With the Collaborators

It’s been a busy few days – over 500 miles busy in the last three days and I haven’t had time to sort out the demisting in the car. The websites say it’s likely to be the heater matrix.  That sounds inaccessible.

Went to Aviemore last night to meet the Ministry Enabling Group of our church in Rothiemurchus. This is the group of people who share leadership and pastoral responsibility for the congregation – there is no ‘Rector’ or designated clergy leader – so it’s collaborative ministry. We were supposed to be doing an introductory session on Christian Ethics. And we did do a bit of that although the group [and I] found the material tough going. But it was very interesting to hear the story and progress of the congregation under this new form of leadership – sharing of tasks, mutual support and a confidence which communicates itself to visitors and newcomers. As in our congregation in Alloa, it’s capable people with great commitment learning to work together and support one another.

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