How to Follow God into the Marketplace, with Caleb Townsend  – EM241

How to Follow God into the Marketplace, with Caleb Townsend – EM241

It’s important to remember that the marketplace is a place of ministry. Caleb Townsend comes and talks about his experience of ministering through his business. He also shares about his journey with Jesus and how others have discipled him.

Caleb mentions the importance of discipleship and investing in people as a part of ministry. Even though people can be messy, Caleb reminds us to be patient and to love them where they’re at. From your neighbor to your co-worker, you can show the love of God and be intentional every day.

Listen to the Episode Below (00:41:41)

What We Talked About

  • [00:23] – Episode summary
  • [02:54] – Introduction
  • [03:08] – The importance of a mentor
  • [05:59] – Moments of honesty leading to growth
  • [07:53] – Reflecting on turning points
  • [10:05] – How God brings different passions together
  • [11:29] – Following God into the marketplace
  • [13:20] – Professional versus everyday discipleship
  • [14:28] – What does discipleship look like?
  • [16:48] – How do you choose who to invest in?
  • [18:16] – Ways to shift the conversation in relationships
  • [20:23] – Dealing with the “red lights” in ministry
  • [22:50] – Facing the heartbreaking relationships
  • [29:50] – Sharing the Gospel in the workplace
  • [32:21] – Green, yellow, and red lights
  • [33:14] – Where to start
  • [35:27] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [38:01] – Closing remarks

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Every Door, Every Heart: Following God of the Harvest, with Ross Ramsey – EM240

Every Door, Every Heart: Following God of the Harvest, with Ross Ramsey – EM240

Have you ever counted how many homes are in your community? Well, Ross Ramsey has, and he plans on knocking on every single door to let his town know about Jesus. Over the last year, he has worked with his church to train believers in making disciples. As his church has participated in ministry, there has been great spiritual growth.

For Ross, this isn’t about getting new church members. This is about building the Kingdom. His greatest vision is to join in whatever God is doing and to trust Him through it. God has already been moving, and it will be exciting to see what else He has up His sleeve.

What We Talked About

  • [00:24] – Episode summary
  • [02:31] – Introduction
  • [03:02] – How did you come to Christ?
  • [05:48] – On the other side of the door
  • [07:38] – The impact of God’s work through ministry
  • [09:32] – Sending out laborers into the harvest
  • [13:01] – Talking Kingdom, not church

  • [16:44] – How did your ministry get started?
  • [27:57] – Taking the first step

  • [31:28] – What happens after a person accepts Jesus?
  • [36:49] – Believing God for a greater harvest
  • [39:54] – A vision for the future
  • [41:36] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [43:53] – Closing statements

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How to Heal from Collapse in Ministry, with Ryan Kuja – Author of From the Inside Out – EM239

How to Heal from Collapse in Ministry, with Ryan Kuja – Author of From the Inside Out – EM239

Within Christian ministry, specifically missions, it can be easy to only tell positive stories. Sometimes, though, it’s important to talk about the difficult times. Ryan Kuja joins the show to discuss his own experience with missions and what he has learned about strengths and weaknesses of ministry.

Having lived in over fifteen cities across five continents, Ryan has seen how Western mindsets impact models of mission work. He proposes a model called “constellational thinking,” which looks at the different parts of poverty, not just the surface. Ryan reminds us that God is present in difficult places, and He has a way of making us see the bigger picture.

Topics & Times

  • [00:24] – Episode summary
  • [01:35] – Introduction
  • [02:01] – Why did you write your book?
  • [05:04] – Finding healing after the collapse
  • [09:22] – The key points of the book
  • [15:22] – Constellational thinking and changing views
  • [19:44] – Approaching problems holistically
  • [26:14] – The reality of poverty in the world
  • [35:06] – Forming healthy motivations for ministry
  • [41:16] – For those thinking of writing a book
  • [43:20] – Closing thoughts

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Join the Club: How to Be a Sender for Ministries, with Adam Moody – EM238

Join the Club: How to Be a Sender for Ministries, with Adam Moody – EM238

Sometimes it is important to remember that wealthy nations need Jesus too. Adam Moody tells about his work in Sweden, which is financially rich, but spiritually poor. There are even priests in Sweden who don’t actually believe in God. After working in university ministry, Adam and his family are planning on returning to Sweden to plant churches.

During the show, Adam talks about a really unique idea for raising support for ministries that are underfunded. Here’s a hint: If you like food or other cultures, you won’t want to miss this episode.

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Listen to the Episode Below (00:50:23)

What We Talked About

  • [00:23] – Episode summary
  • [01:25] – Introduction
  • [01:53] – The spiritual reality of Europe
  • [03:37] – The importance of ministry in all nations
  • [06:15] – How do you keep Christ at the center?
  • [07:12] – Challenging the tendency towards complacency
  • [10:35] – What pointed you to the lost?
  • [14:29] – The positive impact of evangelism
  • [17:43] – Financially lean times in ministry
  • [20:07] – What will church planting look like for you?
  • [23:52] – Effective plans for developing leaders
  • [27:03] – What’s going on in Swedish churches?
  • [32:19] – A new idea for fundraising
  • [38:27] – Benefits of the new funding model
  • [42:17] – Preserving the dignity of Swedish people
  • [44:05] – Internet and book resources
  • [46:29] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [48:30] – Closing thoughts

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The Mind of a Missionary: Interesting Facts, Reframing Success, with David Joannes – EM237

The Mind of a Missionary: Interesting Facts, Reframing Success, with David Joannes – EM237

Have you ever wondered whether God’s called you to be a missionary? Have you wondered what it takes and why so many missionaries struggle? Have you wondered if your calling isn’t important or why some Christians will leave behind family and friends who haven’t met Christ to take the Gospel thousands of miles away to people they’ve never met?

If so, today’s conversation with David Joannes is for you.

David is a missionary of 20+ years, the founder of Within Reach Global, and the author of a new book, The Mind of a Missionary. In the book, he looks at what motivates missionaries and keeps them going, the reality of struggles and pain, the joy of faithful and selfless obedience, and much more.

My hope and prayer is that after listening to today’s show, you’ll do two things.

  1. Go buy David’s book, The Mind of the Missionary, and read it
  2. See that, regardless of what you’re called to do, you are an integral part of God’s global plan. That He designed you for greatness…to display His glories to the ends of the Earth.

What We Talked About

  • [00:24] – Episode Overview
  • [01:19] – Welcome
  • [02:27] – Why was this the right time to write the book?
  • [03:16] – Is this book ONLY for missionaries?
  • [04:49] – No “special” callings but it's important to differentiate.
  • [07:17] – Talking about the writing process.
  • [08:58] – What was the hardest thing to write?
  • [11:24] – How did you come up with the structure of the book?
  • [13:14] – What things that readers are taking away have
  • surprised you?
  • [15:34] – What would you hope to see changed because of what
  • you've written?
  • [17:30] – What can we do to support the health of the
  • missionaries we're connected with?
  • [19:26] – What does it mean that the Gospel always bring life to
  • the receiver and death to the giver?
  • [22:25] – What does the idea of calling as compared to
  • volunteering mean to us?
  • [24:57] – What does it mean to “domesticate” the Gospel and
  • what happens when we do that?
  • [27:57] – What makes the negative inner monologue so difficult
  • in cross-cultural ministry situations?
  • [31:04] – Who should we emulate?
  • [33:28] – If you could whisper something to the Bride of Christ,
  • what would you share?
  • [34:37] – How can we best pray for you?

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How to Impact Communities with the Good News, with Tom & Sarah Hall – EM236

How to Impact Communities with the Good News, with Tom & Sarah Hall – EM236

Oftentimes, ministry is closer than you think. Tom and Sarah Hall come to discuss their ministry in Kansas City and how they ended up there.

Growing up, Tom felt a call to missions, and he expected to work overseas. God had other plans, however, and led him to work in the States. He and his wife now train believers to be disciple-makers and spread the Gospel in their community.

Tom shares about his journey from pastor to disciple-maker and what God has been doing through the ministry. He and Sarah have continued to walk in obedience to the Lord’s calling, and look forward to where He is taking them.

Listen to the Episode Below (00:49:29)

What We Talked About

  • [00:24] – Episode summary
  • [02:56] – Introduction
  • [03:16] – A call to the unreached people nearby
  • [06:29] – A fulfillment of the calling
  • [07:14] – Pushing back the darkness
  • [08:22] – A day in the life of ministry
  • [12:51] – How has transition impacted your faith?
  • [14:59] – The positive impacts of evangelism
  • [19:50] – Walking out the vision of ministry
  • [25:39] – How do you build up your network?
  • [28:22] – The single, biggest need in equipping
  • [30:11] – The importance of collaboration
  • [34:17] – What would you say to a pastor of a replant?
  • [37:18] – For those who want to reach the lost
  • [40:13] – Internet and book resources
  • [40:58] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [42:31] – Thoughts from a funeral
  • [45:20] – A book recommendation

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