Paul McLoughlan is looking to plant a church in Bingham, a tough housing estate in Edinburgh. He explains how partnership with FIEC has led to a refurbished building that the planting team are using to reach their community.
Andy Hunter pays tribute to former Scottish President of FIEC, Gavin Burns McAllister, who was called home in February. Gavin was also Scottish Chairman of the Zambesi Mission and Pastor Emeritus of Finnieston Evangelical Church, Glasgow.
20schemes is a ministry of Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh which has a vision to see gospel churches planted in 20 of Scotland’s most deprived housing schemes (estates). Andy Hunter gives his reflections on attending one of their weekend conferences.
Avoch Congregational Church has been through a remarkable revitalisation since 2011, with numbers growing substantially to a consistent core. But when the church called a new pastor last year they needed to make sure they were legally compliant. Elder Les Smith says this is where FIEC Practical Services came in.
One of the ways FIEC serves Independent churches is by encouraging them to work together in the great task of reaching the nation for Christ. Rachel Dalby reports back from our recent Scottish Mission Forum, designed to encourage these missional connections in Scotland.
The town of Dornoch sits in the far north of Scotland and is famous for the Royal Dornoch Golf Course, the exclusive Skibo Castle, and celebrity weddings. Andy Hunter introduces us to a growing gospel witness there.
It’s often hard for pastors and pastoral workers to genuinely take time out of ministry to pray, reflect and study. That’s why the Scottish FIEC Pastor’s retreat takes place each summer. For Alan Guy, this year’s retreat promised much but delivered even more.
There was a new addition to the end of term Awards Evening at Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS) this year: the 'Certificate in Independent Church Ministry’. It was given to students who had completed this new FIEC-led course, hosted in partnership with ETS as Andy Hunter explains.