The Author

Mez McConnell is the senior pastor of Niddrie Community Church. He is the director of 20Schemes, a church-planting and revitalization initiative in Scotland. He is also co-director of the Acts 29 initiative Church in Hard Places. Mez is the author of numerous books, including The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God Through Childhood Abuse (10 Publishing, coming November 2019) 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.

How to Prepare to Plant a Church Among the Poor

Do you desire to start a church in an impoverished area? Consider three things.

What Does God Have against Your Church?

In this podcast, Mez McConnell preaches from Revelation 2

Why Hard Places Need Hardy Churches

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We Can’t Change People—and Why That’s Good News

We can’t change anyone. Our programs can’t change them.