The Old Made New in Bingham

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

When Pain Comes Knocking At Your Door

‘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

Salvation in the Slums: A Family Legacy

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

Accountability, The Why and the How 2: What Accountability Looks Like

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

Accountability, The Why And The How 1: Why Have Accountability

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

Announcing 20schemes Weekender February 2018

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 Council Estate Ministry. Friday 16th – Sunday

Stop Messing With Sin 3: Great Cloud Of Witnesses

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

New Church Plant Launching In Glasgow This Weekend!

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

Loving Jesus, The Church & Your Husband As a Pastor’s Wife

A Review of The Pastor’s Wife by Gloria Furman When Mez gave me this book to read I was in two minds about how helpful it would be. I’ve read books like this before and

Introducing Hope Barlanark. Our Newest Church Plant In Glasgow

On Sunday 7th January, we (Hope Community Church Barlanark) plan to ‘launch’ as a church. Now, you might not have heard of a church launch before. It sounds strange, doesn’t it? Like, what are we,

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