The Church of Scotland’s Mission & Discipleship Council enews is (in their own words) “packed with information on events, resources and websites that may be of interest to church folk throughout Scotland”. Among the events listed in the January edition are those run by Biblefresh, a partnership of over 50 agencies, festivals, colleges and denominations that are joining forces to help people grow in appetite and confidence in the scriptures during the year 2011, to coincide with the 400th anniversary celebrations of the King James Version of the Bible. Also featured is a “Valuing Volunteers Workshop” to be held in Glasgow at the end of January. This seeks to recognise the part played by volunteers in the life of the church and help them develop their skills.
The newsletter also contains an update from the kirk’s Panel on Review and Reform as it seeks to provide a model whereby presbyteries, and by extension congregations, can be more mission-focused. Read it at Mission & Discipleship 41 – January 2010