Growing in character is a vital part of our Christian walk, and an integral part of Redcliffe’s approach to training the whole person for their future ministry.
The Personal Development Programme is one of the ways we enable students to spend time growing in their relationship with God and others while studying at Redcliffe. It is an assessed part of the undergraduate courses, and available to all other students studying full- or part-time with us.
Students are assigned a personal tutor. You meet formally up to three times a year, and your tutor is available to talk with you informally as often as you need. In addition, you will join your tutor and other students in your community group, which meets weekly for mutual support and encouragement.
Part of the Personal Development Programme involves setting goals for the year with your personal tutor, and discussing your progress when you meet formally. You also have the option of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a tool to increase your understanding of yourself and how to relate to others more effectively.
Our conviction is that Christian character, including a healthy self-esteem, a willingness to serve others, and resilience is a prerequisite for demanding cross-cultural work.