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Mission, Education and Discipleship Committee

About the Mission, Education and Discipleship Committee

The Mission, Education and Discipleship Committee seeks to support the mission of the Church and the spreading of the Good News across the various Congregations within Presbytery's bounds.

Committee Remit

To support continued Christian development in Congregations within the bounds through resourcing and encouraging growth of educated, equipped and mature disciples.

To maintain an overall focus for mission in Congregations within the bounds and to highlight its fundamental relationships with worship, service, education and nurture.

To ensure the Church’s commitment to Priority Areas through the provision of additional focus and support for the mission and outreach of Congregations categorised as within Priority Areas and to keep such matters before Presbytery.

To offer opportunities for continuing education and training to ministers, deacons and readers.

To offer appropriate servicing and support at Presbytery and Congregation levels in the promotion of nurturing, worshipping and witnessing communities of faith.

To promote, facilitate and oversee work undertaken collaboratively within groupings and in local community settings.

To implement policy on behalf of the Presbytery in the following areas: adult education and elder training, congregational mission and development, resourcing youth and children’s work, and worship.

To encourage appropriate awareness of, and response to, the requirements of people with particular needs including physical, sensory and/or learning disabilities.

To review and develop the possible roles for those employed by Presbytery in the areas of children’s, youth, adult education and elder training ministries.

(Standing Orders: 2 September 2014)

Committee News

Dig Deep Conference Report Posted on 20 Mar 2017

In the very hospitable surroundings of South Wishaw parish church, a group of around sixty people from congregations across Hamilton Presbytery and beyond gathered on 28th January 2017 to hear a range of speakers tell their stories and recount their experiences of working in situation where there were few or no children. For fuller details please refer to the Conference Report which can be found in the documents section of the Mission, Education and Discipleship Committee pages.

The Presbytery of Hamilton is a component element of The Church of Scotland, Scottish Charity No SC011353