Presbytery met on the 18th June. In addition to the regular Presbytery business, Mr Ian Gillies was tested in the last remaining areas of Scripture (Wisdom Literature, Revelation, and Pauline Epistles and Hebrews) and the theology of the last third of the Westminster Confession of Faith. After a thorough examination there was an opportunity for Presbytery to examine Ian on other topics that were deemed relevant, such as distinctive principles and the work of a minister.
Presbytery was satisfied by Ian’s responses and, upon assenting to the vows, he was licensed as a minister of the Gospel and declared eligible to receive a call, whether from within the Presbytery or from our sister RP Churches.
We are thankful for this step in Ian’s life and pray for him and Shelby for the future. Additionally we pray the Lord of the Harvest to raise up more labourers to preach the everlasting Gospel.