Orkney has the shortest scheduled air route in the world (with a flight time of one minute and 30 seconds), a village that predates Stonehenge, 18 hours of daylight in the summer, and, as of November, FIEC’s most northerly recognised church plant. Andy Hunter, our Scotland Director, has just returned from visiting the plant and tells us more.
The Scottish Women’s Bible Convention is held every Autumn with the aim of providing a day of faithful Bible teaching by women for women. Claire Cruickshank tells us about her experience of this year’s gathering.
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.