Mez McConnell on Shepherding Abuse Victims

Editors’ note: 

You can pre-order Mez McConnell’s new book, The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse.

Acts 29: Churches Planting Churches

Church-planting pastors who minister in some of the world’s hardest places will encounter many painful issues—whether it be addiction, violence, homelessness, broken families, poverty, racism, or a number of other things.

One especially painful aspect of ministry in such communities concerns the reality of abuse. Far too many children experience the horror of being abused by people they should be able to trust. Abuse of any kind is a grievous sin that must be repented of and dealt with by the proper authorities.

As churches are planted in places where abuse is prevalent, pastors need to know how to apply the gospel to people who have suffered from it. But how can we do that? Many of us may feel like we don’t even know where to begin.

To help us think about this, it’s a privilege to have Mez McConnell with me on the podcast.

Listen to this episode of Churches Planting Churches.