New Church Planting Director Appointed

November 19, 2020

The Mission Board was pleased to announce today the appointment of Rev. Neil MacMillan as the new Church Planting Director for the Free Church of Scotland.

Neil is currently the senior minister of Cornerstone, a church plant in Edinburgh's Morningside. He will serve the Mission Board alongside his responsibilities to the congregation.

The main focus of the role is to oversee the Mission Board’s goal to plant 30 new churches by 2030. To achieve this 30/30 vision, Neil will be focusing his energy and experience to initiate and oversee the recruitment, assessment, training, coaching, deployment, and fundraising for church plants and church planters.

Commenting on his appointment Neil said, “Planting new churches is a vital part of our mission in secular Scotland. As we sustain and nourish existing congregations the gospel also drives us outwards to new places and new people."

"I am still the minister of Cornerstone and so leading the Free Church’s drive to plant 30 new churches by 2030 is a daunting but exciting challenge for me. I am looking forward to seeing new congregations being planted all over Scotland – Highland and Lowland, East Coast and West Coast, in places of plenty and communities suffering great deprivation."

"The most important element of this challenge is prayer – please pray for a movement of God’s Spirit in our nation so that we can do all this and much more.”

[Image: Louise and Neil MacMillan]