Ministries

Ministries

Operations

Many of the practical but essential parts of church life come together under the Operations Ministry.  These include functions which were previously the responsibility of the Congregational Board when we operated under the Model Deed, e.g. Fabric – buildings and maintenance and Finance – budgets, hall lets, etc.   In many ways, this ministry will be responsive to…

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care may mean many things, but it is led by Jesus’ overarching command to “Love on another”. That is to look after each another – to watch over one another in love, just as any caring family does. Pastoral Care is not only an expression of love and respect for one another but also an expression of the particular gifts that we have been given by the Holy Spirit.…

Prayer

My main ambition is for us all in St Andrews Beckie (SAL), Peebles and beyond to grow in a stronger relationship with God, to break out of the routine and truly connect with Him. To encourage us to take more quiet time…to be still and listen to God…to know that the promises we read from scripture will change lives – for they will if we let them and to…

Children and Youth

Children’s and youth ministry is a central focus for us. I believe that God would have this as a ministry area not only where we will see growth in every respect but that children and young people will be central in the work of the Holy Spirit here. The image is one not only of a well watered land but of a water source – and for God’s glory: I will turn the desert…

Mission and Outreach

A Growing People We have a vision to grow as a church. The beginning of the book of Acts, describes how the first church came into existence on the day of Pentecost. The risen Lord Jesus poured out the promised gift of the Holy Spirit and as a result many people placed their faith in Christ when they heard the good news – 3,000 in one day! When the Spirit of God is poured…

Discipleship

Discipleship has, as its main goals, to deepen the spiritual life of the congregation, to be disciples and imitate Jesus Christ.  Much of what goes on in the church already helps us achieve this goal through small groups, Alpha, Men’s and Women’s Fellowship, but there is still more we can do.  Discipleship is very much a lifelong learning journey, so no matter where we…