Tim & Lauren Scoular
Scotland's Spiritual State: "You have forsaken the love you had at first." Revelation 2:4
Glasgow is not the gospel city she used to be. Her streets used to rally around the motto " Lord let Glasgow flourish through the preaching of thy word and praising thy name." Today, the motto is "People Make Glasgow" but the people who make the city are as devoid of Christ as their motto. Evangelical Christians now make up about 2% of the greater Glasgow area, with the East End an even more dire 0.3%. It is home to 276,000 people who desperately need Bible-teaching churches planted that will hold out the gospel of the Lord Jesus in a contextually appropriate way.
Convinced and convicted of this need that God has placed before us, we feel that it would be disobedient for us not to go. We have ministered together at Norwest Anglican since 2014, and both of us trained at Moore College in Sydney during that time.
God willing, we will be partnering with St Silas Episcopal Church to lead Glasgow's first evangelical Anglican church plant for 150 years. The gospel generosity of St Silas and other evangelical churches from many denominations in Glasgow has been a huge encouragement to us, and we value your prayerful support for us on this venture.