Church of Scotland Learning
Jesus calls us now to follow him, just as he did with his first disciples. What that actually means and looks like will be different for each one of us, depending on our circumstances and personalities. We do all want to be following Jesus – activating our faith, living out all that God shows us and grows in us. And we want to be following Jesus together – encouraging each other to follow with faith, courage and confidence.
Church of Scotland Learning is designed to support learning together across the Church.
On our new online platform you will find a variety of materials which we hope will be of interest and help to anyone who is part of a local congregation. You don't need to be an expert and no one is going to assess you. Maybe you've not done anything like this before or for a while. This is for you. Register and explore Church of Scotland Learning.
It's important that you access the platform the first time on the browser, and thereafter you can download an app. You'll need to spend a little time familiarising yourself with the platform, ensuring we can maintain your privacy and give you best functionality. If you need any help, there are some videos for guidance along with an FAQ document on the site. If these do not answer your questions, then contact Learning@churchofscotland.org.uk
Conversations in Discipleship
Helping us to think about what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus
Enabling us to begin or deepen our experience of following Jesus together
Talking about your faith
Becoming more confident in sharing Jesus with others.
New Ways of Being Church
Learning how to pioneer and take early steps in our own venturing.
Knowing You, Knowing Me
Theological Reflection for Everyone
Learning to understand more fully where God is and what God is calling us to do.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Three Mottos for Best Practice
Unconscious Bias and Me
Evidence, Impact and Reflections
Vows for elders
What am I getting myself into? Learning more about the promises elders make.
Vows for Ministers of Word and Sacraments
An exploration of Ordination Vows
Making the most of Church of Scotland Learning
While it's possible to use most of what's there on your own, these materials will be best experienced in a group. We've provided facilitator notes for congregations and presbyteries who would like to offer this. You might want to ask a friend, minister or person in your Presbytery about plans to offer these as a course, now or sometime in the next while. If there aren't any plans yet, and you're keen to get going, find a friend who'll do this with you or chat with you as you make a start.
If there is anything technical you need help with, you have ideas about how we can improve things or suggestions for future materials, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us at Learning@churchofscotland.org.uk