Wider Free Church News

Big Free Rally 2020 Online

Hundreds of young people had been planning to make their way to Smithton Church in Inverness this Saturday for the annual Big Free Rally (BFR). Current Covid-19 restrictions, however, have made this type of gathering impossible. Undeterred, the organisers have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks on creative ways to engage those who had…

Free Church Announces New Chief Executive Officer

The Free Church of Scotland is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Giffen as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Giffen will take up his new post at the beginning of November. Andrew has a background in both finance and church leadership. Having trained as an accountant he then studied theology in Vancouver before…

General Assembly – 2020 Update

In May of this year, The General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland met to discuss limited business and decided due to lockdown restrictions, to reconstitute the meeting in October in the hope that these measures would be relaxed allowing some commissioners to attend in person. It has now become apparent that this will…

New WfM Project – Digital Launch

The well-known Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones was known for encouraging people to “keep on going on”.  In times like these, when so much has been put on hold, it is more important now than ever to encourage one another to keep on going on with the great work of mission.   So, this Saturday (19th September) we are excited to…

FCYC Big Free Rally – Speakers Announced

Kirsten Macdonald (Free Church Youth Camps Administrator) The Big Free Rally Online, an event for young people in P5 to S6, will take place on Saturday 26th September, when videos will be posted every half hour from 11am on the FCYC YouTube channel. Peter Turnbull will be encouraging us to keep going as Christians, even when…

ETS Saturday Courses – Still Time To Apply

Now is the time to sign up for the Saturday Courses at Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS), which resume this Saturday!   Who are the courses for?   At ETS, we believe that theology should be accessible. These popular part-time Saturday courses are designed specifically for the ordinary church member, male and female – anyone who has a longing to…

Thrive Conference 2020

The Free Church of Scotland’s Moderator Designate, Rev. Neil MacMillan, will address this year’s Thrive Conference on Wednesday. Kate Forbes MSP and the Director of SOLAS, Andy Bannister, are among a host of others also expected to deliver talks throughout the event.  Running from the 9th – 17th September, The conference aims to help Christians…

ETS Opening Service 2020 (Video)

Edinburgh Theological Seminary held their opening serivce online this week. Principal Iver Martin led the service focusing on the role of the word of God in the ministry of Martin Luther, and its place at the heart of the Christian life and theological education. Craig Anderson, Student President, was interviewed by Principal Martin. Source: Free…

ETS Opening Service Online

Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS) will host an opening event online this year on the 31st August to formally mark the beginning of their academic year. The service will include a short address by the Principal, Iver Martin.  Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, all classes, lectures and seminars throughout the first semester will take place…