Book Launch: MISSION by the PEOPLE Published 29 Sep 2017
“MISSION by the PEOPLE” is the apt title of a new book by Alexander Forsyth (He has an article in the October, “Life & Work” ) The book is being launched on Tuesday 3rd October at 6.30 pm in St Georges-Tron Church, Buchanan St., Glasgow. Much time and energy has been used in its compilation and it relates to the ministries of Tom Allan, George MacLeod, Geoff Shaw, their contemporaries, and others in America and Europe. These ministries have been divergent but they have been complementary in seeking to break down the barrier between the people in the institutional church and those who do not share in it. It highlights a responsibility of the laity to respond to, and act upon, Christ’s call to service among lives existing in a world which is God’s Kingdom. Some parts of the book I found hard reading but a very large part of it is inspirational. The primary aim, of properly prepared congregations, in every parish is identified as mission.