Mentoring groups give an opportunity to continue the practices learned in Guided Spiritual Formation with others who are training for similar kinds of ministry contexts. These are a core part of the Ridley campus formation program, and so on-campus students are expected to be part of one.
Vocational Mentoring Groups are usually led by faculty members and each have a different focus:
Vocational Mentoring Groups largely replace our former Learning Communities (with the exception of the Anglican Institute, which continues to provide specialised training for Anglican ministry).
Students will usually complete the Guided Spiritual Formation units before joining a Vocational Mentoring Group, but there will be some exceptions (for example, those with an interest in Children’s and Youth Ministry are encouraged to join from the beginning of their studies). Speak to the group leader about your circumstances.
Students can express interest in joining a Vocational Mentoring Group as part of the enrolment process, or by speaking directly to the group leader.