Another one bites the dust… I just received a phone call from the manager of our discipleship house. “Jimmy has bolted (run away) and he’s not picking up his phone.” Jimmy is a recent convert from our scheme. He has struggled with alcohol and drugs since the age of 11 but he has
[bctt tweet="Info about @20schemes #Weekender here! 3-5 November 2017 @NiddrieChurch. Places limited. #20we17"]We’re excited to announce that 20schemes will be running another Weekender mini-conference in November 2017 at Niddrie Community Church. Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th November 2017 20schemes
It's the hot topic of the moment. Christians, the church and the Bible seem to be out of step with modern attitudes towards homosexuality. And there is growing hostility towards those who hold a different view to the culture's. So is God anti-gay? Is God homophobic? And how do we relate to both
I have done a four part series on the topic of church discipline in earlier posts so I won’t be visiting old ground here (if you want to read it click here). To summarise: As a church we follow the Matthew 18:15-17 principles for church discipline at our church. When we talk of church
When I first moved to Niddrie Community Church almost 10 years ago I spent the first 6 months or so getting to know who was in the congregation (it was very small). I wanted to find out who was who and who was good at what. I quickly discovered that some of the women in the church felt somewhat
It’s Monday morning; the staff and interns are bleary-eyed from the weekend past, sleepwalking through their morning routine, all thanks to 10 days of intense activity which, on the run up to it, was prophetically dubbed ‘radge-week’ (“radge” | adjective: an informal Scottish term meaning wild,
This is the second part of a post we started last week. If you missed it, here's the link. We were thinking about the fact that the Christian life is a battle, ministry is tough, and leadership is back-breaking work. But in the Bible, Jesus give his followers encouragements to keep us in the game.
And apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. (2 Corinthians 11) The Christian walk is a battle. Ministry is tough. Leadership is back breaking work. The Apostle Paul wrote this in 2 Corinthians 11:28 after remembering a whole list of sufferings