Thy Kingdom Come 2020

TKCThy Kingdom Come 2020


21st – 31st May (Ascension Day – Pentecost Sunday)


On behalf of the undersigned churches in Scotland, we welcome the opportunity to participate in the Global Prayer Initiative: Thy Kingdom Come 2020:

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/

Now in its fifth year, the movement draws thousands of Christians together, across different denominations and traditions, to pray for their friends, family and neighbours to come to know the love of Jesus.  

In the face of the Covid 19 pandemic, Thy Kingdom Come resources have been adapted to enable churches, families and individuals to pray and worship in their homes, through a suite of resources, in line with social distancing guidelines.
 
For the first time this year, Christians are not only encouraged to pray for others to know the love of Christ, but to also practically demonstrate their love and care through action during the 11 days, an initiative called “Prayer and Care”:

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/stories/prayer-and-care


All key resources are available as digital downloads on the Thy Kingdom Come website and offer practical ways in which family and church can be involved:

https://www.thykingdomcome.global/stories/5-ways-your-family-and-church-can-be-involved-years-thy-kingdom-come

At this time especially, we commend this initiative to you and invite you to participate and pray: ‘thy Kingdom come’.

Those who order early can receive the pack free of charge by applying the promo code COFS2020 at the basket stage of the transaction.

 

Signed by:

Rt. Rev. Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly, Church of Scotland

Most Rev. Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Roman Catholic Church

Most Rev. Mark Strange, Primus, on behalf of the College of Bishops, Scottish Episcopal Church

Rev. John Fulton, Moderator, United Free Church of Scotland

Rev. Dr David Pickering, Moderator, United Reformed Church (Scotland)

Rev. Martin Hodson, General Director, Baptist Union of Scotland

Rev. Mark Slaney, District Chair, Methodist Church (Scotland)

Rev. May-Kane Logan, Chair, Congregational Federation in Scotland

Lt. Col. Carol Bailey, Secretary for Scotland, Salvation Army

Adwoa Bittle, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 

Rev. Jim Ritchie, District Superintendent, British Isles North District, Church of the Nazarene

Pastor Chris Gbenle, Provincial Pastor, Province of Scotland, Redeemed Christian Church of God

Bishop Francis Alao, Church of God (Scotland)/Minority Ethnic Churches Together in Scotland (MECTIS)

Rev Fred Drummond, Director for Scotland of Evangelical Alliance

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Local Ecumenical Resources

  • Help to get started

    Help to get started

    Are you looking for help to start working with other churches near-by?

    Here is a starting point "Progressing in Partnership", a step by step guide for congregations wishing to pursue local partnerships with their ecumenical neighbours.     

    To download the guide click here:

    To download representative flowchart click here:

  • Guidelines for new Churches Together Groups

    Guidelines for new Churches Together Groups

    If you are looking for information about setting up a new Churches Together Group,

    Please click here to download the guidelines.

  • Shared Buildings Agreement

    Shared Buildings Agreement

    In situations where two or more congregations share the same building for worship and/or other activities, it is good practice to set out in writing, the relationships between the parties involved. The document below sets out some of the issues which may need to be addressed in such a situation and is followed by an actual example of a shared building agreement.

    To download the Resource Document "Shared Buildings" click here.

     

  • How is a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) formed?

    Details are given below outlining the various steps which are taken in the formation of a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP).

    To view the document, please click here.

  • Definitions of a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP)

    A Local Ecumenical Partnership is defined as existing where there is a formal written agreement affecting the ministry, congregational life, buildings and/or mission projects of more than one denomination: and a recognition of that agreement by the ACTS Ecumenical Development Group, and authorisation by the appropriate denominational authorities.

    To find out more about LEP's, download the definitions here.

  • Orientation for Incoming clergy

    Orientation for Incoming clergy

    This document provides an orientation process that seeks to enable clergy to gain this understanding. The process involves the support of a colleague from another denomination in the LEP, together with a person appointed by the local congregation, and reading essential documents.

    To download a copy please click here.

  • An Ecumenical Service of Baptism and Confirmation

    The Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain have produced ther following resources: 

    A service of confirmation and baptism for use in Local Ecumenical Partnerships. Click here to download.

  • Liturgical resource: when a Local Ecumenical Partnership ceases

    The Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain have produced ther following resource: 

    "An act of parting" - which can be used when a Local Ecumenical Partnership ceases to exist. Click here to download.

  • Model Constitution for a Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnership

    The Model Constitution for a Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnership was drawn up by the Constitution Group.

    To download a copy, please click here

     

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