Author: Matthew Spandler-Davison

Matthew Spandler-Davison is pastor of Redeemer Fellowship in Bardstown, Kentucky and executive director of 20schemes. He's married to Tracy and they have two daughters. You can follow him on Twitter.
April 28, 2021
How to Protect Your Church from Abusers

Far too many churches are like sheep pens with gates wide open, allowing wolves to enter unnoticed in order to entrap and savage our weakest sheep.

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April 20, 2021
How a Healthy Church Offers Hope for the Abused

Jesus has designed the church to be a place of healing, safety, hope, and light.

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June 8, 2020
The Loneliness of Oppression

As Christians, we must never turn a blind eye to injustice, no matter where it’s found.

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January 18, 2020
Is Your Gospel Big Enough for the Smallest Places?

Most church-planting resources are written for those planting in big, ‘strategic’ cities. Is it any wonder, then, that so few churches are being planted and supported in the world’s poorest communities?

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October 28, 2019
A New Website Dedicated to Ministry Among the Poor

20schemes Equip is a new website that exists to resource churches in the world’s poorest communities. I (Ben Hansen) asked Mez McConnell and Matthew Spandler-Davison about the history of 20schemes, what kind of content we’ve released to this point, and what we hope this new site will achieve. When was 20schemes started? Matthew: We launched […]

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February 15, 2013
Be Merciful. Build Healthy Churches!

Ministry that does not have disciple making as the goal is anything but merciful. There is much good work done in the name of mercy by churches and Christians that might very well be good, helpful, and generous but, when considered in the light of God's mercy, they come up short. Mercy is the act of […]

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February 14, 2013
Gospel Partnerships and the Beginning of 20schemes

As I think about my friendship with Mez McConnell and the developing partnership between our two churches that has led to the launch of 20schemes, I am reminded that gospel partnerships are God-honoring unions that bear much good fruit! Mez and I come from two diametrically opposed backgrounds. Apart from geography and grace, there is […]

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