Richard and Louisa co-facilitate the en route course. Find out more about Richard…
If you are interested or involved in cross-cultural ministry and service, whether at home or abroad, and have 10 weeks available for training then en route is for you.
En Route is a 10 week programme of essential training that covers the basics of cross-cultural mission. It has been designed and developed by Dr. Ruth Wall, and now has over 350 graduates from over 30 nations. It is aimed at those who are considering cross-cultural work but have little or no previous training, as well as those with some experience who are looking to reflect and build on their understanding. It is suitable for those who desire to be engaged in cross-cultural mission through their local church and/or a Christian mission agency, both locally and globally.
Over the 10 weeks of en route you will explore a wide range of topics including: developing a full understanding of culture and worldview and their implications for our Christian life and service; the Biblical basis for mission; current trends and contemporary approaches in mission; exploring the spiritual disciplines and their relevance to longevity in mission; understanding poverty and development; keeping healthy in body, mind and spirit; working as part of a team, and a whole range of practical issues from communication and finances to practical and creative skills workshops such as car maintenance and first aid.
Richard Evans, MA (Leadership in Mission), BSc (Econs) and Louisa Evans, MTh (Contextual Theology), BSc (Econs) are the en route programme leaders. Richard is originally from London, UK and Louisa from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They have worked in churches in the UK, Malaysia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nigeria. Their passion is for church-planting, discipleship and cross-cultural mission training.
Alongside Richard and Louisa, other All Nations tutors and visiting lecturers contribute to the en route programme.
There are no prior academic requirements for en route. Full benefit will come to those with good conversational English. An indication of the advisable level of English would be an IELTS score of 4.5 in Listening and Comprehension and 4.0 in Reading and Writing.
For those for whom English is not their first language, an interview may be conducted to ascertain the student's suitability for the course. However, the college retains the right to refuse an application if it is not satisfied with the candidate’s ability to communicate in the English language.
The All Nations en route certificate.
This is a residential course, although students who are able to commute may do so. The programme is delivered from the College campus, which is in a beautiful rural setting here at Easneye House in Ware, Hertfordshire.
Classes run from 9:30am-1pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional afternoon classes. The remainder of the afternoons are available for personal study and the completion of assignments.
Kitchen or maintenance chores are also part of College life both to foster a servant heart, build community and to help to reduce student’s fees.
For more details about en route please contact the en route administrator, Tina Braithwaite.
To download the latest en route brochure click here.
Module 1: Who am I?
Understanding our identity and personality in relation to God, His mission and others. Living in a cross-cultural learning community, working in teams and handling transition.
Module 2: The Bible and Mission
Exploring the Bible’s missional narrative and examining mission in the early church, across the centuries and in our world today.
Module 3: Culture and Religion
Developing an understanding of culture, worldview and religious traditions, and their implications for cross-cultural life and work.
Module 4: Relating and Integrating Across the Cultures
Dealing with the practical issues of cross-cultural life and service, equipping students with the skills for building cross-cultural relationships.
Module 5: Integral Mission: Building God’s Kingdom
Exploring cross-cultural evangelism, discipleship, church-planting, creation care, poverty and development, and arts in mission.
en route to...
Exploring God’s guidance and call on our lives. Gaining practical resources for the next step.
Total cost per person for 10 weeks (2016-17) £3,620
Total cost per person for 10 weeks (2017-18) £3,705
For more information about the breakdown of fees please click here.
en route runs 3 times a year: beginning in late September, early January or late April in any academic year.
The dates for 2016/17 are:
Spring Term: This term will not be running for this year only, 2016/17.
Summer Term: Thursday, 20 April – Saturday, 1 July 2017
The dates for 2017/18 are:
Autumn Term: Wednesday, 20 September - Saturday, 2 December 2017
Spring Term: Thursday, 4 January - Saturday, 17 March 2018
Summer Term: Thursday, 19 April - Saturday, 30 June 2018