Steve reports from Culloden

One of the best aspects of the work I do with Solas is that I get to travel to different churches and venues all around the country– sometimes even further afield. Recently I had the opportunity to head up to head up from Perth to Culloden-Balloch Baptist Church, just outside Inverness.

This was the fist time Solas has worked with the church, and I was invited to preach in the morning service on one of my favourite texts, 1 Peter 3:15 – a clear call to the discipleship of the mind and being able to share our hope in Jesus with those around us. It was a great time of worshiping the Lord together and also really good to meet some new people. My wife, Robyn, was able to join me and we were warmly welcomed.

In the afternoon I was scheduled to do some evangelism equipping with the church – but first we headed off to explore Inverness for a few hours. What a beautiful city!

The afternoon session was on The Art of Conversation, an equipping session on how to better engage in conversations that can lead to spiritual things, and on to the Gospel. This was followed by a great time of Q&A with 40 or so attendees. I’m always encouraged to see how churches are intentionally trying to reach the community around them with the hope of the Gospel, and Culloden-Balloch Baptist is definitely committed to this.

This is the first time I’ve done this format – preaching in the morning service and then doing a training session in the afternoon. It seemed to work very well, and slotted in well with the regular rhythm of the church, where they try to do something different in the afternoon/evening on Sundays.

Why not consider getting a Solas speaker out to your church to do the same!? We love serving the local church in this way, and maybe this is the format that may work for you.