Life in poor communities is hard.

The Church is a display of God's glory in the midst of a hurting community. Who will go and build healthy churches among the world's poorest communities? We define hard places as "economically and socially disadvantaged communities." Churches in hard places often share common struggles. Our goal is to equip church leaders, train indigenous believers, and develop resources to build healthy churches in hard places.

2017 Workshop Teaching Sessions

Pastor Matthew Spandler-Davison: Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church, Kentucky, Executive Director of 20schemes.

  • Why the Poor Need Healthy Churches - MP3 | Video

Pastor Mez McConnell: Pastor of Niddrie Community Church, Edinburgh, author of "Church in Hard Places".  Founder of 20schemes.

If you would be interested in running a Church in Hard Places workshop with Mez McConnell in 2019 please contact Andrew Beddoe at

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