For your prayer and encouragement I just wanted to draw your attention to a new church-planting initiative that my mate Mez McConnell is launching up in Scotland. 20 Schemes, as the name suggests, is a vision to see gospel preaching churches planted in the 20 most deprived housing schemes in Scotland. 20 Schemes was recently launched in the US at the 9 Marks conference and my prayer is that it will be the start of something very special and spiritually significant in Scotland’s poorest communities. You can check out the launch video below. You can also visit the 20 Schemes website, follow them on Twitter and find them on Facebook.
I thank God for Mez, an inspiring brother who loves Christ, loves the lost and is driven by a passion to see the gospel light shine in the darkest corners of Scotland. Please pray for him, his family, his church and for 20 Schemes. Make sure you check out his blog too – it’s updated daily and always packed with challenging stuff.
On a personal level, I’m especially keen to see how 20 Schemes works out as it’s a very similar concept to something that we are looking to launch in the Welsh valleys in the near future. Stay tuned for A Vision For The Valleys.[vimeo 50348962]