Monday at the GA
Another early start for the day starting with Holy Communion for 600+ commissioners plus visitors. 40 Servers/ helpers – -glad not to drop anything in the process!
Report of the Ministries Committee took up most of the day. Key resolutions were ambitious proposals to train significantly more ministers and lay participants over a shorter period of time than usual. New resources for training to be explored.
Lunch with the COSEN group and met Session Clerk from Stornoway who’s church featured heavily in the press today as c.200 of congregation left. Situation very like ours. Able to talk together over lunch and be as helpful and supportive as possible.
Evening (extra) meeting on the Emerging Church, mission-shaped ministry – – “Fresh expressions” of worship. Looking for new approaches to outreach is certainly a topic we need to hear more of.