Mission & Discipleship 67 – April 2012

The April 2012 edition of the Church of Scotland’s Mission & Discipleship Council newsletter contains information about a one-day conference – on Saturday 12 May in Glasgow – called Transforming Discipleship. This conference is “designed to explore – biblically and practically – what it means to be a 21st century disciple of Jesus Christ”. Click here for further details. Also taking place that day is the first of two conferences under the heading Why believe? (the other takes place in October). This conference, in Edinburgh, is titled ‘What Can I Say?’ and is “focused on how a perhaps hesitant or discouraged believer can have confidence in the content of the Christian message, faced with the challenges thrown at it in today’s (sceptical) world.”
The newsletter also has information about the Council’s participation in Heart and Soul 2012 on 20 May and about the National Youth Assembly taking place in Dundee in August. Read the full newsletter for more information about these and a host of other events, resources and activities at Mission & Discipleship 67 – April 2012

Church and Society News – April 2012

The April 2012 newsletter from the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland encourages us to Close the Gap, i.e. the gap between rich and poor, in a campaign run by Church Action on Poverty. According to the newsletter, the campaign is “built around ordinary people and churches pledging to join the movement and do what they can. If we Give, Act and Pray together, we can build a more equal society. Happier, Healthier. Safer. Fairer.”
There is news from Eco-Congregation Scotland and the kirk’s Society, Religion & Technology Project (SRT); news about the Council’s participation in Heart & Soul 2012 and a look forward to the General Assembly in May, when the Council will be reporting on, among other things, Barriers to Literacy, the Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity, Domestic Abuse, Give us our Daily Bread, Homelessness: achieving the 2012 pledge, Human Trafficking, Neurobiology (free will and moral responsibility) and Sectarianism.
Read the newsletter here.