Who are we?
Serve Scotland is a movement which champions good practice, shared vision and unity to empower local churches, organisations and communities to bring positive, transformational change in the lives of individuals, communities, and the nation.
Where did we come from?
Serve Scotland was set up as a result of wide ranging discussions between many organisations including Evangelical Alliance, Bethany, Blythswood Trust, Cinnamon Network, Care, YMCA, Alpha Scotland, Glasgow City Mission etc and representatives from a number of churches across Scotland. A year of development work including two large consultations culminated in a strong endorsement that there was a need and role for the new organisation.
Since the decision to launch Serve Scotland, other organisations e.g. ROC and Message Scotland have expressed support for the organisation. The number of churches involved has grown and churches involved come from a very wide cross section of the church in Scotland.
Serve Scotland is to be a passionate movement that brings inspiration and creativity to encourage the Christian faith community to serve the poor, the vulnerable and the marginalised. We seek to be a movement which champions good practice, shared vision and unity in a way that empowers local churches to see light shine in the darkest places of society. We want to see active, influential engagement with local and national government and with communities.
Serve Scotland will engage with churches and Christian organisations, seeking to build networks of activity around best practice, inspiring stories and untapped potential. We want to change the narrative from passive to active; from timid to bold.
Together, we want to identify needs in the nation and work to deliver projects of transformation. We want to share good practice and help all to see the infinite possibilities that are found in the riches of God. We long for the church in Scotland to have a longing for Jesus and a bias for the poor; to Change Scotland for Good.