Certificate in Christian Studies

The Ridley Institute, in partnership with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C., offers a Certificate in Christian Studies for those seeking quality, affordable, accessible seminary education.  The Certificate is comprised of ten courses in the areas of Biblical Studies, Historical Theology, Anglican Studies, and more. While the Ridley Institute does not offer accreditation, students may dually enroll with Gordon-Conwell to receive accredited seminary education. Upon completion, students will receive a Certificate in Christian Studies from the Ridley Institute.  Students wishing to earn a full master’s degree may continue their course of study through Gordon-Conwell.


  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Interpreting the Bible
  • Biblical Theology
  • Biblical Ethics
  • Historical Theology I
  • Historical Theology II
  • Christian Missions
  • Two Electives in Anglican Studies


  • $900 per course for the dually enrolled student with Gordon-Conwell
  • $350 per course for the student not seeking accredited education


Students will engage course material through online lectures, video-conference tutorial sessions with an academic tutor and others students, reading, and assignments.  Courses are offered in Spring, Summer, and Fall terms.  Each term is approximately 14 weeks.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Sam Fornecker (SFornecker@RidleyInstitute.com).