What Is TIM?

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.

The Mission and Discipleship Committee from Gordon Presbytery took this feedback seriously and for the year of 2018-2019 we are trying new ways of coming alongside churches.

This gave rise to the creation of the TIM Talk (T for theology, I for imagination, and M for ministry and mission). Our aim is to to promote discussions on topics that Churches are facing and in so doing, better equip each other for ministry.

T.I.M Talks 13 February 2020

Gordon Presbytery invites you to join us for our TIM Talk on 13 February 2020 at Kemnay Parish Church. This winter’s TIM Talk will focus on stories of change.

Rev. Neil Meyer of Kintore Parish Church will share a biblical perspective on change. Rev. Rhona Cathcart of Inverurie West Parish Church will share how they have lived into change. Mr. Ron Ferguson, an elder at Cushnie Tough Parish Church, will share how they have approached change.

Join us for teas and coffees at 7:00pm and our evening program will start at 7:30pm

Street parking is available. Hope to see you there!

Unable to attend previous TIM's?

In the table below we provide links to the audio/visual recordings of previous TIM Talks

Title Talk Date Subject Audio/Video Link
Developing our Spiritual Leaders15 November 2018Discussion on equipping elders. The title is Developing our Spiritual Leadership: Working and Growing Together as Elders. Vimeo
Identifying and Equipping Spiritual Leaders15 November 2018Rev. 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 teams15 November 2018Rev. 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 Profile15 November 2018Rev. 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 2019In 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
Dealing With Change In The Church15 February 2020The third session of TIM Talks at Gordon Presbytery. In the introduction video, Rev Alistair Bruce, Minister from Ellon Parish Church of Scotland welcomes those present and sets the scene for the evening.

Topic – The Exodus or How to lead with out a Mission Statement.

Topic: Facing Change through Relationships and thinking ourside the box: The story of how and why Cushnie and Tough approached Howe Trinity.

Topic: Living into Change: The Current Story of inverurie West.



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