The MIssion Board

A HEALTHY GOSPEL CHURCH FOR EVERY COMMUNITY IN SCOTLAND

The Mission Board is the Board with the widest remit in the Church, with responsibility for everything from facilitating the planting of 30 churches by 2030 to assisting congregations as they seek to establish healthy, sustainable ministry in existing churches.

The Board works closely with local congregations, Presbyteries and other Boards as it strives towards the vision of having a healthy gospel church for every community in Scotland. Such a church evangelises well, disciples well and equips its people well, with a heart for the body of Christ and the proclamation of His saving work at both a local and a global level.

Our Work

The Board’s work is divided into four sub-committees.

Church Planting

Generation Church Planting exists to build thriving gospel-centred local churches and communities in Scotland’s cities, suburbs, towns and villages.

Church Development

Local churches are at the heart of God’s mission. Church development is about breathing new life into churches that have seen decline or have reached a plateau.

Church Equipping

We want to equip people to help others follow Jesus Christ. We want all of our people, young and old, to live on mission to make Jesus both famous and loved.

Global Mission

We want to reach unreached groups around the world and we want people to hear and embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is our mission.

Listen to our Podcast

In these podcasts, we sit down with guests from different backgrounds to discuss mission, evangelism, good practice and other Gospel issues in Scotland and further afield.

Our previous Generation Podcast videos can be found here.

Church Equipping

The Mission Board of the Free Church of Scotland aims to equip this generation and the next to follow Jesus. As Christians, and as a church, we want to grow as disciples and long to make more disciples of Jesus.

Discipleship is a lifelong process, so we aim to equip the whole church, from the youngest to the oldest, to live lives of worship, witness and service. 

Below are links to some of the events we organise and support throughout the year.

Events and Resources for Children & Young People

Young people are an invaluable part of our church family. As a Church, we want to provide a welcoming, safe place for young people to learn more about God and His Word, to spend time with older Christians, and to be able to ask questions and think through what they believe for themselves.

National Day of Prayer

Each November we encourage Christians around the country to unite in a National Day of Prayer for our nation and our communities.

Enspire Day Event

Enspire is an annual day event for ministers’ wives. It is relaxed and informal, with times of worship, discussion, sharing and praying in small groups.

The “Generation” initiative will primarily focus on planting 30 new churches by the year 2030 while helping to revitalise struggling congregations.  

This vision is facilitated through creating a network of plants, recruiting, training and coaching planters, and raising money for this valuable work. You can find out more about the work of Church Planting, and can find links to donate to this work, here.  

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"We exist to generate hope in Christ, generate positivity within the church, and to generate confidence among the partners and funders we work with. We’re mission-minded, gospel-focused, flexible and adaptable. We look to partner with other gospel-minded organisations whenever the opportunity opens up to us."

David Meredith
Mission Director

Resources

Secure Resources Ministry Matters

The Ministry Matters website contains a host of information about legislation for ministers, elders and church workers as well as other resources such as the annual in-service training and finance updates.

If you have forgotten your password and user name, contact the Free Church of Scotland offices on 0131 226 5286. 

Meet the Board

The Mission Board has a number of employees who contribute to fulfilling the remit of the Board:

David Macleod

Chairperson

David Meredith

Mission Director

RHIANNON MACKINTOSH

Clerk to the Mission Board and Mission Coordinator

Sarah Johnson

Mission Coordinator

Neil MacMillan

Neil MacMillan

Church Planting Director

Donald Macleod

Camps Supervisor

Mairi Beaton

Camps Coordinator