Episode 91: Pastoring in Hard Places

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Mez McConnell joins me in a discussion on pastoring in hard places. Mez is the senior pastor of Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the director of 20Schemes, a church planting and revitalization initiative in Scotland, and he is also Co-Director of the Acts 29 initiative called Church in Hard Places.

Guest(s): Mez McConnell


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief discussion on Mez’s current ministry with Niddrie, 20 Schemes, and Acts 29
  • A brief discussion on schemes in Scotland
  • A brief discussion on Mez’s book Church in Hard Places
  • Mercy ministry and the local church
  • How to define a “Hard Place”
  • What are the joys of pastoring in hard places
  • Why young men should consider 20Schemes and pastoring in hard places


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