A movement of mission and church planting could be emerging that defines the future of the church in Scotland. Would you like to meet to explore this with others?
Throughout the COVID pandemic we have found a new appreciation for everything local from local walks to local communities. Many have seen and met needs within their local neighbourhood or community that is mission and could present opportunities for church planting in a very different way to what we may have imagined prior to the pandemic.
If “everything is mission..” as Christopher Wright puts it in his book ‘The Mission of God’s People’, then so much more is possible for each one of us.
We would like to invite you to join us in stirring faith for what might be possible and take the mystery out of mission and what church planting entails. We hope to create a space where we can encourage, learn from and consider how to resource one another.
Our hosts for the day will be Emma MacIntosh (Clay Community Church), Wes White (The Upper Room) and Allan Cox (Community Church Edinburgh) who between them have a variety of mission, church planting and partnership experiences.
Here are some things we will be exploring:
Mapping Scotland - what is happening focused on what you are doing but with insight from the experience of others.
What is church planting - redefining this and recognising its different stages and particularly the place of simple mission/outreach activities.
What is negotiable/non-negotiable for establishing a church - a group exercise with discussion.
Where would we like to focus or pray for new mission opportunities (where are the needs)?
Resources available to assist and how we can resource one another.