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January 29, 2017
10:00 amto4:30 pm

Scottish Mission Church Officer’s Training Day
‘Take My Life and Let it Be’
Sunday 29 January 2017
10.00 am  – 4.30 pm
Crieff SDA Church

April 30, 2016
3:00 pmto4:00 pm

Pastor Patrick Boyle will be presenting a programme at 3pm entitled ‘How to Have Effective Bible Studies”.  All are invited to attend this informative session.

MP3 and Powerpoint from Bjorn Ottersen’s devotional on the Church Officers Training Day in Crieff on 27 Jan 2013.

For more details see the Training Day page…

January 27, 2013


  • 09:00 Earlybird Session with Bjorn Ottesen (last session of a Crieff Study Weekend – see New Times – New Opportunities for details and mp3 recordings)
  • 10:15 Break
  • 10:30 Devotional with Bjorn Ottesen
  • 11:00 Leadership with Bjorn Ottesen
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 14:00 Seminars with Sponsors
  • 14:00 Youth Seminar with Nathan Stickland
  • 15:30 Closing

Click here for poster with details of the programme

January 29, 2012
10:30 amto4:30 pm

Series of workshops by Pastor Eglan Brooks, Pastor Victor Hulbert and Pastor Nathan Stickland.

Lunch of soup and rolls provided.  Please book with Scottish Mission Office on 01764 65 3257 or email

September 11, 2010

Aberdeen SDA Church are hosting a special needs day of fellowship.  Sharon Platt-MacDonald and Sophie Nicholls are the speakers for the morning and afternoon sessions.  Space is limited.  If you are interested in attending, contact Christine before the end of August on: to book a place.

September 19, 2010


This training day is a FREE 2-part Children’s Ministries Training course.   It is for:

  • Sabbath School Teachers and Superintendents
  • Mums and Dads
  • Holiday Bible School Teams
  • children’s Ministries leaders
  • Kids in  Discipleship Ministry Leaders

The first wave of the course will be held in Crieff Church on 19th September 10am – 4pm. and is repeated in Glasgow church on 24 October, and Aberdeen church on 21 November.  The trainers vary slightly in each venue, but the content is the same – so if you can’t make the date in Crieff, you could join one of the other groups.

Topics to be covered:

  • Child Development and Faith Growth
  • Reaching every Child you teach
  • Caring for the  Whole Child

The second part of the course will be early in 2011, when the following topics will be covered:

  • Effective Leadership
  • Successful child Evangelism
  • Developing a Child’s Spiritual Life

The Presenters in Crieff will be Heather Haworth from the BUC, and Karen Holford and Jeniffer Oroko from the Scottish Mission.

Register your interest with your Pastor, local church Children’s Ministries leader, Muriel Logan, or Carole Peacock at the SM office.

Phone 01764 653257, or E-mail:

Soup and roll lunch provided

February 28, 2010
9:30 amto4:15 pm

Training day  for all those working with the children in our churches throughout Scotland.  Accreditation Training levels I & II will be offered as a one-day course to be held in the Glasgow SDA Church, 18/20 Turriff Street, Glasgow G5 9SB.

A light lunch will be provided.  Booking essential.  Contact Carole at the SM Office Tel: 01764 653257 or E-mail:

Church Officers’ Training Day

February 21, 2010
10:30 amto4:00 pm

To be held at  Crieff SDA church, Gwydyr Road, Crieff PH7 4BS.

This training day is open to all members in the Scottish Mission.  Members in new church officers are urged to attend, and those already familiar with their church office are also urged to attend, as new ideas and approaches will be discussed.  A light lunch will be provided – bring extra is you wish.

Training will be given In the following church offices:

  • Children’s Ministries – presenter Mrs Jeniffer Oroko assisted by Muriel Logan and Karen Holford;
  • Youth/Pathfinders – presenter Pastor Des Boldeau;
  • Women’s Ministries – Presenter Mrs Judith Martin;
  • Personal Ministries & Church Growth – guest presenter Pastor Eglan Brooks;
  • Communication – guest presenter Pastor Victor Hulbert;
  • Prayer Ministries – presenter Pastor Lorance Johnson;
  • Health ministries – presenter Pastor David Hatch;
  • Elders and Deacons – presenter Pastor Bernie Holford;
  • Family ministries – presenter Pastor Clifford Herman;
  • ADRA Agents- presenter Godwin Benjamin;
  • Children’s Safety Representative – presenter Carole Peacock

Web site training – POSTPONED

November 23, 2009
7:00 pmto9:00 pm


(The hosting provider we use to host this site will be performing maintenance on our server on the 23rd so we’d best not do anything!  We’ll reschedule the training in early December – Steve)

If you are responsible for running one of our church departments then please come along on November 23rd at 7pm and learn how to edit and update this web site.

Our goal is to make this site the definitive ‘What’s happening?’ guide to events involving the church.  If it ain’t on this site then it ain’t happening.  No more looking for the bulletin you thought you’d brought back from church last week…

Let Steve or Alex know if you can attend.  If you’ve got a laptop or notebook PC please bring it along.

Church Officer’s Training Day

February 22, 2009
10:30 amto3:30 pm

An opportunity to learn about ‘how to’ in a hands-on way.   If you are new to the roles below, or just want to be refreshed, this is the place to be.

Venue ~ Crieff SDA Church, Gwydyr Road, Crieff PH7 4BS

Workshops on:

  • Women’s Ministries with Judith Martin
  • Children’s Sabbath School with  Ann Pilmoor  and Jane Walton ~ The role of the  Sabbath School teacher is such an important one in this age when the Evil One is seeking to control the hearts of our little ones particularly in their early years.  Ann Pilmoor is one of the BUC Education Directors, as well as former Principal of Stanborough Park Primary School, and Jane is a teacher and experienced Sabbath School leader.
  • Prayer Ministries with karin Edwards ~ karin would like to hear how you are all getting on and share many more resources with each Prayer leader.
  • Youth and Pathfinders with Victor Pilmoor ~ Marcel has procured the help of Brother Victor Pilmoor who will present talks on “Building Relationships – Trust, Accountability – In Christ”.  This will be well worth the time at the training day.  Alex will also address web issues for the youth, in the final session.
  • Elders and Deacons leadership with Llewellyn Edwards ~ who would like to share/talk/brainstorm about how our churches are getting on in the mission of being places where the glory of God is seen.
  • keeping the Church Family Safe with Carole Peacock~ there will be one session on instruction for Child Safety Representatives and a second session will be on general principles and policies for any working with children.
  • Evangelism Expo~ A display of ideas and resources for evangelism.

Please bring your own lunch and we will supplement it.

September 7, 2008

Venue? ~ Crieff SDA Church, Gwydyr Road, Crieff PH7 4BS

What for? ~ This is an opportunity to listen to some world leaders and sharpen your skills from the lessons they have learned.

Why Attend? ~ No organization deserves better leadership skills than the life-changing, hope-bringing work of a great local church.

Who should attend? ~ Existing and potential leaders ~ pastors, elders, young and old. Anyone who wants to learn to lead with diligence.

Lunch? ~ Bring a packed lunch ~ we will supplement what you bring.

Materials Source? ~ The lectures are specially selected from the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit series. All the presenters are by DVD.


Michael Porter ~ ‘Your Move’ ~ Professor – Harvard Business School, author of 27 books.

Jimmy Carter ~ ‘Building Humanity’ ~ 39th President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize 2002

Marcus Buckingham ~ ‘Put your strengths to work’ ~ Leadership consultant for ‘The Gallup Organization’ and author of ‘The One Thing you Need to Know’.

Richard Curtis ~ ‘Living for the greater good’ ~ Award winning film producer of films such as ‘Mr Bean’ & ‘4 Weddings and a funeral’; co founder of the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign, Live 8 Concerts and Comic Relief.

March 9, 2008

This is an opportunity to do the required training for those church members in Scotland who work in any capacity with the children in the church. This includes Sabbath School teachers and assistants, Pathfinder leaders and assistants, Choir leaders, Children’s club leaders etc. It is recommended that all those working with the children should attend this intensive one day course. This will be an all-day event, a light lunch will be provided. Would all child safety officers please send a list of those attending from your church, to the Scottish Mission Office – SDA Church, Gwydyr Road, Crieff PH7 4BS Perthshire Telephone 01764 653257 or email on Please come prepared with writing materials.

Church Officers Training Day

February 24, 2008
10:30 amto4:00 pm

This is an opportunity for people from throughout the SDA churches in Scotland to come and be trained in the church office they hold this year – ranging from teaching the children, through to Family and Personal Ministries. If there is a church office which you hold and would like to be trained for, please contact the Scottish Mission Office on 01764 653257 or put your request to your local pastor. Please let us know at the office if you are attending, so that we have some idea of numbers. A light lunch will be provided.

September 30, 2007

What for?

This is an opportunity to listen to some world leaders and sharpen your skills from the lessons they have learned.

Why Attend?

No organization deserves better leadership skills than the life-changing, hope-bringing work that you give your local church.

Who should attend?

Existing and potential leaders – pastors, elders, young and old, anyone who wants to lead with diligence.


We will supplement what you bring.

Materials Source?

The lectures are specially selected from the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit series.


  • Marcus Buckingham – Leadership Consultant for ‘The Gallup Organization’ and author of ‘The One thing you Need to Know’
  • Steven Sample – President of the University of Southern California and author of the best selling book ‘The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership’. Under his guidance, USC has become of the most respected and highly rated universities – selected as College of the year in 2000 by TIME magazine.
  • Bill Hybels – Pastor of the Willow Creek Church, in Chicago and survey rated by ‘The church Report’ as the third most influential Christian in America.
  • Tim Sanders – Leadership Coach at Yahoo! Author of the New York Times best seller ‘Love is the Killer App’

Programme format?

Following each DVD presentation – there will be an application-discussion of the ideas presented.