How Karl Meisterheim Got Started as a Problem Solver

Karl Meisterheim is a problem solver focused on using technology to advance Kingdom work. He works as a consultant and is the founder of SupportGoal. He spent several years working in an partner-supported position and then transitioned into the marketplace. But while he was in that position, he saw the need for something like SupportGoal.

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Where and what people do you primarily serve?
I serve missionaries and ministries locally (Ohio) and online

How do you serve those people?
By providing expertise and software tools to help with fundraising

When did you begin to realize that you had a heart for missions or ministry?
As a college student I was involved with a local campus focused church. The experience of ministering to my fellow students through leading bible studies and sharing the gospel awakened a desire to make my life about ministry.

How and when did God lead you to this? How did you recognize His call?
From a vocational standpoint I felt a leading through several circumstances about two years after college. I was working full time as a computer programmer while still involved in the local church and college ministry. God used a couple of books and some physical limitations to gently prod me into taking a step of faith by leaving my job and going on staff with the church.

Did you have a clear and measurable goal for ministry?
My goal was to pursue being a pastor of a local church while focusing on ministering to college students

What would you do differently if you were starting today?
I would have been smarter about how I went about fundraising and developing not just ministry partners but champions – people who share the vision for what we are doing and are working to live it out in their own context.

How do you connect with new partners or supporters and stay connected with your existing partners?
While I'm no longer support-based, I stayed connect by faithfully sending out a monthly newsletter and setting aside time during the year to catch up with partners by phone or when visiting my home church.

What books, tools, or resources that are important to doing what you do?
I'm biased but I believe SupportGoal is a great tool 🙂 I think that Support Raising Solutions and the book ‘The God Ask‘ are also helpful resources

How do you get ongoing training and coaching?
Currently by engaging with other missionaries to hear about their experiences and by participating locally with my chapter of the Mission Increase Foundation which is a ministry that helps ministries (with fundraising, board governance, communication etc.)

What first steps or training would you recommend that others just starting out?
Get connected to other fundraisers – there's a wide disparity among the quality and content of training that people receive regarding fundraising. The more you learn from others the better equipped you'll be to improve and excel at the work you're doing.

What is a critical mindset or perspective regarding listening, teachability, flexibility, grace, etc?
Humility is key – never assuming that you know the best way or that just because someone is coming from a position of less experience or success that they don't have something to offer. In addition, measuring and assessing performance so that you can make meaningful changes in the quest to improve the way that you work and fundraise. If something isn't working – fix it!

Knowing what you know now, would you do it all again?

Yes – but with a better attitude!

Karl Meisterheim

Karl Meisterheim

Consultant, Founder: SupportGoal

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How Ramon Pastrano IV Got Started as an Ambassador of Jesus Christ

Ramon Pastrano IV is the CEO-President of ImpactLives. Not only does he help organizations create a culture that honors people and fosters creativity and collaboration, he also provides leadership training and leads mission trips. This is how he got started.

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Where and what people do you primarily serve?
At the national local level I serve faith based groups-churches, businesses, non profit organizations, government, education and social services enterprises. At the international level, we serve people in about 15 countries in 4 continents.

How do you serve those people?
Through our laboratory for social responsibility and innovation (national and international), we combine transformational leadership training and education, with service learning experiences and work of social justice. At our core we are about helping people and organizations understand who they are; and how they can use their unique talents to serve, meet needs, and lead others in a positive way. We believe that if people understand who they are, others around them, and why they do what they do, they will be more effective in all relationships and be inspired to meet communities' needs through social innovation, social justice and freedom.

We achieve this by guiding individuals, groups, and organizations through carefully designed leadership development experiences that help them become change agents. Through our work we help people identify who they are and combine that knowledge with their passions and values in ways that empower them to establish and achieve a vision for their own lives, and create the conditions for others to achieve the same. This is sustainability; empowering and helping others become the person that God created them to be.

When did you begin to realize that you had a heart for missions or ministry?

I found myself on a short term mission trip in the middle of the sugar cane fields in the Dominican Republic. This is where I grew up. However, this time I was in the company of wealthy Americans trying to meet the (assumed) physical and spiritual needs of poor Dominicans and Haitians refugees living in the Bateyes. No one had any idea about what they were doing, but they were doing it in the name of Christ. It became obvious to me that the leaders of these Christians organizations were sending untrained people to carry out such missions. The needs targeted by this group were interpreted as individual deficiencies rather than as symptomatic of larger contextual problems. This was the typical response to a need as a deficiency (the need is seen as individual problem only and not as an issue resulting from a system or context in which the individual cannot meet that need him or herself), the person who fills the need becomes more powerful than the recipients and so the latter are devalued or demeaned.

In the process, I became frustrated and hopeless. What right do we have to enter into people lives, arrive unannounced, create more chaos in their lives, and then leave?

How and when did God lead you to this? How did you recognize His call?

When I expressed my frustration and hopelessness to my friend and pastor, he looked at me straight into my eyes and asked me, “what are you going to do about it?” at first, I thought he was kidding, but then the question was fried at me a second time. Up to this point I have never considered the fact that perhaps I was supposed to be doing something about it. Prayerfully and Critically reflecting on that question changed my path in life.

After a short time I attended seminary and soon after was invited into the emerging leaders program where I earned my doctorate in Global and Contextual Leadership. During the same 8 years my ministry was born and took shape

Did you have a clear and measurable goal for ministry?
I believe that I have always had a clear and measurable goal for ministry. In fact, it is very similar to the biblical model introduced by Jesus. The name of the game is “Transformation.” But, not as traditionally defined. Transformation is not merely an extension of, or improvement over the past but is an actual change from the past. The change may be spontaneous or gradual, dramatic or invisible, radical or moderate. But however the process may be measured and described, by definition it is a departure from the past. Its authenticity is proven if the change is maintained on an internal and external level in the life of an individual and an organization.

The degree and nature of actual transformation will of course be influenced by context and the point in an individual’s or organization’s lifespan and life cycle in which the change occurs. But whatever its degree and nature, change will always involve the heart. Most often transformation includes cognition, but the heart is still the center of all true change. In other words, one cannot think oneself to change but together one’s heart and mind can move the person to change. This is because transformation includes change or modification of foundational structures in the sphere of the subconscious, extending even beyond the realm of consciousness. The Greek word for transformation is “metamorphos,” from which the English word “metamorphosis” comes. Metamorphosis is the process through which a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. The caterpillar’s transformation provides a metaphor that evokes the idea that change involves the total being, the subconscious heart and all its constituent parts, as well as the thinking faculties.

What would you do differently if you were starting today?
Focus on improving my listening skills. God is always speaking and directing our steps, but we are not always listening.

How do you connect with new partners or supporters and stay connected with your existing partners?
We are a “below the iceberg” or “at the roots” organization. This means that we are addressing issues at the root cause of the problem not at the surface. For this reason many individuals, churches and organizations do not know us. Furthermore, because the complexity of our work and the long and arduous journey of transformation, our partnerships and support is very limited. Unfortunately for us, in our culture there is a seduction with the temporary, quick fixes and instant gratification that makes raising support very difficult. Many churches fall under this category.

For those who partner with us, they become part of the journey. The information flows real time and they are always in the know.”

What books, tools, or resources that are important to doing what you do?
At impactLives we customized all of our trainings and tools. Most of them come from our research. However, in the field of short term mission some of the most recent and powerful tool I have used are: the film “Poverty Inc.” which says exactly what i have been trying to say for the last decade. Books such as “Travesty in Haiti,” When Helping Hurts,” “Toxic Charity,” “Wasted Charity,” and “Dead Aid.” In the Mission and Church Planting there are many great books and tools that could increase the effectiveness of this type work. I used many of them with Ministry and Culture Class.

How do you get ongoing training and coaching?
Currently, I am providing training for many organizations in locally, nationally and overseas. Personally, I receive my coaching from Jesus Himself. I have spent the last three years studying the fullness of Jesus through the Gospels as one of His companion.

What first steps or training would you recommend that others just starting out?
For those who claim a Christian faith, my recommendation is very simple: Read, eat, breath, drink, sleep and live the four Gospels: Know intimately the one that you are going to serve. Receive first, from the one you are going to serve. The most powerful “four letter word” in the bible is the word “WITH.” Mark [3:14] “He appointed twelve that they might be “WITH” him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons. Jesus chose Twelves to be “WITH” Him, and this means that before we go out to do anything in his name, we need to go to Him first. It is during that “WITH HIM” time that the disciples learn what Jesus is teaching them. It is during this “WITH HIM” time that they experienced what Jesus says about “I am doing what I see my father in Heaven doing.” Notice also that this “WITH HIM” time, is not just a few hours or days…it could be longer than the three years the disciples spent “WITH HIM.” Keep in mind that Paul himself spent three years in Arabia “WITH HIM” before his ministry began.

I know this is countercultural to a lot of churches who want to send people in short term mission trips to give them “a taste for mission.” But, how can you give what you have not receive? How can you witness about one you don't know? How can you share a gospel you have not experienced?

We must remember those short but powerful remarks that Jesus made: “As the father have sent me, I am sending you, Love one another, as I have loved you.” The implication here is that the only way one can know how he/she is being sent, is by being “WITH HIM.” The only way one can know how to love other is by experiencing first the love of Jesus. And how can one experience the love of Jesus? by being “WITH HIM.”

What is a critical mindset or perspective regarding listening, teachability, flexibility, grace, etc?
Listen from a generative standpoint. This is not easy. Generative listening means that you are listening by connecting with your the heart and mine thus creating the greatest potential for a shift in perspective. Teachability begins with an open mind, which is the ability to suspend judgement and consider/examines multiple perspectives. Regarding grace, we must learn to grant the grace of positive assumptions. Do not refrains from speaking truth or making a judgement call on things that you certainly know are wrong. But when you do, remember to extend the same grace giving to you in Calvary.

Knowing what you know now, would you do it all again?
In a heart beat.

Ramon Pastrano IV

Ramon Pastrano IV

CEO-President, ImpactLives

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How Ernie Peacock Got Started as a Church Planter

How Ernie Peacock Got Started as a Church Planter

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Where and what people do you primarily serve?
We are missionaries, but our calling is church planting. We've planted 12 national (Mexican) churches, and have helped train and mentor dozens of church planters is Spain. In January 2018, we're returning to Guadalajara, Mexico, to plant the International Church of Guadalajara.

When did you begin to realize that you had a heart for missions or ministry?
Just a couple of months after my salvation experience, on a missions trip to southern Mexico

How and when did God lead you to this? How did you recognize His call?
The Lord deeply impressed upon my heart two months after my salvation experience, and during a missions trip to southern Mexico, that He had a ministry call upon my life. The ministry and missions call was almost simultaneous.

Did you have a clear and measurable goal for ministry?
Yes, to obey!

What would you do differently if you were starting today?
I would work smarter, not necessarily harder.

How do you connect with new partners or supporters and stay connected with your existing partners?
Multi-media and social media platforms. We itinerate every 5th year and visit supporting and new churches to give updates and cast fresh vision.

What books, tools, or resources that are important to doing what you do?
LDR Church Development Process, by Dr. J. Melvyn & Martha Ming, & Steven Mills; Off-Road Disciplines, Earl Creps; The Gospel of the Kingdom, George Eldon Ladd; Mission of God, John York. Multiplication Network Resources provide several great books of planting healthy churches, Mentoring, Diagnostics for healthy churches and leadership.

How do you get ongoing training and coaching?
Listen to podcasts, sit in on live training sessions (Church Marketing University-Ryan Wakefield), Leaders.Church (Dick Hardy-The Hardy Group), Growing Leaders (Tim Elmore). I have a seat at the table with World International Church Network.

What first steps or training would you recommend that others just starting out?
Theological, Cultural, linguistic, and missiological training

What is a critical mindset or perspective regarding listening, teachability, flexibility, grace, etc?
Be led by the Spirit of God, be submissive, be open to different perspectives,

Knowing what you know now, would you do it all again?
100%.

Ernie Peacock

Ernie Peacock

Missionary, Church Planter

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How Mark McGoldrick Got Started as an Evangelizer and Discipler

How Mark McGoldrick Got Started as an Evangelizer and Discipler

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Where and what people do you primarily serve?
The people of Atlanta that I either lead to a complete Lordship of their lives over to Christ….or Christians we meet while we are serving churches who let us know they have a heart to reach Atlanta.

How do you serve those people?
First go over the essentials of what it means to have Christ as your Lord, Master, Boss, Ruler of your life. Then make sure that they have a vital relationship with Christ by a plan of both getting into the Word on a daily basis AND coming free of repetitive sin that hinders the work of the Holy Spirit. THEN make sure they have an understanding of the Holy Spirit's work in their lives. Then we begin the process of training them to train others through the use of the 10 Commands of Christ. We first use a simple training tool called the 411 that enables them to know how to share their faith and lead someone into a relationship with Christ. The long term discipleship comes if they see a need to be encouraged and disciples over the long haul knowing it will be hard to stay concerned for the lost and prayed over and encouraged to continue to reach out and disciple and train others to do the same.

When did you begin to realize that you had a heart for missions or ministry?
In the Sophomore year of my High School days….I was challenged to lead a youth outreach to my school. The challenge from this evangelist was that he believed that I had enough influence to fill the church up every night with students who he would then unfold the gospel to them on a nightly basis. Many students came to Christ and he came up to me afterwards and said “Quit fighting it Mark – You are meant to be in vocational Christian work!”

How and when did God lead you to this? How did you recognize His call?
After receiving some training from Campus Crusade for Christ on how to share my faith and be filled with God's Spirit – I came back to my school so fired up to see my friends come into a relationship with Christ. A group of us would go out in the halls before school started and just ask other students if we could share the four spiritual laws with them….and I saw many of my friends come to Christ. I didn't know what to do with them then but as a result of going to UGA and getting involved with Cru (as it is called today) I learned firsthand out to reach out in my dorm, apt complex, fraternity house and everywhere I went I started groups of men that wanted to come to Christ and grow in their faith and then reach out in their sphere of influence as well.

Did you have a clear and measurable goal for ministry?
Fast forward to today and now I help adults to find out how to reach out to THEIR spheres of influence. Whether that is at their work, or gym, or neighborhood…..my wife and I have tools now that can help anyone gather a group of people to start studying God's Word and disciple those that respond.

What would you do differently if you were starting today?
For many years I tried to use programs to reach people rather than relationally just helping people reach out where they live, work, and play. The programs so burnt people out from the constant inviting people to hear the gospel rather than them taking the initiative themselves. They can do that through people they already know or by also “going into the harvest” and going door to door or in parks or anywhere people just hang out. I prefer to do it as a way of life and invite people to sit down and answer some questions and transition into My Story God's Story BUT …..I am about 1% of the Body of Christ who is naturally gifted in doing something like that. So we must teach people to go out to their “oikos” and be willing to gather with people that they don't even know. That will be the only way we eventually give everyone the opportunity till there is “No Place Left” in Atlanta that has not been given the opportunity to come into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

How do you connect with new partners or supporters and stay connected with your existing partners?
We have developed a No Place Left mindset of finding “practitioners” and keeping in touch with those people through Social Media like GroupMe and Facebook. We are connected nationally as well as locally. Then we do a Zoom call (lot like Skype) quarterly and encourage each other with where we are at in sharing, and discipling, and multiplying. We also help each other with training, and going to national and local events where we can sharpen each other with a tool called Iron on Iron…..which is feedback from others so that we can get a “360” of sorts on ways that could help each of us get past a “snag or slump” we see ourselves or the ministry being in.

What books, tools, or resources that are important to doing what you do?
There are what is called “Stories of Hope” that are about 7 Biblical stories of those people that were far from God that came near to God and changed either personally and/or their “oikos”. Using the three thirds process is so helpful in knowing a flow that covers all the bases and gives a new Christian a way to run a meeting where it is not only reproducible but produces a mindset of going and telling others AND applying truth from God's Word to your lives every week. Then there are the Commands of Christ – these tools are all on www.noplaceleft.net and are easy to download and use anywhere anytime. These are the discipleship tools that help a person to fulfill the part of the great commission to “teach them to obey all that I commanded you…..”. These are all a part of a training called “Four Fields” and gives an overall picture of what you can do to lead others to Christ AND then disciple them.

How do you get ongoing training and coaching?
There are trainings going on all over America. If a person wants to find out what is going on in their city they simply can go onto www.noplaceleft.net and see. in almost 150 cities there are people that have adhered to this training and application of truths. Each city now has a training schedule posted – such as Atlanta's www.noplaceleft.net/Atlanta Zoom training is great as well and I currently have a group that wants to reach out to their gym. These guys are from three different cities. So whatever the place….if someone has a need and desire I and others are available to fold them into the training and application – there is a great assurance that we can help them get to the fourth generation of multiplication eventually.

What first steps or training would you recommend that others just starting out?
Write out your names on a sheet of paper that you don't know where they stand spiritually. If it is a geographical area begin prayer walking (for instance – around your neighborhood or if your gym – go ahead and warm up and pretend you are going out to get some fresh air and pray up and down the sidewalk or around the building). Look at Luke 9 and 10 and believe God for bring you to the person or house of peace – because that is what you are looking for. Then as you either have an outreach group to give people a chance to check out the 7 Stories of Hope OR start discipling one to a few people…..begin to see a house church or Life Group get started (whatever you want to call it doesn't matter BUT what God is doing around the world is reproducing churches that multiply to many generations and I truly believe that we are going to see that here in America especially within the Millennials generation!)

What is a critical mindset or perspective regarding listening, teachability, flexibility, grace, etc?
Keep sharing and keep discipling looking for the Fourth Soil person that gathers like crazy and produces 30, 60 and 100 fold. BUT BE AWARE in America…. sad to say…..that person is about 1 in 100 people that you go through ……Untill God brings revival – we are so asleep and satiated with our societies lies of what TRUE LIFE is……we will not be willing to sacrifice. But they are out there……keep going brother or sister! DON'T GIVE UP TILL YOU FIND THEM! 😉

Knowing what you know now, would you do it all again?
Without a shadow of a doubt! I could tell you the story of David G. and Connor P. and others around Atlanta that are baptizing many and discipling many – starting group after group……and yes …..it is all worth it. Especially if you are faithful and not scared to reach the very lost and be willing to wade through their sin, and recovery, and hard knocks of them really believing that you love them no matter what…….because they will test you and you will wonder if it is all worth it! BUT IT DEFINITELY IS!

Mark McGoldrick

Mark McGoldrick

Evangelist, Discipler

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How Scott Stripling Got Started as a Biblical Archaeologist and Educator

How Scott Stripling Got Started as a Biblical Archaeologist and Educator

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Where and what people do you primarily serve?
I serve simultaneously as the Provost and Professor of Biblical Archaeology and Church History at The Bible Seminary in Katy (Houston), Texas and as the Director of Excavations for the Associates for Biblical Research in Israel. My roles primarily reach into the Evangelical faith community.

How do you serve those people?
I empower Christian scholars and students to succeed in ministry by offering a rigorous curriculum which includes first-hand scholarship at the Shiloh, Israel Excavation.

When did you begin to realize that you had a heart for missions or ministry?
At age 16 I embraced a strong desire to communicate the gospel cross-culturally.

How and when did God lead you to this? How did you recognize His call?
God delivered me from several life-controlling addictions. He put a desire in me to help others find the same freedom that I had found.

Did you have a clear and measurable goal for ministry?
In the early years my goals were clear – to win the lost for Christ. Only much later did I develop the discipline of articulating measurable goals.

What would you do differently if you were starting today?
I would have attempted to be more self-aware and less arrogant about my doctrinal beliefs. Along with this, I would have sought mentoring from older believers.

How do you connect with new partners or supporters and stay connected with your existing partners?
I stay connected in three principal ways: 1.) personal website and organizational websites, 2.) Facebook, and 3.) E-mail distribution list. I speak regularly at churches and conferences where I am always meeting new people. Media interviews help too.

What books, tools, or resources that are important to doing what you do?
In the last two years, I have released two new books: Somebody Call 9:11 and The Trowel and the Truth (Second Edition). I highly recommend the NIV Study Bible and How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth by Fee and Stuart.

How do you get ongoing training and coaching?
I read professional journals and attend professional conferences. I welcome people in my “inner-circle” to speak into my life.

What first steps or training would you recommend that others just starting out?
Get connected to a mentor, read your Bible, pray, serve, and study. I like to see people study broadly (literature, philosophy, history) and narrowly in the Bible.

What is a critical mindset or perspective regarding listening, teachability, flexibility, grace, etc?
Leaders can influence 100 times more than they can control. Great leaders know when to influence and when to control.

Knowing what you know now, would you do it all again?
Absolutely! I do have some specific regrets regarding things that I have said and done, but I have no regrets in the path that I chose.

Scott Stripling

Scott Stripling

Biblical Archaeologist, Educator

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How Stephen Hamilton Got Started as an Outreach Pastor

Stephen Hamilton is the outreach pastor at Bow Down Church in Florida. He leads various ministries within the community and also hosts groups who are partnering in the local community. Yet, even with all he has going on, he is also pursuing a graduate degree to continue growing.

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Where and what people do you primarily serve?
I serve in the inner city of West Palm Beach Fl. as an outreach pastor.

How do you serve those people?
I serve through a wide range of different ministries in the community I live in. We hold recreational outreaches, homeless feedings, bible studies, prayer walks, and other quarterly outreaches.

When did you begin to realize that you had a heart for missions or ministry?
I began desiring to want to enter youth ministry in high school.

How and when did God lead you to this? How did you recognize His call?
After graduation from Liberty University God brought me here through a friend that had already graduated and started ministering in West Palm. He has given me extra favor here and has really opened the way for the ministry here to take root relationally.

Did you have a clear and measurable goal for ministry?
Yes but they have changed throughout the years.

What would you do differently if you were starting today?
I would have definitely become more educated. I also would have emphasized prayer more.

How do you connect with new partners or supporters and stay connected with your existing partners?
I'm not really great at this one. lol I still need work on this one. However, a monthly newsletter goes out or it is suppose to. 🙂

What books, tools, or resources that are important to doing what you do?
I use anything I can get my hands on that comes from an experienced, educated and fruitful life.

How do you get ongoing training and coaching?
The staff I'm apart of prioritizes it and I'm pursuing a graduate degree at the moment as well.

What first steps or training would you recommend that others just starting out?
Make sure you are being discipled by a mature believer that is miles ahead of you in your spiritual walk.

What is a critical mindset or perspective regarding listening, teachability, flexibility, grace, etc?
Stay humble so that you can continue to learn and listen to rebukes and instructions, they are valuable.

Knowing what you know now, would you do it all again?
Yes, without hesitation!

Stephen Hamilton

Stephen Hamilton

Outreach Pastor, Bow Down Church

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