Rhode Island Theological Institute

RITI offers men and women seeking to become equipped for ministry a local alternative for receiving a world-class theological education. We have partnered with Seminary Extension of the Southern Baptist Convention. This provides quality, Bible-based ministry training locally at Chariho Southern Baptist Church as well as offering web conferencing alternatives. The center is established under a cooperative agreement between Seminary Extension and Chariho Southern Baptist Church, the local Baptist church, associations, and state/regional conventions.

Enable students to:

  • Demonstrate courageous growth in obedience to and love for Jesus and His ways.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of Scripture and its faithful interpretation and application.
  • Demonstrate a life lived in connection and service within a church and its associational, national, and global missional networks.
  • Demonstrate a focused sense of giftedness, passion, and competence in ministry.
  • Demonstrate a passion for local and global fulfillment of the Great Commission.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to relate effectively with people.
  • Demonstrate a relevant vision and plan for a specific context of service.

Seminary Extension offers the following programs:
Diplomas in Ministries/Pastoral Education; Diploma in Biblical Studies; Diploma in Educational Ministries; Diploma in Theological Foundations; Certificate in Women’s Ministry; Certificate in Lay Ministry training; Certificate in Bi-vocational Ministry Studies.

Contact Information
For more information regarding diploma programs and center, administration can be obtained by contacting us at: Request Information