This post is adapted from the first chapter of WAR: Why Did Life Just Get Harder? by Mez McConnell, available on the 20schemes Store where all sales directly support the ministry. The early years Meet Joe. Joe has never ventured far from where he was born in downtown Baltimore. He doesn’t know
For a man's house is his castle, et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium [and each man's home is his safest refuge]. This was established as common law by the lawyer and politician Sir Edward Coke in The Institutes of the Laws of England, 1628. It has meant different things to different people
This is the second part of a post we started last week. If you missed it, here's the link. We were thinking about the fact that the Christian life is a battle, ministry is tough, and leadership is back-breaking work. But in the Bible, Jesus give his followers encouragements to keep us in the game.
And apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. (2 Corinthians 11) The Christian walk is a battle. Ministry is tough. Leadership is back breaking work. The Apostle Paul wrote this in 2 Corinthians 11:28 after remembering a whole list of sufferings
So, it’s been a while. I can’t remember the last time I wrote a book review on the site. It’s not down to a lack of reading, more a lack of time these days. But, I’m on holiday (in Toronto no less) and have a few minutes spare to put down some thoughts about my current reading material. So here
Why We Need More Middle Class Churches, Not Less As We Seek To Build Ministry In Poorer Communities?
This is the sixth and final part of a longer conversation on the topic of race and class. Check out part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 here. In this video, Mez McConnell, Ian Williamson, John Onwuchekwa and Sung Kim talk about why we need more middle class churches not less as we seek to build ministry in
This is the fifth part of a longer conversation on the topic of race and class. Check out part 1, 2, 3 and 4 here. In this video, Mez McConnell, Ian Williamson and Sung Kim talk about how richer churches can help churches in poorer neighbourhoods with less
We've just published a new resource called God: Is He Out There? If God exists, prove it then? If God exists, what does it have to do with me? If all this is true, now what? This is an evangelistic workbook suitable for one-to-ones or in a group setting. The new 9Marks Urban Series – FIRST STEPS,