In light of findings from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, supervision is increasingly a mandated requirement for pastoral workers.
Ridley College’s Graduate Certificate of Professional Pastoral Supervision provides invaluable professional development of Christian leaders to be equipped for the ministry of pastoral supervision of others.
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Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Pastoral Supervision will be equipped with the advanced knowledge and understanding of, and the research underlying, professional supervision to the level required for recognition and accreditation as Associate Members of the Australasian Association of Supervision (AAOS).
Wise and capable supervision is a much-needed ministry in today’s church. I am excited by the addition of this new course to the Ridley program as it so clearly aligns with our mission to prepare men and women for God’s mission in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world. The teaching team exemplifies Ridley’s commitment to integrating the best of biblical scholarship and theological reflection with ministry practice that meets the challenges of contemporary ministry. I pray that the graduates of this program will be used by God to strengthen his people for their service in the world.
Pastoral ministry in contemporary Australia is increasingly complex and challenging. Intentional processes which provide for reflective practice have never been more important for pastoral leaders' personal well-being and professional development. In providing a Graduate Certificate in Professional Pastoral Supervision, Ridley College meets a real need to train up theologically informed and pastorally skilled supervisors.
Mentor and Leadership Trainer
The Johnmark Extension
Professional Pastoral Supervision Program
Graham lectures in practical theology and directs the Ridley Centre for Children’s and Youth Ministry. Graham is an experienced educator in face-to-face, residential, and online learning.
Associate Dean, Ridley Anglican Institute
Kate is a Supervisor Member of the Australian Association of Supervisors with experience in training and equipping Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Christian leaders for diverse leadership roles. Kate’s research has explored the development of culturally and linguistically appropriate models of providing pastoral supervision in intercultural contexts.
Lecturer in Professional Pastoral Supervision
Len is a supervisor member of Australasian Association of Supervisors, with experience in mission, church leadership and cross-cultural theological education. Len has recently focussed on ministry supervision and coaching, lecturing in professional supervision since 2020.
Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Theology
Richard coordinates the Doctor of Ministry program at Ridley. Richard is qualified in professional supervision through St Mark’s National Theological Centre, Canberra, and has been lecturing in professional supervision since 2018.