How Do We Deal With Culture Shock When Trying To Reach People Who Are Different To Us?

Gloria Furman is the author of Glimpses of Grace, Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full, and The Pastor’s Wife. She lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with her husband Dave, a pastor, and their four children. Gloria is a member of Redeemer Church of Dubai and blogs at www.gloriafurman.com. In this video, Gloria tells […]

Why are there so few evangelical, gospel centred churches in some of the West’s more difficult communities?

Brian Fikkert, author of ‘When Helping Hurts’, Professor of Economics & Community Development at Covenant College and Executive Director of The Chalmers Center answers the question: Why are there so few evangelical, gospel centred churches in some of the West’s more difficult communities? https://vimeo.com/126265676

How Can We Make Ministry Training & Gospel Conferences More Accessible For People From Poorer Communities?

Brian Fikkert, author of ‘When Helping Hurts’, Professor of Economics & Community Development at Covenant College and Executive Director of The Chalmers Center answers the question: How can we make ministry training and gospel conferences more accessible for people from poorer communities? https://vimeo.com/126257843

The Lies Women Believe About Biblical Submission…

by Sharon Dickens, Women’s Director, 20schemes. In the middle of the service listening to Mez preach she turns round to me and exclaimed, “What?!” She’s absolutely mortified by what he was saying. “There’s no way, no way I’m submitting to ma man. I’m no dain wit he tells me!” There you have in a nut […]

The Desperate Need For Gospel Churches In Yorkshire..

Yorkshire is a county which needs no introduction to many people (in the UK at least). Famous for its landscapes, agriculture, industrial past and present, modern commercial clout, its sporting success and the warmth (and pride) of its people, Yorkshire is a well-known brand. What is less well-known is its current desperate spiritual state. Yorkshire […]

How Do Wealthy Churches Better Help Those In Poorer Communities?

Brian Fikkert, author of ‘When Helping Hurts’, Professor of Economics & Community Development at Covenant College and Executive Director of The Chalmers Center answers the question: Is there a way for rich churches to partner better with churches and church plants in poor communities for the long haul? https://vimeo.com/125785997

Should Expository Preaching Be ‘Dumbed Down’ To Make It More Accessible For People With Limited Education?

We put this question to Lewis Allen recently when he was with us for a church weekend away. This is one of the most popular questions we are asked when it comes to ministry in schemes and council estates. There are many who think we should just dispense with the sermon full stop and just […]

What Is The Greatest Challenge For The Church In Terms Of Evangelism & Discipleship In Deprived Communities?

Brian Fikkert, author of ‘When Helping Hurts’, Professor of Economics & Community Development at Covenant College and Executive Director of The Chalmers Center answers the question: What is the greatest challenge facing the church when it comes to evangelism and discipleship in deprived communities? https://vimeo.com/125785130

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 […]