Tag: Sharon Dickens

The First Cut Is The Deepest: Self-Harmers In The Church

Originally posted on 9 Sept 2015 “People say it’s for attention but I dinnae think so. They just feel worthless.” (anonymous Scottish female) What is the first thought that comes to mind when we say

How Should Our Churches Deal With The After Effects Of Abortion?

Originally posted on 19 Aug 2015 Luke 7:47 “Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven….” Recently I felt compelled to read one of my favourite Francine Rivers books, “Atonement Child”. It’s

20schemes Weekender Session 4: Training Women In The Local Church

The 20schemes Weekender was Friday 5 to Sunday 7 June 2015 at Niddrie Community Church. This is the session video from session 4: Women in the Local Church by Sharon Dickens.

What is a 20schemes weekender & what happened when 100 people got together to discuss ministry in our poor communities?

Originally posted on 09 June 2015 Last weekend 104 people, including 35 children gathered together for a weekend at Niddrie Community Church for our inaugural 20schemes “Weekender”. Leaders from 12 churches and/or plants in various

The Lies Women Believe About Biblical Submission…

Originally posted on 13 May 2015 In the middle of the service listening to Mez preach she turns round to me and exclaimed, “What?!” She’s absolutely mortified by what he was saying. “There’s no way,

Show Me The Money! Dealing With Debt…

Originally posted on 9 Apr 2015 Last week I was watching a BBC documentary looking at an area in Wales where people spent the most money on beautifying themselves. The programme studied men and women

Why You Shouldn't Just "Claim Your Healing" When Living With Chronic Pain

Originally posted on 1 April 2015 “Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and

Women in Ministry: What Are The Barriers To True Friendship & Meaningful Evangelism?

Originally posted on 25 March 2015 Although I am intentional and deliberate as I spend time with people in my community, my relationships are real. In other words, people aren’t my pet ‘projects’. If they

Why Are We So Afraid Of Evangelising Our Female Friends?

Originally posted on 18 March 2015 A question that I get asked a lot is, “How do you engage women?” Unless you are one of those rare women who works from home, does all her

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Single In The Schemes: Gift or Curse?

Originally posted on 4 March 2015 “Singleness is a gift from the Lord.” Sometimes the way this phrase gets bandied around in church’s is often glib and unhelpful for those of us who are single.