How To Best Love God and Muslim Neighbors, with Gregory – EM255

How To Best Love God and Muslim Neighbors, with Gregory – EM255

When the Church is obeying Jesus, communities and neighborhoods become better. Our guest, Gregory (pseudonym), shares about his ministry in Cyprus, which includes a church, a coffee shop, and a ministry training school. He cares deeply about sharing the Gospel to the Muslim world.

Over the last few years, Gregory has co-led a church in Cyprus and trained students at Exile Ministry Training. Part of that training includes making and selling coffee and wine in the community. This allows students to learn about business and to reach out to the community. Gregory talks about his thankfulness for God’s faithfulness and His willingness to use him in Cyprus.

Full Show Notes: http://engagingmissions.com/255

What We Talked About

It’s by God’s mercy that we have the privilege to serve. – Gregory Click To Tweet
  • [00:23] – Episode summary
  • [02:05] – An ongoing desire to be in ministry
  • [02:24] – Why Cyprus?
  • [03:21] – Seasons of doubt and renewed faith
  • [06:30] – How did your experience shape you?
  • [07:47] – The origin story of ministry
  • [10:31] – Impacting the community at large
  • [12:53] – What has been your greatest challenge?
  • [14:04] – Equipping others to serve the Muslim world
  • [18:13] – For those who are skeptical of monasticism
  • [25:06] – Appreciating the deep goodness of Jesus
  • [27:11] – How is the school structured?
  • [32:00] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [34:17] – Closing thoughts

I think a reasonable question for any church to ask is, ‘Is my neighborhood better because the Church is in it?'

Gregory (Pen Name)

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Heart Healthy Hustle and How to Trust God in the Risks, with Jonathan Frederick – EM254

Heart Healthy Hustle and How to Trust God in the Risks, with Jonathan Frederick – EM254

God loves to use each person’s gifts to lead others to Jesus. Our guest today, Jonathan Frederick, has an entrepreneurial podcast that he sees as ministry. On his show, he interviews different types of people and works to show them God’s love.

Jonathan shares about his desire to be fully who God wants him to be. He also talks about his struggles of fitting in and how that’s influenced his life. Sometimes, taking risks can be scary, but God gives us strength to do it. Jonathan reminds us of that on this episode.

Full Show Notes: http://engagingmissions.com/254

What We Talked About

Following the Lord is actually going to provide you with the life that’s far more abundant than anything else. – @hustleyourtweet Click To Tweet
  • [00:24] – Episode summary
  • [02:06] – How do the pieces fit together?
  • [04:10] – Podcasting, videography, and consistency
  • [05:11] – Opening up doors for relationship
  • [11:51] – Following the Lord’s leading
  • [16:55] – Why were you afraid to win?
  • [18:21] – What keeps you going when things are hard?
  • [21:10] – Transitioning to being proactive
  • [24:47] – Who is your show for?
  • [26:25] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [27:31] – Engaging Missions updates

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The Great Surprise: Finding Hope in the Gospel, with Marcus Rose – EM253

The Great Surprise: Finding Hope in the Gospel, with Marcus Rose – EM253

Marcus Rose, Church Planter in Berlin

Growing up in East Germany, Marcus Rose saw Jesus work in his family and in the country. When he was fifteen, he felt a call to ministry while Germany was still divided by the wall. Four years later, Marcus and other believers went to schools around town to share the Gospel to people.

As Germany changed, Marcus experienced a crisis of faith. He wasn’t sure how to keep following God’s call. Eventually, in Thailand, he re-committed his life to God.

Since then, Marcus has been planting house churches and discipling believers in Germany and across Europe. He sees discipleship as an important part of ministry. He hopes to grow in boldness as he continues to obey Jesus and His call.

Full Show Notes: http://engagingmissions.com/253

What We Talked About

The Gospel has to be shared. That was the first thing that I saw. – Marcus Rose Click To Tweet
  • [00:24] – Episode summary
  • [01:54] – A time before the wall came down
  • [05:03] – Facing a crisis of faith
  • [08:16] – Experiencing the changes in Germany
  • [09:47] – What led you to Thailand?
  • [12:39] – How did that shape what you are doing now?
  • [16:23] – Learning to love difficult people
  • [18:01] – Focusing on the fruit of the Spirit
  • [20:35] – The difference between fruit and success
  • [27:59] – Multiplication needs discipleship
  • [33:15] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [36:26] – Closing thoughts

I might be out on the other side of the world, but people live out Matthew 28 in a way I had, in all my naivete, tried to reach out when I was a teenager.

Marcus Rose

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To Seek and Save: How to Love Muslims Like God Does, with Aaron Myers – EM252

To Seek and Save: How to Love Muslims Like God Does, with Aaron Myers – EM252

The Bible has a lot of stories about God seeking the lost. Sometimes, Christians forget to join in the search. Aaron Myers joins to share about how the Church can be involved, specifically with Muslims. He works with Crescent Project and Everywhere to Everywhere to train believers on sharing the Gospel with Muslims.

After working in Turkey for four years, Aaron and his family moved back to the States. He now wants to see the Church equip and encourage Christians to share the Good News with their neighbors. Aaron helps remind us that God has a heart for our Muslim neighbors and that He wants us to have that same heart.

Full Show Notes: http://engagingmissions.com/252

What We Talked About

When we step out in faith and God shows up, that’s something to get excited about. – Aaron Myers Click To Tweet
  • [00:24] – Episode summary
  • [01:43] – Spending time in Turkey
  • [06:42] – Returning to the States
  • [08:04] – How did your conversations with God go?
  • [09:40] – The Lord’s leading to new places
  • [12:43] – Having a conversation about worldview
  • [15:47] – Engaging Missions partnership drive
  • [16:45] – What is Crescent Project?
  • [18:14] – What kind of training do you provide?
  • [22:12] – Transformation in churches and people’s lives
  • [26:44] – A vision of hope for the future
  • [28:20] – Knowing and abiding in God
  • [32:53] – Equipping believers to share the Gospel
  • [37:07] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [38:57] – Podcast updates
Look, God’s doing something. The question is, ‘Are you going to be a part of it?’ – Aaron Myers Click To Tweet

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God Is Sufficient: How to Lean on God in Ministry, with Jordan Raybon – EM251

God Is Sufficient: How to Lean on God in Ministry, with Jordan Raybon – EM251

God loves to work in and through our weaknesses. He is very good at taking what little we have and multiplying it for thousands. Jordan Raybon visits Engaging Missions to share about how God has been doing that in his ministry. Jordan is a pastor from Tennessee who is living in Brussels, Belgium with his wife and son. He describes his church in Belgium as one that is thriving and growing.

Jordan shares about working in a multiethnic setting in Belgium. He also talks about the importance of making the Gospel understandable to a different culture while not watering it down in any way. Jordan reminds us to lean on God and to follow Him wherever He leads.

Full Show Notes: http://engagingmissions.com/251

What We Talked About

Take your godliness seriously. @jordanraybon Click To Tweet
  • [00:24] – Episode summary
  • [01:51] – What is your church like?
  • [03:29] – Creating a welcoming community
  • [05:06] – God’s revelation in transitions
  • [11:29] – The partnership drive with Engaging Missions
  • [13:35] – Resting on God’s sufficiency in ministry
  • [16:10] – Many ways to learn the same lesson
  • [17:34] – Sharing the Gospel in your heart language
  • [24:02] – Ministering in a multiethnic setting
  • [26:24] – Entering into a new culture
  • [31:30] – Concerns of contextualizing the Gospel
  • [34:27] – What advice would you give yourself?
  • [42:24] – How can we best pray for you?
  • [44:59] – Closing thoughts

It’s important that the Gospel makes sense for people based on their context. And that’s hard work to make sure that we’re contextualizing it well, but we can’t lose the Gospel in our contextualization.

Jordan Raybon

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Off the RACE Track: From Color-Blind to Color-Kind, with Steve Simms – EM250

Off the RACE Track: From Color-Blind to Color-Kind, with Steve Simms – EM250

Jesus went after EVERYBODY!

Through Christ, all walls of division have been torn down. Believers from every tribe and tongue are united by the blood of Jesus. A former Engaging Missions guest, Steve Simms, comes to talk about racial reconciliation. As ministers of reconciliation, we are called to bring healing where there has been injustice and brokenness.

Steve shares about his new book called Off the RACE Track, which helps believers know how to be color kind. He also tells stories about how he came to care about this issue. He provides lessons from his time pastoring a multiracial church.

What We Talked About

Jesus went after everybody! – Steve Simms Click To Tweet
  • 00:24 – Episode summary
  • 01:31 – Longing to see reconciliation
  • 03:10 – What does it mean to be color kind?
  • 05:19 – Taking the first step
  • 06:43 – Finding ways to understand others
  • 08:10 – Approaching a different culture
  • 11:07 – Beginning to interact on a personal level
  • 13:45 – How did you pursue knowledge on the issues?
  • 16:04 – Grasping the history of racial division
  • 18:01 – What can we do to repair the problems?
  • 19:16 – For the pastors seeking a Revelation congregation
  • 21:50 – The many meanings of diversity
  • 23:35 – Representing every tribe and tongue
  • 26:10 – Pastoring a diverse church
  • 28:50 – Where to start
  • 31:46 – One person can change the world
  • 33:55 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 38:05 – How YOU can be involved in the Engaging Missions Show
How can we reach people if the things that are important to them aren’t important to us? – Steve Simms Click To Tweet

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