Topic: The Christian Life

October 22, 2019
Near the Cross

This is 20schemes music's rendition of the classic hymn by Fanny Crosby

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October 10, 2019
The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse

This is an adapted excerpt from Mez McConnell’s new book The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse. Please pre-order the book through 10ofthose. Every purchase made through 10ofthose helps to support the work of 20schemes. I remember walking home from school with the envelope in my hand. I held it […]

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September 20, 2019
Why Did Life Get Harder?

This song is based on Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

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May 27, 2019
Another One Bites the Dust

Another one bites the dust… I just received a phone call from the manager of our discipleship house. “Jimmy has bolted (run away) and he’s not picking up his phone.” Jimmy is a recent convert from our scheme. He has struggled with alcohol and drugs since the age of 11 but he has recently heard the gospel, […]

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May 8, 2019
Must We Pay Poor Pastors Poorly?

The following article was written by Gustav Pritchard. He is an elder at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Johannesburg, South Africa. Electricity is not always in constant, predictable supply here in South Africa. Even in the major cities, we face power failures for parts of the day, sometimes for days on end. Sadly, it is far […]

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October 22, 2018
A Change is as Good as Rest

My name is Carrie, I’m almost 60, and while most of my friends and other people my age are preparing for retirement, I did the unthinkable. Eight months ago I sold my belongings and left family, kids, and precious grandkids to move across the ocean to a small community in the east end of Glasgow. […]

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February 14, 2018
When Pain Comes Knocking at Your Door

“Therefore I, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to live worthy of the calling you have received.”(Eph. 4:1) I’m 33, and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at the beginning of summer 2017. My husband Pete and I have three pre-school boys, and we are church planters in Barlanark, Glasgow. After having our twins […]

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December 5, 2017
Dumb Yet Dumber, or Smart Yet Wise (2)

This post was written by Sharon Dickens, 20schemes Director of Women’s Ministry. This is part 2 of a 2-part blog series on the issue of wisdom and counselling written by Sharon Dickens (20schemes director of women’s ministry). In the first part of Dumb Yet Dumber, we were thinking about who is the source of our […]

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November 15, 2017
Dumb Yet Dumber, or Smart Yet Wise?

I sat in a meeting talking about how we might be able to help women in hard places do women’s ministry. The thing is, I’m sitting there thinking, This is crazy! What have we got to say? What can we do? We don’t have anything to offer. What if they ask questions we don’t know […]

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November 7, 2017
Stressed to the Max: How Does God Want Us to Deal with Stress?

This is part 2 of a 2-part blog series on the issue of stress. In the previous post, we looked at what stress is, how we know if we’re too stressed, and what impact stress has on our relationship with God. How Does God Want Us to Deal With Stress? “Blessed is the one who […]

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