Visit the Schemes
Vision Trips are five-day experiences designed to show you Scotland’s schemes; to hear our vision, to see firsthand the need to pray with us for the lost and unreached in Scotland’s schemes, and to consider how God might be calling you to respond.
This is a ‘hands on’ discovery experience as we tour the potential church planting locations, worship with Niddrie Community Church, as well as meet the 20schemes staff.
To see a list of upcoming vision trips and to apply to join one, click the button below.
Mission Trips are one week placements for people from one of our partner churches who are interested in working in Scottish schemes. Working primarily within one of our church plants, mission trips can provide a boost of much needed help, and can help to foster long term relationships between the partner church and our church planting team. We try to ensure that these trips are more than just an opportunity for the mission team to serve the community but also an opportunity for 20schemes to serve and encourage their spiritual growth through on the ground training.
Apply to 20schemes
20schemes seeks to send church planting missionaries to live and serve in the schemes. Church Planters will commit to serve long-term and plant gospel-preaching churches. They will lead a church planting team, develop friendships, live as part of the community, and be an evangelist and mentor.
Training is provided through the Church Planter Training Academy and Mentor Support. We provide assistance in raising the support needed for a Church Planting family, as well as training, support, and care while in Scotland.
A gospel worker is a long term position for men and women. A gospel worker will specialise in a particular area: women’s worker, youth worker, pastoral assistant.
Gospel workers serve as part of a Church Planting Team, aiming to be positive role models, faithful friends and evangelists in the schemes. During that time gospel workers will also be trained for urban ministry. We provide assistance in raising the support needed each year, as well as training, support and care while in Scotland.
The 20schemes Ministry Intern position combines training and practice.
Our teaching focuses on three main veins: (1) Biblical Character; (2) Practice; and (3) Teaching. It is delivered in-house through our Intensive Discipleship programme with Foundation and Advanced levels and is completed over 2 years.
In terms of practice, the first year is a very general all round experience of ministry. It can be anything from cleaning toilets, serving in the community cafe, or running kids clubs, to leading bible studies and devotions. As a trainee, you will have a main church plant placement but may spend time in other church plants throughout the year. If you progress, then you can expect to move onto more specific tasks and training.
This is a very good opportunity to get some solid practical teaching as well as hands-on ministry experience in a scheme context. It will be exceptionally challenging, but can be a very good experience, potentially opening the door for an application for Church Planter or Gospel Worker roles.
We run our Ministry Internship according to our Academic Schedule. All new interns will start during an Induction week in mid-August.
We have a number of Short-term Internships available to support out church planting teams. Interns can serve for up to 12 months but we also have shorter 7-9 week internships during the summer months. We provide assistance in raising the finances needed as well as training, support, and care while in Scotland.
Specialist Interns: Do you have specialist skills and training in the area of media production or research? We would love to hear from you. Short-term internships can be tailored to fit your areas of expertise.