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  1. Living With The Bible

    A TWO DAY INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATION ON HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH HOLY SCRIPTURE, ENABLED BY THE WILD GOOSE RESOURCE GROUP The Bible … … open or closed? … public or private? … experience or theory? … dynamic or dead? Many lay people feel inadequate when speaking about the Bible. And quite a few ministers and priests find reflecting …

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  2. Janne Mark: A little night music for pilgrims

    AN EVENING CONCERT Janne Mark writes hymns. Yet there is nothing about her that is stuck in a fusty tradition. She writes in the here and now, she is socially aware and committed, and in her work she draws on the freedom of jazz and all of the breadth of the Scandinavian folk tradition. And that …

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  3. Leaders Retreat: Who I am is how I lead

    A short retreat to gather with others in ministry and to reflect, re-align and to rest in order to re-engage. Your guide throughout the programme will be Di Murray who will provide the “container, content and containment” over this 3 day experiential learning program. We will be working with the core values underpinning the ComingUp4Air model- Curiosity, …

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  4. Roots and Wings: Parents and Young Children

    A new conference to support those involved in early years ministry. Strong roots of security, identity and wellbeing give us all wings to fly to be all that we can be. There is a direct connection between the experiences of early childhood and subsequent adult flourishing. 52% of the UK’s under-5s attend a church-based toddler group …

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  5. Why (and How) Should the Church Read the Old Testament?

    The Old Testament is Israel’s testimony about God. As such, it contains a wide range of literature: historical drama, love poetry, laws, prophecy, hymns, and laments. As Christians, we are often uncertain how to read and preach this diverse body of texts and make it relevant for Christians today. Saturday 14th September: The Bible that …

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  6. CPD Event for Ministers and Worship Leaders

    A CPD event for ministers and worship leaders, offering resources for the year ahead, including new scholarship on Paul, Matthew’s Gospel, and preaching in missional contexts. Speakers include Dr Matthew Novenson and Dr Sandy Forsyth. This event is Study Leave eligible.  

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  7. Readership: The Future – Day Conference

    For Readers in-service, a time together for worship, fellowship, learning and debate. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and Ministries Council will cover travel expenses (and overnight accommodation where necessary).   FAQs   How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Telephone Nicola Nicholls on 0131 225 5722 X 2303 or email nnicholls@churchofscotland.org.uk

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  8. Introduction to Pioneer Ministry and Church Planting

    This course aims to equip participants with a grounding in the theological understanding and practical knowledge needed to begin new worshipping communities or ‘fresh expressions of church’, through pioneer ministry and church planting. Classes will take place 21 September to 30 November 2019. The course will be piloted in 2019. Students who take part in …

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