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Training gospel workers is a key component of Chalmers' vision.  Through the year there are training events that are open to everyone, for example there is regular training in reading Mark's Gospel.  

There are two training programmes for people considering full time gospel work in Scotland:

Ministry Associate Programme 

As a church, we are committed to training gospel workers through the Ministry Associate Programme. Ministry Associates play a key part in church life. For two years people come and serve here, studying, receiving training, leading ministry and serving practically. This provides a wonderful opportunity to grow in maturity and competence. It can also help individuals to think through whether full-time gospel ministry might be a good fit for them in the longer term.

We are now accepting applications for August 2021. For more information about the programme please contact Naomi Wright.

There are currently seven Ministry Associates serving at Chalmers:

MAPs Ally   MAPs Connor   MAPs Adam
Ally Macleod   Connor Reid   Adam Smith
MAPs Freddie   MAPs Becca   MAPs Laura
Freddie Hogan   Becca Holt   Laura Rea
MAPs Will        
Will Sanders        


Ministers in Training 

The concept of Minister in Training is a post-apprenticeship training role, where an individual trains for four years in a local church, alongside rigorous theological study.  The Minister in Training programme has three components:

  • Training through doing ministry at Chalmers
  • Intentional training input from senior staff at Chalmers
  • Theological study

Robin Sydserff leads this programme, and along with the wider eldership works with the Ministers in Training to ensure their development across the four years.  There are currently two Ministers in Training serving at Chalmers:

Jonny Gilmour (2)   Scott Hamilton
Jonny Gilmour   Scott Hamilton