Vision and Values

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Equipping men and women for God’s mission in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world.


To be a leading centre of mission and ministry training delivered in supportive communities through flexible study modes.

Theological Framework

Ridley College is committed to academically rigorous theological training in the Anglican, Reformed and Evangelical tradition that engages seriously with contemporary culture.


  1. Learning – High academic standards in a spirit of honest inquiry, under the authority of Scripture, engaging with the history of Christian thought, our contemporary world and committed to excellence in teaching and learning, research, and high standards in scholarship.
  2. Formation – The intentional development of Christ-like character, prayerful dependence on God, and the integration of life, doctrine and ministry practice.
  3. Community – Learning in relationships of respect, support and integrity, welcoming people from varied backgrounds and churches, and establishing networks for partnership in ministry.
  4. Mission & Ministry – Promoting a global vision for the gospel of Jesus Christ, a heart to serve the church, cross-cultural skills, perseverance, confidence and humility in handling God’s word.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built.
Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E.
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