The Ridley Institute currently offers four introductory courses in Christian theology. These four core courses are offered in their entirety once every two years. They are:
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
A typical evening at Ridley begins at 6:30 with dinner in your small group. The meal is followed by worship and prayer with the lecture beginning at 7:00 p.m. Lectures typically last 45-50 minutes and aim to be given at a graduate level while remaining accessible to budding lay theologians. Participants dismiss for 30 minutes of small group participation, seeking to more deeply understand the ideas presented as they are discussed in Christian community. Participants reconvene to explore their questions with the lecturer.
HOW CAN I MAKE THE MOST OF THIS COURSE?
Each participant is given a notebook with advanced reading and suggested reading. Understanding that we all lead busy lives, we recognize that you will not always come as prepared as you would’ve liked. Nevertheless, like anything, you’ll get out of it what you put into it.
WILL THIS BE OVER MY HEAD?
You may find the first couple of lectures challenging, but I think you’ll find we encourage an atmosphere where beginners are welcome and all learn with humility.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
All introductory courses cost $120
The Ridley Institute has partnered with Trinity school for ministry in order to offer a fully accredited Masters of Arts in Religion. Students can take classes towards this degree within a cohort located at the Ridley Institute. Courses are taught by Trinity’s expert faculty both in person and online. More about this partnership can be read in Trinity’s press release, and in Bishop Steve Wood’s May 2014 Congregational Letter.