Mission training

...proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.

Acts 28.31

Paul WestonHelping the Church become God's missionary people takes courage, sensitivity and wisdom. Here at Ridley we want to inspire vision to lead, to nurture gifts in teaching and caring, and to kindle passion and skills to empower all God's people.

Our courses include modules dedicated to Mission Studies, and the Centre for Pioneer Learning seeks to identify and train individuals who have a clear vocation to serve and guide the whole Church in developing fresh expressions of church life.

We believe passionately in a God who calls us to engage in his mission in the world, and a focus on mission - both in the UK and overseas - is central to our students' practical training and to the life of our community. Find out more by browsing the tabs below.

Social Context Placements

The cross of ChristSocial Context Placements (SCPs) give valuable opportunities to explore the way the Christian faith relates to issues of contemporary secular life.

There are many different SCPs on offer to our students, ranging from working with healthcare chaplains to chaplains in the armed forces, prison chaplains, CRUSE bereavement counsellors and working with marginalised young people.

Students complete either one or two SCPs, depending on the length of their studies. Each SCP consists of about 50 hours of placement time - either in a block during a vacation, or on a weekly basis in term time.


Mission training

...proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.

Acts 28.31

Paul WestonHelping the Church become God's missionary people takes courage, sensitivity and wisdom. Here at Ridley we want to inspire vision to lead, to nurture gifts in teaching and caring, and to kindle passion and skills to empower all God's people.

Our courses include modules dedicated to Mission Studies, and the Centre for Pioneer Learning seeks to identify and train individuals who have a clear vocation to serve and guide the whole Church in developing fresh expressions of church life.

We believe passionately in a God who calls us to engage in his mission in the world, and a focus on mission - both in the UK and overseas - is central to our students' practical training and to the life of our community. Find out more by browsing the tabs below.

Social Context Placements

The cross of ChristSocial Context Placements (SCPs) give valuable opportunities to explore the way the Christian faith relates to issues of contemporary secular life.

There are many different SCPs on offer to our students, ranging from working with healthcare chaplains to chaplains in the armed forces, prison chaplains, CRUSE bereavement counsellors and working with marginalised young people.

Students complete either one or two SCPs, depending on the length of their studies. Each SCP consists of about 50 hours of placement time - either in a block during a vacation, or on a weekly basis in term time.