Background: In the summer and autumn of 2017, the Presbytery Review Group from Gordon Presbytery conducted a survey of all of the churches in the Presbytery of Gordon in one form or another. Whether it was information gained from the Minister, Kirk Session, or a small group of Elders, there was a consensus that everyone wanted to be better resourced, equipped, and connected to others in Presbytery.
|Title||Talk Date||Subject||Audio/Video Link|
|Developing our Spiritual Leaders||15 November 2018||Discussion on equipping elders. The title is Developing our Spiritual Leadership: Working and Growing Together as Elders.||Vimeo|
|Identifying and Equipping Spiritual Leaders||15 November 2018||Rev. Rhona Cathcart, minister of Inverurie West Parish Church, discusses Identifying and Equipping Spiritual Leaders, through a small group discipleship process.||Vimeo|
|Developing Existing Leaders through the building of teams||15 November 2018||Rev. Alastair Bruce, minister of Ellon Parish Church, shares on Developing Existing Leaders, through the building of teams. (Please note – due to a technical issue, some of the video toward the start of this talk is missing – the video is available later in the video. We apologise for this which was out-with our control. All of the audio is available)||Vimeo|
|Insights from the Gilmore Fraleigh Working Styles Profile||15 November 2018||Rev. Dr Paul McKeown, minister of Belhelvie Parish Church, shares Insights from the Gilmore Fraleigh Working Styles Profile in order to help us understand each other better as we work with diverse personalities in our kirk sessions.||Vimeo|
|Discipleship: Waking Up to our Primary Calling||21 March 2019||In the introduction video, Rev Heather Mikelson, our Mission and Discipleship Development Worker, sets the stage for the conversation and MC’s the evening.|
Rev Neil Stalder was one of our key note speakers reminding us of the importance of discipleship in his talk on The Great Omission- Finding our Way in Discipleship Again.
Rev Will Stalder continued to share on the importance of discipleship through small groups in his talk on Location, Location, Location: Why Small Groups are Prime Spiritual Real Estate.
Then we had a quick presentation of resources by Rev Joshua Mikelson, Rev John Cook, Rev Paul McKeown, and Mrs Vicky Stigant.
Joshua Mikelson spoke about the 10 week discipleship video series Reframe which brings faith to life. It is a curriculum produced by Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. You can find out more information on Reframe at https://www.reframecourse.com or by contacting Heather or Joshua Mikelson.
Rev Paul McKeown shared the resource Fruitfulness on the Frontline. This resource has helped his congregation live out their faith in their everyday lives. To learn more go to https://www.licc.org.uk/ourresources/fruitfulness/.
John Cook from Howe Trinity spoke about how he has used Renovaré Britain & Ireland resources. These are great tools for small groups looking to grow in their faith through the practice of spiritual disciplines. Feel free to search their webpage to see if a resource would be a good fit for your context.
Mickelson, Cook, McKeown, Stigant