Tag: Leadership

Church Planting; What Happens When It Doesn’t Go Our Way?

It’s been a Proverbs 19:21 start to the year in Barlanark: Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21) In

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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

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,

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.

Why Are Local Churches The Key To Ministry In Needy Communities?

Mike McKinley is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He’s the co-author, alongside Mez McConnell,

How Can We Encourage Socio-Economic Diversity In The Church?

Originally posted on 25 March 2016 Mike McKinley is senior pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia. Formerly, he served on staff alongside Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.

20schemes Weekender – February 2016

We’re excited to announce that 20schemes will be running it’s second Weekender mini-conference this February at Niddrie Community Church, Edinburgh. 26th – 28th February 2016 (Fri – Sun) This follows on from our sell-out 2015

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20schemes Christmas Challenge Fund 2015

This Christmas, we’ve set up a Christmas Challenge Fund, aiming to raise $20,000 throughout December 2015. * see footnote At 20schemes, our goal is to build healthy, gospel-centred churches in Scotland’s poorest communities. $20,000 can