A movement seeking to empower leaders,
equip the church and restore hope

  The vision

What we do

We are growing Centres of Mission, these are regional networks of people longing to see hope restored in their communities. Centres of Mission are currently being established in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast with plans for expansion in the future. Each Centre of Mission is composed of 3 key elements; Innovate, Renovate and Cultivate.


Equipping pioneers to reimagine church and provoke church planting.


Encouraging existing church leaders to restore a missional heart and discipleship culture in their churches.


Training disciples to grow in knowledge and faith to take the gospel into every area of culture and society.

More about what we do

Putting mission and discipleship tools in the hands of everyone


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Introducing Alan…

Introducing Alan…

| November 1, 2017

Hi! I’m Alan, I’m the Director of Innovate with Cairn. When I was three I moved to the new town of East Kilbride. Our family were the 14th family to move in to a community that eventually numbered 11,000. We were there because my Dad was the new Church of Scotland minister. The next Sunday we […]

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Introducing Kay…

Introducing Kay…

Kay Cathcart | October 26, 2017

I’m Kay and I’ve been involved with Cairn from the beginning. My experience of trying to put discipleship and mission back at the heart of local church is way too long to document here. Suffice to say, for every success and significant learning, there were many mistakes, failures and wrong turnings. But God brought people […]

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My Learning Community journey

My Learning Community journey

Rick Hill | October 12, 2017

Rick Hill completed the two-year Learning Community journey with Cairn this year and is now part of organising team for the Belfast Learning Community starting on 20 & 21 October. Here is his story… I signed up to the Cairn Learning Community because I was keen to learn more about discipleship and grow in my […]

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God has given us a vision to see the Celtic Lands transformed by Him. In order to serve that vision, we need to finance it. If you feel like God has captured your heart for this vision too, could you think about financially supporting us?

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