February 22, 2020
Understanding Britain’s Underclass (Part 1)

This is the book I would have written had it not been for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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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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December 18, 2019
How to Endure Dark Days in Ministry in Hard Places

Pastoral ministry in poor communities is brutal. It‘s a war. But in the gospel, we have real, meaningful hope.

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How Gentrification Affects the Poorest
January 27, 2020

Despite gentrification’s many benefits, there’s a darker side to this phenomenon.

Discipleship: Should You Ever Walk Away?
January 24, 2020

Biblical discipleship takes commitment. But should such commitment ever expire?

Who Are We?
January 22, 2020

In Christ, we stand before the eternal and holy God, not as condemned sinners, but justified children.

Tips for Church Planting in Areas of Urban Deprivation
January 20, 2020

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to ministry among the poor. But there are several important things to consider.

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

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?

Youth Work in Difficult Communities
January 15, 2020

How can those involved in youth work in difficult communities shine the light of the gospel into lives so often clouded in darkness?

The Pastor’s Heart Among the Poor
January 13, 2020

Pastor, don’t ignore the battlefront that is your own heart.

Don’t Overlook this Simple, Beautiful Doctrine
January 11, 2020

This doctrine shapes our identity, destiny, purpose, and hope.

How to Survive in an Age of Anxiety
January 10, 2020

Paralysing anxiety can give way to settled, peaceful trust. Here’s how.

All Praise to Him
January 8, 2020

Jesus ‘lived to die’ and ‘died to rise’. He is ‘the all-sufficient sacrifice’.

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