July 3, 2020
When ‘Essential’ Gets Redefined

I had been so deluded in my definition of the ‘things I just couldn’t live without’.

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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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June 10, 2020
Why We’d Rather Revitalise Churches than Plant Them

We want to revitalise. We’ll plant if we have to.

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Why Modern Christian Music Needs More Lament
May 20, 2020

Let’s give people real, meaningful songs to sing through life’s various trials and tribulations.

Don’t Preach a Half-Baked Gospel to the Poor
May 18, 2020

How not to turn the good news into bad news.

Christianity is Not About Winning Arguments
May 16, 2020

The gospel does satisfy the intellect, but it also captures the heart.

Preaching in Working-Class Communities
May 13, 2020

Mez McConnell talks with Andy Constable, Graham Thomson, and Ian Williamson about exposition vs. application, the importance of language, and whether it’s okay to cry in the pulpit.

Don’t Neglect the Hidden in Your Community
May 11, 2020

In the forgotten housing estates and schemes of the UK, there are groups of people, often hidden, who are themselves forgotten. Let it not be so in the church.

How Reading About Dead Christians Can Help You Live
May 9, 2020

There are surprising benefits in reading about those who have gone before us.

What to do When Discipleship Seems Hopeless
May 8, 2020

We are not exempt from suffering and the various discouragements that come along with discipleship. But there are things we can do to help us press on.

Glory (Grieving & the Gospel)
May 6, 2020

‘Why does this feel so pointless? Is this all a waste? I cannot understand it, but I know you have a plan.’

Pastoring the Unemployed . . . As An Unemployed Pastor
May 5, 2020

Several weeks ago, I became one of the millions of Americans who lost their job due to COVID-19. As a pastor, here’s how I’ve sought to respond.

Have We Created a ‘Boy Crisis’?
May 2, 2020

Building healthy churches among the poor requires godly, faithful men. How do we get there?

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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