Is There Really That Much Of A Class Divide When It Comes To Christianity In The UK?

I am being approached more and more by people (always middle class) who are not convinced by the issue of class within the UK. According to one recent conversation, 20schemes is ‘over egging the pudding’ and, incredibly, ‘deliberately and provocatively stirring up dissension that doesn’t really exist’. Certainly, whenever I am invited to speak about […]

How Does A Southern Softie Come To Be Planting a Church In Yorkshire?

Lewis Allen is the pastor of Hope Church, Huddersfield. He is also the director of Gospel Yorkshire, an organisation committed to the spread of Gospel churches in the Yorkshire area. Lewis recently joined Niddrie Community Church on our annual weekend away, where he taught a series on the guarding the heart. We spent some time […]

Want To Read A Great Book With An Awful Cover? Look No Further…


This book fell into my hands through my friendship with 9marks. They asked me to do a review for them but it lay on my ‘pile’ for months before I got round to it. It was one of those that I picked up but then got distracted by another one and so put it back […]

A Visiting Pastor’s View Of 20schemes…

About a month ago we had a pastor from America visit us for a few days. Anthony Mathenia is a Pastor from Radford, Virginia (Christchurch, Radford) and is also on the board of Heartcry Missionary Society, a worldwide organisation. We found the big fella to be very quiet and very respectful of what we are […]

Show Me The Money! Dealing With Debt…

by Sharon Dicken, Director of Women’s Ministry for 20schemes Last week I was watching a BBC documentary looking at an area in Wales where people spent the most money on beautifying themselves. The programme studied men and women spending all they had (and didn’t have) on looking good. They had personal trainers, hair extensions, fake […]

TGC Late Night – Engaging the poor with the gospel


It’s just over a week until our Late Night seminar at The Gospel Coalition 2015 with Mike McKinley, John Onwuchekwa and Mez McConnell. TUESDAY 14 APRIL :: 9–10pm :: Being held in Wekiwa 3-5 9Marks, Children’s Hunger Fund and 20schemes will gather around the table to talk about how to engage the poor in our […]

Exciting Ministry Training Opportunity In Middlesbrough, England


Are you interested in working among the urban unreached in the UK? Do you have a desire to bring the gospel of Jesus into the council estates of the UK? Are you interested in church planting? The we have an exciting opportunity for you. New Life Church, Middlesbrough is a church plant in East Middlesbrough […]

Can We Read & Understand The Bible If We’re Not Experts? (2)

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. We […]