Category: Housing Schemes

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

The New Urban Crisis: Jesus Didn’t Start ‘Upstream’

This is the final post of a three part review of Richard Florida’s book, ‘The New Urban Crisis: Gentrification, Housing Bubbles, Growing Inequality and What We Can Do About It’. PART 1 | PART 2

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

Announcing 20schemes Weekender November 2017

We’re excited to announce that 20schemes will be running another Weekender mini-conference in November 2017 at Niddrie Community Church. Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th November 2017 20schemes Weekenders are always sold-out events and this Weekender,

‘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

Don’t Forget Those Who Support Our Front Line Ministries!

In 2012, 20schemes was founded on a hope and a prayer. A hope that God would use the vision of two local church pastors to create, facilitate and resource 20 church plants or revitalisations among

Why Most of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong

The Alternative by Mauricio L. Miller This book was recommended to me recently as a bit of a ‘game changer’. It would have to be pretty special to beat Brian Fikkert’s, ‘When Helping Hurts’, but

‘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.