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
It’s been a Proverbs 19:21 start to the year in Barlanark: Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21) In fact, our whole experience here is summed up in that one verse. 18 months ago we left our roles as youth workers and set out
In March of 2016, Kevin DeYoung, author and senior pastor of University Reformed Church (East Lansing, Michigan) visited Niddrie Community Church to meet some of the members and check out 20schemes. In this sort video, Kevin shares some reasons why he loves
[bctt tweet="Info about @20schemes #Weekender here! 24-26 February 2017 @NiddrieChurch. Places limited. #20we17"]We’re excited to announce that 20schemes will be running another Weekender mini-conference in February 2017 at Niddrie Community Church. Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February 2017 This
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
[bctt tweet="Info about @20schemes #Weekender here! 30 Sep - 2 Oct 2016 @NiddrieChurch. Places limited. #20we16"]We're excited to announce that 20schemes will be running another Weekender mini-conference this September/October at Niddrie Community Church. 30th September – 2nd October 2016 (Fri –
This is the first part of a longer conversation we had in May 2016, discussing the differences and similarities in contexts and issues between Niddrie, a housing scheme in Scotland, and the hood in West Atlanta, GA, USA. In this video, Mez chats with John Onwuchekwa and some of his church members