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Exploring Church History

Exploring Church History is an online course taken over three months, using Cliff College's online learning platform.

Exploring Church History

Over the past twenty centuries, the Christian church has spread across the world from its beginnings in Jerusalem. The story of that spread is richer and more varied than we often are aware, and understanding the waves of Christian growth and decline can shed new light on Christian experience today. In this course, Exploring Church History, students are introduced to the global story of the church, providing in broad outline the major movements and developments in Christian history.

Exploring Church History enables students to consider the continued significance of the church’s past for its present mission and ministry. It is an online course, with learning elements including written content, short videos, discussion boards and online exercises. Students will also be encouraged to pursue independent study, using resources provided, to reflect on their development in ministry and prepare for an assessment.

This course will be available from January 2023, and will take three months to complete. The course will start with a day of seminars on Saturday 14 January, which students will need to attend. The deadline for applications for this course is Wednesday 14 December.

You can apply for this course here. This course costs £360, including access to all teaching materials and tutorial support throughout your course. For more information, please contact us on