The following article was written by Gustav Pritchard. He is an elder at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Johannesburg, South Africa. Electricity is not always in constant, predictable supply here in South Africa. Even in the major cities, we face power failures for parts of the day, sometimes for
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
Originally posted on Apr 1, 2013 Congratulations. You have been saved from a housing scheme background and you have taken the step to enter into cross-cultural ministry. Ministering to the middle class is fraught with many pitfalls and dangers, and is therefore not to be entered into lightly.
Originally posted on Mar 25, 2013 At 20schemes we want to recruit men and women who must understand that they need to have Godly character if they are to succeed long term in ministry. We find that there aren’t too many who apply to us who are lacking in self-belief and confidence. They’ve read the
Originally posted on Mar 21, 2013 I sometimes meet with and speak to young men who say that they are interested in planting churches in housing schemes. One issue in particular seems to hinder them, especially if they’re from an educated, middle class background. It’s the problem of children. They