A week of intensive training, challenging physical activities and interactive discussions have taken place at the latest Leadership Bootcamp.
The programme, which is run by Generation Church Planting, is for young people aged between 18 and 25, and aims to train them in gospel theology, gospel leadership and gospel service.
It has been running for a number of years, although a new format has been introduced post-Covid.
This year eight young people are participating in the 18–month programme which takes place over one residential week, and three weekends with reading and discussion calls in the interim.
The Bootcamp residential, held last week, had three components: intensive teaching in the morning, challenging physical activity in the afternoon, and interactive discussion sessions on theology, leadership, and service in the evenings. The aim is to stretch those who come mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Teaching was given by Louise MacMillan, of Biblical Counselling UK, and Rev Cory Brock, Assistant Minister at St Columba’s Free Church of Scotland.
Rhiannon Mackintosh, Mission Co-Ordinator, said: “During the residential week at Abernethy Nethy Bridge, the group learned about Gospel Theology and the Kingdom of God. Through looking at these areas the group was encouraged to dig deeper into various Bible passages and equipped in Bible handling. We also looked at Gospel Change, focussing on how the gospel transforms and shapes our every action and how we live.
“Through the week we also heard from different church planters and church planting teams about the challenges and encouragements that they have had in beginning a church plant. Throughout the year we will also visit various church plants to hear more of their work, and how what they are learning could help them serve or lead in a church plant.”
Generation Church Planting exists to build thriving gospel-centred local churches and communities in Scotland’s cities, suburbs, towns and villages. It is the church planting network developed by the Free Church of Scotland to catalyse church planting for our nation.
You can find out more about Generation here: Generation – Free Church of Scotland
If you are interested to hear more about the Leadership Bootcamp programme, contact: [email protected]