Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS) has launched a newly developed Centre for Mission.
Their new site explains that the Centre for Mission at ETS has been developed with the aim of "providing every Christian in the church with the support and facilities they need to serve God, whether at home or abroad."
There are several courses which will be offered in the initial phase, these include training for Youth Workers, Sunday School Teachers, Treasurers, Elders, Deacons and Pastor's Wives.
Other courses will also be on offer for those with previous theological training or those who are currently working within ministry.
Professor John Angus MacLeod, Vice Principal at ETS said, "It has been one of the greatest privileges of the Free Church College and now, Edinburgh Theological Seminary, to be involved in providing rigorous and relevant theological education to preachers and teachers, ministers and missionaries for well over a hundred years."
"Now, through the Centre for Mission at ETS, we have the opportunity to provide key tailored training for those who are to be involved in specific areas of mission, whether in the local church or in specific religious communities. We can offer opportunities for theological refreshment and sabbatical research as well as key Masters programmes in mission."
"The Lord has opened this way for us through the great support received from the Free Church of Scotland, kind donations from individuals and congregations from Scotland and beyond, and the provision of key personnel like Dr Alistair Wilson. Both ETS and now its Centre for Mission serves a wide range of churches and it will be our privilege to work with them to further their mission goals for the glory of God."
More information will be released soon about specific day courses which will take place on August 10th and 11th.
The new website can be viewed here: http://www.ets.ac.uk/mission/
Please pray for all who are involved in this project at ETS, especially Dr Alistair Wilson, Centre of Mission Co-ordinator, and Professor John Angus MacLeod.