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What Does A Largely White Church In Scotland Have In Common With A Largely Black Church In America?

This is the first part of a longer conversation on the topic of race and class. In this video, Mez McConnell, Ian Williamson, John Onwuchekwa and Sung Kim discuss what a largely white church in

New Video Resource: What Is The Gospel?

We’re delighted to announce the release of our new video resource: What Is The Gospel? At the heart of our ministry is a commitment to the gospel, which sadly is all too often misunderstood, even

GOD: Is He Out There?

We’ve just published a new resource called God: Is He Out There? If God exists, prove it then? If God exists, what does it have to do with me? If all this is true, now

Gospel Transformation & Biblical Counselling 2/2

In Part 1, we saw that there is a problem with a lot of Christian counselling, which puts SELF at the centre. So how do we dethrone self and put Christ in the centre? Who

How Can Wealthier Churches Best Support Churches In Hard Places?

Mike McKinley is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He’s the co-author, alongside Mez McConnell,

Why Are There So Few Evangelical Churches In Hard Places?

Mike McKinley is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He’s the co-author, alongside Mez McConnell,

Gospel Transformation & Biblical Counselling 1/2

I want us to begin today thinking about some of the basics when it comes to counselling, the Christian and the local church. Paul Tripp says that very many of us and probably most Christians

Why Are Local Churches The Key To Ministry In Needy Communities?

Mike McKinley is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He’s the co-author, alongside Mez McConnell,

The Importance Of Long Term Commitment In Poor Areas

Erik Raymond is the senior pastor of Emmaus Bible Church in Omaha, Nebraska. He also has a blog, The Ordinary Pastor, on The Gospel Coalition. In this video, shot at TGC 2015, Erik talks about

How Can We Encourage Socio-Economic Diversity In The Church?

Originally posted on 25 March 2016 Mike McKinley is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

How Can Churches Support Gospel Work In Poor Areas?

Originally posted on 23 March 2016 Erik Raymond is the senior pastor of Emmaus Bible Church in Omaha, Nebraska. He also has a blog, The Ordinary Pastor, on The Gospel Coalition. In this video, shot

Weekender 2016 Session Videos

On Friday 26th until Sunday 28th February 2016, Niddrie Community Church hosted our second 20schemes Weekender. For more information on the event, click here. [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”first”] [/genesis_column] [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”last”] Mez McConnell on Evangelism

What's The Greatest Challenge to Doing Evangelism And Discipleship In Hard Places

Originally posted on 18 March 2016 Mike McKinley is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

20schemes Weekender 2016

Originally posted on 4 March 2016 At 20schemes, we’re constantly thinking about how we can best serve those engaged in gospel ministry to the poor beyond our 3 current church plants. Last weekend, from Friday

Addictions In Hard Places – Weekender 2016 (5/5)

Here’s the recordings for session 5 of the 20schemes Weekender 2016, available to watch on video or listen on audio. [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”first”] [/genesis_column] [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”last”] Mez McConnell on Addictions in Hard Places. (VIDEO)

Youth Work In Hard Places – Weekender 2016 (4/5)

Here’s the recordings for session 4 of the 20schemes Weekender 2016, available to watch on video or listen on audio. Andy Prime chairs a discussion on Youth Work in Hard Places with other youth work

Discipline In Hard Places – Weekender 2016 (3/5)

Here’s the recordings for session 3 of the 20schemes Weekender 2016, available to watch on video or listen on audio. [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”first”] [/genesis_column] [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”last”] Mez McConnell on Discipline in Hard Places. (VIDEO)

Discipleship In Hard Places – Weekender 2016 (2/5)

Here’s the recordings for session 2 of the 20schemes Weekender 2016, available to watch on video or listen on audio. [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”first”] [/genesis_column] [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”last”] Andy Constable on Discipleship in Hard Places. (VIDEO)

Evangelism In Hard Places – Weekender 2016 (1/5)

Here’s the recordings for session 1 of the 20schemes Weekender 2016, available to watch on video or listen on audio. [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”first”] [/genesis_column] [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”last”] Mez McConnell on Evangelism in Hard Places. (VIDEO)

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What Exactly Is Poverty Anyway?

This post is adapted from Church in Hard Places: How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy by Mez McConnell and Mike McKinley. Poverty can be a tricky thing to get your