Explore your individual calling to serve
What's your calling?
Maybe you have a passion to see the young people of today be part of God’s mission to build the church of tomorrow. Or perhaps you can see the breadth of each child’s faith and long for them to play a full part in your church community. Or you have the gift of drawing on sport to profoundly offer life-giving hope.
Whatever your calling, our specialisms course tracks will equip you, whether for youth ministry, children’s work, sports ministry or as a lay pioneer. Go deeper in your calling by studying theology at Ridley Hall in Cambridge while learning through practice in a ministry context.
Ridley Lay Ministry: the student perspective
Dave Moller is studying on the sports ministry track, while working as a Sports Minister in Gloucestershire. “My coming to be at Ridley has been through a sense of calling into ministry over the last few years,” writes Dave, “from working in the fitness industry to a church setting, always being challenged to live out my faith more fully.”
How the course works
As a Ridley Lay Ministry student, you’ll study at Cambridge for six teaching weeks spread out through the year, and spend the remainder of your time applying your learning and developing your skills in a ministry team.
Our approach combines in-depth study taught by leading practitioners and scholars in your specialism with theological reflection – a safe space where you can learn alongside peers and wrestle with the realities of putting your learning into practice.
How long is the course?
Many of our students study for the full three-year BA degree in Theology, Ministry and Mission. Others take the two-year Diploma, or begin with the Certificate, which can be taken full-time over one year, or part-time over two. Many students completing their Certificate choose to progress to the BA degree.
Current Covid arrangements
Like other colleges, we are currently operating remotely. Our teaching weeks will be held online until it’s safe for us to return to gathering in Cambridge, and many of our students are still working in their ministry contexts, but in new and creative ways.
Join us online
Take this opportunity to book your place on our next open day, which will be held via Zoom on Tuesday 20th April, 6.30pm-7.30pm. We’ll give you an overview of the course, and you’ll get a chance to ask questions, explore your options, meet the tutors and have a virtual tour of the college in Cambridge.
Could this be God’s plan for developing your ministry? Take the first step today: