Strategy Committee –
Update for the Congregation
Committee recently completed prioritising all the suggestions they have
received and discussed over several months, and the first set of proposals were
presented to the Kirk Session on 23rd February. The Kirk Session
agreed that the following items should be actioned:
Church Attendance / Visitation
1. Review the
district lists to ascertain if the current number of districts can be reduced
and to try to achieve a fairer distribution of the number of homes within each
2. Lists will
be kept as up to date as possible by creating one central electronic database.
carried out in each district will be reported regularly and recorded on the
4. There will
be increased use of the women’s visitation programme within the ‘new’ districts
as an essential support to the main visitation schedule.
“visitation teams” with a minimum of four could be formed in some areas to
include Elders, Deacons and male members.
key aim is to ensure that all homes connected to the congregation are visited
A ‘district review group’ has now been formed to
address all the issues (above) and their first meeting was held on 17th March. The team consists of: Murdo MacPhail, Mairianne Campbell, Donald
Buchanan, Murdo MacLean, Norman MacLeod and Ian Murdo MacLeod.
Outreach / Evangelism
evangelistic weekend of events featuring a visiting speaker should be held
periodically and would be structured as follows:
evening – An organised event in the M.A.
hall which would include a buffet and the evening would be led by the visiting
morning/afternoon – A
congregational activity day.
evening – The guest speaker will preach
in the church and this will be followed by the congregational fellowship in the
Evangelistic campaigns are to be arranged in the town and surrounding
districts. It is hoped that an Evangelism committee can be formed which will
organise and manage the various outreach activities.
Please Turn Over
discipleship course to be run periodically in the M.A. hall to encourage
fellowship, and there will be an assessment of the interest and feedback from
the congregation. A discipleship committee could be formed to arrange and
oversee this and other discipleship activities.
‘Women’s Activity Group’ is to be formed in the near future. It will be open to
all women in the congregation, and the activities will include a social,
practical and Christian mix. It is anticipated that the group will meet once a
month on a Friday in the M.A. hall.
views of those attending the first meeting will be gathered through a simple
questionnaire, and that initial questionnaire will also seek to identify the
range of talents the women have to offer the group.
~ Ian Murdo Macleod, Strategy Committee