Tag: Mez McConnell

Why Is The Christian Life So Hard? An Excerpt From ‘WAR: Why Did Life Just Get Harder?’

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

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Why You Should Let Complete Strangers Stay In Your Home

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

How To Stay Encouraged When You Want To Give Up (2)

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,

How To Stay Encouraged When You Want To Give Up (1)

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.

Killing Our Sin Before It Kills Us: A Book Review

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,

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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,

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How Can Richer Churches Help Churches In Poorer Neighbourhoods With Less Resources?

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

GOD: Is He Out There?

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

20schemes Weekender 2016

Originally posted on 4 March 2016 At 20schemes, we’re constantly thinking about how we can best serve those engaged in gospel ministry to the poor beyond our 3 current church plants. Last weekend, from Friday

Addictions In Hard Places – Weekender 2016 (5/5)

Here’s the recordings for session 5 of the 20schemes Weekender 2016, available to watch on video or listen on audio. [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”first”] [/genesis_column] [genesis_column size=”one-half” position=”last”] Mez McConnell on Addictions in Hard Places. (VIDEO)