The Class of 2020

The Class of 2020

Meet – and pray for – Jamie, another of our latest cohort of Graduates.

Because of the current lockdown restrictions we are obviously unable to publicly celebrate the achievements of our 2020 Graduates – at least for the time being. We are hopeful of being able to do so later in the year. But, in the meantime, we are featuring our 7 graduates of 2020 and commending them to your prayers. Perhaps, as you read their stories, you could see yourself as an EBC Graduate in 2021 or 2022! Why not get in touch with us and explore possibilities.

Jamie Gallacher

Jamie has also graduated with a Licentiate in Theology (with Distinction), having successfully completed our new Advanced Ministry Apprenticeship Programme (AMAP). This is a 9 month vocational training programme, conducted in diverse ministry settings under the leadership of EBC and external mentors.  (More details here)

Jamie says, “

“I completed the AMAP over 2 years whilst participating in a Pastor in Training role. The classroom environment was a very good supplement to my ‘on the ground’ training in the church. It gave me time for reflection on my experiences, as well as introducing new ideas for me to take back to my placement church and implement.

“One of the greatest benefits was the range of experiences that would be evident in every classroom. There were the lecturers drawing from many years of service, sometimes decades, in their field; and my fellow students who were finding some of the same challenges and having encouraging feedback. This made for a vibrant classroom environment leading to many helpful and challenging conversations”

Jamie’s prayer for himself – and you might like to join him – is the words of Colossians 1:10 – “…that I may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God”


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