On Tuesday 29th January, Rev. Jonathan de Groot was inducted to the congregation of Christ Church, Glasgow, a church plant in the north-west of the city.
A sizeable number of Jonathan’s congregation along with a number of his family and friends joined together to give thanks to God.
Pastor Garry of Bishopbriggs Free Church, preached on 1 Corinthians 3:1-15 emphasising that the fundamental requirement of any church was to preach Christ crucified.
Following the usual formalities, Jonathan was inducted to the charge and welcomed by the Moderator of Glasgow and Argyll Presbytery, Rev. Rory Stott of Ayr Free Church and members of Presbytery.
Rev. Ivor MacDonald, Hope Church Coatbridge, encouraged Jonathan to “be strong and courageous … for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9) and Rev. Iain Macaskill, Stirling Free Church, asked the members of the congregation present to promise to "pray for their newly inducted minister."
Jonathan thanked those who had supported and encouraged him with the development of the church plant.
[Jonathan is pictured with his wife Sheona and children Joshua, Matthew and Rebecca]