Free Church Moderator to speak at island conference

The Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland will be the keynote speaker at a conference on rural evangelism.

Organised by the Western Isles Presbytery, the two-day event will take place in the Cabarfèidh Hotel in Stornoway on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 December.

Rev David Robertson, who is minister of St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee, is expected to open the gathering with a talk on persuasive evangelism.

Clerk to the Western Isles Presbytery, Rev Callum Macleod explained: “I had felt persuaded for some time that there was a need for such a conference on the Island to help stimulate mission and evangelism and to further equip ministers and congregations for the important work of connecting with our communities with the good news of Jesus Christ.”

The Shawbost Free Church minister added: “This emerged into a proposal at the Presbytery after being stimulated and enthused for mission and evangelism by the focus and passion for fulfilling the great commission of both the Moderator and the commissioners who took part in the Assembly.

“The direction was clear; the urgency was palpable; the size of the challenge was humbling and God-engaging; and the unity of the evident drive for evangelism was engaging for all who were present.”

Mr Robertson will open the conference at 7.30pm on the Friday evening, before there are a variety of seminars on the Saturday morning and afternoon.

Details of the full programme and arrangements for booking will be made available in due course.