What Is The Gospel? New Online Resource Coming Soon

Next year 20schemes will be launching an online study called: “What is the gospel?” Thanks to Greg Gilbert’s brilliant little book (available here) and help from Ligonier Ministries. We are hoping to provide solid, biblical resources over the coming years to those working in schemes and hard places. However, we need you! We would like […]

The Role Of The Local Church In Evangelism (1)

If we are committed to evangelism fuelled by the doctrine of God’s election, then the best place for this to take place has to be the local church. As Christians go into the world with the message of the gospel we are called to baptise people into the church. It is within that local body […]

The Deep, Pastoral Encouragement Of The Doctrine Of Election

This is the second part of my thoughts on why the doctrine of election encourages biblical evangelism among the lost. It was the stench that got to me first. It was 100 degrees outside, humidity was topping 90% and there were up to a dozen boys and young men crammed into tiny, cage like cells. […]

Why The Doctrine Of Election Lights The Fire Of Evangelism (1)

We used to hate firemen on our estate when I was a kid. As soon as we heard the sounds of their alarms blaring in the distance we knew at once that our fun was almost at an end. You see, we used to light these massive ‘bonnies’ (bonfires) every year from wood and old […]

Let’s Not Preach The Gospel Using Words If Necessary: Reclaiming Evangelism For Scotland’s Schemes

With the explosion of interest in mercy ministry in evangelical Churches has come a lot of well-intentioned people with a lot of poorly thought out theology. So, it’s not uncommon to hear people refer to evangelism in the following terms: Preach the gospel and use words if necessary. Evangelism is as much about what we […]

Those Pesky Liberals! Whose Fault Is It That Scotland’s Schemes Lack Gospel Churches?

50 years ago, in Scottish schemes, gospel halls were thriving as City Missions opened outreach posts on housing schemes. Many never quite made it to local church status as they were run more by committees than by elders. City centre churches saw them as nothing more than outreaches centres they could send interested members to […]

The Legacy of No Evangelism & Poor Evangelism In Scotland’s Schemes

You can go into almost any city centre in Scotland and take your pick of evangelical churches. Granted they are not as numerous as previous decades but there are still, by and large, some healthy ones to be found. Sadly, you cannot do that in many of the poorest communities of our country. If the […]

How Do We Get Our Church(es) To Embrace Change & Move Forward (4)

Scotland is changing. The spiritual landscape has undergone a seismic shift in the last few decades. Obviously, there is nothing new under the sun and society ebbs and changes throughout history. The problem is that many churches have not reacted well, or in some cases even at all, to some of these societal changes and […]

How Do We Get Our Church(es) To Embrace Change & Move Forward (3)

Scotland is changing. The spiritual landscape has undergone a seismic shift in the last few decades. Obviously, there is nothing new under the sun and society ebbs and changes throughout history. The problem is that many churches have not reacted well, or in some cases even at all, to some of these societal changes and […]

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