This post was written by Paul McLoughlan, 20schemes church planter in Bingham, Edinburgh God spoke through the prophet Isaiah and said this: ‘Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it (Is.
‘Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received…’ Ephesians 4:1 I’m 33 and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the beginning of summer ’17. My husband Pete and I have three pre-school boys, and we are church planters in Barlanark,
My great-grandfather was born in 1905 in a tenement block in Townhead, Glasgow. He was born into extreme poverty with an alcoholic father, a chaotic home life and a mother who pawned anything and everything of value she could get her hands on. My gran and my mum tell tales of how as a small boy my
Titus is to set an example for the flock. Paul says the same to Timothy when he writes to him as well (1 Tim 4:12). Paul consistently taught this to young pastors specifically, but I think we can apply it to ourselves too. Be an example to others. God is interested in how we live our lives as well
This is the first of a 2 part post on accountability. This is a word that can conjure up different emotions. Some people are scared of it; they think that another person is going to be prying into their lives and might not like what they find. Some people think it’s great; why wouldn't you want
[bctt tweet="Info about @20schemes #Weekender here! 16-18 February 2018 @NiddrieChurch. Places limited. #20we18"]We’re excited to announce that 20schemes will be running another Weekender mini-conference in February 2018 at Niddrie Community Church. The theme for this weekend is Family Issues in
This is the final blog in a 3 part series on the subject of perseverance, written by Andy Mathieson, 20schemes church planter in Lochee, Dundee. Click for Part 1 and Part 2. So let's move on from the what to the how. You might be sat there right now feeling a bit overwhelmed, thinking, ‘You’ve told
It’s hard to believe it is January again. January has always been a time of reflection for us in Barlanark, a time of looking back to evaluate and of looking forward to plan (whilst promising ourselves that this will be the year the diet will make it past the first two weeks!). There have been a