Connecting Christian Pioneers in Scotland
Perhaps the greatest reward of pioneering in the world of Christian mission is a story-rich life. White Canvas is a gathering place and platform for pioneers to learn from each and let folks know what they are about.
Hebrews 12:2 talks of Jesus Christ as “the pioneer and perfecter of faith”. In some versions of the Bible it’s even translated ”author and perfecter of faith.” Pioneering and being an author…learning as we go and helping others to do the same. Risking exploring new places and approaches always turns us into learners and authors. First we are pushed to the edge of ourselves and reach out for help, and after the urge to share our experiences surfaces. And we find Christ and each other in the middle and muddle of it all.
Connecting pioneers to each other and to what they are learning on the way
We are a community compelled by Christ to follow his call to mission in Scotland. Here we want to share our doubts and fears, successes and failures, insights and hilarity as he shapes us and guides our path.
Check out our video and flick to the about page to find out where we are coming from. And don’t forget to join our Facebook group to continue the conversation.
Part of pioneering is doing things differently. So this is less of an article and more of a single question built around some poetry.Read more ...
Bert is an intentional community in the South side of Glasgow that has been going since the 70s and gets its name from a local street. What pattern of life together has enabled them to stay strong for the long haul?Read more ...
“In nothing has the Church so lost Her hold on reality as in Her failure to understand and respect the secular vocation. She has allowed work and religion to become separate departments, and is astonished to find that, as a result, the secular work of the world is turned to purely selfish and destructive ends, and that the greater part of the world’s intelligent workers have become irreligious, or at least, uninterested in religion. But is it astonishing? How can...Read more ...
About White Canvas
A white canvas is where an artist begins their art. It's a wonderful analogy of the open possibiities and creativity experienced in pionnering. This and other ideas inspired the name "White Canvas". Here are some more in-depth reflextions on what White Canvas represents: