What Can Seminaries & Bible Colleges Learn From Poor Communities?

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In January 2015, the Faith Mission Bible College ran an evangelism training event; “Cc:onnect”. With guest speaker Dr John Fuder, Cc:onnect offered a series of case studies on local ministries aiming to engage with the community. As one of these case studies, the students joined us at Niddrie Community Church where Mez offered an insight […]

Women in Ministry: What Are The Barriers To True Friendship & Meaningful Evangelism??

By Sharon Dickens, Director of Women’s Ministry Although I am intentional and deliberate as I spend time with people in my community, my relationships are real. In other words, people aren’t my pet ‘projects’. If they never become Christian’s it won’t change my friendship (my prayer-life maybe). I won’t just move on to the next […]

Discover Our Amazing Technique For Reading & Teaching The Bible In The Schemes (1)

The Bible is a big book. For a lot of our people within the schemes it is a VERY big book. Within it pages we find lots of different kinds of literature: poetry, prophecy, history, narrative, letters and apocalyptic writings. It’s hardcore. Understanding it correctly is not easy but it is certainly not impossible. So, […]

What Advice Would You Give To Somebody Entering Into Ministry Within Resource Deprived Communities?

John_Fuder

In January 2015, the Faith Mission Bible College ran an evangelism training event; “Cc:onnect”. With guest speaker Dr John Fuder, Cc:onnect offered a series of case studies on local ministries aiming to engage with the community. As one of these case studies, the students joined us at Niddrie Community Church where Mez offered an insight […]

A Book That Feels Like The Skin Of A Mole With The Bite Of A Wild Lion

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I got given this cheeky little 126 page number this week by a visiting American. I didn’t know him all that well prior to his visit but I grew to like the big fella by the time he left. He has also made a friend of my girls for life after coming armed with Pretzel […]

Why Are We So Afraid Of Evangelising Our Female Friends (1)?

By Sharon Dickens, Director of Women’s Ministry A question that I get asked a lot is, “How do you engage women?” Unless you are one of those rare women who works from home, does all her shopping and banking online and only talks via text and email then, in some way, somehow, throughout our everyday […]

Why “Loving People” Can Be A Bad Reason To Help The Poor..

“As with persons in any other helping profession, sometimes the motivation to enter the ministry is to gain the appreciation, attention, and acceptance which is personally needed but which is not being supplied elsewhere. Sometimes it is the unconscious desire to dominate others and in effect to become little popes, which is an easy goal […]

Why Is There A Lack Of Gospel Ministers Being Sent To Poor Communities From Our Bible Colleges & Seminaries?

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This is a big question and deserves a more detailed response than today’s quick answer by John Fuder below. I can tell you one interesting fact from our experience at 20schemes. At the moment we are turning down a large majority of applicants for our work – probably about 80%+. Seminary students (from the states, […]

Is There Any Future For The Impossibly Hopeless People In Our Communities?

We are in the process of starting a 20schemes Podcast which will be available through iTunes and other podcasting apps. While we await the setup of the podcast you can listen to an audio recording of this blog post by clicking on the player below.   Listen to Paul speaking to a church dividing on […]