The Anglican Diocese of New England (ADNE) established St. Aidan's Institute so lay people can take courses designed to, "... shape, equip, and support the people of the Church in building Christ’s Kingdom."
St. Aidan’s Institute offers lay certificate programs in:
- Church Planting
- Christian Lay Leadership
- Christian Formation
St. Aidan's Institute also offers a comprehensive program for ordination to the priesthood.
Students in the certificate program take six foundation courses include Discipleship, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Church History, Christian Theology, and Evangelism. After completing the foundation courses, students take seven courses specific to each program and three electives. All of the courses for the certificate programs are offered online in a collaborative environment.
The ordination program includes online classes and onsite seminars, meetings, and retreats.