ESPS MINISTRIES

ENCOURAGING SCOTTISH PASTORS & SPOUSES

 

 

ESPS MINISTRIES

ENCOURAGING SCOTTISH PASTORS & SPOUSES

WELCOME TO ESPS MINISTRIES

Many pastors, pastors spouses and those in Christian leadership find themselves at times feeling overwhelmed, discouraged and isolated. The unique pressures of ministry life can build up resulting in individuals struggling with stress, anxiety, sickness, depression, relational problems and ministry burn out. There is the need to find a safe and confidential space for connection and support when needed. ESPS Ministries is here for you.

Our heart is to bring you relevant encouragement and spiritual support as you serve God in ministry. We long to see all pastors, spouses and leaders built up in who you are in God, and helping you become more effective in your personal life, church and community.

We are a non-denominational Scottish ministry with a heart to love, serve and bless. We pray you will be blessed through our website resources, including free subscription to weekly articles, and confidential prayer support service. We also run Regional and Annual Conferences that provide a wonderful opportunity for connection, personal development, spiritual support and personal prayer encouragement.

A warm welcome is extended to any who are viewing outside Scotland.

PARTNER WITH US

ESPS Ministries exists to bless and encourage all who serve in ministry, and journey with those who go through seasons of needing support.

We invite you to partner with us financially in this crucial work. You can do so by making a one-off donation or becoming a monthly supporter. Your donation really does make a difference.

Thank you so much and God bless you for partnering with us.

AUDIO NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

We are pleased to announce that the audio from our recent annual conference is now available online.

 

Prayer

Prayer is our lifeline to God. In our prayer section we offer you the chance to submit your own personal prayer requests. There are also a selection of prayers that you may find helful to pray yourself.

Listening Service

Our recently launched listening service offers a safe place for those in ministry to unload and talk in a strictly confidential manner. Personal prayer appointments over the phone also form part of this service.

Single in Ministry

As with those who are married, those who are single and serving in ministry and areas of ministry expression, need support and encouragement too. We offer helpful resources to encourage and bless.

 

ESPS Conference Media

ESPS Ministiries runs regional and annual conferences to encourage and support those in ministry. In this section you can find past audio from our conferences.

 

 

LATEST ARTICLES - UPDATED WEEKLY

Don’t obsess over the future

 ‘Don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.’ Matthew 6:34 TLB The story’s told of a clock that spent a great deal of time worrying about its future, reasoning that it had to tick twice each second. ‘How much...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

From all of us here at ESPS Ministries, we wish you and yours a very happy and blessed year ahead. I’m sure that none of us imagined that we would be starting this New Year in another National Lockdown. God knows though, and none of this is a surprise to Him. May all...

Merry Christmas and a Happy Newyear

From all of us at ESPS MINISTRIES. Have a very blessed Christmas season, we’ll be back with you after the holidays.God Bless ! Here's the link to our final Christmas Carol this year. 'Christ the Redeemer IS Here' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=093_hkkbK38

A Commanded Rest

https://youtu.be/9Rwp3FlIaeo

A Royal Tour by Rev Kenny Borthwick

Had a dream last night that my car could be controlled remotely from home. In the dream I found It seemed to have a life of its own and was going where it wanted and was no longer being controlled by me! I laughed and laughed. This was not an “oh no!” moment, but a...

Christmas is coming… and Christ is Here

In many of our homes, and all around us, preparations are well underway for Christmas. This year some have followed the idea this year of putting up Christmas trees and decorations just a bit earlier than usual. There are different competitions going on in many...

Remember To Give Thanks

One thing that Americans continue to celebrate well is Thanksgiving Holiday on the last Thursday of November (which was yesterday). Perhaps like many of our own religious holidays, the holiness of the day has somewhat slipped over the centuries but honouring the...

Tending Our Mental And Spiritual Health

Who would have imagined back in March that we would still be living with varying degrees of lockdown and restrictions on our daily living due to Covid-19? I think most of us have just about managed to trundle along from month to month as we faced uncertainty around...

5 Traits Of Churches That Will Build Again

For more than eight months now, most churches have been doing everything possible to navigate what may be remembered as the most difficult season in ministry. If not the most difficult, likely the most complicated. We often talk of the new normal, and that’s a great...

Pic ‘n’ Mix

Most of us remember days when we would go to the shops or cinema and fill a bag of sugary treats from the wonderful pic ‘n’ mix section. A wall of sweet delights, every colour and shape imaginable was there to entice us. As we recall our personal favourites, the...

Marriage Assessment

The start of a New Year gives us a wonderful opportunity to review both our personal and marriage relationships. It’s good to take time to ponder any changes we may like to make and seize the day in implementing them. We can purposefully use some of this time of...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

From all of us here at ESPS Ministries, we wish you and yours a very happy and blessed year ahead. I’m sure that none of us imagined that we would be starting this New Year in another National Lockdown. God knows though, and none of this is a surprise to Him. May all...

Merry Christmas and a Happy Newyear

From all of us at ESPS MINISTRIES. Have a very blessed Christmas season, we’ll be back with you after the holidays.God Bless ! Here's the link to our final Christmas Carol this year. 'Christ the Redeemer IS Here' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=093_hkkbK38

A Commanded Rest

https://youtu.be/9Rwp3FlIaeo

Jesus Will Always Come To you

Many of us will be scuttling around with much busyness and preparations for Christmas. Gifts to buy, cards to write, food to prepare. It is indeed a wonderful time of the year for most. But it can also be a lonely time for some. A sore time of memories and the pain of...

Christmas is coming… and Christ is Here

In many of our homes, and all around us, preparations are well underway for Christmas. This year some have followed the idea this year of putting up Christmas trees and decorations just a bit earlier than usual. There are different competitions going on in many...

Remember To Give Thanks

One thing that Americans continue to celebrate well is Thanksgiving Holiday on the last Thursday of November (which was yesterday). Perhaps like many of our own religious holidays, the holiness of the day has somewhat slipped over the centuries but honouring the...

Tending Our Mental And Spiritual Health

Who would have imagined back in March that we would still be living with varying degrees of lockdown and restrictions on our daily living due to Covid-19? I think most of us have just about managed to trundle along from month to month as we faced uncertainty around...

Kindness

I was young and about to graduate from Bible College and marry a minister all in the same week. In his study one of my lecturers asked me how I felt about becoming a ‘minister’s wife.’ “Just be kind to people and they will love you,” he said. He was a wise and Godly...

Personal Prayer Support

Our recent Annual Conference was a very blessed day indeed. It was wonderful to connect with those of you who joined us. All the seminars were so rich and inspiring, encouraging and comforting. We also had our experienced prayer team with us all day, manning phones...
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