Semeter in Scotland is a ministry of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland run in conjuction with Geneva College, the RP third level College in America. Students take the programme as part of their university degree, obtaining 15 credit hours if they successfully complete all of their courses. Based in Airdrie, under the leadership of Rev. Andrew Quigley the programme has tutored 24 students in the past 10 years, as well as some young people from the Irish RP Church who have audited the courses. The students are encouraged to play a full role in the life of the Airdrie RP Congregation including: participation in public worship, the prayer life of the congregation, and the weekly MET Bible studies. They will also assist in the Friday night Kid’s Club and be part of the Covenanter Youth activities. Here are some quick facts about this term and the students who will be coming:
Saturday 24th August 2013
Tuesday 17th December 2013
Class starts at 9.15 am with worship
Mornings – They have assigned reading on their subjects
Afternoons – Seminars led by Teachers
Wednesday Afternoons – Cultural Trips led by men in the Airdrie Congregation
Rev. Andrew Quigley will teach:
– The Life and Work of Paul
– Church Ministry
– Reformed Evangelism
Rev. Kenneth Stewart will teach:
– Systematic Theology
Dr. Tim Duguid:
– The History of Praise
Mr. Jimmy Fisher
– Scottish Reformation and Covenanting History
Extract from a letter sent by a recent student
“It seems strange that a church in Scotland would take in some American students for 5 months to teach them, and then they go and may or may not ever return. Yet you chose to invest in us, to love us, to teach us…… When I reflect on my time in Airdrie I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to explore the foundations of my faith to learn and grow in a place where I was welcomed and loved. I can’t begin to tell you all that God taught me about, vision, prayer, plodding and love through your example and I hope to return one day to learn even more……………”
Autumn Semester 2013 Students
I am from the Philadelphia area and have lived here for about 6 years. Prior to here, I lived in the Catskill Mountains in New York which is where I still like to call home. I have been part of the Bible Fellowship church my entire life. My father is a pastor there. I will be starting my third year at university this autumn where I am studying Public Relations and Student Ministry.
I grew up in New Jersey but now live in western Pennsylvania. I attend Grace Church, which is a non-denominational church of around 2,000 people. In the autumn I will be entering my third year at university studying Student Ministries. My hopes is that after university I will find a job as a camp programmes director much like my current position at my summer camp, Seneca Hills Bible Camp.
I live in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania. The church I attend is Mt. Pleasant United Brethren in Christ. At university I am studying Christian Ministry, Missions, and Music with a concentration in piano. I will be starting my last year this autumn. After graduation I plan on moving to Latin America to do church planting and work with children.
I am from Clinton, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. When I am home I go to church at Hanover Presbyterian Church. When I am at university I attend Chapel Presbyterian Church. Thus autumn I will be starting my third year in Biblical Studies.