Ridley Cambridge: Introduction

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Lay ministry training at Ridley Hall, Cambridge

Is God calling you to serve him through full-time work with youth or children, or in sports ministry?

Ridley Hall in Cambridge offers a unique degree programme for those who want to take the next step in their calling.

Study for the BA in Theology, Ministry & Mission, combining teaching weeks at our Cambridge campus with learning on the job in a youth, children’s or sports ministry placement.

Applications are open now to start in September 2023. Join others on the same journey as you to find out more at our next online open day held on Zoom:

Specialise in YOUTH ministry at Ridley

Specialise in YOUTH ministry at Ridley

Applicants to Ridley wanting to specialise in youth ministry have often already worked with young people in a church, school or para-church organisation, in a voluntary, part-time, or full-time capacity. They come to Ridley looking to deepen their biblical understanding, and to enrich all areas of their ministry, from pastoral care and social action to discipleship and mission.

“If you want to learn about God in a safe, loving and
judgment-free environment, Ridley is the place for you!”
Youth Ministry student
Choose CHILDREN’S & FAMILY ministry

Choose CHILDREN’S & FAMILY ministry

Applicants wanting to specialise in children’s and family ministry come to Ridley looking to strengthen the theological foundations of their own discipleship, and to improve their ability to encourage the development of children’s faith in God. A key element of their learning will be in ongoing ministerial practice – students are placed within an existing team or ministry working with and reaching out to children and families.

“You feel God’s presence and love from the first contact –
everyone is valued and we are all growing in Christ together.”
Children’s and Family Ministry student
Study on the SPORTS ministry stream

Study on the SPORTS ministry stream

Applicants to our sports ministry stream have often already been involved in some form of sports ministry and come to Ridley to develop their theological and ministerial understanding. Ridley Hall is part of a national initiative to promote sport and well-being as a vehicle for evangelism, ministry and ministry within the UK and beyond. Our sports ministry students have the benefit of being part of this network, including access to leading academics and practitioners in the field.

“Ridley is like nowhere else I’ve ever been –
you will be challenged and supported while belonging to a unique community!”
Sports Ministry student
Teaching in the Lecture Hall at Cambridge