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Frequently Asked Questions to the General Trustees

The Rural Working Group has put together a set of Frequently Asked Questions to the General Trustees around the management of Church buildings.  Download the pdf version here or order a free copy.

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Church Organisation from Scratch - for rural or small congregations

Prepared by the Rural Working Group, this step-by-step guide is for session clerks, ministers and office bearers to help the effective and successful operation of parish church.  It takes into account that certain skills may be in short supply and addresses a number of issues often encountered by rural congregations, but will be of use to all congregations, wherever they are.  Download the document here or order a free copy.

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Quick Guide: Setting up a rural event

A significant proportion of parishes within the Church of Scotland are rural. Being rural has its own set of opportunities and challenges.  This Quick Guide addresses some of the challenges your congregation might face and signposts helpful resources.  Download the pdf here or order a free copy.

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Conversations in Prayer

Conversations in Prayer provides the opportunity for people to respond to easily accessible questions and have an open and honest discussion about how our everyday lives shape the way we meet God in Prayer.

Order a copy or click here to download the leaders booklet and participants prayers.

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Conversations in Worship

Conversations in worship helps us to share our stories of how we experience and encounter God.  This simple method allows anyone to create opportunities for sharing and listening to each other without judging.  In sharing our stories of encounter with God in and through worship, we can set the groundwork for building communities that authentically share, pray, learn and worship together.(MORE

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Walking Together - Reflection Cards

Reflective walks can be a meaningful way for people to connect with God, creation and each other.  These Walking Together card sets can prompt conversation and reflection with people across the generations. Download or order the number of card sets you'd like for your group (1 set per 1-4 participants).

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Diverse Gender Identities and Pastoral Care

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Diverse Gender Identities and Pastoral Care 

This booklet has been created to help pastoral teams to support those in our communities who identify themselves as Transgender or their family members. (Click here for more information)

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Creating a Culture of Invitation

Listen again to the sessions from our Culture of Invitation event at Hampden Park in March, as our guest speaker, Michael Harvey shares his insight on how we can develop this as culture within our church, as well as taking a look at some of the reasons as to why we find it hard inviting people to church.

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Learn Publications

LearnLearn is an initiative within the Mission and Discipleship Council to equip and resource local congregations in the areas of worship, mission and discipleship. Resources are designed for a single-user and/or group settings and are supported with online tools such as short film series to elaborate certain topics covered within the material. Learn publications are now available directly from St Andrew Press.

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Pray it Forward cards Pastoral Care

Pray it Forward cards Pastoral Care

This new range of Pray it Forward cards comes in a more muted colour palette and includes a range of blessings and scripture passages suitable for more sensitive pastoral situations.

80 assorted cards come in a free storage box. These are priced at £5 (including VAT).

A Pray It Forward Quick Guide is available in the Resources section.

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Sharing Faith

Sharing Faith

When it comes to sharing faith, lots of Christians’ first thought is of a bold preacher, confidently

proclaiming carefully crafted words that have taken a lifetime of learning

to prepare. It doesn’t always have to be like that.

Sharing Faith is a new four-week course designed for groups in churches to explore how we

can each convey, to those closest to us, the difference that following Jesus makes in our lives.

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Pray it Forward cards 2016

An attrPray it Forward cardsactive collection of high quality cards, with a fresh new look, featuring a range of blessings inspired from scripture, for churches and individuals to give away free to others. (Click here for more information)

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