Eldership publication in high demand

Prof Paul Nimmo (author and Theological Adviser to Learn) and Anne Law (author in Learn)

An insightful publication on eldership within the Kirk has become one of the most sought after Christian reads in Scotland.

The Church of Scotland's 'Learn Eldership' is now in its third print run following unprecedented levels of demand.

Its modern style and informative content is resonating with congregations throughout the country and has been described as a "game changer" in how the Church develops the role of eldership.

Launched in October last year, the Pilot Edition sold out in pre-order and the St Andrew Press Edition flew off the shelves in its thousands.

At this year's General Assembly the publication was commended for the impact it is making within congregational education.

Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, said: "We are delighted that the demand for Learn Eldership continues to grow up and down the country, and beyond! It is exciting to see the publication go into its third edition within the first year. The popularity of Learn Eldership demonstrates the life and vitality of elders serving in our Kirk Sessions."

Two new publications are due for release in the Learn series.

'How will our children have faith?' is due out on 7 September and will help congregations ask why they should run a children or youth ministry before they ask how to do it.

If you have asked these questions, then this discussion guide is for you. It will take you through four steps, helping you to reflect on and evaluate ministry with children and young people in your church.

'Learn Exploring Faith', due out 8 October, is a resource for new members which can be run by your local church as a short and inspiring course. Echoing the Profession of Faith as found in the Book of Common Order, it is also ideal for individuals who want to privately begin to explore what the Christian faith means.

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