Mobilising a missional movement

Online and in-person training, events and gatherings to equip you to bring change in your community

Missional Training for Everyday Contexts

What questions about church and faith are you wrestling with?

Do you feel it could be time to ‘do’ church differently, or at least try a different way of thinking about what you do?

Our training and events are designed by people who have been thinking similarly for some time and have stories and practical experience to share.

Forge Pioneer Course

Equipping pioneers to reimagine church and provoke church planting.  Equipping pioneers to reimagine church and


Learn disciple-making skills with others in a supportive group coaching environment.

Creo Ventures

Support and training for Entrepreneurs and Business owners.


Learning Communities

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

Emerging Pioneers

Preparing young leaders to start new Church Plants, mission projects and Kingdom businesses.


Discover your God given giftings and learn how best to use them.


Start a new pattern of Kingdom life!   

Get support from experienced pioneers and trainers who are supporting innovative projects throughout Scotland and Ireland which are impacting real people with the gospel



    • reset your culture
    • recalibrate your practice
    • reach out to your communities

Learn how Cairn can give leaders, like you, the confidence to grow your faith community where you are.


You don’t have to take on everything alone! 

We can come together to tackle some of the most challenging issues, biggest questions and greatest opportunities. 

We can accomplish more as one body.

Learn by Doing

Learning Community Table Chatting

Practise is deeply embedded in our Values

Have you ever been to a conference or a course and come back inspired, only for it to fade into the recesses of your life shortly after? All our courses and events will contain some element of practise to them to help you bring concepts and ideas to life.   You will have the opportunity to ‘bed-in’ newly learned concepts into real life situations.  We will try to keep these as close to your context as possible.

Learning Community Table Chatting

Hear from Cairn Director, Alan McWilliam

What is the Cairn Movement?

Hear from Cairn Director, Alan McWilliam

You have the power to influence your community for the better.  We have regular events in Scotland, for all church and missional groups to come together, for special times of learning, prayer and brain storming solutions about current issues facing our Communities today.

Join our list to be the first to know about these events.


We are delighted to be able to share with you “The Trellis and The Vine” report produced by Brendan Research. This is an independent impact assessment report on the work that we have been doing with Irvine & Kilmarnock Presbytery over the last couple of years.

Our shared goal was to ‘To growing a more outward-looking, mission-minded, disciple-making Presbytery.’

We have seen 6 new Pioneer Projects up and running with fully trained teams (through Forge Pioneer) and 11 congregations coming through the Learning Community growing their churches in disciple-making and mission.


Here are some of the quotes:

“It was the time when the church hit rock bottom, but Cairn and the Pioneers helped turn things around. We’re talking about hope and encouraged about God’s Kingdom building again.”

 “Cairn has enabled us to understand mission through a 21st Century lens and not an 18th Century one”

 “Cairn brought the structure central to the change programme”


“The Forge Pioneer Course creates ‘safe spaces to be creative’”



Join a Learning Community online

You can be part of our online course as an individual, a team from your church, or a group of churches.

Get in touch, or get started on your missional learning journey.

If you have any questions prior to getting started, please do contact us.  We look forward to joining you on your adventure.

Young Girl Writing Notes

What others think

“The learning community provided a sense of community and accountability in a regular rhythm.”

Rick Hill
Discipleship & Leadership Development Officer

Presbyterian Church in Ireland

“Huddles are such an effective tool in growing disciples and creating a discipleship culture”

Keith Mack

“It broadened my insight and understanding around the practices and challenges for church planting.”

Neil Harrison
Mission Development Officer

The feedback we receive from people who have attended our courses or event, has been overwhelmingly positive.  People from all types of church traditions and backgrounds have been equipped and energised for the next phase of their missional walk.

Free Tasters

You are cordially invited to join use for one of our free taster courses.  Please sign up, indicating which course you would be interested in attending, and we will let you know when the next taster is running.

Events and Gatherings

Connect with others, exchange ideas and be encouraged.  We would be delighted if you could join with us at our safe in-person or online events.  Subscribe below to allow us to keep you in the loop about events.