Isn’t It Brilliant What’s Happened To Mark Discoll?

Did I say that out loud? Oops. I meant, “What a shame. I meant that I hope the brother is OK. Honestly I did.” In the UK our media like to build our celebrities up and then take great delight in knocking them back down again. Although, looking at the proliferation of blogs about Mark […]

Introducing Our Exciting New Church Planting Initiative In Gracemount

September is an exciting month for 20schemes. We will have a church planting project happening in Lochee, Dundee (more on this in later blogs) and we will begin the process of church planting in a neighbouring scheme to us in Niddrie called Gracemount. We will be filling you in on more of the details as […]

5 Reasons Not To Give To The Work Of 20schemes (1)

by Eric Schumacher, Director of Operations at 20schemes This is the first in a series of posts that we will be publishing over the next 5 Mondays on the topic of giving and 20 schemes. Apparently, we At 20schemes do fund-raising all wrong—at least, that is, according to the “experts.” Part of my role at […]

The Importance Of Spiritual Pruning For Growing Healthy Churches

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” – John 15:1 At Niddrie we are having our annual ‘prune’ as we review our ministry […]

Facing The Monster Within: Am I Leading For God’s Glory Or My Own?

I got this book from a pal who handed it to me saying: “Not quite sure what this was all about. Have a look and let me know.” Let’s just say that it wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement!  What I discovered was a book about leadership, influencing and ‘creating in a cultural storm’ that opens […]

Caroline’s Story: How one Woman Found Hope In Jesus Christ

At Niddrie we were recently blessed to have 4 baptisms. It is always incredible how God is working in people’s lives in our community. Here is a video of Caroline, a young woman we have had contact with over a number of years. God willing, Caroline will become our third female indigenous intern in September […]

9Marks Impressions On A Recent Trip To Scotland’s Schemes

This video is part 3 of s small series we are doing with Ryan Townsend, Executive Director of 9Marks. He recently spent some time with us and visited a number of schemes in Scotland to see first hand the opportunities for service in our country. Here are some of his thoughts.