Continuing in our series of past students reflecting on how the programme has impacted them, this week we are hearing from Christopher Little.
Christopher Little – Autumn 2013
Then: Student at Geneva College
Now: Church Planting Pastor in United Brethren Church
Few things have impacted my life like Semester in Scotland has. The courses were insightful, challenging, and conducive to good conversation, both in and outside of the classroom. The teachers pushed the students both academically and spiritually.
The people at Airdrie RP were also incredibly welcoming to the students. During my time at Geneva College I never felt so quickly connected to a church than I did in four short months while in Airdrie.
The biggest impression left on me, however, was witnessing Andrew Quigley and how he lived his life. I spent every weekday morning with him reading a chapter from Proverbs and praying, two days a week with him in the classroom, one evening a week in a small group, and then twice on Sundays listening to him preach. That’s a lot of Andrew time!
Andrew’s faithfulness to God and His church is something I will never forget, and something I continually try to emulate in my ministry.
The most important thing that has stuck with me after Semester in Scotland is staying rooted in God’s word. Before SiS, daily devotionals were rather hit or miss with me. Andrew’s passion for Bible study was something that inspired me to get into Scripture on a daily basis.
I would not be where I am at today if it were not for the spiritual disciplines that were learned while spending time in Scotland. I so appreciate all the effort that Andrew, Beth, and others put in to make this program happen.