The Great Value of Relationships in Missions

Episode 198 - Dr. Paul Chinchen

For many people, short term missions can be seen as something like a trap door. The believer takes their money, time, and resources, drops it through the door to those in need, and leaves. Our guest, Dr. Paul Chinchen, shows us how this is not the case. These trips are instead like a revolving door, where relationships are formed and where everyone gains something.

His ministry, African Bible Colleges, works with students throughout Africa, providing education and the Good News of Jesus. More than anything, Dr. Chinchen values the relationships that come through the ministry, because that is what the Kingdom of God is all about.

What we talked about

  • 00:24 – Episode summary
  • 01:59 – Introduction
  • 02:31 – The main focus of ministry
  • 05:17 – How can short term missions impact people?
  • 12:11 – Doing short term missions well
Short term mission trips open up people’s eyes to what God is doing in the world. - Dr. Paul Chinchen Click To Tweet
  • 20:37 – Building the best relationships in ministry
  • 24:35 – An effective point of contact
  • 30:59 – The value of learning the heart language
  • 33:22 – How can we best pray for you?

Christ didn’t just go and preach the gospel, so taking care of people’s human needs, their physical needs, those are important to Christ.

  • 40:51 – Closing remarks
  • 44:51 – Next week on Engaging Missions

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Dr. Paul Chinchen

Dr. Paul Chinchen

President: African Bible Colleges

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