Current Projects

Local Serve Networks

A key activity of Serve Scotland is to develop local networks of churches, of all denominations, and Christian organisations involved in serving their communities (as set out in our “About us” page) through many different types of activities. These networks will enable churches and organisations in a geographical area to come together, share experience, learn from each other, identify needs in their communities which are currently unmet, and link with local authorities. They will provide a central point of contact between the local authority and Christian community. Over time these networks will benefit the churches and organisations already involved, encourage others to become involved, and benefit the local authority.

As we have commenced this process we have focussed on two pilot areas – Glasgow and Dundee – in which we have started (but not completed) the network building. The work in each of these pilot areas is described briefly below along with the beginnings of a database of projects in these areas. The size of Glasgow in particular means that this database is very partial.

If you are a church or Christian organisation in Glasgow or Dundee involved in community projects we would love to hear from you to include your projects in the database and include you in the local network. Please contact us.

We are working on setting up the next local area networks. If you are not in Glasgow or Dundee and would like to talk to us about setting up a local network in your area please contact us.

Glasgow local Serve network

Glasgow is a huge area with many churches and Christian organisations involved in community projects. The strategy to build the Glasgow network has been to start small and build organically rather than attempt to create a complete network at the beginning. Our network contacts list started with a small group, and is developing and growing by word of mouth. However it is still only a fraction of the total activity in Glasgow. We meet four times a year with officers from Glasgow City Council. Come and join us.

Glasgow Projects

Projects operated by the network will be set out below. (The database is continuously growing.)

Dundee local Serve network

The Dundee network has built upon existing networks of churches and Christian organisations. Using this base it has added other groups into the network. Having mapped the work of the network it is now developing plans for how the group can enhance its contribution into the city. Contact us to learn more about the activities of the network and become involved.

Dundee Projects

Projects operated by the network will be set out below. (The database is continuously growing.)