Congratulations to our Seminary Graduate Nathan Hilton

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We are delighted to congratulate Nathan Hilton for his graduation from Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary (WPTS).  We asked Nathan to give us some insight on his learning experience at WPTS and his future plans:

Nathan & Anna with their two daughters Mary & Ruth

“I am truly thankful to the Lord for my time of study through WPTS. I could not have continued to serve my family and local church were it not for the flexible programmes offered at the seminary. I began my studies whilst working as a nurse and was able to build the study schedule around shifts and family commitments. As I moved nearer to completion, I left nursing work to serve in the local church and study full time. The combination of service at a local church level, and academic study, has helped me to maintain a gospel perspective on all that I have learned and done. Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (GPTS) provides excellent online courses, and having local courses in Gateshead has allowed me to the enjoy the collegial aspects of ‘on-site’ learning. Through the support of Gateshead Presbyterian Church, GPTS, and WPTS, I have been awarded an MDiv.

Studying under men like Dr Schweitzer have given me the unique opportunity to serve within an actual church plant, and begin work on a future church plant. We have seen encouraging growth in our outreach study in Sunderland, the second most populous city in the north-east of England. I have been teaching at these meetings for the past year and will spend the summer raising support for a future church plant. With the help of God we will see another Evangelical Presbyterian worshipping community in the UK.”
Please pray for Nathan as he is going through his Presbytery exams this Summer and plans ahead to re-locate his family to a different city.

What about you?

Do you have a strong internal calling for the preaching ministry? Are you able to point to external confirmation of the desire to pursue the ministry? If this is the case, please get in touch with us! We might be able to offer you the training you need with the opportunity to receive financial remuneration for part-time work with Gateshead Presbyterian Church.