General Assembly 2013

The General Assembly of 2013 received the report of ‘The Theological Commission on Same-sex Relations and the Ministry.’  The General Assembly debated all day and came to certain conclusions.  Here you will find the report of the Theological Commission (of which our Minister, Professor McGowan, was a member) and the full text of the decision of the General Assembly.  You will also find here our own Minister’s statement in response, together with a statement by our Kirk Session.

 Report of the Theological Commission
 General Assembly Decision
 Minister’s Statement by Andrew McGowan
 Inverness East Kirk Session Statement


Church of Scotland Evangelical Network

Following the General Assembly, there was a large gathering of evangelicals in Perth on 14th June.  This led to the creation of the ‘Church of Scotland Evangelical Network.’  Here you will find the Press Release which came from that gathering, explaining this development.  You will also find you-tube links to the three talks which were given at the Perth meeting.

 Press Release from the gathering of Church of Scotland evangelicals in Perth
 Talk by Kenny Borthwick
 Talk by Andrew McGowan
 Talk by Colin Sinclair


Staying in the Church of Scotland

The full text of the talk by our Minister, which you can hear by clicking the link above, together with a talk on the same theme which he gave at a gathering of evangelicals here in Inverness East Church in August 2011, are below:

 Staying in the Kirk – August 2011
 Staying in the Kirk – June 2013


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