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Year in Mission and Service

Discover more about yourself and people you interact with, whilst fulfilling a passion for mission, service and volunteerism.

About the Course

The Year in Mission and Service programme is ideal if you are considering taking the time out to enrich the lives of others through mission and service. We collaborate with several agencies to offer a range of projects that form an integral part of this experiential learning programme, helping you transfer theory into practice.

Why enrol in Year in Mission and Service with us?

Through the Year in Mission and Service you will have the opportunity to progress your personal development and deepen your spiritual insight and self-awareness as you enhance your understanding of cultural diversity and missiology, altruism and compassion.

Upcoming mission trips may include an ADRA UK mission project, and ADRA Serbia project, and a mission trip in partnership with the Trans-European Division. 

You will gain a deeper understanding of the issues faced by different cultures interacting in a ministerial context, and how to appreciate the complex nature of cultural diversity.

Your future matters.

These studies will prepare you for mission work in the field, and the skills you acquire will enable you to manage projects sensitively in multicultural settings, communicate effectively within cultures other than your own, and to identify appropriate responses to well-defined and abstract problems within the mission project.

The course breakdown

Year in Mission and Service

Your academic experience

The Year in Mission and Service programme is divided into two parts:

1. Preparation and training in the form of four modules taught on the Newbold campus during the Autumn Semester; and
2. Practice, as you undertake a project with: a. the Trans-European Division (TED)
b. the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the UK and Europe
c. Adventist Frontier Missions.

In addition to the below modules, six seminars/workshops are delivered by personnel from ADRA-UK on topics such as International Development and Urban Ministries. Further workshops/seminars are delivered by personnel from the TED and include sessions on Christian Apologetics, Youth Alive projects, mentoring and relationships.

The following modules are offered in the Autumn Semester. Please note that these modules are not worth academic credit and cannot be transferred to any other degree course or programme. You may choose to complete these modules for credit, and standard fees will apply.

  • Modules

    • Mission and Volunteerism promotes personal development through understanding cultural diversity, and deepens spiritual insight and self-awareness with studies and altruism and compassion.

      Mission and Volunteerism
    • Ministry and Culture examines the principles of sociology and cultural anthropology, cross-cultural communication, ministry in cultural diversity, and contemporary cultural issues.

      Ministry and Culture
    • Preparation for Mission Service introduces the fields of cultural anthropology and the sociology of religion, focusing on cross-cultural communication and contextualisation.

      Preparation for Mission Service
    • Cultural Anthropology introduces students to the basic theory, approaches and application of cultural anthropology and supports students to appreciate the complex nature of all cultures.

      Cultural Anthropology

Entry Requirements

UK Applicants

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grades A*-C OR similar Level Two qualifications PLUS at least one documented year of successful, post GCSE/Level Two studies such as Advanced Subsidiary (AS) passes.

Five passes in the general Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) (grades A*-C) OR similar Level Two qualifications PLUS two passes at the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level OR three GCSE passes (grades A*-C) PLUS two passes in DIFFERENT subjects at Advanced level

Non-UK Applicants

For students applying from most European or European-style secondary school backgrounds and for students from a US or US-style high school background, please refer to the Newbold Handbook of Academic Programmes pages 198-199.

English Language Requirements for Non-Native Speakers of English

If English is not your native language, you will need to demonstrate that you have a sufficient standard of the language to study. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.