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Church of Scotland - Ministries Council - assessment work

Church of Scotland - Ministries Council


Discernment Scheme

 

Person Specification: National Assessors

 

 

Task Description

The Ministries Council is looking for people with appropriate skills to engage in assessment work as part of the Discernment Scheme related to selection of Candidates for ministry.  The requirements of the job of National Assessors will be to:

  • chair Local Review meetings at which decisions are made as to whether or not Applicants may proceed to a National Assessment Conference.Local Review meetings normally last up to 2.5 hrs per Applicant and Assessors are required to write up an agreed Local Review Report based on six assessment headings within 3 working days of a Review;
  • work with teams of Assessors at National Assessment Conferences, assessing the suitability of Applicants for acceptance as Candidates in training for Church of Scotland ministry.Assessment Conferences last for 3 days each, during which Applicants are seen over a 30 hour period.Each National Assessor is responsible for writing a report within tight time discipline, before working with the team to consider and decide on normally a maximum of 8 applicants;

The engagement of National Assessors is on a voluntary basis, but expenses incurred in the course of the work are reimbursed at rates set from time to time by the Ministries Council.

 

Skills and Aptitudes

In order to complete the task, National Assessors must show aptitude for, receive training in, and reach demonstrated competence in the following core skills:


  • interviewing techniques;
  • listening and observation;
  • assessment techniques;
  • report writing


Potential Assessors will engage in a selection process and commit themselves to initial training and ongoing training on an annual basis.  An appraisal scheme offering feedback and support will also be provided by the Council, and National Assessors will participate in this.

In order to complete the interviews to a satisfactory level, interviewers will also need to be able to:


  • interpret body-language;
  • reflect back and check out assumptions;
  • elicit information about and assess Applicants’ Christian experience and commitment;
  • assess Applicants’ integrity, preparedness, interpersonal and reflective skills, and awareness of issues of transition to ministry
  • understand and interpret Applicants’ description of a sense of calling.


In order to complete reports to a satisfactory level, interviewers will need to be able to:


  • write critically with sensitivity in an open-reporting system;
  • follow guidelines for style of report-writing and meet deadlines.


Interviewers will themselves have excellent interpersonal skills, openness to giving and receiving constructive criticism, and a disciplined approach to meeting deadlines.  They will also have an understanding of the ethos of the Church of Scotland and its ministries, a demonstrable Christian commitment, and an ability to empathise with the wide range of theological outlooks within the Church of Scotland.

 

 

Order of Worship Sunday 03 September 2017 Greenside

SONGS OF PRAISE

GREENSIDE PARISH CHURCH

SUNDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 AT 11AM

ORDER OF WORSHIP

Hymn 160   Praise my soul, the King of heaven

Prayer       Adam King

Hymn 180   Give thanks with a grateful heart

Hymn 396   And can it be?

Reading      Psalm 150   John Laing

Solo          Highland Cathedral   David Radin

Hymn 543   Longing for light, we wait in darkness

Hymn 448   Lord, the light of your love is shining

Choir        With my whole heart

Hymn 189  Be still for the presence of the Lord

Hymn 641  Seek ye first the kingdom of God

Reading     Psalm 98   Rosa Taverner

Hymn 106  Bring to the Lord a glad new song

Hymn 403  Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Solo         How can I keep from singing    Emma McMillan

Hymn 549  How deep the Father's love for me

Hymn 381(CH3)   I will sing the wondrous story

Reflection         Muriel Aird

Hymn 167         Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

Offering

Hymn 220         The day you gave us, Lord, has ended

Hymn 419         Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son

Thank you for the music     Muriel Aird

Hymn 512         To God be the glory

The Grace

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Order of Worship Sunday 27 August 2017 Greenside

GREENSIDE PARISH CHURCH

 

ORDER OF WORSHIP  27 August 2017

 

 

Welcome and Call to Worship

 

Hymn 457 (i)  All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name

 

Prayer of Invocation and Lord's Prayer

 

Church Family Talk

 

Hymn 600     Spirit of God

 

Scripture       Psalm 113:1-9      (Page 614)

                     James 2:1-17        (Page 1214)

                   

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

 

Intercessory Prayers

 

Hymn 36      God Is Our Refuge and Our Strength

 

Sermon        Faith In Action

 

Hymn 160    Praise, My Soul. The King of Heaven

 

Benediction and Choral Amen

 

 

MINISTER : The Rev Alistair T Wynne BA BD

Order of Worship Sunday 20 August 2017 Greenside

GREENSIDE PARISH CHURCH

 

ORDER OF WORSHIP  20 August 2017

 

 

Welcome and Call to Worship

 

Hymn 214 (ii) New Every Morning

 

Prayer of Invocation and Lord's Prayer

 

Church Family Talk

 

Hymn 336      Christ Is Our Light

 

Scripture       Deuteronomy 4:1-9    (Page 182)

                     James 1:1-27             (Page 1213)

                   

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

 

Intercessory Prayers

 

Hymn 93 (ii)  Let Us With a Gladsome Mind

 

Sermon        A Look In The Mirror

 

Hymn 469    Restore, O Lord

 

Benediction and Choral Amen

 

 

MINISTER : The Rev Alistair T Wynne BA BD

Order of Worship Sunday 13 August 2017 Greenside

GREENSIDE PARISH CHURCH       

 

 

ORDER OF WORSHIP  13 August 2017

 

Welcome and Call to Worship

 

Hymn 154     How Great Thou Art

 

Prayer of Invocation and Lord's Prayer

 

Church Family Talk

 

Hymn 374     This Is Our God

 

Scripture       Genesis 22:1-14         (Page 22)

                     Matthew 10:37-42      (Page 976)

                   

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

 

Intercessory Prayers

 

Hymn 263    God of Freedom       

 

Sermon        Trust Amid The Turmoil

 

Hymn 113    God The Father of Creation

 

 

Benediction and Choral Amen

 

 

MINISTER : The Rev Alistair T Wynne BA BD