The vision of the Bonar Trust is investing in training the next generation of leaders for the church in Scotland.
The trustees welcome applications from individuals on an Apprenticeship Programme or Minister in Training Programmes in a church in Scotland.
Each week we’re introducing you to different people supported by the Bonar Trust. Today we hear from Phil Pickett, a Minister in Training at St Andrews Free Church.
“Leaving a full-time teaching job to start the ministry associate programme was made much easier through the support of the Bonar Trust. It meant financial concerns were less of a worry and I could concentrate on my training.”
“The Bonar Trust has been very helpful in supporting us in training for ministry through (i) financial help and (ii) ongoing ministry encouragement. Without the financial support from the Bonar Trust and other trusts and generous individuals we would not be able to train at ETS. But not only has the Trust helped in this way but they have also made it a priority to encourage me in ministry through short preaching conferences. These have been excellent and a wonderful encouragement to keep the focus on developing as a preacher in the midst of training.”