Mez McConnell

Episode 8: COVID-19 Is an Opportunity for Evangelism (with Mez McConnell)

By J. Leeman, M. McConnell | 05.13.2020

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mez McConnell, a pastor in Scotland, about how COVID-19 and all its difficulties also present a wonderful opportunity for evangelism.

Pastoring Abuse Sufferers with the Doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement

By Mez McConnell | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

As a former victim and as a pastor to the abused, I wish to look at some of the practical implications of holding to PSA.

How does preaching look in your context?

By Mez McConnell | 10.04.2017

The ways we preach in our community might be frowned upon in most seminaries or places that teach you how to “preach correctly.” We’re serious about the Word but have a much more relaxed style.

Advice for the Burnt-Out Pastor

By Mez McConnell | 08.10.2017

At the top of the list: Keep your walk with Jesus your primary objective.

Redeeming Authority for Those Who’ve Only Known Its Abuse

By Mez McConnell | 9Marks Journal: Authority: God's Good and Dangerous Gift | 09.30.2016

As a pastor who has also suffered abuse, how do I respond to the abused sufferers and anti-authoritarian people in my care in a way that’s biblical, loving, and true to God’s revealed Word?

Church Discipline: A Difficult and Necessary Task

By J. Leeman, L. Duncan, M. Dever, M. McConnell | 04.25.2016

Practicing church discipline is difficult. Perhaps this is why many churches seem to have neglected it.

In Poor Communities, Does Doctrine Matter?

By M. McConnell, M. McKinley | 02.01.2016

Does a commitment to teaching and believing doctrine hinder the spread of the gospel in hard places? Hardly.

Pastors’ Forum: How do you equip women in your church for ministry?

By B. Johnson, D. Furman, G. Conner, J. Rinne, J. Sanchez, M. McConnell, M. McKinley, P. Martin, R. Fullerton, T. Mercer | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism & the Local Church | 03.19.2015

How do you equip women in your church for ministry?

Books and Discipleship: A Conversation across Five Continents

By K. Mbugua, M. Dever, M. McConnell, R. Denham | 12.03.2014

Mark Dever interviews four men ministering across four continents: South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Planting Churches in Hard Places

By M. Dever, M. Spandler-Davison, M. McConnell | 05.02.2014

What does it take to plant churches among the urban poor? What role do women’s ministry and mercy ministry play?


By Mez McConnell

Is He Out There? So you’re new to the whole Christianity thing. You’ve heard a bit about it but you aren’t really sure what to do next and you’ve still … keep reading…


By Mez McConnell

Why Did Life Just Get Harder? All too often, our heads can feel like they are caught in a dark, lonely battle between what we want to do and what … keep reading…


By Mez McConnell

How Do I Give Back? Those who trust Jesus and want to live for him have been blessed by God so that they will be a blessing to others. The … keep reading…

Church in Hard Places

By M. McConnell, M. McKinley

How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy It is impossible to alleviate poverty—in its fullest sense—apart from the local church. In recent years, Christians have shown … keep reading…

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

An Amazing Testimony of God’s Grace

By M. Dever, M. McConnell | 09.30.2010

Mez McConnell tells the riveting story of how God rescued him from a life of drugs and violence and sent him to preach the gospel in inner-city Edinburgh, Scotland.