First Digital Minister goes live in Falkirk

image Published: Feb 09, 2017

A former Moderator has officially become the Church of Scotland’s first ever digital minister.

Very Rev Albert Bogle will use his ground breaking new role to create an online Kirk congregation, made up of people who may never set foot in a “real world” church.

He hopes to vastly increase the number of congregations that use social media and other online apps because at the moment only around 20 out of more than 1,300 congregations stream their services online.

Mr Bogle, whose weekly ‘Sanctuary First’ podcast on faith has a global audience, was officially welcomed into his new role by Falkirk Presbytery this week.

The 69-year-old, who was Moderator of the General Assembly in 2012-13, said: “This role is about getting online worshipers to attend church and also to support those who have no intention to go on a Sunday.

“There is a growing Christian audience online who seek quality content to nurture their faith.

“My role is about helping to provide an online community for those who have left the buildings and committee structures far behind but not the Church.”

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