Webinars: Explore Your Call to Ministry

The Church of Scotland’s Faith Nurture Forum is planning a series of Discernment webinars to encourage people to consider their own personal journey into ministry.

The events, taking place through Microsoft Teams, will consider ministry in the widest sense – the Christian ministry that all disciples of Jesus are involved in day by day, as well as the recognised ministries of the Church (i.e. Ministry of Word and Sacrament, Ordained Local Ministry, the Diaconate, and the Readership).

Those who have expressed an interest already in exploring a call to the recognised ministries have been invited to have a one-to-one Discernment conversation with one of the recruitment team, but the invitation to these new Discernment webinars is a wider invitation for those who may be interested in this area.

Each webinar will provide the opportunity to hear the personal story of someone who has been on a ministry journey, inviting participants to consider and reflect on their own story and the steps and stages they have travelled along the way.

During the session, there will be an opportunity to consider local ministry development, as well as time for Q&As and the chance to connect online with others who are similarly exploring their journey and where it might lead.

The recruitment team will also give an insight into Discernment for the recognised ministries and what they can do to support people considering this journey.

The webinars will be hosted on Microsoft Teams each month from September to March (apart from December), alternating between day and evening, so there should be a time suitable for everyone. Attendees are welcome to join in with any number of events.

Join an upcoming webinar

For those interested in taking part in an upcoming webinar, below are the dates, times and hosts available.

  • Friday 25 September, 12:30-13.30, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
  • Wednesday 28 October, 19:00-20:00, Catherine Wallace DCS, Diaconate Secretary
  • Wednesday 11 November, 12:30-13:30, Dave Kendall, Chief Officer, Church of Scotland
  • Tuesday 19 January 2021, 19:00-20:00, Rev Anne Stott, Community Minister, Bertha Park
  • Monday 8 Febraury 2021, 12:30-13:30, Rev Justin Taylor, Parish Minister, Abbotshall Parish Church
  • Monday 22 March, 19:00-20:00, Rev Mandy Ralph, Parish Minister at Annbank with Tarbolton

How to join

To receive an invitation to join any of the webinars, please contact the recruitment team at ministry@churchofscotland.org.uk.