A Christian Community in the City Centre Seeking to Make Christ Known
These are the Core Groups which look after key areas in the life of the church and each is convened by a Deacon or member of the church.
Worship Planning Mission
This group meets regularly throughout the year to review all aspects of worship in the church. They have particular responsibility for Sunday services, the Care Home services at Maryfield West and Crosby House, the prayer life of the church and the young people’s work. They plan for the main festivals of the church year - Advent and Christmas, Holy Week and Easter. It’s a big remit, but they try their best to keep on top of it all.
This group aims to raise awareness within the church of mission, both at home and abroad, and to coordinate practical support. The Church is an active supporter of missionary organisations and individuals at home and abroad including: Anurag Ministries (in Mumbai, India), BMS World Mission, Somebody Cares, Stella's Voice, and Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland.
This group looks after matters relating to the building including maintenance and refurbishment.
Administration and Finance
The group is responsible for managing church finances, use of buildings, website, publications and data protection compliance. The annual financial statements are reviewed for submission to OSCR (the charity regulator) and published on the church website. The church premises are made available to community groups and other interested users at very favourable rates. The church website and its development is overseen by this group which is also responsible for developing and maintaining suitable policies and procedures for GDPR compliance.