Course Offerings

Streaming Courses

Our streaming courses are a unique opportunity for churches outside of the Charleston area to access Ridley courses via a streaming video service that can be watched in a context of prayer, worship, and group interaction; this is a great resource for Christians who want to go deeper in their faith, at a small group or a larger church gathering. In addition to the video teaching, each course includes printable materials that go along with each lesson.

*Our streaming courses are non-accredited.  If you are pursuing ordained ministry, or would like to pursue graduate level courses, please contact The Rev’d Randy Forrester (RForrester@RidleyInstitute.com or 843.284.4320).

Courses Available for Streaming

**We are offering our streaming courses for FREE during this COVID-19 global pandemic.  We hope these courses can strengthen the faith and witness of God’s Church across the world.  Please feel free to share with others.  Simply use the code “Psalm 103” in the registration form.**

The Apostles Creed: An Introduction to Theology
The Rev’d Randy Forrester (8 lessons)

Pursuing Joy in Christ: A Study in Philippians
The Rev’d Randy Forrester (8 lessons)

The Lord’s Prayer
The Rev’d Dr. Chris Hancock (8 lessons)

Old Testament Foundations
Dr. Erika Moore (8 lessons)

Organic Evangelism: How to Share Your Faith Naturally
The Rev’d Dr. Chris Hancock (2 lessons)

Hearing God Speak: An Introduction to the Bible
The Rev’d Randy Forrester, The Rt. Rev’d Stephen D. Wood, The Rev’d Rollin Grams (8 lessons)

The Jesus You Need to Know
The Rev’d Dr. Peter Walker (8 lessons)

New Testament Foundations
The Rev’d Dr. Peter Walker (12 lessons)

Knowing God through the Psalms
Dr. Erika Moore, The Rev’d Dr. Christopher Hancock, and others (8 lessons)

Difficult Questions of Faith
The Rev’d Dr. Christopher Hancock (10 lessons)

Being Human: Gender, Sexuality, Fulfillment
The Rev’d Dr. Sam Ferguson, The Rev’d Dr. John Yates III (5 lessons)

Live Courses

Every fall and spring semester, we offer a live course taught at St. Andrew’s Church in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. These courses are designed to help people grow in their love for God and apply their faith in everyday life. While outside reading will be recommended, there are no assignments. The level of teaching is deep enough for life-long disciples, but still accessible to those who are new to the faith. Courses include dinner, a 40-45 minute teaching, small-group discussion, and Q&A with the teacher. They typically run for 8 weeks on Tuesday evenings.

For those who live outside the Charleston area, most of the courses will be made available in a streaming format.

Our next live course is:

Rocky path in the woods

Follow Me

Cost: $95/$25
Course Dates: October 13 - December 1

Tuesday evenings, Oct 13 – Dec 1 (in person and online). This discipleship study from the Gospel of Mark examines what it means to follow Jesus in our day. This eight week course will take a deep dive into several key passages in Mark as rich resources for a robust and relevant discipleship in our complex world.

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Intensives

Ridley Intensives offer the opportunity to engage with relevant topics in Christian faith and practice. Designed to take place in a concentrated period of time (often a Friday evening and Saturday) intensives are a benefit for those who cannot attend our semester-long courses.

Upcoming Intensive:

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Being Human: Gender, Sexuality, Fulfillment

Cost: $25; $45 after December 20.
Course Dates: Friday, January 10, 6:30 - 8 pm. Saturday, January 11, 8:30 am -3 pm.

Friday, January 10 & Saturday, January 11. This two-part course will help to increase the Church’s understanding and compassion towards those experiencing same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria, so all may be cared for in love and truth.

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