Sales of eldership publication exceed expectations

Chris Flexen and David Plews
Designer, Chris Flexen, and Learn Editor, David Plews.

Sales of a pioneering Church of Scotland publication exploring eldership have exceeded expectation.

An unprecedented demand has met the first edition of 'Learn Eldership' - created by the Mission and Discipleship Council – with copies selling out in the first three weeks of its launch.

Rev Jamie Milliken, Vice-Convenor of the Mission and Discipleship Council, said: "This is a remarkable achievement and indicates that the Kirk has a great deal of energy and life for learning and development.

"Learn' marks a renewed commitment by the Church towards innovation and creativity within learning."

Now, in partnership with the Church's publishing house St Andrew Press, preorders have continued to soar with 1000 copies being purchased in just one week.

Explaining why this innovation has resonated with so many in all parts of the Church, editor of Learn, 30-year-old David Plews , said: "The fresh design and strong articles from a broad range of authors have helped to open up the crucial role that over 32,000 elders play within the Church. This bold resource is responding to a need felt by many in our Churches."

Readers can obtain insights from scholars and Church members on the history of eldership. This is a unique and invaluable resource for congregations and other interested parties.

To preorder your copy of Learn Eldership please visit