Ayr Presbytery Mission Plan
On Sunday 28th August we met informally over lunch to chat through the presbytery mission plan and encouraged people to ask questions. Everyone was given a placemat with details of the plan and some questions to stimulate discussion. After the meal we spent some time together discussion the questions and answers.
PRESBYTERY MISSION PLAN
update from August Newsletter
At the time of writing, the Draft Ayr Presbytery Mission Plan has been agreed and will go forward to the Presbytery meeting on 23rd August 2022 for approval. The congregation is cited to attend that meeting at which there will be a representation from St Meddan’s. Once approval is given by Presbytery, the Mission Plan will be submitted to Faith Nurture Forum and the Church of Scotland General Trustees in Edinburgh for their approval also. The content of the Plan as far as it relates to Troon indicates that all church buildings will remain open except for the Troon Old Parish sanctuary which is scheduled to be closed by September 2025. Further updates will be provided as and when information becomes available. Elaine Rodger Session Clerk
Five Marks of Mission
The General Assembly of October 2020 endorsed the Five Marks of Mission, agreeing that for the Church to be fit for purpose in the 21st Century, these five marks must be evidenced at local, regional and national levels.
Originally developed by the Anglican Communion in the 1980s as a way to define Christian mission they are:
To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
To respond to human need by loving service
To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth