On this week’s episode of Engaging Missions, Steve Addison returns to share about his new book, Pioneering Movements. Through his books and personal actions, he seeks to train people in how to make disciples. In the interview, he discusses the purpose behind his book and what readers can learn from it.

Steve also talks about certain things that God has shown him throughout the process of writing the book. From methods to connection, he delves into the ways in which we as believers can better spread the Gospel. He hopes for us to pioneer the way for others to do the same.

What we talked about

  • [00:30] – Introduction
  • [01:21] – Steve’s new book
  • [02:27] – Characteristics of Movements
  • [04:06] – Who is the book written for?
  • [05:22] – The importance of timing
  • [06:33] – Losing a mindset of hopelessness
  • [08:16] – Focus on a pioneer
  • [09:58] – More than methods
  • [11:47] – Doing rather than knowing
  • [13:55] – Engaging Missions Leadership Moment
  • [17:26] – What did you learn while writing the book?
  • [19:55] – Guidelines for church movements
  • [22:11] – Things that surprised you while writing
  • [24:24] – Ways that God stretched you
  • [24:59] – Growing in our understanding of calling
  • [26:55] – Profile of a pioneer
  • [29:32] – Missionary bands and the local church
  • [34:20] – A step that bears fruit
  • [36:04] – Problems of exhortation without training
  • [38:22] – How to respond to lack of understanding
  • [40:13] – 6 characteristics of Christ’s ministry
  • [42:45] – How to connect with movements of God
  • [44:03] – Levels of leadership
  • [46:37] – Finding Pioneering Movements and closing thoughts

 

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iTunes Reviews

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

 

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