Like the rest of the UK, Scotland has a rich Christian heritage. Home to theologians like John Knox, Sinclair Ferguson, and Robert Murray M’Cheyne, there is no doubt that the church today is richer for God’s work in Scotland. However, like the rest of the UK, Scotland is truly a secular nation today. Surveys show that if trends continue as they are now, by 2025 only 5.3% of the population will be described as “churchgoers”. That’s fewer than 300,000 people in any church in the country on a Sunday. In fact, Scotland has now been classified as an unevangelised people group.
The local church
As a family, we are passionate about the local church because God grows his kingdom most clearly there. Our time in Liverpool helped us also see that one of the church’s most important tasks is discipling children and families. Through AT3, we have been given the opportunity to partner with a church in Scotland that seeks to do that very thing.
Strathaven Evangelical Church is a faithful, Bible-believing church whose mission is to be rooted in Christ. Through our partnership with SEC, we will be working to reach young families like ours and to show them the good news of the gospel.
With AT3, Dan will be continuing his theological training. Having completed the foundation year of BCUK’s certificate course, the focus will shift to training in biblical exposition and teaching with Cornhill Scotland.
The task that is ahead of us is impossible for man, but we know that all things are possible with God. Our ability to believe and be saved is impossible and yet, in Christ, we have our salvation and we have our calling to go and make disciples.
He does not call us to do this work alone, however. We need your prayers and support in order to carry out this work. Would you prayerfully consider partnering with us so that we can accomplish the work that God has called us to do?