Ridley Certificate Study

At St. Mark’s we run a number of Ridley College courses. These are always very beneficial to those who participate. If you are interested in any of the course we have covered below, let us know by sending us an email info@stmarksemerald.org.au or fill out a connect card.

The ‘Knowing God’ Course.

Andrew Bowles will be runs this course via Zoom on weekday evenings at 7.30pm for six weeks. The Ridley Certificate is a high-quality set of materials for adult Bible study produced by Ridley College in Melbourne. Each subject has a mixture of videos, readings and discussion at a level appropriate for most people.

The ‘Knowing God’ course explores fundamental questions of Christian theology and belief, giving an introduction to deeper Christian thinking and how to understand your faith.

You can learn more about the Ridley Certificate and subjects here.

The cost of the course is $10. For more information please email Andrew Bowles at andrew.bowles@stmarksemerald.org.au.

Ridley Ministry Skills Course

We run the ‘Ministry Skills’ Course from Ridley College. This will be an opportunity for you to learn some of the skills involved in being on a worship team, leading a small group, or exploring your spiritual gifts and calling. The Course is based on expert videos and involves discussion and personal application.

The Course runs on six Wednesday evenings 7.30-9pm from August 25th. We will meet over Zoom.

You are welcome to join us for all the course or just weeks that are relevant to your role and interests. Participation is free.


  • What is Ministry?’: Finding Your Gifts and Vocation
  • Small Group Leadership
  • Public Reading of Scripture
  • Praying in Worship
  • Understanding Worship Services
  • Planning and Presenting Worship