Archives: #innovations

Let’s just say it’s personal!

Let’s just say it’s personal!

Let's just say it's personal! By Barbara Henderson, Inverness Baptist Church We hear about the idea that gained traction at Inverness Baptist to handwrite over 400 Easter cards for the local community! The Easter team at Inverness Baptist Church were quick and united...

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‘Mornings of Grace’ at Leith Baptist Church

‘Mornings of Grace’ at Leith Baptist Church

‘Mornings of Grace’ at Leith Baptist Church By Brian Windram, Church Elder One of the great blessings of this unexpected season has been ‘Mornings of Grace’.  We started this group, which meets between 8.00am-8.30am each weekday morning on zoom, in April 2020....

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Innovation

Innovation

If you haven’t heard me speak about innovation in the last year then you probably haven’t heard me speak. I know I’ve been going on about it. That’s because I’m convinced it is a deeply important word for churches seeking to follow Jesus faithfully in these changing times (along with transformations and generations, which you may also have heard me mention)…

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Innovation Collectives – A Space for Affirmation and Exploration

Innovation Collectives – A Space for Affirmation and Exploration

Based on the model of action learning sets used at the pre-accredited conference, I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t sure what it would be like. Any time I undertook an exercise like this, I usually spent more of my time trying to think up what I might share rather than engaging well in the exercise. I quickly realised this was different though.

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The Annual Pre-Accredited Conference goes Virtual

The Annual Pre-Accredited Conference goes Virtual

We have all faced so many ‘firsts’ over the past 11 months – some reluctantly foisted upon us; others embraced enthusiastically. This year’s January pilgrimage to Fishers Hotel in Pitlochry was re-engineered as one such ‘first’ for me, by being mapped onto a digital, virtual space.

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Pray, Phone, Provide – Project 13:10 in Galashiels

Pray, Phone, Provide – Project 13:10 in Galashiels

In March 2020 many things changed, including the way we connected with our church fellowship and worshipped together. We started Zoom church, which has been a greater blessing than expected.

We also started a project called13:10 last March, which was initially intended to be an encouragement for our church fellowship.

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Carols by Torchlight in Newton Mearns!

Carols by Torchlight in Newton Mearns!

Carols by Candlelight would normally be a highlight during Advent for many people within in our community and church family but like many things in 2020 it just was not possible to have such an event within in our building. Rather than being discouraged we felt enlivened to create something new and different that everyone could participate in outside of the building and so Carols by Torchlight began to take shape.

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Prayer

Prayer is at the heart of our Union. The prayer calendar is a framework to help individuals or congregations pray for all our churches throughout the year.  Every Sunday evening several hundred people from our churches across Scotland join in our National Prayer Livestream.