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Our ethos is to Connect, Resource & Inspire

Edition 106, July 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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Church Art and Architecture Development Worker
For further details, please visit the vacancies section of the
Church of Scotland website.  Closing date is 31 July.

*** NEW *** 14-17 August, Gartmore House, Stirlingshire
Booking is now open (deadline 20 July). 
£85pp, or £50pp for priority area parish or an island requiring air travel.  
Click for further information and to book 

M&D is supporting this year-long festival at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.  Upcoming events include:
St Andrews University Organists Showcase, 24-27 August, noon, (free).
Download the full SPARK brochure or SPARK lectures & talks

See also Sparking Ideas for Worship at Greyfriars in Different Voices.

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

Full details and online booking will be available soon on

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 soon on
   Click for details and to book a place at the final retreat in this year's series.
 Inverness 3 October  NB: Booking will close at 4pm on 25 September.

*** NEW ***  Our Resourcing Mission website has recently been
redeveloped to include:
•  A new look home page, including ‘what’s new’ and ‘events’ sections.
•  Simplified navigation to our resources.
•  Highlighting of related resources.

*** NEW ***  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.

Pre-order now (£3.50 for 5 copies) for dispatch w/c 7 September

*** NEW ***  Skinny Sketches  - Tips for taking the drudge out of drama!

Quick Guides on a wide variety of subjects are available for free download

*** NEW ***  In July’s Life and Work, there is full coverage of the recent General Assembly and interviews with five ministers who are originally
from overseas.  Over the summer, there will be an exclusive series of reflections by the Very Rev Dr James Simpson, published every Monday at
  [NB: This takes you to an external website]

The pages 'for anything and everything to do with church music'
Check out the various genres and resources
Read the weekly blog for articles on church music related topics.

There is now a 'single gateway' process for all requests to CARTA
(the Committee on Church Art & Architecture).
Download the General Application Form

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

   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 - collates ideas for evangelism projects, resources and initiatives.

Mission and Older People
 This Study Guide (with 'interactive DVD') was produced by the
Mission Forum.  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 of up to £5000 and Main Grants of up to £45,000 over three years are available.
 Full programme of free learning events throughout 2015. 
 Booking is now open for Applying to Go For It Workshop in Aberdeen
on 1 September and Mission and Ecclesiology Workshop  in Edinburgh
on 3 September.
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