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.


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

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

Workshop Teaching Sessions

  • Building Healthy Churches Among the Poor
  • Understanding Poverty
  • Effective Evangelism in Poor Communities
  • Developing Leaders from Poor Communities
  • Ministering to the Addict

Sydney Workshop

When:   Thursday 17 August, 2017
Time:     1-5pm
Where:  Fairfield Anglican Church
(Cnr Frederick & Lackey Streets, Fairfield)
Cost:     $20


Wollongong Workshop

When:   Friday 18 August, 2017
Time:     10am-3pm
Where:  Fairy Meadow Anglican Church
(Cnr Jardine St & Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow)
Cost:     $30 (includes lunch)


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