BSc (Hons), Dip. in Mission Studies (All Nations), PhD (Molecular Microbiology - OU).
If you are heading for cross-cultural mission service and need some flexibility in your studies, then our 13 week online mission training course is for you.
explore is our 13 week online course providing a foundation for cross-cultural service. As part of an online community, you will participate in an interactive course written and facilitated by a training team who have current mission experience. Journeying through the four modules of:
1) Who am I?
2) What is mission?
3) Culture and living in community
4) Integral mission
The course will provide you with a Biblical foundation for your life and ministry. Examining the issues of effective teamwork and how to develop and maintain healthy relationships will also be studied. You will gain a deeper understanding of culture, current trends in mission and the effects of transition, enabling you to relate and integrate more easily across cultures. A variety of tools will be provided throughout the course including programme planning and management.
There are no prior academic requirements for explore online. Those who are confident in expressing themselves in written English will benefit most from the course. Applicants from outside of the EAA, Switzerland and the UK Government’s list of majority English Speaking Nations* will need a SELT IELTS General Training* pass of 5.5 or above.
The All Nations explore certificate.
explore runs three times a year so you can begin in September, January or April in any academic year. You will need to commit to about 7 hours of study per week.
'Spot-lites' are additional 1-week specialist topics that can be taken at the end of the explore course. Topics currently available are: 'Language Learning' and 'Living as a Family Cross-Culturally'. These can be taken for £49 per topic, with a 10% reduction if participants sign up during the application stage.
Total cost per person for 13 weeks £619 (This does not include 'Spot-lites')
For more information about the breakdown of fees please click here.
explore runs three times a year:
Current Academic Year:
Spring Term: 16th January - 19th April 2017
Summer Term: 24 April - 21 July 2017
Academic Year 2017-18
Autumn Term: September to December 2017
Spring Term: January to March 2018
Summer Term: April to July 2018
Director for Candidates, OMF International (UK)
I recommend this course for those who are beginning to explore the Mission of God in greater depth. Though not residential, the course includes regular online community learning, providing a sense of belonging and the real challenge and richness of learning with others. The course curriculum is well thought through. It demands personal reflection, real application and covers a wide range of very relevant issues.
Personnel Coordinator, Interserve England & Wales
Explore is excellent! It fills the gaps in knowledge, even for mature Christians with little experience of cross-cultural mission issues. As well as learning, students appreciate the on-line community and mentoring aspects. Studying at home is a bonus as our applicants juggle with family life and a full-time job.