Preparing people for mission in Scotland and throughout the world.

Using the wealth of resources at Edinburgh Theological Seminary, the Centre for Mission is being developed with the aim of providing every Christian in the church with the support, encouragement and facilities they need to serve God, whether at home or abroad.

News & Events

world mission lectures

The February 2020 World Mission Lectures at ETS focussed on the topic Mission in Rural Communities with guest speakers David Meredith, Donnie G Macdonald and Ivor Macdonald.

These lectures are now available to watch online.

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'Beautiful things are born in Bethlehem'

Recent lecture by Donnie G Macdonald on mission in rural communities.

Explore Mission | World Mission Days

A series of themed day events at Edinburgh Theological Seminary, designed to provide insight into the variety of challenges and opportunities involved in modern day mission. 

Exploring mission from its origins through to the present day, these events are the perfect opportunity for students to explore and pray for mission together whilst getting to know others on the mission field.

Upcoming World Mission Lectures

mission and followers of world religions

Further details will be announced in due course. If you are involved in mission and would like to join us, please get in touch with us here. 

Next World Mission Day:

Mission and Followers of
World Religions

Further details will be announced in due course.

Featured Courses

Postgraduate Studies | MTh in Missiology

This new postgraduate programme with Edinburgh Theological Seminary will be attractive to those whose want to develop their academic interests in mission, whether local or global, and to develop knowledge and skills that will make them more effective in their chosen career.

Preparing for Mission | Rural Church Revitalisation

This mentoring course is intended to help mission candidates who expect to serve the Lord in rural church revitalisation gain invaluable input from those who have already served in rural church revitalisation.

Gifts for Local Mission| Eldership Training

One of the greatest privileges is to serve in the church of Jesus Christ as an elder.  It is also a task that involves great responsibility. This course is designed to equip and encourage serving elders in the local church by exploring the unique set of opportunities, tasks and challenges before them.

Which category suits your needs?

Serving Together

Gifts for Local Mission

A variety of courses designed to support men and women who serve in the local church. We offer courses for elders, deacons, Sunday School teachers, youth workers and more. 

Setting Out

Preparing for Mission​

We offer a wide variety of mission courses and mentoring options designed to prepare, support and encourage those who are about to enter into mission work.

Time Out

Refreshment in Mission

We offer a personalised course of study to supplement your theological training or the opportunity to get away and do some serious thinking and research.

Digging Deep

Research for Mission

At postgraduate level, we offer both a Research Masters and a Taught Masters to enable you to engage in top level learning as you focus on theology and mission.

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Edinburgh Theological Seminary