Wider Free Church News

Church Plant Set To Launch Services

A Free Church of Scotland church plant in Glasgow is set to officially launch their services on the 22nd September. Christ Church Glasgow was initially established by a core team led by Rev. Jonathan de Groot in early 2018. The group had a desire to plant a new reformed and contemporary church in the north-west…

"Storming Seas" – World Reformed Fellowship Report

Fergus Macdonald recently visited the World Reformed Fellowship in Indonesia. Below is his report from the conference.   General Assembly of the World Reformed Fellowship, Jakarta, 8-12 August   Last month 1,200 delegates gathered in the Reformed Millennium Centre, Indonesia, to participate in the fifth General Assembly of the World Reformed Fellowship.  The “Storming Seas”…

ETS Student Licensed for Ministry

Rev. Calum Cameron has become the latest Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS) student to be licensed for Free Church of Scotland ministry during a meeting of the Inverness, Lochaber and Ross Presbytery on Wednesday of this week. Calum had previously studied for three years at Highland Theological College UHI before continuing his theological training at ETS.…

ETS Opening 2019

On Monday 2nd September, ETS celebrated the beginning of a new academic year at St Columbas Free Church. Staff and students (both new and returning) were joined by a sizeable crowd of families and friends for the special occasion. Rousing singing was followed by a couple of students, Rachel Sloan and Geoff Murray being interviewed about…

St Andrews to Induct Assistant Minister

St Andrew’s Free Church will formally welcome Hamish Sneddon as their Assistant Minister when he is inducted on the 12th September. Since moving to St Andrews in 2014 as the Associate Pastor Hamish has overseen the student work alongside serving the wider church family, while also studying part-time at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. He will be…

Moderator Backs 'Rubbish Campaign'

Free Church of Scotland Moderator Rev. Donald G. Macdonald has signed a petition calling on four multinational companies (Coca-Cola, Nestle, Pepsico and Unilever) to take responsibility for their plastic waste in poorer countries as part of Tearfund’s ‘Rubbish Campaign’. Tearfund’s ‘No Time To Waste’ report outlined the harmful effects of unmanaged waste and warned of…

JL Mackay's Work Included in New Publication

The most recent work of former Edinburgh Theological Seminary Principal John L Mackay, has been posthumously included in a new Crossway publication set for release this October. Prof. Mackay had completed a contribution to the new ESV Expository Commentary on 1 Samuel–2 Chronicles before he passed away in October 2018.  ETS Principal Rev. Iver Martin said,…

ETS Saturday Courses Set To Resume

Edinburgh Theological Seminary’s (ETS) increasingly popular Saturday Course is set to resume on the 14th September. The two-year part-time courses offer people the chance to gain a qualification without having to give up their busy schedule. ETS also offers people the opportunity to study online through their distance learning programme. There are currently two courses;…

Youth Camps Update

Camps Administrator – Kirsten Macdonald Saturday 3rd August marked the end of a brilliant 2019 Camps season for FCYC. Over 300 young people attended 11 Camps, held in four different locations – Kincraig, Renfrew, Dunbar and Oswestry. Around 130 volunteers were involved in running the Camps as Leaders, Cooks and Drivers. A range of activities was…