Category: Church in Hard Places

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

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

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

6 Lessons The UK Church Needs To Learn To Reach Schemes & Council Estates 1/6

PART 1: GROWING NEIGHBOURHOOD CHURCHES Did you know that less than a third of 18 year olds went to university in 2016? Even if we include those who took a gap year that means that

‘This Is Grace’ – 20schemes Music

I wrote ‘This Is Grace’ after realising that for the past few months I’ve been going around encouraging believers in our churches to write their own songs and hadn’t until now written one myself. This

‘Resting Place’ – 20schemes Music

Over the past few months myself and a small team have been working on writing, rehearsing, recording and shooting five music videos which will all be available to view on the 20schemes YouTube channel soon.