Mission in Rural Communities

wednesday 12 FEBRUARY 2020

Edinburgh theological seminary | Chalmers Hall | 9.00am - 1.00pm

ETS holds four World Mission Days within the academic session. These days, two per semester, are set aside to hear God’s word, explore issues in mission, and spend time in prayer together as staff, students and interested friends.​

On Wednesday 12 February 2020, the World Mission Day at ETS will focus on the topic Mission in Rural Communities.

We will be joined for the day by three experienced ministers who are deeply committed to mission in rural communities: David Meredith, Mission Director of the Free Church of Scotland, Donnie G. Macdonald, Minister of Portree and Bracadale Free Church and the current Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland, and Ivor Macdonald, minister of Coatbridge Free Church.

The programme began at 9.00am with a welcome and introduction from Dr Alistair Wilson, Coordinator of the ETS Centre for Mission, followed by a sermon by David Meredith.

There will then be two sessions focussing on the theme for the day: Donnie G. Macdonald will speak on ‘Beautiful things are born in Bethlehem’ and Ivor Macdonald will speak on ‘Some distinctive features of the rural situation with regard to mission’.

Following this, there will be an opportunity for discussion and questions following these talks as well as some time to chat together over coffee. The day will conclude with time to pray together for world mission, finishing by 1.00pm. 

Those who are able to wait can share lunch together (visitors please make your own arrangements), and a short time of worship, finishing by 1.45pm.

While the World Mission Days are primarily directed towards the ETS staff and student body, we encourage interested friends to join us, and particularly those who are, or have been, involved in various forms of mission. Please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or by using the form below if you hope to attend future events so that we can ensure that there is sufficient space.

To find out more about World Mission Days, click here.

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