Global Mission

Where do you fit in God’s global purposes?
Do you want to learn to think deeply, biblically and in fresh ways about global mission? Are you considering cross-cultural or overseas missionary service? Do you want to help mobilise your local church for world mission? Would you like to work with a mission organisation in Australia? Do you want to join a community of people who are passionate about God’s global purposes?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Ridley College’s Global Mission formation program is for you! The Global Mission group exists to form missionaries, missiologists and mission advocates.

A suite of specialist vocational units in cross-cultural and global mission is available to all Ridley students on a two-year cyle. In addition, students have the opportunity to belong to the Global Mission Vocational Mentoring Group, and participate in its extracurricular program.

The core extracurricular activity takes place on Wednesdays during semester, when members of the Global Mission program join together for lunch in the college dining room followed by a Vocational Mentoring Group group. Guest speakers, focused reading, workshops, personal sharing and prayer take us beyond the formal curriculum as we explore God’s global mission and our place within it.

The Wednesday program and other extracurricular activities complement formal studies to enhance students’ learning experience and enable them to graduate with:

  • gospel confidence
  • personal humility
  • cross-cultural skills and sensitivity
  • awareness of contemporary issues and opportunities in global mission
  • a network of contact with missionaries, missiologists and mission organisations
  • a passion for the praise of the glory of God’s grace among all peoples

The Global Mission formation program is open to diploma and degree students who have completed their foundational units. For degree students applying to join the Global Mission Learning Community, a commitment to at least one year of full-time study at Ridley is strongly encouraged at some point in their studies.

Assistance with specialist unit selection is available.

For further information, contact the Global Mission Coordinator, Claire Livingstone

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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