Developing new ecclesial/Christian communities
Our church and its congregation began looking at different ways to worship in 2014 with the aid of a small research grant from Go For It. In this the 3rd year of our journey, the members of our congregation who run Christian Clubs in two of our local schools – the SUPA Club in Springholm and the Scripture Union Club at Crossmichael, have joined forces and are making preparations to host a summer Holiday Club for local children of Primary School age [5 – 11] using resources from the Scripture Union to engage with youngsters in the various activities which form part of their programme “Wastewatchers”... read more
I find that photography (via my phone) is a great way for me to capture the mood of how I’m experiencing life at Trinity in Inverness. We’ve become a very image based society; Instagram users alone share 3600 images every second!!! It seemed appropriate that this medium would be the basis for my blog post of words and images.
Three pairs of child shoes lay abandoned under empty pews. I’d been thinking about the loss of children from our Sunday services, and wanted to represent how that felt... read more
I love a mystery! From a vintage Agatha Christie to the BBC’s eerie ‘The Missing’, I’m drawn in by the twists and turns, the shifting ground and the unexpected. It’s strange then, that I find the mysteries of real life, and the unforeseen, harder to deal with.
As a practical and fairly focused person, I set out with a plan which has been prayerfully hatched, and expect to see it fulfilled to my specifications. In our community project in Wellwood, in Dunfermline, I wanted to crack the puzzle that is church in the 21st century, and create a new form of church relevant to those three generations away from any religious influence... read more
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”
As we have received enquiries and applications for our Family Worker post, I am reminded that one of the criteria of Go For It funding is the establishment of ‘new church communities’. What will they look like? How will they be run? Who will join? What will they do?.. read more
I heard someone’s story of how they came to faith recently. Aged about 20, he was hanging out with some friends in the street, when a couple of men from a local church approached them and invited them to come along to a group for young guys at the church. His friend was attracted by the appeal of music, food and general good times, and he went along to keep him company.
Somehow, the friendly invitation to come and have some fun morphed a little when they were there, and he found himself in the middle of a circle of adult men who were all praying for him... read more