The Kirk Session, made up of Elders, provides leadership for our congregation and takes to do with administration. There are four Kirk Session teams who, together with co-opted members of the congregation, form our vision for key areas of work:
- our church
- our community
- other churches and partnerships
- our world
We took part in the Church of Scotland’s consultation on the Eldership. Over 500 responses came in from Kirk Sessions and others across Scotland. You can read the summary of these and see where the bigger picture fits with, or differs from your view.
General Assembly 2014
Offprints from the Blue Book reports to the General Assembly are available here for members of the Kirk Session to download and read. The Kirk Session group which might take a lead on each area is suggested:
Interpreting Scripture How do people read the Bible? (Our Church for discussion group; All elders)
Ministers in Civil Partnerships The Overture which Presbyteries will consider and vote on by December 2014 (All elders)
Flourishing Ministries How will we encourage ministries to flourish in St Kentigern’s? (Our Church)
Giving Young People a Say How will we listen to the voices of young people and let them have a say in the decisions we make? (Our Church)
Poverty in Scotland What is the Church’s reponse to poverty around us? (Church in our Community)
Our Global Neighbours How will we engage with people of other faiths in our community and town? (Church in our Community)
The Church in Europe What is the present state of the Church across Europe? (Other Churches)
Being involved in Mission What can we do to be involved in God’s worldwide mission? (Other Churches; Church in the Wider World)
Mission Today What does it mean for us to make Jesus known in 21st century Scotland? (All elders)
Vision What sort of Church do you want to see in the next decade? (All elders)
Each committee reports back at Session meetings. Committees are welcome to report in their own form and are encouraged to use the report form available here. This can be filled out directly using Foxit Reader to view the form, adding comments as required and then emailing the completed form to the Session Clerk.
Various documents come from Presbytery and the central Councils and committees of the church. For easy reference these are available below. Slides from the Elders Conference sessions in March 2014 are also available below.
Emails are sent to all members of the various committees.