Mission & Discipleship

Mission & Discipleship 53 – February 2011

Packed full of events, resources, websites to explore plus information that may be of interest to rural churches, that’s the Church of Scotland’s newsletter from its Mission & Discipleship Council. The edition for February 2011 has details of a series of roadshows run by Christian Aid on the theme of “Helping People In Poverty Out of Poverty”. There is also information about a seminar being run for carers of people with Dementia and another on “Spirituality Through the Eyes of Children”. Looking further ahead there is news of an Easter Event called “Roll Away the Stone” taking place on 22 May and the National Youth Assembly in September, with the theme “Love Life”. And just what is the Scottish Bible Society doing with a refurbished 1967 VW Camper Van? Or, for that matter, what is “Samosa Sunday”?
Find out more from the newsletter at Mission & Discipleship 53 – February 2011

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Mission & Discipleship 52 – January 2011

The Church of Scotland’s Mission & Discipleship Council produces a monthly online news bulletin with details of events, resources, websites to explore, etc. The January 2011 edition contains resources for marking Homelessness Sunday (30th January) and Poverty Action Sunday (6th February). Looking further ahead it also has details of Lent study resources and a project to mark the 400th Anniversary of the King James (Authorised Version) of the Bible. Read the newsletter at Mission & Discipleship 52 – January 2011

Mission & Discipleship – August 2010

The Church of Scotland’s Mission & Discipleship Council has published its latest e-news which, as usual, “gives information on events, resources and websites that may be of interest to church folk throughout Scotland.” The August 2010 edition contains news about 36 different events and resources ranging from a series of Bible and prayer guides for people with dementia or struggling with memory loss to ‘Mission Shaped Ministry’, a course for individuals (ministers and lay people) and teams who are exploring ideas for fresh expressions of church and Christians who want their churches to be more effective in mission. Read the full e-newsletter at Mission & Discipleship 47 – August 2010

Mission & Discipleship – Summer 2010

TO BOLDLY GO… is the title of the 2010 National Youth Assembly. 16–25 year-olds with a Church of Scotland connection are invited to take part in four days of thinking about mission for a 21st Century Scotland, exploring what to say to the Church about Fashion, Politics, Violence and Peacemaking. More information about this and other events taking place during the summer is available on the Church of Scotland’s Mission & Discipleship Council’s online newsletter.
The newsletter also contains details about a variety of resources that church folk might find useful. Among those listed in the current edition is BIBLEFRESH, a new initiative from a number of partner organisations – including the Scottish Bible Society – to encourage people to engage with the Bible in new ways in 2011. There are four key areas in which it seeks to inspire churches and individuals: Reading the Bible; Being trained in handling the Bible; Supporting translation work; and Experiencing the Bible in new and creative ways.
Information about these and other events and resources can be read at Mission & Discipleship 46 – Summer 2010

Mission & Discipleship – May 2010

The Church of Scotland’s Mission & Discipleship Council’s e-news is, in its own words, full of “information on events, resources and websites that may be of interest to church folk throughout Scotland.” The May 2010 edition lists nearly 40 events and resources ranging from a series of discussions on spiritual care for older people to the Church of Scotland Youth Assembly being held at Stirling University in early September. You can read the full newsletter at Mission & Discipleship 45 – May 2010

Mission & Discipleship – April 2010

The monthly e-news from the Church of Scotland’s Mission & Discipleship Council contains news of events and resources for churches and individuals alike. The April 2010 edition has information about, for example, the annual Christian Aid book sale, a series of seminars on “Living and Sharing Faith Today” and “Back To Church Sunday” in September and “Bible Sunday” in October.
The Resources section has news from the Scottish Bible Society about how their Bibleworld material has been updated to take account of the new Scottish education curriculum while in the “Help Wanted” section there is an appeal for cast, crew and other helpers for a version of the Passion story being staged in Glasgow next year. For further information visit www.passion-play.co.uk/glasgow-passion-play/
Read the full newsletter at Mission & Discipleship 44 – April 2010

Mission & Discipleship – March 2010

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”. The March 2010 edition contains details of a workshop called “Living With Loss – storytelling in the care of the bereaved” and a series of events called “Mum’s the Word – an evening for every mum”. As well as information on Pathways to Prayer there is also an evening called “A Celebration of Faith Through Music”. The Resources section of the latest newsletter has information about everything from church music to relations with people of different faiths. Browse the newsletter at Mission & Discipleship 43 – March 2010

Mission & Discipleship – February 2010

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 varied events listed in the February edition are Labyrinth 2010 – Quieten the Mind, a Science & Faith tour, Banking on Justice and Reflecting on Health Then and Now. Among the resources listed is a link to a website: Ten Questions You Should Ask Before Applying for Funding. Browse all this at Mission & Discipleship 42 – February 2010