Within Christian ministry, specifically missions, it can be easy to only tell positive stories. Sometimes, though, it’s important to talk about the difficult times. Ryan Kuja joins the show to discuss his own experience with missions and what he has learned about strengths and weaknesses of ministry.
Having lived in over fifteen cities across five continents, Ryan has seen how Western mindsets impact models of mission work. He proposes a model called “constellational thinking,” which looks at the different parts of poverty, not just the surface. Ryan reminds us that God is present in difficult places, and He has a way of making us see the bigger picture.
Topics & Times
- [00:24] – Episode summary
- [01:35] – Introduction
- [02:01] – Why did you write your book?
- [05:04] – Finding healing after the collapse
- [09:22] – The key points of the book
- [15:22] – Constellational thinking and changing views
- [19:44] – Approaching problems holistically
- [26:14] – The reality of poverty in the world
- [35:06] – Forming healthy motivations for ministry
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Resources & Contact Info
- From the Inside Out by Ryan Kuja
- Ryan's Website: ryankuja.com
- Facebook: @RyanKujaAuthor
- Twitter: @ryankuja
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