How to Love the Least, the Last, and the Lost, with Andrew Foster – EM245

How to Love the Least, the Last, and the Lost, with Andrew Foster – EM245

Andrew Foster is one of the most passionate people you’ll ever meet. He’s on the show to share about his prison ministry which also involves a local coffee shop. Having been in prison himself, Andrew has seen the Lord’s love for those behind bars.

He heard the Good News and became a Christian while in jail, and now he wants to see others come to know Jesus. Through his ministry, he houses people transitioning out of prison, showing them the love of Christ. He also runs a local coffee shop and tells others the Gospel. Andrew’s love for God and others is evident, and his joy is contagious!

Listen to the Episode Below (00:44:39)

Full Show Notes: https://engagingmissions.com/245

What We Talked About

  • [00:24] – Episode summary
  • [01:18] – Introduction
  • [01:43] – Drawing near to the marginalized
  • [04:07] – Remaining tethered to God’s redemptive work
  • [08:20] – How do you keep going in ministry?
  • [12:34] – Regaining a joy for salvation
  • [18:39] – Coffee shops and prison cells
  • [26:52] – What are recovery residences?

Any recovery model that you read, the number one element in all of those is hope. And what better way to instill hope in people than introduce them to the Good News of Jesus Christ?
Andrew Foster

  • [33:52] – Participating in God’s redemption
  • [37:43] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [42:40] – Closing thoughts

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How to Fulfill the Assignment of God in the Local Church, with David Kim – EM244

How to Fulfill the Assignment of God in the Local Church, with David Kim – EM244

Local churches play a key role in leading people to Jesus. David Kim joins the podcast to remind us of that important job. He has been equipping believers in his church to evangelize in the community. In the Bay area, where David lives, there is a great harvest that churches can minister to.

Going deeper in discipleship can be a difficult process, but David shows why benefits outweigh costs. By surrendering to the Holy Spirit, he has seen his community change through sharing the Gospel. David has been able to partner with God in ministering to those around him and in encouraging the Church to fulfill her call.

Full Show Notes: https://engagingmissions.com/244

What We Talked About

  • [00:24] – Episode summary
  • [01:30] – Introduction
  • [01:55] – The role of the local church
  • [05:46] – The transformative effects of discipleship
  • [07:16] – How has this stretched you as a leader?
  • [09:56] – Leading a church through transition
  • [13:15] – Finding a value for evangelism
  • [14:36] – The spiritual reality in the US
  • [15:48] – A vision for what ministry would look like
  • [20:51] – The local church as a center for movement
  • [24:20] – What is your prayer for the local church?
  • [29:34] – Growing in camaraderie with God
  • [33:58] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [38:18] – Resources and feedback

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What Happens When We Walk in Obedience to God?, with Justin White – EM243

What Happens When We Walk in Obedience to God?, with Justin White – EM243


It started in a small Baptist Church, with a response to the Gospel. But that didn’t mean that Justin immediately jumped in and followed God wholeheartedly. But a few years later, God used Isaiah to call Justin back to Himself.

Years later, God used an adoption to redirect Justin and his family to Africa for a couple of years. While they were there, they met cultural challenges but God began to show them how to use simple, reproducible tools to share their love for Him.

Now Justin and his family are in North Carolina and he’s a Movement Catalyst pursuing #NoPlaceLeft.

This is his story.

Listen to the Episode Below (0:37:18)

Full Show Notes: https://engagingmissions.com/243

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What We Talked About

  • [01:19] – About Justin White
  • [01:54] – How did you come to faith in Christ?
  • [03:31] – What part of Isaiah 6 stood out to you?
  • [04:30] – What did that “sending me” look like as you started to walk with Christ?
  • [05:59] – What does a Movement Catalyst do?
  • [10:41] – How is what you were doing in Africa different from what you're doing now?
  • [12:11] – Is it ever difficult to keep that kind of perspective?
  • [13:24] – What's God been showing you over the last few months?
  • [14:49] – How has God grown your ability to trust Him?
  • [16:29] – What are the residencies that you're offering?
  • [19:33] – What happens when your investment never really takes root?
  • [20:47] – How important is cross-cultural ministry with what you're doing?
  • [25:17] – What has to change in our lives if we're really going to start pursuing Movement?
    • Broken for Lostness and Repentance
    • Understand your identity from Scripture
    • Understand who you can share your faith with
    • Learn how to start or transition a conversation to the Gospel
    • Plan and prioritize time
  • [27:43] – What happens when people begin walking in obedience to God?
  • [29:09] – Justin’s prayer requests
    • Family – especially daughters
    • That God would continue to raise up laborers
    • Wisdom & Strategy
  • [31:18] – Volunteer Resource Guide
  • [33:03] – Listener Feedback
  • [35:03] – Show Closing

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How to Be a Catalyst: Obey the Great Commission, with Mike Falkenstine – EM242

How to Be a Catalyst: Obey the Great Commission, with Mike Falkenstine – EM242

 The Great Commission is a crucial part of the Christian faith, but many believers don’t even know what it means. Mike Falkenstine comes to remind us of its importance and how followers of Jesus can live out that Commission. He also shares resources for those who want to take the first step of sharing the Gospel.Mike also has strong connections in China through his ministry. He plans on sending a team of Chinese missionaries to reach different people groups throughout China. Mike’s love for Jesus pushes him to share about what He has done. He shows us the need to obey Jesus and make disciples of all nations.

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 – Episode summary
  • 01:18 – Introduction
  • 01:49 – What is the Great Commission?
  • 05:10 – The meaning of Jesus’ command
  • 07:35 – Why believers ignore the Great Commission
  • 09:54 – The transformation of obedience
  • 12:48 – What keeps people from answering the call?
  • 16:05 – Needs that you see and address
  • 20:18 – How to keep moving forward
  • 25:03 – When did God call you to ministry?
  • 30:07 – The current situation in China
  • 36:49 – Taking the first step
  • 39:22 – Other important resources
  • 40:18 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 43:22 – Feedback and closing thoughts

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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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