August 14, 2020
Give Peace a Chance

Too many of us are weighed down with, and exhausted by, the torrent of emotion raging within.

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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.
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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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The Keys to Breakthrough in the Housing Scheme: Avoiding Paternalism and Dependency
January 24, 2013

Many great, Western missiological thinkers have battled with the issue of paternalism in cross-cultural contexts for decades. What exactly is paternalism? “The essence of paternalism is providing outside direction and resources by some “mature” party to someone considered “immature” and not yet capable to carry full leadership responsibility. Though it is much more than providing […]

The Keys to Breakthrough in the Housing Scheme: The Local Church and the Poor
January 23, 2013

Mark Dever, in an article published at The Gospel Coalition, notes that: “Since the Fall, the trajectory of unredeemed human history—the City of Man—is always in the Bible to judgment (the Flood, Babel, Canaan, Egypt, Jerusalem, Babylon, Rome & then Rev. 19). (Not quite as universal as gravity, but seemingly as inevitable in its overall […]

The Keys to Breakthrough in the Housing Scheme: The Church and Community
January 22, 2013

Part A: Church Based Community DevelopmentIn his book, Generous Justice, Tim Keller states: “All I know is, if I don’t care about the poor, if my church doesn’t care about the poor, that’s evil.” Jesse Johnson, writing an article for The Cripplegate Blog, has a somewhat different perspective. He writes: “. . .the fact of […]

The Keys to Breakthrough in the Housing Scheme: Listening
January 21, 2013

It is noticeable in Niddrie that there are many housing association groups and various other social agencies, largely staffed by outsiders, some of whom impose their ideas and ideals on to the community without much prior discussion. It is often taken for granted that these ‘professionals’know what we need. Likewise, many church plants, churches and […]

From a Prison Cell to Planting Churches
January 18, 2013

This is a snapshot of my own story. 20 years ago, I was living in a bus shelter, cold and hungry. I was lying to my family, my friends and myself. I had hit rock bottom and couldn't see any way out. I write this thankful to God for the great changes in my life. […]

The Keys to Breakthrough in the Housing Scheme: Leadership Development
January 17, 2013

This is a key area of gospel ministry in housing schemes. Many local churches completely devolve their responsibility in this area to Bible Colleges which I think can be, in some cases, to the detriment of the church and the person being ‘trained.’  Certainly, in housing schemes, we need to have a clearly defined, multi-faceted […]

The Keys to Breakthrough in the Housing Scheme: Leadership Development
January 17, 2013

This is a key area of gospel ministry in housing schemes. Many local churches completely devolve their responsibility in this area to Bible Colleges which I think can be, in some cases, to the detriment of the church and the person being ‘trained.’  Certainly, in housing schemes, we need to have a clearly defined, multi-faceted […]

The Keys to Breakthrough in the Housing Scheme: Community Skills
January 16, 2013

Robert Lupton would call this a “redistribution of resources.” His logic being (albeit from a community development perspective). Christians should live in the area they are trying to reach. Christians should work toward a ministry of reconciliation at both a “Godward” and community level. Communities are then, hopefully, going to see a redistribution of community […]

The Keys to Breakthrough in the Housing Scheme: Reconciliation
January 15, 2013

"All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making […]

The Keys to Breakthrough in the Housing Scheme: Live In
January 14, 2013

If we really want to make an impact for Christ in the many housing schemes up and down our nation, then we must be prepared to move into the area. This is the golden rule. There are no exceptions for our leaders. Ministry will fail dismally, particularly if the leaders are not part of the […]

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