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Issues Facing the Church Today

Issues Facing the Church Today is an online course taken over three months, using Cliff College's online learning platform.

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The church, like any other community, faces a broad range of issues in the contemporary world. In this course, Issues Facing the Church Today, students are introduced to basic approaches to Christian ethics and public theology. These approaches are used to explore a number of key issues that dominate the church’s discourse, including power and its abuse, race, relationships and sexuality, health and wellbeing, and climate sustainability. Students will reflect on how these can be approached and addressed in mission and ministry today.

Issues Facing the Church Today is an online course, with learning elements including written content, short videos, discussion boards and online exercises. You will also be encouraged to pursue independent study, using resources provided, to reflect on your development in ministry and prepare for an assessment. For more information on this programme, contact

This course will be available from January 2024 - the start date will be confirmed closer to the time.

The course will take three months to complete and will include a day of seminars which students can attend online or on campus at Cliff College.

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

Applications for this programme are open now - apply here! If you have any questions about the course or would like to speak to someone before applying, please contact

Entry requirements

A Level 3 qualification (such as an A Level) or equivalent.

It is recognised that standard procedures for assessing applications may not always provide an accurate understanding of an applicant's suitability. In such cases where a Level 3 qualification is not held, qualification it is still possible to apply, and these applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, in line with our non-standard entry process.

English language proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English shall have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent in an equivalent recognised test. This must have been achieved no longer than two years before the date of enrolment on the course.