Off to Bridge of Allan today for the Institution of Rev Dom Ind – and a real feeling of hope and expectation. This congregation has come a long way under Kelvin’s leadership and it is clear that people are ready to travel further. Our church places a very high value on the sharing together in ministry of clergy and laity. But that lives in harmony with one of the key elements of congregational growth – the offering of leadership in the name of Christ and the accepting of that leadership. At the simplest level, it’s about consent – but it’s more about a peculiar mixture of trust and hope through which the Spirit works.
Institution of Dom Ind Bridge of Allan 13th January.doc