ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: April 30, 2016
Office Bearers: A Learn Resource for Congregational Office Bearers
By (author) Mission and Discipleship Council; Edited by Nicola Whyte
This brand new and essential resource offers fresh insight, helpful pointers, best practice and much encouragement to all those who occupy the varied office-bearing roles within their local Church of Scotland congregation. With insight and guidance from the Church’s legal experts, the finance team, the safeguarding group and the Session Clerk support team, the book offers the most up-to-date practical information available to the General Assembly. At this unique time of rapid change within the Church and as office-bearing roles within congregations become even more crucial, this book provides an indispensable resource for those charged with responsibility and vision within the Church. Learn resources not only offer practical guidance but also share the real experiences of people from all parts of the Church. Packed with a diverse range of voices, the book provides affirmation, support, practical help, insight and guidance. It is ideal for those who hold an office within their congregation and for those who are considering taking on more responsibility within their congregation.Highly accessible, beautifully designed and with a strong contemporary perspective, the contributions come in the form of short, informative articles on a wide range of topics. Each topic includes an article, questions for discussion, suggestions for further reading and a ‘why not try…?’ suggestion for deepening your engagement with the topic. ‘LEARN’ is a congregational learning initiative devised by the Mission & Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland. This resource forms part of a range of materials being developed to support and encourage congregations.