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The Least, the Last & the Lost Conference

Why we need church in our poorest communities

How to love God better by loving the least, the last, and the lost. A one-day conference with Mez McConnell and Doug Logan on Saturday, May 18, 2024.


NEU Church Planting, 20schemes, and Grimké Seminary come together to examine why and how we can love God more faithfully by loving the least, the last, and the lost.

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Featured Speakers

Mez McConnell

Mez is the co-founder and director of 20schemes, a ministry dedicated to planting and revistalizing gospel churches in Scotland's poorest communities. He was the pastor of Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh from 2007 to 2022. Previously, Mez served in Brazil as a missionary among street children. He is the author of numerous books, including The Creaking on the Stairs: Finding Faith in God through Childhood Abuse, Church in Hard Places, and his latest book, The Least, the Last & the Lost. Mez and his wife Miriam have two children.

Doug Logan

Dr. Logan is the founder and President of Grimké Seminary in Richmond, VA. Doug planted and pastored Epiphany Fellowship Church in Camden, NJ. Before that, he served with Eric Mason as the Connections Pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, he is the Pastor for Church Planting at Remnant Church in Richmond, VA. He is also the author of On the Block: Developing a Biblical Picture for Missional Engagement as well as numerous articles. Doug and his wife, Angel, have been married since 1996 and have three sons.


8:15 AM Registration Open

9:00 AM Conference Opens 

9:15 AM “Why the Poor Need Church” | Mez McConnell

10:45 AM “How are People Experiencing Poverty in America” | Doug Logan

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM “Rethinking Mercy Ministry and the Local Church” | Mez McConnell

2:15 PM Panel Discussion: Is This Really Possible? | Mez McConnell, Doug Logan, & Tim Zulker

3:00 PM “An Urgent Call to Plant” | Doug Logan

4:00 PM Conference Ends


Registration Fee: $35

Full refund available until Monday, May 13 at 5:00

No refund available after May 13



200 Taunton Avenue East Providence, RI 02914

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