Wednesday at GA 2015
Ministries Council were the first to report today. We heard about recent innovations for the objective of building the church and recruiting 30 new ministers per year for the next 10 years in the Decade of Ministry. These are, “Pioneer Ministries” in new areas, “Fresh Expressions” of what church life could be like, “Going for growth” and “Go for it” which will fund congregations initiatives.
The Social Care Council reported on the extensive work of CrossReach which, quite simply, is “doing wonderful things in the name of Christ for the needy and disadvantaged”.
Finally the Church of Scotland Guild raised a staggering £802,065.44 for the church in the last year which was shared between the Ministry and Mission fund of the church; Congregational funds; work of the church including projects; and additional charity work outwith the church.