How to Raise up Leaders and Make Disciples in the World

Episode 189 - Rick Preato

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus calls others to follow Him and become fishers of men. Our guest, Rick Preato, discusses how we become fishers as soon as we become followers. He currently works to make disciples in his local community.

After seeing the move of God in South Asia, he felt the Lord call him to minister to those around him back in the States. During the episode, Rick shares about abiding in Jesus, walking in obedience, and raising up leaders. As he talks about his experiences, he shows his passion for the Lord and his heart for others.

What we talked about

  • 00:24 – Episode summary
  • 02:23 – Introduction
  • 02:56 – Where are you headed?
  • 03:43 – Shaping the direction of life
  • 05:26 – Connections with the national leaders
  • 06:44 – Being empowered by the moves of God
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  • 07:51 – Interacting as an ambassador of Christ
  • 09:40 – Meaningful verse

And He said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.’  – Matthew 4:19

  • 11:21 – Sharing life with people
  • 12:42 – Foundational Missions Leadership Moment
  • 13:24 – How important are relationships in ministry?
  • 15:21 – Bridging the gap
  • 16:50 – Obeying Christ above all others
  • 18:01 – Desperation for the Word of God
  • 19:40 – Teaching others how to obey Jesus
  • 20:42 – Multiplying leaders in ministry
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  • 22:11 – How to keep going with a broken heart
  • 24:05 – Learning to smell the Kingdom
  • 25:25 – The many surprises of God
  • 27:05 – Next week on Engaging Missions
  • 28:39 – Marketplace matters
  • 29:47 – Missed ministry opportunities
  • 31:04 – Internet and book resources]
  • 31:31 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 32:17 – A challenge for the coming days
  • 33:18 – Stories from Mongolia
  • 35:48 – Understanding Muslim neighbors

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