Pioneer Ministry - A New Chapter

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Date: Saturday 26 October 10am-4pm   Venue: Bridge of Allan Parish Church Hall  Cost: £15

Pioneer Ministry is a way to seek contemporary answers to the old question - how do we genuinely spread the gospel beyond church, with the entirely unchurched?

The question is simple but answering it requires a practice-based, radical reimagining of words like ‘mission’, ‘outreach’, ‘church’, that is deeply faithful, so that the life-giving, liberating, good news of Jesus can be found among the communities of 21st Century Scotland.

This conference will be facilitated by five of the Church of Scotland Pioneers, working in five very different challenging and rewarding posts, resulting in five contrasting and innovative forms of ministry.

They will share their experience of pioneer ministry in their own cultural context and the context of the Church of Scotland.

If you are thinking about or planning pioneer ministry, this conference could be vital, offering reflections on what has worked and not worked in each of their ministries and sharing the highs and lows of their experience so far.

Janet Foggie: Pioneer for the Presbytery of Stirling at the University of Stirling

Peter Gardner: Pioneer Minister for Visual Arts Communities, who is based in Glasgow’s Briggait studio complex and one half of visual artist duo Gardner & Gardner

Stuart Davidson: Pioneer Minister in Ferguslie Park and the north end of Paisley

Chris Blackshaw: Pioneer Farming Minister working amongst the isolated Agricultural Community of Ayr Presbytery

Elisabeth Spence: Hopefield Connections is in a new housing development in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian


Booking closes: 17 October 2019

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