One of the aims of the of the Centre for Mission is to bring mission, locally and globally, to the forefront of thinking Christian minds.
The main teaching programmes at Edinburgh Theological Seminary are aimed at both the mind and the heart, with a constant emphasis on God’s mission in the gospel. This is obviously key to mission training.
In addition to these programmes, ETS have recently introduced World Mission Days – four days within the academic session (two per semester) during which all programme teaching will be suspended. In place of teaching, we have introduced a series of focussed mission seminars including interactive Q&As and time for prayer. This allows the opportunity to hear God’s word, explore missionary challenges, and spend time in prayer together as staff, students and other interested parties.
A variety of mission agencies are present and it’s therefore a great opportunity to rub shoulders with those on the mission field and other representatives.
Where possible, we always wish to work with other mission agencies, and Generation (the Mission Board of the Free Church of Scotland).
There will be a series of topics regularly explored in the World Mission Days at ETS.
The next World Mission Day is due to take place on Wednesday 18 September in the Chalmers Hall at ETS.
The day will focus on the theme of Mission and Bible Translation involving guest speakers Derek Newton from OMF and Eddie Arthur and Sue Arthur from Wycliffe Bible Translators.
9.00 – 9.50 am: Sermon from Mission Agency personnel
10.00 – 10.50 am: First Mission Lecture/Seminar
11.10 – 12.00 am: Second Mission Lecture/Seminar
12.15 am – 1.00 pm: Time for Prayer (Staff, Students and Visitors)
1.00 – 1.30 pm: Lunch
1.30 – 2.00 pm: Closing Worship