January 2015 Congregational Letter

January 7, 2015

TRI-Logo-Transparent-BkgdDear Friends,

Beginning on January 20, 2015 the school of theology at St. Andrew’s, the Ridley Institute, will host multiple world renowned theologians, a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award Winner (2013), a former President of the Vineyard Churches and current ACNA church planting Bishop (and New Wine speaker), and many other well known (and not so well known!) pastors and teachers to lead us in a ten-week study of the Person and ongoing work of the Holy Spirit. Blending head, heart, and practice our sessions will address what the Bible teaches us about the Holy Spirit, how we can have a living relationship with Him today, and in what ways he equips us for ministry and mission in the church and for the world. With a particular intent to marry good teaching to good practice we will also have opportunities for ministry time.

Our Schedule:

  • January 20: A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit – Lecturer: Erika Moore
  • January 27: A Systematic and Historical Approach – Lecturer:Rob Sturdy
  • February 3: The Holy Spirit and the Ministry of Jesus – Lecturer: Peter Walker
  • February 10: The Holy Spirit and Regeneration – Lecturer: Gerald Bray
  • February 17: The Sealing of the Spirit – Lecturer: Ashley Null
  • February 24: Communion with the Holy Spirit – Lecturer: John Hall
  • March 3: Practicing the Gifts of the Holy Spirit – Lecturer: Steve Wood
  • March 10: True Spiritual Revival – Lecturer: Gerald McDermott
  • March 17: The Holy Spirit and Evangelism – Lecturer: Todd Hunter

Some evenings will follow the typical Ridley format, with a teaching followed by small group and then question and answer. Other evenings participants will have the opportunity to participate in ministry time, seeking to apply the lessons learned in intentionally practical sessions. We do hope you’ll join us in person for this exciting series and would encourage you to share this series with friends and colleagues all over the world who can participate via our live-streaming service. For registration and more details visit theridleyinstitute.com.

*A portion of every registration goes towards equipping ministry partners with theological education in areas of the world where cost or opportunity prohibit clergy from receiving the training they need.

For more information or to register, please visit TheRidleyInstitute.com. For those that live outside of the Charleston area, this class is also available via live stream on the web.

In the family,

+Steve