Category: Niddrie

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,

Is God anti-gay? A Conference With Sam Allberry

It’s the hot topic of the moment. Christians, the church and the Bible seem to be out of step with modern attitudes towards homosexuality. And there is growing hostility towards those who hold a different

under discipline

How Should We Handle It If Somebody Under Discipline From Another Church Starts Attending Ours?

I have done a four part series on the topic of church discipline in earlier posts so I won’t be visiting old ground here (if you want to read it click here). To summarise: As

first church hire

Why My First Church Hire Was A Woman, And Yours Should Be Too

When I first moved to Niddrie Community Church almost 10 years ago I spent the first 6 months or so getting to know who was in the congregation (it was very small). I wanted to

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

How To Stay Encouraged When You Want To Give Up (2)

This is the second part of a post we started last week. If you missed it, here’s the link. We were thinking about the fact that the Christian life is a battle, ministry is tough,

How To Stay Encouraged When You Want To Give Up (1)

And apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. (2 Corinthians 11) The Christian walk is a battle. Ministry is tough. Leadership is back breaking work.

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

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

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