Lord of the Harvest: How to be Faithful in Ministry

Episode 185 - Brett Butler

In the Bay area of San Francisco, nearly 93 percent of the population have no relationship with Christ. Such statistics might seem extremely disheartening or overwhelming. But our guest, Brett Butler shares on how God has given him a call to reach this group.

In the next five years, he's asking God to start 500 new churches – one for each zip code in the area.

During the show, Brett discusses the importance of abiding or resting in Jesus and how that plays out in his ministry. He also talks about his salvation story and how God gradually brought him to a relationship with Him. This episode is full of conviction, hope, and strength as we hear about God’s movement in the world. Reaching 93% might sound impossible, but God has an amazing way of doing more than we could ever imagine.

What we talked about

  • 00:24 – Episode Summary
  • 01:51 – Introduction
  • 02:13 – How did God capture your heart?
Little by little, God was just drawing me to Him. Click To Tweet
  • 03:57 – The process of discipleship
  • 05:39 – How does your testimony form your ministry?
Whenever I go out, I’m not looking to change people; I’m looking for people who want to be changed. - Matt Herz Click To Tweet
  • 07:20 – Meaningful verse
  • 10:26 – A pivotal point of revelation
  • 11:50 – What has God been teaching you?
He has taught me that He is the Lord of the harvest, and my job is to be faithful, not successful. Click To Tweet God is serious when He talks about the need for a day of Sabbath rest. Click To Tweet
  • 27:37 – Things you wish you would have known
  • 30:55 – Through Christ we have hope
  • 32:50 – Next week on Engaging Missions
  • 35:00 – What you do matters in the Kingdom
  • 40:20 – Internet and book resources
  • 41:06 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 42:51 – Training in order to grow
  • 45:50 – Stories from Mongolia
  • 49:37 – Understanding Muslims

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Brett Butler

Brett Butler

Church Planter, Sanctuary Bay

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