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Integrating Theology and Practice

Integrating Theology and Practice is an online course taken over three months, using Cliff College's online learning platform.

The skill of integrating theology and practice is widely recognised as essential for anyone engaged in Christian mission or ministry. Two core skills of integration – theological reflection and reflective practice – assist those engaged in mission and ministry in answering questions such as ‘Where is God in this?’ and ‘What should I contribute to this situation?’

This course, Integrating Theology and Practice, provides students with an introduction to theological reflection and reflective practice and enables them to develop these skills in order to resource them as theologically reflective practitioners. Students will explore and evaluate different ways of bringing the resources of Christian faith to bear on practical situations in mission and ministry.

Integrating Theology and Practice can be taken as an online course, or as a hybrid course with one day of teaching taking place onsite at Cliff College. The online learning elements will include 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 can be taken by itself, but can also be taken as part of the Foundations for Mission and Ministry programme. The Foundations programme is made up of this and five other units taken over two years. For more information on this programme, contact

This course will be available from 1 October 2022, and will take three months to complete. As part of the course, students will need to attend a half-day of seminars on Friday 25 November, either onsite at Cliff College or online.

You can apply for this course here. This course costs £360, including access to all teaching materials and tutorial support throughout your course. This does not cover the cost of any meals or accommodation if you choose to attend the lecture day at Cliff College rather than attending online.