We are very excited for you to join us on Engaging Missions, an internet radio show. During our chat, we'll spend the first part of our time focusing on your journey and your ministry. We'll touch on who you are, what life is like, challenges, victories, and what is exciting you right now.
As we move along, we'll shift the focus towards our listeners. We'll talk a little about perspective, provide encouragement and guidance, and recommend some resources.
Below is a general framework for the interview flow. Our best interviews are conversational in nature and may include some questions that are specific to your life or ministry. Additionally, the more REAL LIFE STORIES you can share, as opposed to abstract opinion, the better the interview.
Thank you again for sharing your journey!
Interview Flow & Questions
I will give a brief intro of you and your ministry, and then turn it over to you to elaborate. This will be the time to share some of your personal life as well as a little about your ministry. We'll also want to know a little about what life is like for you.
2. Success Quote
Here you will share a Scripture or success quote and an example of how you have applied its meaning along your journey.
3. A Challenge Testimony
Share a story of one time when God really came through. Whether your back was against the wall and you needed a breakthrough, were facing an “insurmountable” challenge, were recovering from a failure, or were praying for somebody else. Paint us a picture of God's faithfulness.
4. The “AH-HA” moment
Share a story of a time in your journey when you had an moment of revelation. Take us back to that moment and share with us the steps you took to turn that light bulb moment into success.
5. Current Ministry
- What is one thing that is really exciting you in your ministry right now?
- What is your vision of the future?
We know that not everybody is called to missions or vocational ministry. Our audience is primarily made up of people in the US who are operating in the marketplace. They care about missions but they don't feel called to missions. What would you say to someone who is called to the marketplace and is wondering if what they are doing in business really matters in the Kingdom?
If somebody is already supporting a missionary financially or through prayer, but they really want to take their support to the next level, what is one thing they could do starting today?
8. Speed Round:
- What's one thing you wish you would have known before you started out?
- Looking back over the years, what one thing do you wish you'd done differently?
- What is the best advice you have ever received?
- Can you share one of your personal habits that you strongly believe contributes to your success?
- Do you have an Internet resource, maybe a tool like Evernote, that you use would love to recommend to our listeners?
- What book would you recommend to our listeners?
9. Deep Focus on Your Perspective
Now we're going to go a little deeper and focus on your perspective and some ministry advice. This is our chance to learn from your experiences.
- What would you tell someone in the US whose neighbors and coworkers are from a country that used to be considered “missionary territory?”
- What is one thing someone could do to get started discipling and ministering the love of Christ to a neighbor or coworker whose heritage is from another culture?
- Imagine you woke up tomorrow morning, your first day of ministry in a brand new country where you don't know anybody. You still have your experience, knowledge, and your family. Your food and shelter are covered. But all you have is a laptop and $500. What would you do in the next 7 days?
10. Final Guidance and Contact Info
Finally, as we close out the interview, I'll ask for one last piece of advice or guidance and for the best way for us to connect with you.
I will call you via Skype at the appointed time: Skype: bdentzy. The interview will be published in audio format only.
Recording: By participating in the EngagingMissions.com interview, you agree to allow Bryan Entzminger to record, distribute, and disseminate the podcast in any manner. You also agree to allow Bryan Entzminger to retain rights to the produced media for potential future use in speeches, books, and in all other public distribution.