March 5, 2021
Foster Care and the Goodness of God

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (James 1:27)

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Equip is a ministry of 20Schemes: Our desire is to see Scotland’s housing schemes transformed by Jesus through church planting and revitalisation.


In the 20schemes Uncut podcast, Mez McConnell talks with other pastors and ministry leaders from around the world about doing ministry in poor communities and . . . well, just about anything else that’s on his mind.
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February 10, 2021
Social Justice, the UK Poor, and What the Church Should Do About It

Mez McConnell talks with Joel Kurz about recognising false gospels, whether we should use the term ‘social justice’, and how churches in the UK ought to respond to the lack of healthy churches in poor communities.

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Latest Resources

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Hymns in Hard Places
February 3, 2021

Later this year, we are planning to record our first collection of congregational hymns.

The Gospel and Mental Health: Spiritual Attack
February 2, 2021

Satan is the accuser. He twists God’s Word. He wants to rob us of joy and peace.

How Do We Help Others Grow in Righteousness?
January 29, 2021

A real danger in discipleship is to get so obsessed and focused on the outward growth (the leaves) that we ignore what’s going on deep down (the roots).

Should the Church Seek to ‘Redeem’ the Culture?
January 25, 2021

Is our culture redeemable and should the church be engaged in this so-called cultural redemption?

Discipleship: Lessons From An Avocado Tree
January 22, 2021

It is impossible to grow in righteousness if we have not first been declared righteous through Christ.

Rejoicing With the Poor By Singing the Word
January 20, 2021

In the schemes of Scotland, and in many poor communities across the world, we face an overwhelming task that is unfinished. And that is to reach the poor with the Word of God, in order that we might rejoice with the poor by singing the Word.

Gospel Churches for the Working Classes: Never Easy. Ever Worth It.
January 18, 2021

What have old fashioned stereotypes like that got to do with planting churches and making disciples of Jesus? Perhaps more than you might think.

The Gospel and Mental Health: Hopelessness
January 11, 2021

Hope is vital. As Martin Luther said: “Everything that is done in this world is done by hope.”

Practical Ways to Grow Your Relationship With God
January 8, 2021

If we treasured our relationship with God and really lived like He was our number one, what would that look like?

If You Can’t Follow, You Can’t Lead
January 5, 2021

Biblical leaders follow Jesus and help others to follow Him.

20schemes Music helps church plants and individuals across the schemes “sing for joy to the Lord [and] shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation” (Psalm 95:1).
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