What We Do

What We Do


At 20schemes, our desire is to see Scotland’s housing schemes transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ through the revitalisation and planting of gospel-preaching churches, ultimately led by a future generation of indigenous church leaders.

We believe that building healthy, gospel preaching churches in Scotland’s poorest communities will bring true renewal to Scotland’s schemes. LEARN MORE

20schemes is a ministry of Niddrie Community Church (Edinburgh, Scotland) in partnership with 20schemes Incorporated, an integrated auxiliary of Bardstown Christian Fellowship (Kentucky, USA). Niddrie Community Church is the Scottish headquarters of 20schemes.

20Schemes Equip

20schemesEquip is an online resource to help encourage, inform, and equip those who serve in difficult contexts around the world. 20schemesEquip contains articles, videos, music, and other resources, created by pastors here in Scotland, as well as around the world. LEARN MORE

Ragged School of Theology

The Ragged School of Theology (a campus of Vocational Bible College, Australia) aims to provide Christian ministry training that suits those who learn best practically and actively. The Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology is offered in year 1 with Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications available in years 2 and 3.

Training focuses on what you can do rather than what you have read and how many words you have written.

Courses are delivered in Edinburgh, Scotland at Niddrie Community Church through a blend of small discussion groups and include a ministry placement in a local church. Assessments mimic ministry activities with presentations, simulations, reports, and portfolios. LEARN MORE

The Mission Cafe

Niddrie Community Church runs a small community cafe in our building. The Café is a great place to meet people and we get lots of opportunities to share the gospel. It is open 4 days a week and has a variety of menu options. LEARN MORE


We offer a variety of children and youth activities throughout the week for ages 0-15. LEARN MORE