Elders Conference 2020: Eldership in Times of Change

Eldership Event poster

A Learn Eldership training event that will inspire, connect, and equip current and future elders in the Church of Scotland in times of change.

The conference will look at today’s eldership in relation to Christian leadership and discipleship as well as exploring ways that elders could serve congregations faithfully with discernment in this time of change.

Seven selected themes on office bearers will be discussed:

  • Eldership in a contemporary world
  • The role of session clerk
  • Being a trustee in the Kirk
  • Being an elder in small congregations
  • Eldership when your kirk is in vacancy
  • The invisible church
  • The Radical Action Plan

Seven areas of the church ministry will be explored:

  • Faith formation
  • Worship
  • Prayer
  • Pastoral care
  • Serving in community
  • Sharing faith
  • Fresh expressions

There will also be a marketplace introducing the new forums of the Church of Scotland and its Radical Action Plan as well as various organisations.

Do come and join us for a weekend of worship, prayer, reflection, fellowship, and much more.

If you have any questions, please contact learn@churchofscotland.org.uk.

Date and time

The conference begins at 5 p.m. on Friday 25 September and concludes at 2 p.m. on Sunday 27 September.


Tickets are £150 and include accommodation, meals, and refreshments. Tickets for Priority Areas are £70. To book your ticket, please visit our eventbrite page. Booking closes on 31 August 2020.


Scottish Police College, Tulliallan Castle, Kincardine, Fife FK10 4BE