"We have to train our people in terms of that vital balance between knowing and doing. We want our people to do and want our people to know. We want our students to be firmly grounded as well as maintaining and developing a passion for the Gospel. That’s what theological education is about and that is what ETS is about."
"The facilities are actually quite outstanding - both in terms of the Seminary’s geographical location and its proximity to the great theological library in New College. I would encourage people to study here because of this combination of the academic commitment ... and at the same time, deep involvement in the life of the Church."
"Coming from Nepal, my first impression was that the Reformed Theology is taught by excellent professors with pastoral experience. My application process was easy since ETS provided me with full assistance and I was warmly welcomed as an international student. I would definitely recommend this Seminary to everyone who is interested in studying Theology."
‘There’s a difference between having an environment where you train people for ministry and a group who, mutually in partnership, train people together for the future. There’s a real sense of fellowship, prayer and commitment to one another.’
"I’m really delighted about ETS and its emergence as a real force for spiritual and theological education... This place offers us flexible situations in which we can train and develop a future generation of young leaders, particularly for our housing schemes, so I’m really excited to see how that develops in the future."
"Since 2001, we’ve been able to have this academic standard validated by Glasgow University. That means we are able to use our courses and our programmes in a way that is approved by many denominations throughout the world and that is a real privilege."
"We need to have more outreach, we need people to hear the gospel, we need more Biblical churches, and, for that, we need people to be theologically trained."
"I benefited from the training of Covenantal theology that I got [at ETS] and it has coloured my preaching and my ministry since … I do believe that is what people need and that is what our churches need."
"I am sure that God will lead me for the rest of my life until I will see Him face to face. I have no doubt that God will use me and the knowledge which I have learned during my courses at ETS for His Kingdom. Now, I surrender for all to Him."
"I had looked for a college that had a deep commitment to Scripture with academic rigour, both focused on the local of local church ministry. ETS ... matched what I needed."
"I particularly benefited from the strong emphasis on Biblical exegesis and on the primacy of preaching ... I thank God for the ongoing ministry of ETS and recommend the experience to anyone."
"I appreciate the teaching received at ETS and the support given by the Professors and the staff. I pray continually for ETS and recommend it to anyone who wants to study Reformed Theology."
"What I learned in my time in ETS has provided the foundation for my preaching and teaching ministry and it was invaluable. The emphasis on exegesis, in particular, was invaluable."
"ETS life was great," says Michael. "Listening to exciting theological lectures; engaging in informal discussions with fellow students over tea; the daily worship of God, all combined to make my time at ETS a memorable experience.”
"The ETS Bachelor of Theology is excellent preparation both for pastoral ministry and for further academic study. Learning the original languages of the Scriptures was of inestimable value. I would not want to study such a course elsewhere."
In marking the Free Church of Scotland’s National Day of Prayer, ETS hosted a special lecture on Wednesday 30th November. Rev Andy Longwe spoke on Psalm 85 verse 6: Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
The lecture was inspirational, exploring the period of revival in Scotland during the mid-19th Century, and the fact that looking at God’s faithfulness to our spiritual forefathers is an encouragement in the present day as we recognise the great need for revival in our nation.
The lecture may be viewed on Youtube and as an MP3 for download.