Church in Hard Places workshop in Johannesburg

Johannesburg | | July 17, 2017 | Register »
Speakers: Mez McConnell, Matthew Spandler and Sharon Dickens

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.


  • Mez McConnell: Pastor of Niddrie Community Church, Edinburgh, author of “Church in Hard Places”. Founder of 20schemes.
  • Matthew Spandler-Davison: Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church, Kentucky, Executive Director of 20schemes.
  • Sharon Dickens, Women’s Discipleship Leader, author, and 20schemes Women’s Ministry Director.


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


  • Emmanuel Baptist Church
    1 Abbott St, Florida Park, 1709, Johannesburg

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