In this week’s episode of the Engaging Missions Show, Bill (pen name) shares about his life and ministry over the last few years. He has spent 12 years serving in Borneo, south east Asia, and now plants churches. He has two sons, five grandchildren, and his wife, who coordinates events in the States.

Throughout his time in ministry, Bill has seen God work in the most broken places. Bill discusses the simplicity of making disciples and sharing the Gospel. We must tell others the Good News so that those who scream out to the world will know there is the Answer.

What we talked about

Questions, Topics, and Times

  • [00:34] – Introduction
  • [02:18] – Meaningful verse
  • [03:03] – A season of difficulty
  • [06:19] – Times of transition
  • [07:46] – The best and worst places you’ve stayed
  • [10:04] – How to know the moves of God
  • [12:12] – Spiritual warfare
  • [16:16] – How many languages do you speak?
  • [16:53] – Engaging Missions Leadership Moment
  • [19:51] – Finding the common thread
  • [21:30] – What did Jesus do?
  • [23:30] – How do you help people to spread the Gospel?
  • [24:08] – Where have you seen most impact
  • [27:06] – Principles for making disciples
  • [29:01] – Explaining a personal God
  • [31:53] – The biggest obstacles in ministry
  • [33:30] – Reconciling God and family
  • [34:44] – What fuels your passion or breaks your heart?
  • [38:58] – From the Field – JennyBeth Gardner of shares how a tweet opened up new ministry opportunities.
  • [43:23] – To young people called to ministry
  • [46:08] – How to raise funds for ministry
  • [47:43] – Surrounded by the nations
  • [51:08] – Internet and book resources
  • [52:08] – Parting advice


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iTunes Reviews

  • Interview with Scott McCelland
    July 22, 2017 by Steve the horn player from Australia

    Thanks Bryan for this encouraging interview with Scott McCelland

  • Great interview, Great ministry.
    November 24, 2016 by pagaentzy from United States

    Every episode is intriguing. The Thanksgiving episode was both heartwarming and challenging. Thank you for sharing. God bless you, your interviewees, and your listeners.

  • Great resources and stories
    October 21, 2016 by oldsow from United States

    Bryan has a relaxed style, quick humour, and "engaging" style. Every week there is different guest who is serving in a different capicity in missions. You get to hear from vetrans who have spent decades in the field to students who are about to embark on their first journey. They represent a wide spectrum of missional work and church backgrounds. Their testimonies are encouraging and thought provoking. They also add in very helpful tips for missionaries, potentiaonl missionaries, or mission supporters.

  • Bryan is a great interviewer
    October 19, 2016 by Androwlew from United States

    Not only is the content of this show wonderful to listen to, Bryan makes it easy to want to listen to it as he is a great listener and has intriguing questions. I listen to many podcasts, and some of them the podcast host can get in the way of the narrative trying to be told. That is definitely not the case with Engaging Missions. Bryan finds a good balance between asking the right questions, getting the interviewee to go deeper on concepts they know well but the audience doesn’t, and allowing the interviewee to tell his/her story. It’s a fine balance to find and he does it well.

  • Great Podcast!
    October 4, 2016 by octavehigher from United States

    Great Podcast!

  • One of the best
    May 3, 2016 by SteCIr from United States

    One of the best podcasts I've listened to. Audio quality is superb, the interviews are engaging, the content is challenging, and the website content is very helpful. Very professional.

  • Bryan is a fantastic host
    February 25, 2016 by This is Rammy from United Kingdom

    I've only recently came across Bryan's podcast but I found the content to be very refreshing and thought provoking. He not only makes you question what you're doing to benefit others but also what you could do more.The guests he interviews are varied and that helps to keep the content feeling fresh.Thanks Bryan, keep up the great work.Lee

  • Great stories and inspiration!
    February 25, 2016 by Daniel J. Lewis from United States

    Bryan does a great job of pulling inspiring stories from his guests. Not only will this motivate you, but I think it can help open your eyes to the wide field of Christian missions work.I think you’ll learn how to better pray for missionaries, recognize how you can support missions work, and discover opportunities to participate yourself!

  • Great Podcast
    July 28, 2015 by Cobbled Together from United States

    Great interviews with those on the forefront of missional thinking. Thanks for doing what you are doing!

  • Fantastic Podcasts on Disciple Making Movements!
    April 26, 2015 by C Huckaby from United States

    Found these podcasts because of their amazing collection of interviews with leaders of church planting and disciple making movements! Keep up the great work!

  • Great interview, Great ministry.
    January 22, 2015 by pagaentzy from United States

    Good to hear how God guides when we seek to know Him and His ways. Check out episode 9, Packing Bags of Light.

  • Stop By Here for Consistent Encouragement
    October 29, 2014 by jph356 from United States

    It’s no secret that there are more podcast shows out there than we could ever listen to, so from Day One on iTunes, we have to start filtering all the options to find the “diamonds in the rough.” I feel that Bryan’s interviews with missionaries are at the forefront of cutting-edge podcast ministry. I am deeply encouraged by his ministry of missionary stories and mission education. May God bless you, Bryan, as you continue to serve the LORD and bring him glory!

  • Great source
    July 24, 2014 by J bo from United States

    It is such a great source to be able to hear and learn about missions from missionaries. Very helpful tool for missionaries to share what they are up to and how they are serving Christ.

  • Great missions interviews
    May 25, 2014 by Caleb from United States

    Bryan has some great mission interviews on his podcast with missionaries who are on the front lines serving the Lord.

  • Great interview with Brent B.
    May 4, 2014 by Marfoof from United States

    Enjoyed hearing about YWAM...have some friends who participated in YWAM as well as a daughter-in-law. Their ministry is great!

  • Such a need for this!
    April 16, 2014 by Micpreeeb from United States

    What a great idea for a podcast. SO many will be blessed by this...from the missionary to their supporters to the people they minister to. Excellent.

  • Great listen!
    April 15, 2014 by JoeDaddy1138 from United States

    Interviews are very informative and an easy listen. Engaging Missions' ability to offer insightful questions to paint a picture of the opportunities and challenges with the mission field will help shed some light on what God is doing worldwide.

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    April 12, 2014 by TC Avey from United States

    You'll be blessed by listening.


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