Come

Vision Trips

Are you interested in your church or ministry pursuing a partnership with 20schemes?

On a 20schemes Vision Trip, you’ll see how 20schemes is working to revitalize and plant gospel-centred churches in Scotland’s poorest communities.

  • Meet our team
  • Visit our church planting sites
  • Hear testimonies from those who are being reached
  • Consider with us how best your church could be involved in this work.

Vision trips are specifically for church/ministry leaders. Each trip is limited to 8 people, with a maximum of 4 people representing one church/ministry. Limiting numbers helps to best facilitate a relationship between us and your church or ministry.

Once you’ve been approved to attend, the cost is £460 ($600) per person. Attendees will make their own travel arrangements to arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland, before noon (UK time) on day one of the trip. Airport pick-up, all food, and accommodation are organised for you and included in the fee above.

Upcoming Vision Trips

4-8 Nov 2022*

10-14 March 2023*

16-20 June 2023*

27-31 October 2023*

Typical Schedule:

Friday:Orientation and Meet the Team
Saturday:Conference at Niddrie Community Church
Sunday:Worship at Niddrie Community Church and meet the church
Monday:Visit church plants and pray for our work together
Tuesday:End of Vision Trip. Return home.

It is essential that you are confirmed to attend by 20schemes before submitting payment or booking flights!


WORK WITH US

We need committed godly people to come and work for us at 20schemes. Is God calling you to plant a church in an area that needs to hear the good news? Are you passionate about sharing the gospel with others? Maybe your gift is ministering to women?

Whether short or long-term, we need you to serve God in the mission field – the schemes of Scotland.

Find out more about ministry opportunities below.

Church Planter

Job Title:  Church Planter

Location: Applicants may be required to work at existing church plants in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness, or any new locations established in Scotland.

Job Description

20schemes is the church planting and training ministry of Niddrie Community Church based in Edinburgh. We are looking for church-planting missionaries to live and serve in the housing schemes of Scotland. Church Planters will commit to serve long-term and plant gospel-preaching churches. Due to the nature of the role, there is a requirement to live in the community and be a member of the church at which you will be placed.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preaching, teaching, and leading worship
  • Develop a strategy for a church plant ministry, recruit and lead a team
  • Pastorally care for, support and counsel individuals within the church, team and community
  • Recruit, train and co-ordinate work of church/plant teams
  • Disciple believers and support discipleship relationships
  • Establish new and maintain existing community contacts
  • Conduct research to determine the needs of the community
  • Oversee community outreach and events
  • Develop local and international partners for financial and prayer support
  • Leading marriages, funerals and other special services where qualified

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Master of Divinity, BA Theology and/or pastoral experience
  • Experience working within a ministry context
  • Experience working with people from complex backgrounds

Salary

Fundraising is required for this position and a fundraising goal met before start. Salary range is £35,887 – £49,361, dependent on experience.

Safeguarding

This role may involve working with children or vulnerable adults. Niddrie Community Church is committed to safeguarding. All applicants will be subject to vetting and disclosure checks.

Occupational Requirement

An occupational requirement applies in terms of the Equality Act (part 1, schedule 9). This post requires the occupant to have a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, and to believe that the Bible is fully trustworthy, in all that it affirms, and the highest authority for faith and life in keeping with 20schemes’ statement of faith. These principles require to be applied alongside the professional skills required in this role.

To apply please ask for an application form

CV’s submitted without a form cannot be considered as an application.

Dates to Consider

Applications can be submitted at any time. We run scheduled Candidates Weeks twice a year in Edinburgh typically March and September. Any applicant wishing to be considered for March should apply by end December and end July for September. Interview and assessment for U.K. based candidates may take place out with these dates.

Gospel Worker

Job Title: Gospel Worker

Location:  Applicants may be required to work at existing church plants in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness, or any new locations established in Scotland.

Job Description

20schemes is the church planting and training ministry of Niddrie Community Church based in Edinburgh. We are looking for gospel-worker missionaries to live and serve in the schemes of Scotland. Due to the nature of the role, there is a requirement to live in the community and be a member of the church at which you will be placed.

The applicant will specialise in a particular area: church planter associate, women’s worker, pastoral assistant, or youth worker. Gospel workers serve as part of a church-planting team, aiming to be positive role models, faithful friends, and committed evangelists in the schemes.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Share the gospel message of the Christian faith
  • Assist the Church Planter with any duties associated with establishing a healthy church
  • Pastorally care for, support and counsel individuals within the church and community
  • Recruit, train and co-ordinate work of volunteers and junior staff
  • Disciple new believers and establish and support discipleship relationships
  • Help establish new and maintain existing community contacts
  • Become familiar with needs of the area through surveys, interviews, etc.
  • Assist with development of local and international partners for financial and prayer support

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • 20schemes Ministry Internship (2 Year) or equivalent
  • Undergraduate degree in ministry area
  • Experience working within a ministry context
  • Experience working with people from complex backgrounds

Salary

Fundraising is required for this position and a fundraising goal met before start. Salary range is £22,902 – £34,216, dependent on experience.

Safeguarding

This role may involve working with children or vulnerable adults. Niddrie Community Church is committed to safeguarding. All applicants will be subject to vetting and disclosure checks.

To apply please ask for an application form.

CV’s submitted without a form cannot be considered as an application.

Dates to Consider

Applications can be submitted at any time. We run scheduled Candidates Weeks twice a year in Edinburgh typically March and September. Any applicant wishing to be considered for March Candidate Week should apply by end of December and for September Candidate Week by end of July. Interview and assessment for U.K. based candidates may take place outwith these dates.

Ministry Intern

Job Title: Ministry Intern

Location:  Applicants may be required to work at existing church plants in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness, or any new locations established in Scotland.

Job Description

20schemes is the church planting and training ministry of Niddrie Community Church based in Edinburgh. 20schemes seeks to send missionaries to live and serve in the schemes of Scotland. This part-time position combines in-house training and practical ministry over two years, with a wide variety of activities. Due to the nature of the role, there is a requirement to live in the community and be a member of the church at which you will be placed

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Share the gospel message of the Christian faith
  • Establish new and maintain existing community contacts
  • Developing pastoral relationships
  • Participate in or lead group activities (e.g. children’s groups, Bible studies)
  • Ministry activities of the church as required (e.g. café, community activities)
  • Assisting church leaders with organisation, administration and running of ministries
  • Participate in general housekeeping

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • Theological Training
  • Experience working within a ministry context
  • Experience working with people from complex backgrounds

Salary

Fundraising is required for this position and a fundraising goal met before start. Salary range is £13,496 – £18,772, full time equivalent.

Safeguarding

This role may involve working with children or vulnerable adults. Niddrie Community Church is committed to safeguarding. All applicants will be subject to vetting and disclosure checks.

Occupational Requirement

An occupational requirement applies in terms of the Equality Act (part 1, schedule 9). This post requires the occupant to have a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, and to believe that the Bible is fully trustworthy in all that it affirms and is the highest authority for faith and life. This is in keeping with 20schemes’ statement of faith. These principles are required to be applied alongside the professional skills required in this role.

To apply please ask for an application form

CV’s submitted without a form cannot be considered as an application.

Dates to Consider

Applications can be submitted at any time. We run scheduled Candidates Weeks twice a year in Edinburgh typically March and September. Any applicant wishing to be considered for March should apply by end December and end July for September. Interview and assessment for U.K. based candidates may take place out with these dates.

Short-Term Intern

Thank-you for your interest in our Short Term Internship programme.  Currently we are closed to all new short term intern applicants. 

Still want to serve? Have you considered our Ministry Intern programme?  

Contact [email protected] for more information.


MOVEin

At 20 Schemes we believe that the poorest communities of Scotland need healthy local churches. However, in order to reach these needy communities and establish healthy churches, we need mature Christians to move into areas of deprivation. People will not be won, discipled, and trained with drive-by ministries. They will be changed as Christians live amongst the people, come alongside them, share the gospel and disciple those who are converted. We need people to MOVEin.

All of our church planters and pastors are in need of help; the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. So would you prayerfully consider leaving the suburbs to move into a scheme? Maybe you are retiring and want to use the last decades of your life in service of the Lord – could it be in an area of deprivation? Maybe you are a young family and you are looking for somewhere to live – could it be in a scheme? Maybe the Lord is stirring your heart to something new – could it be in a poorer community?

Jesus said, “pick up your cross and follow me.” Would you prayerfully consider taking up your cross and moving into a new area? It may cost you in terms of comfort but the move could have eternal ramifications. 

Email [email protected] with the subject line “MOVEin” to find out more.