Tremendous reception for ‘Tomorrow’s Calling’
Published on 13 May, 2015
The 'Tomorrow's Calling' vocations campaign has attracted a fantastic response from the public through newspapers, broadcasters and on social media. The specially commissioned video promoting the work of parish ministers has been viewed almost 20,000 times in the first 3 days, equivalent to someone watching it every 15 seconds since it was launched.
'We are delighted to see so many people showing an interest in what we do', says Rev Neil Dougall, Convener of the Ministries Council, which commissioned the 'Tomorrow's Calling' campaign to launch the Church's Decade for Ministry. 'We believe there are people out there whom God is prompting to serve him, and we are saying to them maybe the place that will enable them to respond to His call is within the ministries of the Church of Scotland. We would love to have the opportunity to explore that with them, and we're asking them to get in touch.'
Rev Neil Glover, from Cambuslang, featured on STV's Scotland Tonight programme where he explained the motivation behind the campaign, and why the Church needs to attract more people to parish ministry. (Once you get past the adverts it's at 23.37. It's worth persevering!)
Rev Michael Mair, from Edinburgh, spoke to BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme, admitting he had wanted to be a fireman when he grew up but has found being a minister to be absolutely incredible.
Rev Tommy MacNeil, from Stornoway, spoke with typical passion about the sense of fulfilment in ministry on BBC Radio Scotland's John Beattie show (Starts at 36:35).
You can find out more about the campaign, and the Church's ordained ministry training programme at the Tomorrow's Calling section of our website.