Announcing 20schemes Weekender February 2017

We’re excited to announce that 20schemes will be running another Weekender mini-conference in February 2017 at Niddrie Community Church. Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February 2017 This follows on from our previous sell-out Weekenders. It

A Transatlantic Elegy For An American Hillbilly

I got a tweet from an American friend a while back. “Give this book a try”, he wrote. “It’s a New York Times bestseller and everybody is going on about it. I’d be curious 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

Man, I Feel Like A Woman

We had our first ever ’20schemes Women’s Training Day’ on Tuesday. It’s something that has always been intended but seemed an impossibility to make a reality; to bring all the busy wives and women in ministry,

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

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Gentrification

This is the third part of a longer conversation we had in May 2016, discussing the differences and similarities in contexts and issues between Niddrie, a housing scheme in Scotland, and the hood in West

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,

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An Update From Our Church Planters In Barlanark, Glasgow

Exactly a year ago we had just come back from our 20schemes staff week away which was our first week of full time church planting. Now, a year later, we are just back from our

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.

Announcing 20schemes Weekender – end of September 2016

We’re excited to announce that 20schemes will be running another Weekender mini-conference this September/October at Niddrie Community Church. 30th September – 2nd October 2016 (Fri – Sun) This follows on from our previous sell-out Weekenders,

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