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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.

2018 Workshop Teaching Sessions

Watch individual session recordings below or watch the full playlist on YouTube.

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

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

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

Sharon Dickens:  Director of Womens' Ministry, 20schemes

Andrew Beddoe: Principal of Vocational Bible College

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

2019 Workshops

In 2018 we ran workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. If you would be interested in running a Church in Hard Places workshop with Mez McConnell in July 2019 please contact Andrew Beddoe at andrewbeddoe@vbc.edu.au.