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Edition 105, June 2015

Welcome to Enews, which gives information on the events and resources that Mission & Discipleship provides for congregations and individuals.  The links will take you to the appropriate page within our Resourcing Mission website  and if a link takes you to an alternative website (other than the main CofS one), this will be stated.  
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   Lairg 13 June   *** Booking closes 11 June at 4pm ***
 Inverness 3 October Booking open to 25 September.
Places still available.  Click links for further information and to book! 

Going for Growth Summer School:
West Park Centre, Dundee, 22-25 June

Come and learn more about mission and leadership in 21st century Scotland.  The conference is open to all - ministers and others, Church of Scotland and beyond - who are passionate about mission and the future of God's Church.  This is part of a three-year initial programme, encouraging the church
to explore what it means to be part of God's people in Scotland at this time, engaging at a local level (Going for Growth events and Fresh Expressions Vision Days) and gathering together for an annual Summer School
to take things further.

£300 for accommodation (full board).  Â£170 without accommodation.
The Summer School is approved for CofS Ministers' Study Leave.
  Don't delay - book today!!! 
*** Booking closes 5 June ***

M&D is supporting this year-long festival at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.  Upcoming events include:
Worship, Liturgy and the Arts, Saturday 27 June 
A day of ideas and inspiration for anyone who is involved in creating and leading worship in any denomination.  Download the eflyer for full information

Download the full SPARK brochure or SPARK lectures & talks

*** SAVE THE DATE ***  The next  Vision Day will take place in Oban
  on Friday 11 September

Full details and online booking will be available in due course.

Check out the Fresh Expressions website for news, stories, resources and much more!  [NB: This takes you to an external website]

*** SAVE THE DATE ***  The next Equip will take place in Oban
  on Saturday 12 September
Full details and online booking will be available in due course.

*** NEW *** As of 1st June, there is a new 'single gateway' process for all requests to CARTA (the Committee on Church Art & Architecture).
Download the General Application Form

*** NEW ***  Starters for Sunday - new material is regularly uploaded
Over the course of the next year, Starters for Sunday will host prayers of intercession for the Church of Scotland, in particular for the success of the Tomorrow's Calling initiative. 
In addition, Starters for Sunday are available for as far in advance as July.

Searchable Starters for Sunday archives  by Biblical Reference or Subject

*** COMING SOON ***  Learn: How will our children have faith?
 A small guide to engage congregations in a series of discussions to explore ‘why’ you should work with children and young people, before you ask ‘how’ to do that. It will take you through four steps, helping you to put in place
a plan for your ministry with children and young people.
 Keep checking the website for pre-order details.

These popular blessings cards have almost sold out.  Place your order now!  Watch out for details of new cards coming soon!

In June’s Life and Work, the chairman of the General Trustees discusses issues of church buildings, and the Rev Dr Iain Whyte walks again in the footsteps of Martin Luther King.
Click for full reports from the recent General Assembly.
  [NB: This takes you to an external website]

 Living Stones is the theme of this year’s Pray Now booklet. 
Order from St Andrew Press.  Discounts
are available for bulk purchases.

The pages 'for anything and everything to do with church music'
Downloadable organ accompaniments  John Kitchen plays popular hymns.  Video tutorials by Richard Michael.
There are also MP3s and PDFs of new music.
Check the weekly blog for articles on church music related topics.

   Learn Eldership – exclusive discounts available!
Save up to 40% on the bestselling Learn Eldership publication.
Learn more here and Order your copy now
Click for information on Centre events and Centre workshops
 [NB: Links take you to an external website]
This website  - which is being supported by Mission & Discipleship for the next 5 years - collates ideas for evangelism projects, resources and initiatives.

*** NEW ***  Mission and Older People
 Produced by the Mission Forum and edited by M&D Council Secretary,
Rev Dr Alister Bull, the purpose of this Study Guide (with 'interactive DVD') is to enable members, Kirk Sessions and Presbyteries to run awareness-raising evenings, and to help local pastoral groups, Guilds or those working with CrossReach to explore the topic further.  Â£7.50 + P&P. 
Further info and online ordering

 Mission & Discipleship Special Trusts
Grants up to £500.  Click the link for Guidance Notes and Application form.

COSY Collective Fund
Grants up to £200.  Click the link for Guidelines and Application Form.

Go For It Fund
Small Grants (up to £5000) and Main Grants (up to £45,000 over three years) are available.
Full programme of free learning and training events  throughout 2015.
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