How to Remain Deeply Devoted After Short Term Missions

Episode 200 - JennyBeth Gardner

Have you ever wondered why it seems so much easier to have a quality devotional life and hear God's voice while you're on a short missions trip? If so, you'll want to hear what JennyBeth Gardner has so say.

JennyBeth is a vocational missionary with the Transformational Education Network (TEN3). She spends most of her time in the US working on curriculum but she also makes short trips to build relationships, provide training and more.

As we talked, she shared some of what she's learned after years of making short trips, as well as some of the ways YOU can get involved with TEN3.

What we talked about

  • 00:24 – Show Summary
  • 02:10 – Introducing JennyBeth Gardner
  • 02:35 – Quick Summary of what JennyBeth Does
  • 03:52 – What are some of the benefits of short-term missions?
It's really something where God works both in my heart and the people I go to serve. #missions Click To Tweet
  • 05:26 – What are some of the challenges we can overcome in short-term missions?
Short-term #missions can be well-intentioned but counterproductive if they're not within a long-term strategy. Click To Tweet
  • 06:47 – Why is quiet time easier on a short-term missions trip than when we're at home?
Because I have that anticipation, that sense of purpose, everything comes alive very easily. #missions Click To Tweet
  • 07:56 – How can we bring that focus back home with us?
God still has His purposes for you here - even in the things that go wrong. #missions #ministry Click To Tweet
  • 12:28 – How can we know when we should continue on or when we're just being hard-headed?
If you really want to hear from God, He will find a way to get through to you. #gospel #missions Click To Tweet
  • 14:07 – How do we walk in the seasons that seem easy without simply resting on our laurels?
  • 15:56 – What does TEN3 do?
  • 18:06 – How are you able to “give ownership” to national leaders?
  • 19:38 – How can people get involved with what's going on with TEN3?
  • 20:57 – What are some of the other ways people can partner with you?
  • 22:04 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 24:37 – Please take a minute to pray.
  • [25:15] – Check out a new podcast: From the Forefront
  • 26:42 – Next week: Tony Svendsen of e3 Partners
  • 28:16 – Thanks to JennyBeth Gardner and Geoff Butterworth

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JennyBeth Gardner

JennyBeth Gardner

TEN3, Curriculum Department Head

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