Tag: Church In Hard Places

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,


Cape Town Ministry Workshop

A Workshop for Pastors: Building Healthy Churches in Poor Areas Co-sponsored by 20schemes & 9Marks Goodwood Baptist Church 37 Milton Rd, Goodwood Estate, Cape Town Please RSVP below…


Township Ministry Workshop

A Workshop for Pastors: Building Healthy Churches in Poor Areas Co-sponsored by 20schemes & 9Marks Emmanuel Baptist Church 1 Abbott St, Florida Park, 1709, Johannesburg Please RSVP below…

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Kevin DeYoung

Why Kevin DeYoung Loves 20schemes

In March of 2016, Kevin DeYoung, author and senior pastor of University Reformed Church (East Lansing, Michigan) visited Niddrie Community Church to meet some of the members and check out 20schemes. In this sort video,

Complete Strangers

Why You Should Let Complete Strangers Stay In Your Home

For a man’s house is his castle, et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium [and each man’s home is his safest refuge]. This was established as common law by the lawyer and politician Sir Edward

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

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The Poor Problem

This is the second 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


Facing A Task Unfinished

** Please note, the venue for this event has been updated to Sovereign Grace Church in Gilbert, AZ. We apologize for any inconvenience. ** Once again, we’re delighted to be partnering with Keith and Kristyn

Is 20schemes Patronising People By Calling Them Poor?

We have now been church planting full time for just under a year. It has been equally energising and draining. Full of exhilarating highs and desperate lows. We have been encouraged by much needed support,

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Why We Need More Middle Class Churches, Not Less As We Seek To Build Ministry In Poorer Communities?

This is the sixth and final part of a longer conversation on the topic of race and class. Check out part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 here. In this video, Mez McConnell, Ian Williamson,