Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.
1 Peter 4.10
In all that we do our passion is to train people to be the best possible ministers of the Gospel that they can be. In a world where society, the Church and ministry are changing rapidly, our vision is to train ministers who can think biblically, creatively, flexibly and theologically about mission, church practice and engaging with culture.
The pastoral training on offer at Ridley is designed to give our students the framework and tools they need to be leaders in the context of today's Church. Our students leave as leaders who are able to reflect on pastoral situations, think scripturally about them, and as leaders who have been stretched in learning about others, themselves and the Lord.
Explore the tabs below to read about some of the ways in which our students are equipped for pastoral and practical ministry in the Church.
"Life and Service" is the core Pastoral Theology module, taken by all ordinands for two years (3 hours of teaching a week), whichever course they are following.
Life and Service has four strands which are common to both years: Worship, Mission, Preaching and Corporate Life & Leadership.
In addition to these, in the first year there is teaching on Theological Reflection, and in the second year, teaching on Anglicanism.