Category: Gracemount

‘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.

No, You’re Not Welcome To Our New Church Launch!

Not beating about the bush, let me give you this blog in a sentence: Thanks SO much for supporting our church plant. But unless you’re local to Gracemount, please, please, please DON’T come to our

Learning How To Do Church In Scotland's Schemes

It’s Monday morning; the staff and interns are bleary-eyed from the weekend past, sleepwalking through their morning routine, all thanks to 10 days of intense activity which, on the run up to it, was prophetically

Old Donkeys Needed!

I once heard the story of a people group in somewhere like the Himalayan mountains who used donkeys to carry their belongings and supplies. Their journeys often traversed narrow mountain-passes where treacherous precipices guaranteed fatalities

Why Does Misrepresenting Jesus Harm The Poor? CiHP BLOG 1/5

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. Between my time church planting in Brazil and my

Find Out Why 20schemes Is Not That Good… A Summer Interns Report

At 20schemes we offer summer internships which have proved to be very popular and are vastly over subscribed. Each year we wade through many applications, weeding out any potential muppets and giving priority to our

20schemes Weekender Session 5: Growing Culturally Diverse Teams

The 20schemes Weekender was Friday 5 to Sunday 7 June 2015 at Niddrie Community Church. This is the session video from session 5: Diversity in the Local Church by Andy Constable. [vimeo id=”130341823″]

20schemes Weekender Session 4: Training Women In The Local Church

The 20schemes Weekender was Friday 5 to Sunday 7 June 2015 at Niddrie Community Church. This is the session video from session 4: Women in the Local Church by Sharon Dickens.

20schemes Weekender Session 1: What Is The Gospel?

Originally posted on 16 June 2015 At our 2015 20schemes weekender we kicked proceedings off by reminding ourselves of the gospel and its importance for whatever context we minister in. The first message was brought

What is a 20schemes weekender & what happened when 100 people got together to discuss ministry in our poor communities?

Originally posted on 09 June 2015 Last weekend 104 people, including 35 children gathered together for a weekend at Niddrie Community Church for our inaugural 20schemes “Weekender”. Leaders from 12 churches and/or plants in various