Pastoral Support

Pastoral support at Dunblane Free Church aims to provide a practical expression of the love of God as we serve one another and our community more fully.  We seek to respond to each other's personal and spiritual needs, in accordance with Jesus' instructions in the Bible.

We aim to provide support in a variety of ways; this can include practical support such as collecting  shopping, taking people to a hospital appointment, etc.  Emotional support may include simply visiting someone and being a listening ear.

We have several Pastoral Teams and everyone who attends the church becomes part of one of these teams.  If you are interested in accessing pastoral support, please email us or speak to one of the elders.

Anyone can access pastoral support at Dunblane Free Church.  The Bible and prayer are the basis of whatever help is provided.

Email our Elders for Pastoral Support

Our Team

"And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed."

Acts 14:23

Rev. Allan Shearer

Minister


Allan was inducted into Dunblane Free Church on Saturday 5th October 2019, and has served as minister to us since, together with wife, Joanna.  Prior to this he was assistant minister at Glasgow City Free Church since June 2016.  Allan's preaching style is accessible to everyone, explaining complex Bible truths in a manner accessible to both young and old alike, and with a desire for all to know and live out with joy the love God has for His children.  Allan and Joanna are expecting their first child in the early summer of 2020.

Mr. Innes MacLeod

Elder: Session Clerk

As Session Clerk Innes oversees the administrative needs within Dunblane Free Church as well as regularly preaching at Sunday services and Thursday night Bible Study. He is a retired secondary school teacher and is married to Anne. As well as helping look after his own grandchildren each week, his gentle manner lends itself to supervising the ministry to the children and young people in the church. 

Rev. Kenneth Cameron

Elder

Ken is a retired Free Church minister with a long history of ministry in a variety of settings including pastoring a church on Prince Edward Island, Canada, and serving as a missionary in South Africa.  Joan, Ken's wife, has lovingly supported and partnered in ministry with Ken and together they continue to have a passion for sharing the gospel with people who do not yet know the saving power of Jesus.  Despite being retired for many years, Ken still preaches regularly at Dunblane Free Church's Sunday Services and Thursday evening Bible Study.

Our Team

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Mr. Alasdair Lunan

Elder

Ally has belonged to Dunblane Free Church for several years.  He has served as missionary in a couple of cross-cultural settings, mainly Tanzania then Chad, with Africa Inland Mission.  Having become a follower of Jesus in his youth Ally is motivated to sharing his faith with children and young people so they too can find the freedom to enjoy life in all its fullness and not be bound by the constraints of modern culture and peer pressures.  Ally teaches in a local primary school and is married to Angela; they have two young children.

Mr. Gavin Millar

Deacon

Gavin is our newest Deacon, currently helping to co-ordinate the upgrading of the kitchen and improve our Health and Safety procedures.  Gavin has a servant heart and a deep desire for the local community to know of the riches and certain assurance of God.  He demonstrates this through the sacrificial acts of  kindness he does for those he comes into contact with on a daily basis.  Gavin is married to Helen, who is on the Kirk4Kids team, and both have attended Dunblane Free Church for a number of years.

Our Vision Statement

To share the message of the Bible focused on the Lord Jesus Christ and to humbly and faithfully seek to follow His teaching.


• To pray for and support one another in love, so that Christ may be glorified in our worship of God and our serving of others.


• To develop an effective model of pastoral care for all our congregation and beyond.


• To serve the local community more fully as we seek to respond to their needs. We seek to show a practical expression of the love of God in our daily living and in the activities of the church.


• To be more supportive as a church of those who locally, nationally and internationally seek to share the good news of Jesus with others.

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“On the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him."

Malachi 3:17


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