Church in Community Committee

The Church in Community Committee [CiC] ( Convener -Rev Gary Caldwell) recognises that Jesus said, "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you." and as a result endeavours to keep Outreach and Christian Development at the front of the Presbytery's business, and each congregation's life in a variety of ways:
1. Enhancing the worship of the congregations through stimulating discussion and signposting resources for worship leaders and others.
2. Encouraging Church members to grow in Christian faith and discipleship informing them of training and equipping opportunities provided locally and nationally.
3. Assisting congregations to engage meaningfully with their communities, share the Christian story with confidence, and respond creatively to shifting cultural trends.
4. Ensuring congregations know of the resources available regarding outreach, learning and worship on the Church of Scotland dedicated webiste and elsewhere.
5. Addressing relevant issues regarding outreach, Christian development and worship at Presbytery meetings and being a conduit for information between congregations and the Church of Scotland Mission and Discipleship Council.
6. Believing in prayer is an important aspect of Christian life, the CiC also encourages prayer in the life of Christians.The CIC Committee is also responsible for administering Local Church Reviews* on behalf of Presbytery and bringing regular reports to Presbytery regarding these. At a national level the CIC relates to the Mission and Discipleship Council.
*Local Church Reviews are a system of regular visits and engagements of Presbytery with Kirk Sessions and congregations to encourage and enable them to identify and fulfil their mission and potential within parishes.
The CIC occasionally organises Training days and Equiping seminars for Christians in the area under the title of PURE (Pop Up Resource Events).
The CIC works with four task group: Local Church Review, Church without Walls (outreach and community engagement), Worship and Learn (Christian Development).
The present convenor of CIC is Rev Gary Caldwell
For the next national resourcing day visit -


Thursday 6th June 2019 for the conduct of ordinary business, at Bridge of Allan Parish Church, Chalmers Hall, 7.00 pm. To be preceded by a social event beginning at 6.00pm.

The Presbytery of Stirling Chaplain who provides pastoral care for all members is Rev Valerie Allen who can be contacted by email on