TIM Talks, Gordon Presbytery
Background: In the summer and autumn of 2017, the Presbytery Review Group from Gordon Presbytery conducted a survey of all of the churches in the Presbytery of Gordon in one form or another. Whether it was information gained from the minister, kirk session, or a small group of elders, there was a consensus that everyone wanted to be better resourced, equipped, and connected to others in Presbytery
The Mission and Discipleship Committee from Gordon Presbytery took this feedback seriously and for the year of 2018-2019 we are trying new ways of coming alongside churches. This gave rise for the creation of the TIM Talk (T for theology, I for imagination, and M for mission). In these talks, our aim to to start discussions on topics that churches are facing with the goal of better equipping each other for ministry.
TIM Talk No 1: Developing our Spiritual Leaders
TIM Talk 1 starts the discussion on equipping elders. The title is Developing our Spiritual Leadership: Working and Growing Together as Elders. Below you will find links to the talks which occurred on 15 November 2018.
In the introduction video, Rev Heather Mikelson, our Mission and Discipleship Development Worker, sets the stage for the conversation and MC’s the evening.
Talk 1.1, Rev Rhona Cathcart, minister of Inverurie West Parish Church, discusses Identifying and Equipping Spiritual Leaders, through a small group discipleship process. (Please note – due to a technical issue, some of the video toward the end of this talk is missing. We apologise for this which was out-with our control. All of the audio is available)
Talk 1.2, Rev Alastair Bruce, minister of Ellon Parish Church, shares on Developing Existing Leaders, through the building of teams. (Please note – due to a technical issue, some of the video toward the start of this talk is missing – the video is available later in the video. We apologise for this which was out-with our control. All of the audio is available)
Talk 1.3, Rev Dr Paul McKeown, minister of Belhelvie Parish Church, shares Insights from the Gilmore Fraleigh Working Styles Profile in order to help us understand each other better as we work with diverse personalities in our kirk sessions.
We concluded the evening with an open discussion but opted not to record this section of the evening so that everyone present could feel more free to share.
Please consider joining us for future TIM Talks!