Community of Faith

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A regional opportunity to explore children, young people and family ministry

‘In many of our churches, children, young people and young adults are missing and the vast majority of adults in our population have not been introduced to church or faith as children.’ The Church of Scotland Radical Action Plan 2018

This is an opportunity to:

  • Meet with others locally, to share ideas, challenges and good news stories
  • Explore creative and innovative ways to develop our vision and practice in nurturing faith with children, young people and families
  • Encourage the development of a whole community of faith approach towards faith formation and ongoing discipleship

Who this is for

This event is for anyone (volunteer or paid workers, ministers, elders, and others) who are interested in and concerned about developing their church's children, young people, and family ministry. Ideally, pairs or larger groups from individual congregations would attend, in order to encourage follow-up action after the event. Whether you are in a town or a rural setting; if you have a thriving children and youth ministry, or few or no children, we're sure you'll find this event helpful.

Where and when

We are particularly targeting these regional gatherings for more distant areas which may not be able to get to other events.

The events will take place at the following locations from 10am until 4pm:

North East: Banff Parish Church, AB45 1AE, 22 February

South West: Penninghame St John's, Newton Stewart, DG8 6ER, 29 February

North West: Duncansburgh Church, Fort William, PH33 6BA, 14 March

Borders: St Boswells Church, Newtown, TD6 0AT, 21 March

Ayrshire: St. Andrew’s Church, Ayr,  KA7 2DL, 28 March

North: Lairg Parish Church, IV27 4BL, 25 April

Cost

These events are free. Tea and coffee will be provided, but we ask that you bring your own lunch.

RSVP

To help us prepare, please email Isobel Booth-Clibborn, ibooth-clibborn@churchofscotland.org.uk and confirm which meeting you plan to attend.