Westminster's vision is to train men to be passionate promoters of the glory of Christ as pastors and teachers. So what's next for the graduates of 2022?
Benjamin & Peter: Westminster Graduates
Benjamin Mitchell has already begun work as ministerial assistant at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff. It is a joy to hear how he is thriving in this new role. He knows the congregation well from visits there as a student, and the many opportunities for evangelism and youth work in the surrounding area have already been bearing fruit.
Seminary internships "will help as I seek to serve the Lord in a church aiming to reach the largest council estate in Wales."
So how did seminary prepare Benjamin for this role? "In my time at Westminster I had internships at four different churches, where I gained invaluable experience from working alongside these pastors. This experience will help as I seek to serve the Lord in a church aiming to reach the largest council estate in Wales."
As Benjamin now looks back on his time with us, what aspects of Westminster stand out? "I am most thankful for the unparalleled tuition I received from pastors with decades of experience in shepherding the flock of Christ."
"The next step is postgraduate research in Mark's Gospel, with the long-term aim of church planting in Germany."
Peter Winch has also completed the MDiv programme at Westminster. Where is he headed now? "The next step is postgraduate research in Mark's Gospel, with the long-term aim of church planting in Germany. Given that my wife is from Berlin, we have a natural affinity to the work of the church in Germany."
How has Westminster prepared Peter for the future? "The faculty at Westminster have been incredibly supportive in helping me make the transition to PhD studies. From supervising research proposals to providing additional reading lists, they have given me a springboard to postgraduate research."
"I can still remember Ian Hamilton teaching me in my first year that the posture of theology is on my knees - that the whole aim of theology is doxology."
"Far more than this, however, I'm indebted to the seminary for bridging the gap between head and heart. I can still remember the first time Ian Hamilton reminded me that the posture of theology is on my knees - that the whole aim of theology is doxology. Faculty, staff, and fellow students have shown me what it means to live out the truths I confess, to embed learning in the context of Christ's church."
We are thrilled to see these two young men on their path towards ministry, and wish them God's richest blessing in their next steps.