth and children’s ministries. It is a church with a heart for the nations – a fact that is reflected in having over 30 different nations within the church.
They believe in working in partnership with others to build the Kingdom of God, and have recently begun a new church in Winchmore Hill and have strong links with others local churches.
Services are informal, fun, friendly and accessible to all ages with lively, contemporary worship, followed by a relevant and engaging talk.
Kings Cross Baptist Church is a diverse group of people from over 30 nations, which meets in the centre of London. There's a good mix of Africans, Asians, Europeans and Brits! They are multi-generational and multi-cultural and believe this demonstrates something of what God is trying to say to the world - that people from every age group and nation are being called towards God into one community that accommodates and celebrates cultural diversity. Students from All Nations who attend Kings Cross Baptist Church have the opportunity to be a part of their outreach to international students for their ministry placement.
God Central Church is part of the Newfrontiers worldwide family of churches. Started as a church plant on 2010, they meet in the centre of Harlow in the Playhouse. They have a huge heart to see Jesus made known in Harlow and to the ends of the earth and are passionate about how this can be done in partnership with students who come from All Nations to worship with them. They currently support a former All Nations students on the mission field. Sunday gatherings are a fantastic time of celebration and an expectation that God will move in power.
Oakwood Chapel is part of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. It gathers people from across Harlow, celebrating the diversity of ages, backgrounds and cultures. Oakwood supports a number of missionaries in different places round the world who are working in different ways to both help the communities they're living among in practical ways and bring the Gospel to them.
St James’ is a community made up of a rich variety of people who love God, love and support each other, and are always seeking to know Christ more. They believe church is not just about a building or what we do on Sunday, but how we make Christ known, through word and deed, in the world around us. St James Church is committed to serving God in this world by being a community of hope. They are a mission focused church which is fully engaged within the local community, nation and in the wider world.
Nazeing Congregational Church is a group of people from many backgrounds who have found a purpose for living in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. They believe He is vitally relevant today to everyone, whatever their circumstances, past or present.
Students who attend Nazeing Congregational Church are always made to feel welcome and are given opportunity to get involved in the life of the church.
St Cuthbert's is part of the Church of England, situated in the town of Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire in the UK. They are committed to supporting and encouraging all those who join them for worship, as well as being committed to serving the local community.
Their primary aim is to grow as disciples of Jesus, and to make a positive difference in the world - in our families, neighbourhoods, workplaces, and beyond.
St Augustine's is a friendly church community with a commitment to the Gospel. The Bible is faithfully taught and there is a welcome for all ages and all stages of faith. They recognise they have much to do, but are a growing community and have an enthusiasm and commitment to develop their involvement with the local community. Students who have attended St Augustine’s have become an integral part of developing the worship time within the church.
Emmanuel is a church plant formed by members of Christ Church (C of E) and the Ware Christian Fellowship (Baptist Church). The church is led by the Church Council and the style of worship is informal, friendly and Bible based. Students who attend Emmanuel feel welcome as part of the church family and many students who have done their placement there have made valuable contributions to the church through opportunities to lead and preach.
Emmanuel Church is a lively, loving congregation, serving God’s will in the heart of London! It is an apostolic, cell-based church, committed to obeying the Great Commandment and fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28: 18-20) by motivating, equipping and empowering every member to be an effective minister of Jesus Christ.