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CATALYST SCOTLAND - 25 & 26 November 2014

October 10th, 2014
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Catalyst Day Conference
25th - 26th November 2014
leading and living through conflict

Living as the forgiven and the forgiving is a great challenge for churches, communities and their leaders. The Bible's vision of the Gospel anticipates its expression in a believing community shaped and nurtured by reconciliation. The Cross of Jesus is God's first and final word on reconciliation.

For those serving and leading in local churches, reconciliation can be a deeply frustrating or fulfilling experience. Too often we underestimate the depth of God's power to reconcile us to painful realities about ourselves and to the wounds we bear from our work as leaders or from our interactions with one another. It is essential that every true servant of the Gospel must grow in their understanding and experience of reconciliation. So, what does a reconciling attitude and approach bring into our lives as leaders?
  • How do we practice healthy reconciliation in leadership teams and in churches? Are we defined or diminished as God's people when it comes to the actual practice of reconciliation among ourselves and in our churches?
  • How does 'the ministry of reconciliation' that Paul speaks about liberate and enrich pastoral ministry and leadership in the church?
  • How does our positive and negative experiences of family, marriage and community shape our ability to lead others in this area ?
With Malcolm Duncan, Jim Graham and others, we plan to explore these themes through our day together on November 26th. With times of open discussion and biblical reflection and space to encounter the living God by His Holy Spirit we hope that this day will be stimulating, helpful and spiritually refreshing for leaders at all stages of service and experience.

We meet in Queen's Park Baptist Church for the day event on the 26th and in Newton Mearns Baptist for the event on the Tuesday evening 25th from 7:30pm.

For a short time during the day we will introduce the Community Church Network. This is a new development in partnership with others who have participated in Catalyst from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We look forward to sharing with you in this event and do hope you will feel at liberty to tell others about our day and invite any who would find it beneficial.

Praying that God will bless you in your work

Brian More & Iain Macaulay

Related information

Catalyst Café 25th & Catalyst Day Conference 26th November 2014
Some reminders and helpful information
  • A full and detailed programme for the day will be issued on registration.
  • Registration for the day event is from 9am and £15 is payable on the day or by cheque to Queens Park Baptist Church. This is a supplemented price in order to enable maximum participation. Lunch, materials and refreshments provided.
  • NMBC's address is 2 Greenfarm Road, Newton Mearns, G77 6FA. Queen's Park Baptist Church, Balvicar Drive, Glasgow, G42 8QS.
  • Café Catalyst, Tuesday evening, 25th November. Meet our speakers and engage over Cake and Coffee from 7:30pm in Newton Mearns Baptist Church. The Tuesday evening event is open and there is no need to book. (These evenings have been excellent for people who can't make the day). Both Jim Graham and Malcolm Duncan will participate in the Tuesday evening event, the evening should conclude around 9:45pm.
  • All Catalyst sessions will be recorded and made available on both the NMBC website as well as the Catalyst website.
  • Catalyst is jointly sponsored by Newton Mearns Baptist Church and Queens Park Baptist church, and is in partnership with the Community Church Network.
  • There is good (no charge) parking at both QP and NMBC.

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