10 For 20: Help Us Build Gospel Centred Churches For Scotland's Poorest

1011071_676773209015106_376762672_nWhen we launched our 20schemes initiative back in November 2012, the idea was to revitalise and/or plant 20 churches in 10 years. Since then, the response has been immense. We have been contacted by people in 11 different areas of Scotland and by the end of the summer we will have at least 8 official 20schemes applicants on our books, with (God willing) many more in the pipeline. We have contacts with the Free Church, Church of Scotland, Baptists & Independent churches (FIEC).

We have also been able to offer support and help to individuals and groups who fee like they need more support on the ground to enable them to start and/or continue gospel ministry in poor areas. We have been building momentum and feel like we are on the way to establishing a ministry that could be helpful to the kingdom of God across evangelical denominations in our country.

One thing we need to do now is develop a broad base of financial support as our ministry continues to grow. So, this week, we are officially announcing our “10 for 20” fundraising initiative. We need 1000 people to pledge £10 per month to the work of 20schemes in Scotland. If you are in the USA then we are looking for $10 per month. This will enable us to:

  • Develop resources and materials that will help future generations of Christians better understand the gospel and grow in faith.
  • Help existing ministries on the ground have access to materials that are contextually relevant for working in scheme areas.
  • Keep our administrative office open.
  • Allow us to offer on the ground training to those engaged in this ministry.
  • Allow us to financially support the training of indigenous interns as they come to faith in Christ.


We know there are lots of great organisations and charities out there vying for financial support but we hope you would consider the importance of a ministry that believes the best way to engage with the poorest in our scheme’s is to have healthy local churches. If you are a local church and/or ministry that would like to know more about 20schemes or have somebody visit to share the work then please contact us online. We would be delighted to come and share our vision with you.

Please help us by giving this small amount every month. We thank you in advance for your continued support and prayers. It really is as simple as clicking on the following link.


Posted by Mez McConnell

Mez McConnell, is the Senior Pastor of Niddrie Community Church (Edinburgh, Scotland) and the founder and Ministry Director of 20schemes. He has been involved in full time pastoral ministry, both church planting and revitalisation since 1999.

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