As we have written previously in Connect, the Mission Initiative Group exists to support the work of the National Team as it relates to mission and mission strategy in our family of churches, additionally we want to resource churches in areas of mission. As we have looked at the ways we can do this, one key opportunity has become obvious to us – the telling of the stories of mission that are already happening around our Union.

We will continue to tell those stories here in Connect and in the coming months we hope to add to that by releasing some videos of the work being done around Scotland.

Right now though we have released a podcast, known as The MIGcast, which is providing an opportunity to dig a little further into the remarkable work being done by men, women and churches throughout the country.  So far we have a conversation with Alan Donaldson looking at the big picture, discussing everything from his middle name to the future of the church in Scotland and we also have an insightful chat with Ali Laing about mission to and with younger generations.  Both of these are available right now.

Those of you who enjoyed Martin Clarke and Hillview Community Church’s story in last month’s Connect, will find an interview with Martin in our next episode of The MIGcast digging into more detail about their experience of replanting the church.  We also have upcoming episodes on church planting and on pioneering ministry in Scotland.

We sincerely hope that this will be a valuable resource for churches and church leaders.

The MIGcast can be found at