Author: Mez McConnell

Mez McConnell is the senior pastor of Niddrie Community Church and director of 20Schemes. Mez is the author of numerous books, including The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse (Christian Focus) and Is There Anybody Out There?: A Journey from Despair to Hope (Christian Focus). He’s married to Miriam and has two daughters. You can follow him on Twitter.

January 20, 2020
Tips for Church Planting in Areas of Urban Deprivation

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to ministry among the poor. But there are several important things to consider.

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December 30, 2019
A Better Way Forward for Short-Term Mission Trips

When done well, short-term mission trips can have long-lasting benefits.

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December 23, 2019
No, Your Short-Term Mission Trip is not Going to Change our Community

As both a missionary and now as a pastor, I’ve experienced first-hand the pros and cons of this oh-so-modern approach to world mission.

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November 30, 2019
Is Focusing on the Crucifixion Really Necessary for the Modern Christian?

Despite the fact that the crucifixion appears both ridiculous and disgusting to the world, it is actually the site of God’s greatest achievement.

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November 16, 2019
Is Our Charity Hurting More Than Helping?

Complex problems won‘t be solved by easy solutions.

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November 9, 2019
How to Counsel People in the Local Church

The need for counselling in the local church is clear. But what does this look like in practice?

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November 4, 2019
Where Was Jesus in My Suffering?

Christ’s brutal crucifixion offers real, meaningful hope for those who have suffered the horrors of abuse.

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November 2, 2019
Why Most of What You Believe About Poverty is Wrong

Simplistic views of poverty do more harm than good.

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October 28, 2019
A New Website Dedicated to Ministry Among the Poor

20schemes Equip is a new website that exists to resource churches in the world’s poorest communities. I (Ben Hansen) asked Mez McConnell and Matthew Spandler-Davison about the history of 20schemes, what kind of content we’ve released to this point, and what we hope this new site will achieve. When was 20schemes started? Matthew: We launched […]

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October 27, 2019
Sheep Among Wolves

Sermon preached at Tenth Presbyterian Church on 5th May 2019.

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