Topic: The Poor

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

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

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

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

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December 30, 2019
A Better Way Forward for Short-Term Mission Trips

When done well, short-term mission trips can have long-lasting benefits.

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December 23, 2019
No, Your Short-Term Mission Trip is not Going to Change our Community

As both a missionary and now as a pastor, I’ve experienced first-hand the pros and cons of this oh-so-modern approach to world mission.

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December 16, 2019
Eight Principles for Faithful Preaching Among the Poor

As a middle-class lad pastoring in a housing scheme, I’ve had to work hard at learning how to preach well in this context.

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December 9, 2019
Yes, the Doctrine of the Church Matters for Ministry Among the Poor

If you’re trying to reach the poor, I’m guessing church polity isn’t high on your list of priorities. Here’s why it should be.

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December 2, 2019
God’s (Not So) Secret Weapon to Help the Poor

God has guaranteed success to one institution on planet earth.

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November 16, 2019
Is Our Charity Hurting More Than Helping?

Complex problems won‘t be solved by easy solutions.

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October 28, 2019
A New Website Dedicated to Ministry Among the Poor

20schemes Equip is a new website that exists to resource churches in the world’s poorest communities. I (Ben Hansen) asked Mez McConnell and Matthew Spandler-Davison about the history of 20schemes, what kind of content we’ve released to this point, and what we hope this new site will achieve. When was 20schemes started? Matthew: We launched […]

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February 8, 2019
Why Your Short-Term Mission Trip Probably Isn't Alleviating Poverty

Let me tell you a story about a pastor called John who lives in a small town in Scotland. You’ve never heard of him and you’ve never heard of his community. Where he lives unemployment is high, drug abuse is off the charts, and life is hard and short. John was saved about 10 years […]

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