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,

How Can We Transform Scotland Once Again? Lessons From 5 Years of 20schemes

20schemes is five years old this month (although the idea was birthed over a decade ago while church-planting in Brazil). Personally, I am entering my nineteenth year of pastoral ministry. During that time, I have

Dumb Yet Dumber, or Smart Yet Wise 2/2

This is part 2 of a 2 part blog series on the issue of wisdom and counselling written by Sharon Dickens (20schemes director of women’s ministry). In the first part of Dumb yet Dumber we

What Should I Tell My Kids About Santa?

In a recent conversation with another church planter’s wife, she asked me the question ‘What did you tell your girls about Santa?’ I thought this would make a good blog for this time of year.

Stop Messing With Sin 2: Don’t Let Anything Get In The Way

This is the second blog in a 3 part series on the subject of perseverance, written by Andy Mathieson, 20schemes church planter in Lochee, Dundee. Read part 1 here. So how do we move forward?

Stop Messing With Sin 1: Don’t Mess About

This is the first blog in a 3 part series on the subject of perseverance, written by Andy Mathieson, 20schemes church planter in Lochee, Dundee. A smart dead guy called Jonathan Edwards once said this:

Dumb Yet Dumber, or Smart Yet Wise 1/2

I sat in a meeting talking about how we might be able to help women in hard places do women’s ministry. The thing is, I’m sitting there thinking, ‘This is crazy! What have we got

Stressed to the Max: How Does God Want Us to Deal With Stress?

This is part 2 of a 2 part blog series on the issue of stress written by Sharon Dickens (20schemes director of women’s ministry). In the previous post, we looked at what stress is, how

Stressed to the Max: How Do You Know if You’re Too Stressed?

This is part 1 of a 2 part blog series on the issue of stress written by Sharon Dickens (20schemes director of women’s ministry). How Do You Know if You’re Too Stressed? ‘Come to me, all

‘He Will Hold Me Fast’ – 20schemes Music

Introduction – by Sol Fenne A few years ago at a Niddrie Community Church weekend away we sang Matt Merker’s re-working of the hymn ‘He Will Hold Me Fast’. For us at 20schemes, this hymn

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