Engaging Missions https://engagingmissions.com/the-engaging-missions-show-god-stories-in-your-earbuds/ God stories delivered right to your earbuds. Powerful Stories from Christian Missionaries, Church Planters, and Ministry Leaders. Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cropped-EM-Only-1-min.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Engaging Missions https://engagingmissions.com/the-engaging-missions-show-god-stories-in-your-earbuds/ 32 32 God is always at work and every Christian has the opportunity to be involved. Enjoy stories and insights from missionaries and church planters that will challenge you to grow, inspire you to take action, and reveal God’s heart. Whether you feel called to minister the love of Jesus across the ocean or down the street, this show is for you. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean episodic Bryan Entzmingerfeed feedback@engagingmissions.com feedback@engagingmissions.com (Bryan Entzmingerfeed) © Bryan Entzminger God stories delivered right to your earbuds. Powerful Stories from Christian Missionaries, Church Planters, and Ministry Leaders. feedback@engagingmissions.com TV-G Nashville, TN Weekly Become a Patron 63108980 How to Love the Least, the Last, and the Lost, with Andrew Foster - EM245 https://engagingmissions.com/em245-andrew-foster-prison-ministry/ Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28572 <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-29206" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/EM245-Andrew-Foster-BlogCover-Quote.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="630" /></p> <p>Andrew Foster is one of the most passionate people you’ll ever meet. He’s on the show to share about his prison ministry which also involves a local coffee shop. Having been in prison himself, Andrew has seen the Lord’s love for those behind bars.</p> <p>He heard the Good News and became a Christian while in jail, and now he wants to see others come to know Jesus. Through his ministry, he houses people transitioning out of prison, showing them the love of Christ. He also runs a local coffee shop and tells others the Gospel. Andrew’s love for God and others is evident, and his joy is contagious!</p> <p><strong>Full Show Notes</strong>: <a href="https://engagingmissions.com/245">https://engagingmissions.com/245</a></p> <h2>What We Talked About</h2> <ul> <li>00:24 - Episode summary</li> <li>01:18 - Introduction</li> <li>01:43 - Drawing near to the marginalized</li> <li>04:07 - Remaining tethered to God’s redemptive work</li> <li>08:20 - How do you keep going in ministry?</li> <li>12:34 - Regaining a joy for salvation</li> </ul> <ul> <li>18:39 - Coffee shops and prison cells</li> <li>26:52 - What are recovery residences?</li> </ul> <blockquote><p>Any recovery model that you read, the number one element in all of those is hope. And what better way to instill hope in people than introduce them to the Good News of Jesus Christ?<br /> <cite>Andrew Foster</cite></p></blockquote> <ul> <li>33:52 - Participating in God’s redemption</li> <li>37:43 - How can we best pray for you?</li> <li>42:40 - Closing thoughts</li> </ul> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Website</strong>: <a href="https://inspiration-ministries.org/">https://inspiration-ministries.org</a></li> <li><strong>Email</strong>: <a href="mailto:inspirationministries@live.com">inspirationministries@live.com</a></li> <li><strong>Facebook</strong>: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/InspirationMinistriesINC">@InspirationMinistriesINC</a></li> <li><strong>Telephone</strong>: <a href="tel:260-333-6707">260-333-6707</a></li> </ul> <h2>Additional Resources</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Facebook</strong>: <a href="https://facebook.com/engagingmissions">@engagingmissions</a></li> <li><strong>Messenger</strong>: <a href="https://m.me/engagingmissions">@engagingmissions</a></li> <li><strong>Twitter</strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/engagingmission">@engagingmission</a></li> <li><a href="https://engagingmissions.com/voicemail">Leave a Voicemail</a></li> <li><a href="https://engagingmissions.com/patron" rel="payment">Become a Patron</a></li> <li><a href="https://engagingmissions.com/quicksubscribe">Listen for Free</a></li> </ul> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em245-andrew-foster-prison-ministry/">How to Love the Least, the Last, and the Lost, with Andrew Foster – EM245</a></p> Andrew Foster is one of the most passionate people you’ll ever meet. He’s on the show to share about his prison ministry which also involves a local coffee shop. Having been in prison himself, Andrew has seen the Lord’s love for those behind bars. He heard the Good News and became a Christian while in jail, and now he wants to see others come to know Jesus. Through his ministry, he houses people transitioning out of prison, showing them the love of Christ. He also runs a local coffee shop and tells others the Gospel. Andrew’s love for God and others is evident, and his joy is contagious! Full Show Notes: https://engagingmissions.com/245

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 - Episode summary
  • 01:18 - Introduction
  • 01:43 - Drawing near to the marginalized
  • 04:07 - Remaining tethered to God’s redemptive work
  • 08:20 - How do you keep going in ministry?
  • 12:34 - Regaining a joy for salvation
  • 18:39 - Coffee shops and prison cells
  • 26:52 - What are recovery residences?
Any recovery model that you read, the number one element in all of those is hope. And what better way to instill hope in people than introduce them to the Good News of Jesus Christ? Andrew Foster
  • 33:52 - Participating in God’s redemption
  • 37:43 - How can we best pray for you?
  • 42:40 - Closing thoughts

Resources & Contact Info

Additional Resources

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We've heard that God can meet people in hard places. Listen as Andrew Foster shares how God's moved him from prisoner to prison ministry and advocacy. God can meet people in hard places. Andrew Foster met Jesus when he was a prisoner. Now God's moved him into prison ministry and advocacy. This is his story. Bryan Entzminger and Andrew Foster 1 245 How to Love the Least, the Last, and the Lost clean 44:39 God can meet people in hard places. Andrew Foster met Jesus when he was a prisoner. Now God's moved him into prison ministry and advocacy. This is his story. <iframe width="320" height="30" src="https://engagingmissions.com/?powerpress_embed=28572-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 28572
How to Fulfill the Assignment of God in the Local Church, with David Kim – EM244 https://engagingmissions.com/em244-david-kim/ Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28520 <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-29191" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/em244-david-kim-wide.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="630" /></p> <p>Local churches play a key role in leading people to Jesus. David Kim joins the podcast to remind us of that important job. He has been equipping believers in his church to evangelize in the community. In the Bay area, where David lives, there is a great harvest that churches can minister to.</p> <p>Going deeper in discipleship can be a difficult process, but David shows why benefits outweigh costs. By surrendering to the Holy Spirit, he has seen his community change through sharing the Gospel. David has been able to partner with God in ministering to those around him and in encouraging the Church to fulfill her call.</p> <p><strong>Full Show Notes: </strong><a href="https://engagingmissions.com/244">https://engagingmissions.com/244</a></p> <h2>What We Talked About</h2> <ul> <li>00:24 - Episode summary</li> <li>01:30 - Introduction</li> <li>01:55 - The role of the local church</li> <li>05:46 - The transformative effects of discipleship</li> <li>07:16 - How has this stretched you as a leader?</li> <li>09:56 - Leading a church through transition</li> <li>13:15 - Finding a value for evangelism</li> <li>14:36 - The spiritual reality in the US</li> <li>15:48 - A vision for what ministry would look like</li> <li>20:51 - The local church as a center for movement</li> <li>24:20 - What is your prayer for the local church?</li> <li>29:34 - Growing in camaraderie with God</li> <li>33:58 - How can we best pray for you?</li> <li>38:18 - Resources and feedback</li> </ul> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Website</strong>: <a href="http://parkwayonline.org/">http://ParkwayOnline.org</a></li> <li><strong>Email</strong>: <a href="mailto:Pastor@ParkwayOnline.org"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pastor@ParkwayOnline.org </span></a></li> </ul> <h2>Additional Resources</h2> <ul> <li>Kyle shared the article, <a href="https://engagingmissions.com/7osrq7">CHURCH PLANTING LESSONS: HOW WE PLANTED 100 DISCOVERY GROUPS</a></li> <li>Justin <a href="https://engagingmissions.com/fi5yb2">shared this feedback</a></li> </ul> <h2>Show Links</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Facebook</strong>: <a href="https://facebook.com/engagingmissions">@engagingmissions</a></li> <li><strong>Messenger</strong>: <a href="https://m.me/engagingmissions">@engagingmissions</a></li> <li><strong>Twitter</strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/engagingmission">@engagingmission</a></li> <li><a href="https://engagingmissions.com/voicemail">Leave a Voicemail</a></li> <li><a href="https://engagingmissions.com/patron" rel="payment">Become a Patron</a></li> <li><a href="https://engagingmissions.com/quicksubscribe">Listen for Free</a></li> </ul> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em244-david-kim/">How to Fulfill the Assignment of God in the Local Church, with David Kim – EM244</a></p> Local churches play a key role in leading people to Jesus. David Kim joins the podcast to remind us of that important job. He has been equipping believers in his church to evangelize in the community. In the Bay area, where David lives, there is a great harvest that churches can minister to. Going deeper in discipleship can be a difficult process, but David shows why benefits outweigh costs. By surrendering to the Holy Spirit, he has seen his community change through sharing the Gospel. David has been able to partner with God in ministering to those around him and in encouraging the Church to fulfill her call. Full Show Notes: https://engagingmissions.com/244

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 - Episode summary
  • 01:30 - Introduction
  • 01:55 - The role of the local church
  • 05:46 - The transformative effects of discipleship
  • 07:16 - How has this stretched you as a leader?
  • 09:56 - Leading a church through transition
  • 13:15 - Finding a value for evangelism
  • 14:36 - The spiritual reality in the US
  • 15:48 - A vision for what ministry would look like
  • 20:51 - The local church as a center for movement
  • 24:20 - What is your prayer for the local church?
  • 29:34 - Growing in camaraderie with God
  • 33:58 - How can we best pray for you?
  • 38:18 - Resources and feedback

Resources & Contact Info

Additional Resources

Show Links

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Want to see your community transformed by God's love? Listen to discover the importance of the local Church's involvement in evangelism and discipleship. Want to see your community transformed? Don't forget that the local Church plays a key role in leading people to Jesus. Listen to discover the benefits of deeper discipleship and effective evangelism. Bryan Entzminger and David Kim 1 244 How to Fulfill the Assignment of God in the Local Church clean 42:38 Want to see your community transformed? Don't forget that the local Church plays a key role in leading people to Jesus. Listen to discover the benefits of deeper discipleship and effective evangelism. <iframe width="320" height="30" src="https://engagingmissions.com/?powerpress_embed=28520-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 28520
What Happens When We Walk in Obedience to God?, with Justin White – EM243 https://engagingmissions.com/em242-justin-white/ Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28508 <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-29121" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/EM243-Justin-White-NoPlaceLeft-Header-Quote.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="630"><br /> It started in a small Baptist Church, with a response to the Gospel. But that didn’t mean that Justin immediately jumped in and followed God wholeheartedly. But a few years later, God used Isaiah to call Justin back to Himself.</p> <p>Years later, God used an adoption to redirect Justin and his family to Africa for a couple of years. While they were there, they met cultural challenges but God began to show them how to use simple, reproducible tools to share their love for Him.</p> <p>Now Justin and his family are in North Carolina and he’s a Movement Catalyst pursuing #NoPlaceLeft.</p> <p>This is his story.</p> <p><strong>Full Show Notes</strong>: <a href="https://engagingmissions.com/243">https://engagingmissions.com/243</a></p> <p><strong>Show Survey</strong>: <a href="https://engagingmissions.com/2018Survey">https://engagingmissions.com/2018Survey</a></p> <p><strong>Become a Patron: </strong><a href="https://engagingmissions.com/patron" rel="payment">https://engagingmissions.com/patron</a></p> <h2>What We Talked About</h2> <ul> <li>01:19 - About Justin White</li> <li>01:54 - How did you come to faith in Christ?</li> <li>03:31 - What part of Isaiah 6 stood out to you?</li> </ul> <ul> <li>04:30 - What did that "sending me" look like as you started to walk with Christ?</li> <li>05:59 - What does a Movement Catalyst do?</li> <li>10:41 - How is what you were doing in Africa different from what you're doing now?</li> <li>12:11 - Is it ever difficult to keep that kind of perspective?</li> <li>13:24 - What's God been showing you over the last few months?</li> <li>14:49 - How has God grown your ability to trust Him?</li> </ul> <ul> <li>16:29 - What are the residencies that you're offering?</li> <li>19:33 - What happens when your investment never really takes root?</li> </ul> <ul> <li>20:47 - How important is cross-cultural ministry with what you're doing?</li> <li>25:17 - What has to change in our lives if we're really going to start pursuing Movement? <ul> <li>Broken for Lostness and Repentance</li> <li>Understand your identity from Scripture</li> <li>Understand who you can share your faith with</li> <li>Learn how to start or transition a conversation to the Gospel</li> <li>Plan and prioritize time</li> </ul> </li> <li>27:43 - What happens when people begin walking in obedience to God?</li> <li>29:09 - Justin’s prayer requests <ul> <li>Family – especially daughters</li> <li>That God would continue to raise up laborers</li> <li>Wisdom & Strategy</li> </ul> </li> <li>31:18 - Volunteer Resource Guide</li> <li>33:03 - Listener Feedback</li> <li>35:03 - Show Closing</li> </ul> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li>Website: <a href="https://noplaceleftrdu.com">https://noplaceleftrdu.com</a></li> <li>Email: <a href="mailto:justin.white@e3partners.org">justin.white@e3partners.org </a></li> <li>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/justin.white.7906932">https://www.facebook.com/justin.white.7906932</a></li> </ul> <h2>Additional Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.aginginplace.org/how-to-volunteer-as-a-senior/" rel="nofollow">Volunteering as a Senior</a></li> </ul> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em242-justin-white/">What Happens When We Walk in Obedience to God?, with Justin White – EM243</a></p> It started in a small Baptist Church, with a response to the Gospel. But that didn’t mean that Justin immediately jumped in and followed God wholeheartedly. But a few years later, God used Isaiah to call Justin back to Himself. Years later, God used an adoption to redirect Justin and his family to Africa for a couple of years. While they were there, they met cultural challenges but God began to show them how to use simple, reproducible tools to share their love for Him. Now Justin and his family are in North Carolina and he’s a Movement Catalyst pursuing #NoPlaceLeft. This is his story. Full Show Notes: https://engagingmissions.com/243 Show Surveyhttps://engagingmissions.com/2018Survey Become a Patron: https://engagingmissions.com/patron

What We Talked About

  • 01:19 - About Justin White
  • 01:54 - How did you come to faith in Christ?
  • 03:31 - What part of Isaiah 6 stood out to you?
  • 04:30 - What did that "sending me" look like as you started to walk with Christ?
  • 05:59 - What does a Movement Catalyst do?
  • 10:41 - How is what you were doing in Africa different from what you're doing now?
  • 12:11 - Is it ever difficult to keep that kind of perspective?
  • 13:24 - What's God been showing you over the last few months?
  • 14:49 - How has God grown your ability to trust Him?
  • 16:29 - What are the residencies that you're offering?
  • 19:33 - What happens when your investment never really takes root?
  • 20:47 - How important is cross-cultural ministry with what you're doing?
  • 25:17 - What has to change in our lives if we're really going to start pursuing Movement?
    • Broken for Lostness and Repentance
    • Understand your identity from Scripture
    • Understand who you can share your faith with
    • Learn how to start or transition a conversation to the Gospel
    • Plan and prioritize time
  • 27:43 - What happens when people begin walking in obedience to God?
  • 29:09 - Justin’s prayer requests
    • Family – especially daughters
    • That God would continue to raise up laborers
    • Wisdom & Strategy
  • 31:18 - Volunteer Resource Guide
  • 33:03 - Listener Feedback
  • 35:03 - Show Closing

Resources & Contact Info

Additional Resources

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Sometimes God uses the most unique ways to call us to Himself. Listen to discover what Isaiah, an Adoption, and Africa have to do with #NoPlaceLeft. Justin started out his faith journey with a decision at 10 but God took him on an interesting journey. Listen as he shares what Isaiah, adoption, and Africa have to do with #NoPlaceLeft in North Carolina Bryan Entzminger and Justin White 1 243 What Happens When We Walk in Obedience to God? clean 37:18 Justin started out his faith journey with a decision at 10 but God took him on an interesting journey. Listen as he shares what Isaiah, adoption, and Africa have to do with #NoPlaceLeft in North Carolina <iframe width="320" height="30" src="https://engagingmissions.com/?powerpress_embed=28508-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 28508
How to Be a Catalyst: Obey the Great Commission, with Mike Falkenstine – EM242 https://engagingmissions.com/em242-mike-falkenstine-one-eight-catalyst/ Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28507 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em242-mike-falkenstine-one-eight-catalyst/">How to Be a Catalyst: Obey the Great Commission, with Mike Falkenstine – EM242</a></p> Read More: How to Be a Catalyst: Obey the Great Commission, with Mike Falkenstine – EM242

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Want to make a difference for God's Kingdom? One key actively obeying the Great Commission. Discover more about this and what's happening in China. Did you know that many Christians don't know what the Great Commission is? Listen to discover more about why it's critical to understand the Great Commission as well as some about what's going on in China. Bryan Entzminger and Bryan Entzminger 1 242 How to Be a Catalyst: Obey the Great Commission clean 48:17 Did you know that many Christians don't know what the Great Commission is? Listen to discover more about why it's critical to understand the Great Commission as well as some about what's going on in China. <iframe width="320" height="30" src="https://engagingmissions.com/?powerpress_embed=28507-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 28507
How to Follow God into the Marketplace, with Caleb Townsend – EM241 https://engagingmissions.com/em240-casey-townsend/ Wed, 17 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28506 <p><!-- wp:image {"id":29047} --></p> <figure class="wp-block-image"><img src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/EM241-Caleb-Townsend-Bethefactur-Horizontal.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-29047"/></figure> <p><!-- /wp:image --></p> <p><!-- wp:paragraph --></p> <p>It’s important to remember that the marketplace is a place of ministry. Caleb Townsend comes and talks about his experience of ministering through his business. He also shares about his journey with Jesus and how others have discipled him.</p> <p><!-- /wp:paragraph --></p> <p><!-- wp:paragraph --></p> <p>Caleb mentions the importance of discipleship and investing in people as a part of ministry. Even though people can be messy, Caleb reminds us to be patient and to love them where they’re at. From your neighbor to your co-worker, you can show the love of God and be intentional every day.</p> <p><!-- /wp:paragraph --></p> <p><!-- wp:shortcode --></p> <ul> <li><strong>Full Show Notes</strong>: <a href="https://engagingmissions.com/242">https://engagingmissions.com/242</a></li> <li><strong>Listener Survey</strong>: <a href="https://engagingmissions.com/2018Survey">https://engagingmissions.com/2018Survey</a></li> <li><strong>Support the Show: </strong><a href="https://engagingmissions.com/patron" rel="donate">https://engagingmissions.com/patron</a></li> </ul> <p><!-- /wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- wp:heading --></p> <h2>What We Talked About</h2> <p><!-- /wp:heading --></p> <p><!-- wp:list --></p> <ul> <li>00:23 - Episode summary</li> <li>02:54 - Introduction</li> <li>03:08 - The importance of a mentor</li> <li>05:59 - Moments of honesty leading to growth</li> <li>07:53 - Reflecting on turning points</li> <li>10:05 - How God brings different passions together</li> <li>11:29 - Following God into the marketplace</li> <li>13:20 - Professional versus everyday discipleship</li> <li>14:28 - What does discipleship look like?</li> <li>16:48 - How do you choose who to invest in?</li> <li>18:16 - Ways to shift the conversation in relationships</li> <li>20:23 - Dealing with the “red lights” in ministry</li> <li>22:50 - Facing the heartbreaking relationships</li> <li>29:50 - Sharing the Gospel in the workplace</li> <li>32:21 - Green, yellow, and red lights</li> <li>33:14 - Where to start</li> <li>35:27 - How can we best pray for you?</li> <li>38:01 - Closing remarks</li> </ul> <p><!-- /wp:list --></p> <p><!-- wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- /wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- wp:heading --></p> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <p><!-- /wp:heading --></p> <p><!-- wp:list --></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://bethefactur.com/">bethefactur.com </a></li> <li><a href="mailto:caleb@bethefactur.com">Caleb's Email</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/calebtownsend/">LinkedIn</a></li> </ul> <p><!-- /wp:list --></p> <p><!-- wp:heading --></p> <h2>Additional Resources</h2> <p><!-- /wp:heading --></p> <p><!-- wp:list --></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://engagingmissions.com/2018survey">2018 Listener Survey</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.everywhere2everywhere.org/articles/7-resources-to-fuel-your-missions-prayer-fire">How to Fuel Your Missions Prayer Fire</a></li> </ul> <p><!-- /wp:list --></p> <p><!-- wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- /wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- /wp:shortcode --></p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em240-casey-townsend/">How to Follow God into the Marketplace, with Caleb Townsend – EM241</a></p>

It’s important to remember that the marketplace is a place of ministry. Caleb Townsend comes and talks about his experience of ministering through his business. He also shares about his journey with Jesus and how others have discipled him.

Caleb mentions the importance of discipleship and investing in people as a part of ministry. Even though people can be messy, Caleb reminds us to be patient and to love them where they’re at. From your neighbor to your co-worker, you can show the love of God and be intentional every day.

What We Talked About

  • 00:23 - Episode summary
  • 02:54 - Introduction
  • 03:08 - The importance of a mentor
  • 05:59 - Moments of honesty leading to growth
  • 07:53 - Reflecting on turning points
  • 10:05 - How God brings different passions together
  • 11:29 - Following God into the marketplace
  • 13:20 - Professional versus everyday discipleship
  • 14:28 - What does discipleship look like?
  • 16:48 - How do you choose who to invest in?
  • 18:16 - Ways to shift the conversation in relationships
  • 20:23 - Dealing with the “red lights” in ministry
  • 22:50 - Facing the heartbreaking relationships
  • 29:50 - Sharing the Gospel in the workplace
  • 32:21 - Green, yellow, and red lights
  • 33:14 - Where to start
  • 35:27 - How can we best pray for you?
  • 38:01 - Closing remarks

Resources & Contact Info

Additional Resources

Read More: How to Follow God into the Marketplace, with Caleb Townsend – EM241

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Are you called into the marketplace and wondering how you can minister and make a difference? Listen as Caleb Townsend shares his experience and insights. Sometimes it seems like we think vocational ministry is the most valuable. But if you're called into the marketplace, what you do is still matters. A lot. Listen to discover what God's taught Caleb Townsend. Bryan Entzminger, Caleb Townsend 1 241 How to Follow God into the Marketplace clean 41:41 Sometimes it seems like we think vocational ministry is the most valuable. But if you're called into the marketplace, what you do is still matters. A lot. Listen to discover what God's taught Caleb Townsend. <iframe width="320" height="30" src="https://engagingmissions.com/?powerpress_embed=28506-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 28506
Every Door, Every Heart: Following God of the Harvest, with Ross Ramsey – EM240 https://engagingmissions.com/em240-ross-ramsey-fbc-aallen/ Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28479 <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-29010" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/em240-ross-ramsey-fbcallen-wide.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="630" /></p> <p>Have you ever counted how many homes are in your community? Well, Ross Ramsey has, and he plans on knocking on every single door to let his town know about Jesus. Over the last year, he has worked with his church to train believers in making disciples. As his church has participated in ministry, there has been great spiritual growth.</p> <p>For Ross, this isn’t about getting new church members. This is about building the Kingdom. His greatest vision is to join in whatever God is doing and to trust Him through it. God has already been moving, and it will be exciting to see what else He has up His sleeve.</p> <h2>What We Talked About</h2> <ul> <li>00:24 - Episode summary</li> <li>02:31 - Introduction</li> <li>03:02 - How did you come to Christ?</li> <li>05:48 - On the other side of the door</li> <li>07:38 - The impact of God’s work through ministry</li> <li>09:32 - Sending out laborers into the harvest</li> <li>13:01 - Talking Kingdom, not church</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p> <ul> <li>16:44 - How did your ministry get started?</li> <li>27:57 - Taking the first step</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></p> <ul> <li>31:28 - What happens after a person accepts Jesus?</li> <li>36:49 - Believing God for a greater harvest</li> <li>39:54 - A vision for the future</li> </ul> <ul> <li>41:36 - How can we best pray for you?</li> <li>43:53 - Closing statements</li> </ul> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em240-ross-ramsey-fbc-aallen/">Every Door, Every Heart: Following God of the Harvest, with Ross Ramsey – EM240</a></p>

Have you ever counted how many homes are in your community? Well, Ross Ramsey has, and he plans on knocking on every single door to let his town know about Jesus. Over the last year, he has worked with his church to train believers in making disciples. As his church has participated in ministry, there has been great spiritual growth.

For Ross, this isn’t about getting new church members. This is about building the Kingdom. His greatest vision is to join in whatever God is doing and to trust Him through it. God has already been moving, and it will be exciting to see what else He has up His sleeve.

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 - Episode summary
  • 02:31 - Introduction
  • 03:02 - How did you come to Christ?
  • 05:48 - On the other side of the door
  • 07:38 - The impact of God’s work through ministry
  • 09:32 - Sending out laborers into the harvest
  • 13:01 - Talking Kingdom, not church

  • 16:44 - How did your ministry get started?
  • 27:57 - Taking the first step

  • 31:28 - What happens after a person accepts Jesus?
  • 36:49 - Believing God for a greater harvest
  • 39:54 - A vision for the future
  • 41:36 - How can we best pray for you?
  • 43:53 - Closing statements

Read More: Every Door, Every Heart: Following God of the Harvest, with Ross Ramsey – EM240

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How many homes are in your community? How many doors could open to hearts hungry for Jesus? Ross Ramsey shares how that vision is impacting his church. Have you ever counted how many homes are in your community? Considered that any closed door could open to hearts hungry for Jesus? Listen as Ross Ramsey shares how that vision is impacting his church. Bryan Entzminger and Ross Ramsey 240 Every Door, Every Heart: Following God of the Harvest clean 45:42 Have you ever counted how many homes are in your community? Considered that any closed door could open to hearts hungry for Jesus? Listen as Ross Ramsey shares how that vision is impacting his church. <iframe width="320" height="30" src="https://engagingmissions.com/?powerpress_embed=28479-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 28479
How to Heal from Collapse in Ministry, with Ryan Kuja – Author of From the Inside Out – EM239 https://engagingmissions.com/em239-ryan-kuja-author-of-from-the-inside-out-from-the-inside-out/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28472 <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-28996" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/em239-ryan-kuja-inside-out-h.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="630" /></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <h2>Topics & Times</h2> <ul> <li>00:24 - Episode summary</li> <li>01:35 - Introduction</li> <li>02:01 - Why did you write your book?</li> <li>05:04 - Finding healing after the collapse</li> <li>09:22 - The key points of the book</li> </ul> <ul> <li>15:22 - Constellational thinking and changing views</li> <li>19:44 - Approaching problems holistically</li> <li>26:14 - The reality of poverty in the world</li> <li>35:06 - Forming healthy motivations for ministry</li> </ul> <ul> <li>41:16 - For those thinking of writing a book</li> <li>43:20 - Closing thoughts</li> </ul> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://amzn.to/2OoISlE">From the Inside Out</a> by Ryan Kuja</li> <li><strong>Ryan's Website</strong>: <a href="http://ryankuja.com/">ryankuja.com</a></li> <li><strong>Facebook</strong>: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ryankujaauthor/%20">@RyanKujaAuthor</a></li> <li><strong>Twitter</strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/ryankuja">@ryankuja</a></li> </ul> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em239-ryan-kuja-author-of-from-the-inside-out-from-the-inside-out/">How to Heal from Collapse in Ministry, with Ryan Kuja – Author of From the Inside Out – EM239</a></p>

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
  • 41:16 - For those thinking of writing a book
  • 43:20 - Closing thoughts

Resources & Contact Info

Read More: How to Heal from Collapse in Ministry, with Ryan Kuja – Author of From the Inside Out – EM239

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Struggling in ministry? Feeling burnt out? Looking for healing? Listen for an honest, transparent discussion about ministry, struggles, and healing. It's easier to tell the "hero" stories of missions and forget the struggles. But the real story is that God meets us where we are. Listen for an honest, transparent discussion about ministry, struggles, and healing by Ryan Kuja, Author of From the Inside Out. Bryan Entzminger, Ryan Kuja 239 How to Heal from Collapse in Ministry, with Ryan Kuja clean 46:34 It's easier to tell the "hero" stories of missions and forget the struggles. But the real story is that God meets us where we are. Listen for an honest, transparent discussion about ministry, struggles, and healing by Ryan Kuja, Author of From the Inside Out. <iframe width="320" height="30" src="https://engagingmissions.com/?powerpress_embed=28472-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 28472
Join the Club: How to Be a Sender for Ministries, with Adam Moody – EM238 https://engagingmissions.com/em238-adam-moody-sweden/ Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28447 <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-28980" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/em238-adam-moody-sweden-h-q.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="630" /></p> <p>Sometimes it is important to remember that wealthy nations need Jesus too. Adam Moody tells about his work in Sweden, which is financially rich, but spiritually poor. There are even priests in Sweden who don’t actually believe in God. After working in university ministry, Adam and his family are planning on returning to Sweden to plant churches.</p> <p>During the show, Adam talks about a really unique idea for raising support for ministries that are underfunded. Here’s a hint: If you like food or other cultures, you won’t want to miss this episode.</p> <p><a href="https://www.themoodysinsweden.com/join-the-club-3month-freetrial">Free trial to the Scandinavian Culture Club</a></p> <h2>What We Talked About</h2> <ul> <li>00:23 - Episode summary</li> <li>01:25 - Introduction</li> <li>01:53 - The spiritual reality of Europe</li> <li>03:37 - The importance of ministry in all nations</li> </ul> <ul> <li>06:15 - How do you keep Christ at the center?</li> <li>07:12 - Challenging the tendency towards complacency</li> <li>10:35 - What pointed you to the lost?</li> <li>14:29 - The positive impact of evangelism</li> <li>17:43 - Financially lean times in ministry</li> <li>20:07 - What will church planting look like for you?</li> <li>23:52 - Effective plans for developing leaders</li> <li>27:03 - What’s going on in Swedish churches?</li> <li>32:19 - A new idea for fundraising</li> <li>38:27 - Benefits of the new funding model</li> </ul> <ul> <li>42:17 - Preserving the dignity of Swedish people</li> <li>44:05 - Internet and book resources</li> <li>46:29 - How can we best pray for you?</li> <li>48:30 - Closing thoughts</li> </ul> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.themoodysinsweden.com/join-the-club-3month-freetrial">Free trial to the Scandinavian Culture Club</a></li> <li><a href="https://amzn.to/2ouq9d6">Serving as Senders</a> by Neal Pirolo</li> <li>Website: <a href="http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/themoodysinsweden.com/join-the-club%20">themoodysinsweden.com</a></li> <li>Email: <a href="mailto:adam@themoodysinsweden.com">adam@themoodysinsweden.com</a></li> <li>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AMoody777/">@AMoody777 </a></li> <li>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/WMoody1471">@WMoody1471</a></li> <li>Skype: <a href="skype:WMoody1471">WMoody1471</a></li> <li>Phone: <a href="tel:678-779-1141">+1 678-779-1141</a></li> </ul> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em238-adam-moody-sweden/">Join the Club: How to Be a Sender for Ministries, with Adam Moody – EM238</a></p>

Sometimes it is important to remember that wealthy nations need Jesus too. Adam Moody tells about his work in Sweden, which is financially rich, but spiritually poor. There are even priests in Sweden who don’t actually believe in God. After working in university ministry, Adam and his family are planning on returning to Sweden to plant churches.

During the show, Adam talks about a really unique idea for raising support for ministries that are underfunded. Here’s a hint: If you like food or other cultures, you won’t want to miss this episode.

Free trial to the Scandinavian Culture Club

What We Talked About

  • 00:23 - Episode summary
  • 01:25 - Introduction
  • 01:53 - The spiritual reality of Europe
  • 03:37 - The importance of ministry in all nations
  • 06:15 - How do you keep Christ at the center?
  • 07:12 - Challenging the tendency towards complacency
  • 10:35 - What pointed you to the lost?
  • 14:29 - The positive impact of evangelism
  • 17:43 - Financially lean times in ministry
  • 20:07 - What will church planting look like for you?
  • 23:52 - Effective plans for developing leaders
  • 27:03 - What’s going on in Swedish churches?
  • 32:19 - A new idea for fundraising
  • 38:27 - Benefits of the new funding model
  • 42:17 - Preserving the dignity of Swedish people
  • 44:05 - Internet and book resources
  • 46:29 - How can we best pray for you?
  • 48:30 - Closing thoughts

Resources & Contact Info

Read More: Join the Club: How to Be a Sender for Ministries, with Adam Moody – EM238

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Have you ever forgotten that wealthy people need Jesus as much as the materially poor? Discover what God is doing in Sweden and how you can benefit. Have you ever forgotten that wealthy people need Jesus as much as the materially poor? Discover what God is doing in Europe, one interesting way a missionary is raising funds, and how you can benefit. Bryan Entzminger & Adam Moody 238 Join the Club: How to Be a Sender for Ministries, with Adam Moody clean 50:23 Have you ever forgotten that wealthy people need Jesus as much as the materially poor? Discover what God is doing in Europe, one interesting way a missionary is raising funds, and how you can benefit. <iframe width="320" height="30" src="https://engagingmissions.com/?powerpress_embed=28447-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 28447
The Mind of a Missionary: Interesting Facts, Reframing Success, with David Joannes – EM237 https://engagingmissions.com/em237-david-joannes-the-mind-of-a-missionary/ Wed, 29 Aug 2018 10:00:18 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28911 <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-28915" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/em237-david-joannes-the-mind-of-a-missionary-h.jpg" alt="" width="1200" height="630"></p> <p>Have you ever wondered whether God’s called you to be a missionary? Have you wondered what it takes and why so many missionaries struggle? Have you wondered if your calling isn’t important or why some Christians will leave behind family and friends who haven’t met Christ to take the Gospel thousands of miles away to people they’ve never met?</p> <p>If so, today’s conversation with David Joannes is for you.</p> <p>David is a missionary of 20+ years, the founder of Within Reach Global, and the author of a new book, The Mind of a Missionary. In the book, he looks at what motivates missionaries and keeps them going, the reality of struggles and pain, the joy of faithful and selfless obedience, and much more.</p> <p>My hope and prayer is that after listening to today’s show, you’ll do two things.</p> <ol> <li>Go buy David’s book, <a href="https://amzn.to/2nCzwHh">The Mind of the Missionary</a>, and read it</li> <li>See that, regardless of what you’re called to do, you are an integral part of God’s global plan. That He designed you for greatness…to display His glories to the ends of the Earth.</li> </ol> <ul> <li><strong>Show Notes:</strong> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/237">http://engagingmissions.com/237</a></li> <li><strong>Tweet Me:</strong> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/tweetme">http://engagingmissions.com/tweetme</a></li> <li><strong>The Mind of a Missionary:</strong> <a href="https://amzn.to/2nCzwHh">https://amazon.com/dp/0998061158</a></li> </ul> <h2>What We Talked About</h2> <ul> <li>00:24 - Episode Overview</li> <li>01:19 - Welcome</li> <li>02:27 - Why was this the right time to write the book?</li> <li>03:16 - Is this book ONLY for missionaries?</li> <li>04:49 - No "special" callings but it's important to differentiate.</li> <li>07:17 - Talking about the writing process.</li> <li>08:58 - What was the hardest thing to write?</li> <li>11:24 - How did you come up with the structure of the book?</li> <li>13:14 - What things that readers are taking away have</li> <li>surprised you?</li> <li>15:34 - What would you hope to see changed because of what</li> <li>you've written?</li> <li>17:30 - What can we do to support the health of the</li> <li>missionaries we're connected with?</li> <li>19:26 - What does it mean that the Gospel always bring life to</li> <li>the receiver and death to the giver?</li> <li>22:25 - What does the idea of calling as compared to</li> <li>volunteering mean to us?</li> </ul> <ul> <li>24:57 - What does it mean to "domesticate" the Gospel and</li> <li>what happens when we do that?</li> <li>27:57 - What makes the negative inner monologue so difficult</li> <li>in cross-cultural ministry situations?</li> <li>31:04 - Who should we emulate?</li> <li>33:28 - If you could whisper something to the Bride of Christ,</li> <li>what would you share?</li> <li>34:37 - How can we best pray for you?</li> </ul> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://amzn.to/2nCzwHh">The Mind of a Missionary</a> by David Joannes</li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2qJ4WPb">The Space Between Memories</a> by David Joannes</li> <li><a href="https://amzn.to/2OAOB7C">Chasing the Dragon: One Woman's Struggle Against the Darkness of Hong Kong's Drug Dens</a> by Jackie Pullinger</li> <li><a href="https://amzn.to/2BbpGWt">When Everything is Missions</a> by Denny Spitters</li> <li><strong>Websites:</strong> <ul> <li><a href="http://themindofamissionary.com">http://themindofamissionary.com</a></li> <li><a href="http://davidjoannes.com">http://davidjoannes.com</a></li> <li><a href="http://withinreachglobal.org">http://withinreachglobal.org</a></li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Skype</strong>: <a href="skype:chinaman777">chinaman777</a></li> <li><strong>Facebook:</strong><a href="http://facebook.

Have you ever wondered whether God’s called you to be a missionary? Have you wondered what it takes and why so many missionaries struggle? Have you wondered if your calling isn’t important or why some Christians will leave behind family and friends who haven’t met Christ to take the Gospel thousands of miles away to people they’ve never met?

If so, today’s conversation with David Joannes is for you.

David is a missionary of 20+ years, the founder of Within Reach Global, and the author of a new book, The Mind of a Missionary. In the book, he looks at what motivates missionaries and keeps them going, the reality of struggles and pain, the joy of faithful and selfless obedience, and much more.

My hope and prayer is that after listening to today’s show, you’ll do two things.

  1. Go buy David’s book, The Mind of the Missionary, and read it
  2. See that, regardless of what you’re called to do, you are an integral part of God’s global plan. That He designed you for greatness…to display His glories to the ends of the Earth.

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 - Episode Overview
  • 01:19 - Welcome
  • 02:27 - Why was this the right time to write the book?
  • 03:16 - Is this book ONLY for missionaries?
  • 04:49 - No "special" callings but it's important to differentiate.
  • 07:17 - Talking about the writing process.
  • 08:58 - What was the hardest thing to write?
  • 11:24 - How did you come up with the structure of the book?
  • 13:14 - What things that readers are taking away have
  • surprised you?
  • 15:34 - What would you hope to see changed because of what
  • you've written?
  • 17:30 - What can we do to support the health of the
  • missionaries we're connected with?
  • 19:26 - What does it mean that the Gospel always bring life to
  • the receiver and death to the giver?
  • 22:25 - What does the idea of calling as compared to
  • volunteering mean to us?
  • 24:57 - What does it mean to "domesticate" the Gospel and
  • what happens when we do that?
  • 27:57 - What makes the negative inner monologue so difficult
  • in cross-cultural ministry situations?
  • 31:04 - Who should we emulate?
  • 33:28 - If you could whisper something to the Bride of Christ,
  • what would you share?
  • 34:37 - How can we best pray for you?

Resources & Contact Info

Show Links

Read More: The Mind of a Missionary: Interesting Facts, Reframing Success, with David Joannes – EM237

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Feeling called to be a missionary? Wondering how you can best support missionaries? Listen as David Joannes shares about The Mind of a Missionary. Thousands of missionaries return home each year. What if there was something that could better equip those who send and those who go? Listen as David Joannes shares about The Mind of a Missionary. Bryan Entzminger and David Joannes 237 The Mind of a Missionary: Interesting Facts, Reframing Success, with David Joannes clean 37:58 Thousands of missionaries return home each year. What if there was something that could better equip those who send and those who go? Listen as David Joannes shares about The Mind of a Missionary. <iframe width="320" height="30" src="https://engagingmissions.com/?powerpress_embed=28911-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe> 28911
How to Impact Communities with the Good News, with Tom & Sarah Hall – EM236 https://engagingmissions.com/em236-the-halls-missionary-kansas-city/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28446 <p><!-- wp:paragraph --></p> <p><img src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/em236_tom_sarah_hall_wide-min.jpg"></p> <p><!-- /wp:paragraph --></p> <p><!-- wp:paragraph --></p> <p>Oftentimes, ministry is closer than you think. Tom and Sarah Hall come to discuss their ministry in Kansas City and how they ended up there. </p> <p><!-- /wp:paragraph --></p> <p><!-- wp:paragraph --></p> <p>Growing up, Tom felt a call to missions, and he expected to work overseas. God had other plans, however, and led him to work in the States. He and his wife now train believers to be disciple-makers and spread the Gospel in their community. </p> <p><!-- /wp:paragraph --></p> <p><!-- wp:paragraph --></p> <p>Tom shares about his journey from pastor to disciple-maker and what God has been doing through the ministry. He and Sarah have continued to walk in obedience to the Lord’s calling, and look forward to where He is taking them.</p> <p><!-- /wp:paragraph --></p> <p><!-- wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- /wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- wp:shortcode /--></p> <p><!-- wp:paragraph --></p> <p><strong>Show Notes:</strong> http://engagingmissions.com/<br /><strong>Tweet Me:</strong> http://engagingmissions.com/tweetme</p> <p><!-- /wp:paragraph --></p> <p><!-- wp:shortcode /--></p> <p><!-- wp:heading --></p> <h2>What We Talked About</h2> <p><!-- /wp:heading --></p> <p><!-- wp:list --></p> <ul> <li>00:24 - Episode summary</li> <li>02:56 - Introduction</li> <li>03:16 - A call to the unreached people nearby</li> <li>06:29 - A fulfillment of the calling</li> </ul> <p><!-- /wp:list --></p> <p><!-- wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- /wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- wp:list --></p> <ul> <li>07:14 - Pushing back the darkness</li> <li>08:22 - A day in the life of ministry</li> <li>12:51 - How has transition impacted your faith? </li> <li>14:59 - The positive impacts of evangelism </li> <li>19:50 - Walking out the vision of ministry</li> <li>25:39 - How do you build up your network? </li> <li>28:22 - The single, biggest need in equipping </li> <li>30:11 - The importance of collaboration</li> <li>34:17 - What would you say to a pastor of a replant? </li> <li>37:18 - For those who want to reach the lost</li> </ul> <p><!-- /wp:list --></p> <p><!-- wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- /wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- wp:list --></p> <ul> <li>40:13 - Internet and book resources</li> <li>40:58 - How can we best pray for you? </li> <li>42:31 - Thoughts from a funeral</li> <li>45:20 - A book recommendation</li> </ul> <p><!-- /wp:list --></p> <p><!-- wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- /wp:shortcode --></p> <p><!-- wp:heading --></p> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <p><!-- /wp:heading --></p> <p><!-- wp:list --></p> <ul> <li><strong>Website: </strong><a href="https://tomandsarahhall.wordpress.com/">tomandsarahhall.wordpress.com</a></li> <li><strong>Email</strong>: <a href="mailto:tom.hall@e3partners.org">tom.hall@e3partners.org</a></li> <li><strong>Twitter</strong>:<a href="https://twitter.com/twchall"> @twchall</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.noplaceleft.net">NoPlaceLeft.net</a></li> <li><a href="https://amzn.to/2OrdKBq">T4T: A Discipleship Re-revolution</a> by Steve Smith and Ying Kai</li> <li><a href="https://amzn.to/2vBFQmG">Pioneering Movements: Leadership that Multiplies Disciples and Churches</a> by Steve Addison</li> </ul> <p><!-- /wp:list --></p> <p><!-- wp:heading --></p> <h2>Additional Resources</h2> <p><!-- /wp:heading --></p> <p><!-- wp:list --></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://amzn.to/2KIBJtR">The Mind of a Missionary</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/d-3BJrG79IA">Thank You for Giving to the Lord</a></li> </ul> <p><!-- /wp:list --></p> <p><!-- wp:core-embed/youtube {"url":"https://youtu.be/d-3BJrG79IA","type":"rich","providerNameSlug":"youtube"} --></p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-youtube wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-youtube"> <div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> https://youtu.be/d-3BJrG79IA </div> </figure> <p><!-- /wp:core-embed/youtube --></p> <p><!

Oftentimes, ministry is closer than you think. Tom and Sarah Hall come to discuss their ministry in Kansas City and how they ended up there.

Growing up, Tom felt a call to missions, and he expected to work overseas. God had other plans, however, and led him to work in the States. He and his wife now train believers to be disciple-makers and spread the Gospel in their community.

Tom shares about his journey from pastor to disciple-maker and what God has been doing through the ministry. He and Sarah have continued to walk in obedience to the Lord’s calling, and look forward to where He is taking them.

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What We Talked About

  • 00:24 - Episode summary
  • 02:56 - Introduction
  • 03:16 - A call to the unreached people nearby
  • 06:29 - A fulfillment of the calling
  • 07:14 - Pushing back the darkness
  • 08:22 - A day in the life of ministry
  • 12:51 - How has transition impacted your faith?
  • 14:59 - The positive impacts of evangelism
  • 19:50 - Walking out the vision of ministry
  • 25:39 - How do you build up your network?
  • 28:22 - The single, biggest need in equipping
  • 30:11 - The importance of collaboration
  • 34:17 - What would you say to a pastor of a replant?
  • 37:18 - For those who want to reach the lost
  • 40:13 - Internet and book resources
  • 40:58 - How can we best pray for you?
  • 42:31 - Thoughts from a funeral
  • 45:20 - A book recommendation

Resources & Contact Info

Additional Resources

https://youtu.be/d-3BJrG79IA

Show Links

Read More: How to Impact Communities with the Good News, with Tom & Sarah Hall – EM236

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What if you feel called to something and then God really shifts things? Listen as Tom and Sarah Hall share how God has directed their paths.



Oftentimes, ministry is closer than you think. Tom and Sarah Hall come to discuss their ministry in Kansas City and how they ended up there.




Growing up, Tom felt a call to missions, and he expected to work overseas. God had other plans, however, and led him to work in the States. He and his wife now train believers to be disciple-makers and spread the Gospel in their community.




Tom shares about his journey from pastor to disciple-maker and what God has been doing through the ministry. He and Sarah have continued to walk in obedience to the Lord’s calling, and look forward to where He is taking them.









Show Notes: http://engagingmissions.com/
Tweet Me: http://engagingmissions.com/tweetme






What We Talked About



* 00:24 - Episode summary* 02:56 - Introduction* 03:16 - A call to the unreached people nearby* 06:29 - A fulfillment of the calling







* 07:14 - Pushing back the darkness* 08:22 - A day in the life of ministry* 12:51 - How has transition impacted your faith? * 14:59 - The positive impacts of evangelism * 19:50 - Walking out the vision of ministry* 25:39 - How do you build up your network? * 28:22 - The single, biggest need in equipping * 30:11 - The importance of collaboration* 34:17 - What would you say to a pastor of a replant? * 37:18 - For those who want to reach the lost







* 40:13 - Internet and book resources* 40:58 - How can we best pray for you? * 42:31 - Thoughts from a funeral* 45:20 - A book recommendation







Resources & Contact Info



* Website: tomandsarahhall.wordpress.com* Email: tom.hall@e3partners.org* Twitter: @twchall* NoPlaceLeft.net* T4T: A Discipleship Re-revolution by Steve Smith and Ying Kai* Pioneering Movements: Leadership that Multiplies Disciples and Churches by Steve Addison



Additional Resources



* The Mind of a Missionary* Thank You for Giving to the Lord




https://youtu.be/d-3BJrG79IA






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Haver you ever wondered how looking for "quick wins" might actually derail missions efforts? Listen to hear Jean Johnson share her experiences and wisdom after decades of ministry. Bryan Entzminger, Jean Johnson of Five Stones Global and author of We are Not the Hero 227 The Power of Learning: How to Serve God Cross-Culturally, with Jean Johnson clean 52:30 28216 Love Multiplies: How to Be Faithful and Be Fruitful, with Jonathan Ammon - EM226 https://engagingmissions.com/em226-jonathan-ammon-church-planting-detroit/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28214 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em226-jonathan-ammon-church-planting-detroit/">Love Multiplies: How to Be Faithful and Be Fruitful, with Jonathan Ammon – EM226</a></p> Struggling with motivation in missions or ministry? Discover the 3 key elements that Jonathan Ammon shares from his experience in church planting! In ministry, love for God and love for others is the greatest motivator. Jonathan Ammon comes and shares about the importance of love, abiding, and faithfulness in ministry. He also tells his conversion story, which points to the beauty and depth of God’s love.<br /> <br /> As a church planter in the Detroit-area of Michigan, Jonathan works with a large Muslim population and ministers to them. He also disciples other missionaries and helps them remain faithful to what God calls them to. With humility and care, he encourages those around him to abide in Christ and obey His commands. 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Love Them. – with Beth Watkins – EM224 https://engagingmissions.com/em224-beth-watkins-sudan/ Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28212 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em224-beth-watkins-sudan/">Where in the World Are Your Neighbors? Love Them. – with Beth Watkins – EM224</a></p> Have you ever been expelled from a country? Beth Watkins has and in this week's episode she shares some of the twists, turns, joy, heartbreak, and faithfulness in her journey. Listen to be inspired! ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed 224 clean 34:51 28212 The Heart Language: How to Show Jesus in Poland, with Matthew Meyer – EM223 https://engagingmissions.com/em223-matthew-meyer-missionary-poland/ Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=28209 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em223-matthew-meyer-missionary-poland/">The Heart Language: How to Show Jesus in Poland, with Matthew Meyer – EM223</a></p> Have you ever wondered what it's like to be new on a missions assignment? Or considered the path to get there? 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Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27691 How to Raise Up Multicultural Leaders in the World, with Ramon Pastrano IV – EM212 https://engagingmissions.com/em212-ramon-pastrano-iv-impactlives-leadership-training/ Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27670 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em212-ramon-pastrano-iv-impactlives-leadership-training/">How to Raise Up Multicultural Leaders in the World, with Ramon Pastrano IV – EM212</a></p> How does our cultural view shape our actions? As Ramon Pastrano IV shares, it's important to have a full, multicultural perspective that honors people to avoid devaluing people or creating more problems than we fix. How does our cultural view shape our actions? As Ramon Pastrano IV shares, it's important to have a full, multicultural perspective that honors people to avoid devaluing people or creating more problems than we fix. 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Listen as Mark McGoldrick shares his story of redemption and how God is moving in exciting ways in Atlanta, GA. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27617 Learning about the Life of Jesus on Earth, with Scott Stripling – EM208 https://engagingmissions.com/em208-scott-stripling-biblical-archaeology/ Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27607 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em208-scott-stripling-biblical-archaeology/">Learning about the Life of Jesus on Earth, with Scott Stripling – EM208</a></p> Does it feel like people either discount science or faith to believe in the other? Scott Stripling shares how, in pursuing truth, He's able to look to truth in archaeology and see truth in the Bible as well. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27607 How To Write Great Missionary Support Letters, with Aaron Babyar – EM207 https://engagingmissions.com/how-to-write-great-missionary-support-letters-with-aaron-babyar-em207/ Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27605 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/how-to-write-great-missionary-support-letters-with-aaron-babyar-em207/">How To Write Great Missionary Support Letters, with Aaron Babyar – EM207</a></p> Wondering how some missionaries seem to "find" time to write support letters? Listen as Aaron Babyar shares some keys to bringing life to your partner letters and even talks about how to deal with security issues. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27605 Cherishing Time: How to Spend It Wisely with God, with Stephen Hamilton – EM206 https://engagingmissions.com/em206-stephen-hamilton-outreach-pastor/ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:00:08 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27599 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em206-stephen-hamilton-outreach-pastor/">Cherishing Time: How to Spend It Wisely with God, with Stephen Hamilton – EM206</a></p> Ministering in and to a community can get overwhelming. Crazy, even. And when it does, it can be easy to lose focus. Outreach Pastor Stephen Hamilton joins us and shares how he protects his most cherished time. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27599 Bible Stories and How to Be More Productive in World Missions, with Bryan Thompson – EM205 https://engagingmissions.com/em205-bryan-thompson-bible-stories-productivity/ Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:00:41 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27578 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em205-bryan-thompson-bible-stories-productivity/">Bible Stories and How to Be More Productive in World Missions, with Bryan Thompson – EM205</a></p> Have you ever wondered how missionaries who travel a lot stay on top of things? Listen as Bryan Thompson shares a few of his ministry productivity secrets and how God has been using Bible stories around the world. Have you ever wondered how missionaries who travel a lot stay on top of things? Listen as Bryan Thompson shares a few of his ministry productivity secrets and how God has been using Bible stories around the world. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27578 Partnerships in Missions: How to be Flexible and Humble, with Gena Thomas – EM204 https://engagingmissions.com/em204-gena-thomas-just-missions/ Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27386 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em204-gena-thomas-just-missions/">Partnerships in Missions: How to be Flexible and Humble, with Gena Thomas – EM204</a></p> Do missions trips sometimes seem out of balance? They don't have to be! Listen as Gena Thomas shares how, by understanding different kinds of trips and being sensitive, we can both give and receive. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27386 How to Prepare to Lead a Powerful Missions Trip, with Bruce Coble – EM203 https://engagingmissions.com/em203-bruce-coble-missions-trip-leadership/ Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27376 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em203-bruce-coble-missions-trip-leadership/">How to Prepare to Lead a Powerful Missions Trip, with Bruce Coble – EM203</a></p> When missions trips are done well, they can change the world and transform lives. Listen to discover three keys to powerful preparation and five secrets to lead great devotions ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27376 The Simple Glory of Following Jesus One Step at a Time, with Nellie Ramirez – EM202 https://engagingmissions.com/em202-nellie-ramirez-global-liberty-missions/ Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27324 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em202-nellie-ramirez-global-liberty-missions/">The Simple Glory of Following Jesus One Step at a Time, with Nellie Ramirez – EM202</a></p> Wondering what God has for you? Listen as Nellie Ramirez shares how God used an empty tank of gas to start a Church because she did one simple thing. Something that's guided her life for years. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27324 Wondering How to be Strategic in Short-Term Missions? with Tony Svendsen – EM201 https://engagingmissions.com/em201-tony-svendsen-e3-partners/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27322 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em201-tony-svendsen-e3-partners/">Wondering How to be Strategic in Short-Term Missions? with Tony Svendsen – EM201</a></p> Does you ever feel like short-term missions are "one and done?" Listen as Tony Svendsen shares how he chooses, plans, and goes on trips that line up with a long-term strategy. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27322 How to Remain Deeply Devoted After Short Term Missions, with JennyBeth Gardner – EM200 https://engagingmissions.com/em200-jennybeth-gardner-ten3/ Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27320 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em200-jennybeth-gardner-ten3/">How to Remain Deeply Devoted After Short Term Missions, with JennyBeth Gardner – EM200</a></p> Have you ever wondered why it seems so much easier to hear God's voice on a missions trip? Discover what JennyBeth Garner has learned about going that back home as a vocational missionary who makes short trips. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27320 How to Bring Encouragement and Find Friends in Missions, with Scott McClelland – EM199 https://engagingmissions.com/em199-scott-mcclelland-short-term-missions-fxmissions/ Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27318 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em199-scott-mcclelland-short-term-missions-fxmissions/">How to Bring Encouragement and Find Friends in Missions, with Scott McClelland – EM199</a></p> If you've ever felt like short term missions are often "one and done" you'll want to hear this! Scott McClelland shares how he's seen them have lasting impact by deepening relationships over the years. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27318 The Great Value of Relationships in Missions, with Paul Chinchen – EM198 https://engagingmissions.com/em198-paul-chinchen-short-term-missions-african-bible-colleges/ Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27316 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em198-paul-chinchen-short-term-missions-african-bible-colleges/">The Great Value of Relationships in Missions, with Paul Chinchen – EM198</a></p> Think short term missions are one-sided? Maybe you're thinking of it like a trap door. Dr. Paul Chinchen of African Bible Colleges shares how you can build relationships, grow in love, and see the Kingdom on earth! ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27316 God is Faithful: How to Trust Jesus for Great Things, with Kyle Philippi – EM197 https://engagingmissions.com/em197-kyle-philippi-short-term-missions-film/ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27313 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em197-kyle-philippi-short-term-missions-film/">God is Faithful: How to Trust Jesus for Great Things, with Kyle Philippi – EM197</a></p> Booking travel for short term missions can be interesting - especially with film equipment involved. But the payoff is worth it. Listen as Kyle Philippi of Far Flung Tin Can shares his passion and experiences. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27313 The Value and Power of Short-term Missions in the World, with Brian Buckelew – EM196 https://engagingmissions.com/em196-brian-buckelew-short-term-missions/ Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27312 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em196-brian-buckelew-short-term-missions/">The Value and Power of Short-term Missions in the World, with Brian Buckelew – EM196</a></p> Do you wonder if short term missions offer enough value for the cost? Hear what Brian Buckelew has seen God do on trips ranging from India to Ukraine to "creative access" countries, to the United States. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27312 How to be Faithful in Suffering and Blessing in Ministry, with Rex Schnelle – EM195 https://engagingmissions.com/em195-rex-schnelle-church-planting-worship-evangelism/ Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27043 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em195-rex-schnelle-church-planting-worship-evangelism/">How to be Faithful in Suffering and Blessing in Ministry, with Rex Schnelle – EM195</a></p> It's easy to track our blessings but difficult to see suffering as a blessing. Listen as Rex Schnelle shares his heart and experiences serving faithfully in the Church and in the Marketplace. You'll love it! ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27043 What Happens When a Missionary Loses Support? with Keith Smith EM194 https://engagingmissions.com/em194-keith-smith-missionaries-losing-support/ Wed, 31 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=27019 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em194-keith-smith-missionaries-losing-support/">What Happens When a Missionary Loses Support? with Keith Smith EM194</a></p> Sometimes missionaries are far way from home and discover they've lost support. Keith Smith shares some of the reasons it happens, how we can nip it in the bud, and ways that we can build healthy relationships. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27019 How to Share the Good News of Jesus with Boldness, with Rebecca Jefferson – EM193 https://engagingmissions.com/em193-rebecca-jefferson-domestic-missions-evangelism/ Wed, 24 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26969 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em193-rebecca-jefferson-domestic-missions-evangelism/">How to Share the Good News of Jesus with Boldness, with Rebecca Jefferson – EM193</a></p> Even if we understand the need for global missions, sometimes we overlook the needs in our own back yards. Rebecca Jefferson joins us to share her love for Jesus and challenge us to engage in domestic missions. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 26969 How to Make Discipleship Training Easily Accessible in the World, with Curtis Sergeant of the Zumé Project – EM192 https://engagingmissions.com/em192-curtis-sergeant-zume-project-discipleship/ Wed, 17 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26953 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em192-curtis-sergeant-zume-project-discipleship/">How to Make Discipleship Training Easily Accessible in the World, with Curtis Sergeant of the Zumé Project – EM192</a></p> Want to share your faith and plant churches but not sure where to start? Listen to Curtis Sergeant share about the Zumé Project and how he's making quality discipleship training available to people everywhere. Want to share your faith and plant churches but not sure where to start? Listen to Curtis Sergeant share about the Zumé Project and how he's making quality discipleship training available to people everywhere. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 26953 Bringing Bread: How to Reflect the Heart of God in the World, with David Joannes – EM191 https://engagingmissions.com/em191-david-joannes-missionary-asia-china-thailand/ Wed, 10 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26932 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em191-david-joannes-missionary-asia-china-thailand/">Bringing Bread: How to Reflect the Heart of God in the World, with David Joannes – EM191</a></p> Have you ever wondered what it's like to smuggle a Bible? Listen to David Joannes share his story about how God used Bible smuggling to lead him to missions and then called him to Asia for the long haul. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 26932 Small Acts of Love Have Great Impact in the World, with La’Wana Harris – EM190 https://engagingmissions.com/em190-lawana-harris-haiti/ Wed, 03 May 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26919 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em190-lawana-harris-haiti/">Small Acts of Love Have Great Impact in the World, with La’Wana Harris – EM190</a></p> La'Wana Harris was called to a nation she knew nothing about. Now she ministers in Haiti and the US. Listen to discover how her grandmother's simple obedience prepared and shaped her for ministry. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 26919 How to Raise up Leaders and Make Disciples in the World, with Rick Preato – EM189 https://engagingmissions.com/em189-rick-preato-asia-missions/ Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26917 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em189-rick-preato-asia-missions/">How to Raise up Leaders and Make Disciples in the World, with Rick Preato – EM189</a></p> Wondering if short term missions can make a difference? They did in Rick Preato's life. When he saw what God was doing, God began to speak to him about his calling to ministry and missions. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 26917 Compelled by Love: How to Know God in a Deeper Way in Ministry, with Kathie Slusser – EM188 https://engagingmissions.com/em188-kathie-slusser-missionary-speaker-trainer/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26877 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em188-kathie-slusser-missionary-speaker-trainer/">Compelled by Love: How to Know God in a Deeper Way in Ministry, with Kathie Slusser – EM188</a></p> Serving God in obedience is good but knowing His love gives us strength. Hear Kathie Slusser share how God transformed her heart and ministry, showing her that it was important to know that He was delighted with her. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 26877 Falling in Love with Jesus: How to Celebrate in Ministry, with Robert Harris – EM187 https://engagingmissions.com/em187-robert-harris-missionary-noplaceleft-asia/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26805 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em187-robert-harris-missionary-noplaceleft-asia/">Falling in Love with Jesus: How to Celebrate in Ministry, with Robert Harris – EM187</a></p> Why share the Gospel? When Robert Harris met Jesus, he just fell in love and wanted to share his passion. He and his wife are doing that in Texas and will be showing how to share their love for Christ in Asia. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 26805 A Story of Redemption: How to Tell of the Goodness of God, with Danny MacKay – EM186 https://engagingmissions.com/em186-danny-mackay-church-planting-canada/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26791 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em186-danny-mackay-church-planting-canada/">A Story of Redemption: How to Tell of the Goodness of God, with Danny MacKay – EM186</a></p> In his teen years, Danny MacKay was in a place of darkness but God rescued him and transformed his life. Now his love for God overflows as he shares God's love, disciples others, and leads teams in Canada and abroad. ]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 26791 Lord of the Harvest: How to be Faithful in Ministry, with Brett Butler – EM185 https://engagingmissions.com/em185-brett-butler-church-planter-san-francisco/ Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26740 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em185-brett-butler-church-planter-san-francisco/">Lord of the Harvest: How to be Faithful in Ministry, with Brett Butler – EM185</a></p> Have you ever wondered if God could use you to reach the lost in your home country? If so, the answer is a resounding YES. Discover how God called Brett Butler to a mostly-unreached are of the United States. Have you ever wondered if God could use you to reach the lost in your home country? If so, the answer is a resounding YES. Discover how God called Brett Butler to a mostly-unreached are of the United States. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 54:08 26740 Praying for Boldness: How to Share the Gospel Without Fear in Church Planting, with Braden Olsen – EM184 https://engagingmissions.com/em184-braden-olsen-dorm-church-planter/ Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26736 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em184-braden-olsen-dorm-church-planter/">Praying for Boldness: How to Share the Gospel Without Fear in Church Planting, with Braden Olsen – EM184</a></p> Braden Olsen is in college and he has something to share with us about walking in boldness and determination. Listen to discover how a Gospel conversation with friends turned into dorm church. Braden Olsen is in college and he has something to share with us about walking in boldness and determination. Listen to discover how a Gospel conversation with friends turned into dorm church. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 36:15 26736 How to Be Generous: Supporting Others Sacrificially, with Gret Glyer of DonorSee – EM183 https://engagingmissions.com/em183-gret-glyer-donorsee/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26735 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em183-gret-glyer-donorsee/">How to Be Generous: Supporting Others Sacrificially, with Gret Glyer of DonorSee – EM183</a></p> If you want to find a way to give to specific needs, this is for you! We check in with Gret Glyer to hear about what God's been doing with DonorSee and how YOU can get involved. If you want to find a way to give to specific needs, this is for you! We check in with Gret Glyer to hear about what God's been doing with DonorSee and how YOU can get involved. - http://engagingmissions.com/183 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 31:58 26735 Following the Holy Spirit: How to Be a Strong Church Planter, with Jacob Via – EM181 https://engagingmissions.com/em181-jacob-via-church-planting-haiti/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26709 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em181-jacob-via-church-planting-haiti/">Following the Holy Spirit: How to Be a Strong Church Planter, with Jacob Via – EM181</a></p> Jacob Via wants to see church planting and discipleship in Haiti grow until there is no place left. Listen as he shares his heart, God's faithfulness, and some of the joys and challenges in discipleship. Jacob Via wants to see church planting and discipleship in Haiti grow until there is no place left. Listen as he shares his heart, God's faithfulness, and some of the joys and challenges in discipleship. - http://engagingmissions.com/181 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 39:05 26709 Canada, Church Planting, How to Make the Good News Tangible in the World, with Matt Hess – EM180 https://engagingmissions.com/em180-matt-hess-church-planting-canada/ Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26634 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em180-matt-hess-church-planting-canada/">Canada, Church Planting, How to Make the Good News Tangible in the World, with Matt Hess – EM180</a></p> Many of us don't consider Canada to be unchurched. But areas like Toronto are tremendous opportunities to plant churches. Listen to be inspired and hear how God called Matt Hess from Mississippi to Canada. Many of us don't consider Canada to be unchurched. But areas like Toronto are tremendous opportunities to plant churches. Listen to be inspired and hear how God called Matt Hess from Mississippi to Canada. - http://engagingmissions.com/180 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 47:45 26634 Comfort the Burnt-out: How to be a Teddy Bear in Missions, with Keith Smith – EM179 https://engagingmissions.com/em179-keith-smith-missionary-pastoral-care/ Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26632 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em179-keith-smith-missionary-pastoral-care/">Comfort the Burnt-out: How to be a Teddy Bear in Missions, with Keith Smith – EM179</a></p> Keith Smith found himself in an unusual position as he helped encourage and equip other missionaries. Now he ministers locally to refugees and globally to missionaries. Discover how you can be a "teddy bear" too. Keith Smith found himself in an unusual position as he helped encourage and equip other missionaries. Now he ministers locally to refugees and globally to missionaries. Discover how you can be a "teddy bear" too. - http://engagingmissions.com/179 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 47:01 26632 How to be Light to the Nations: Get Essential Missionary Training, with David Kaufmann – EM178 https://engagingmissions.com/em178-david-kaufmann-strategic-missions-foundation-training-school/ Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26646 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em178-david-kaufmann-strategic-missions-foundation-training-school/">How to be Light to the Nations: Get Essential Missionary Training, with David Kaufmann – EM178</a></p> Whether you're looking for missionary training, a deeper relationship with God, or encouragement in discipleship, you'll want to hear what David Kaufmann shares. You'll be encouraged, challenged, and hear about two new opportunities to take the next st... Whether you're looking for missionary training, a deeper relationship with God, or encouragement in discipleship, you'll want to hear what David Kaufmann shares. You'll be encouraged, challenged, and hear about two new opportunities to take the next step in obedience to Christ. - http://engagingmissions.com/178 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 38:26 26646 How to Make Disciples in the World: From Failing Husband to Church Planter, with Andy Navarrete – EM177 https://engagingmissions.com/em177-andy-navarrete-church-planter-making-disciples/ Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26583 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em177-andy-navarrete-church-planter-making-disciples/">How to Make Disciples in the World: From Failing Husband to Church Planter, with Andy Navarrete – EM177</a></p> If you're struggling in marriage and family or want to know more about making disciples alongside your children, you'll want to hear this powerful story from Andy Navarrete. Thirteen years ago, his marriage was on the rocks. If you're struggling in marriage and family or want to know more about making disciples alongside your children, you'll want to hear this powerful story from Andy Navarrete. Thirteen years ago, his marriage was on the rocks. Now he's planting churches and making disciples alongside his wife and boys. They're using simple, reproducible tools and challenging and encouraging each other. Listen to discover the path that led them there. - http://engagingmissions.com/177 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 44:25 26583 Healing a Nation: How to Be a Hope-Bringer in the World, with Robert and Sandrina Jurjevich – EM176 https://engagingmissions.com/em176-robert-sandrina-jurjevich-missionaries-bosnia/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26445 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em176-robert-sandrina-jurjevich-missionaries-bosnia/">Healing a Nation: How to Be a Hope-Bringer in the World, with Robert and Sandrina Jurjevich – EM176</a></p> Robert and Sandrina Jurjevich are missionaries in Bosnia. Listen as they share stories of preparation, provision, and purpose. Hear how God uses our experiences to equip us for what's next. Be encouraged, bring hope. Robert and Sandrina Jurjevich are missionaries in Bosnia. Listen as they share stories of preparation, provision, and purpose. Hear how God uses our experiences to equip us for what's next. Be encouraged, bring hope. - http://engagingmissions.com/176 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 45:23 26445 Why Free Healthcare Isn’t Always the Best Option in Missions, with TJ McCloud – EM175 https://engagingmissions.com/em175-tj-mccloud/ Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26419 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em175-tj-mccloud/">Why Free Healthcare Isn’t Always the Best Option in Missions, with TJ McCloud – EM175</a></p> TJ McCloud is a musician turned regional director of One World Health in Nicaragua. Listen to discover how missions and healthcare can, and often should be financially sustainable. You'll be challenged and inspired. TJ McCloud is a musician turned regional director of One World Health in Nicaragua. Listen to discover how missions and healthcare can, and often should be financially sustainable. You'll be challenged and inspired. - http://engagingmissions.com/175 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 42:09 26419 How to Form Right Relationship Between All Things, with Lisa Sharon Harper – EM174a https://engagingmissions.com/em174a-lisa-sharon-harper/ Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26587 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em174a-lisa-sharon-harper/">How to Form Right Relationship Between All Things, with Lisa Sharon Harper – EM174a</a></p> In a nation (and world) divided by dogma, fear, and rhetoric, we need to hear from God to show true love and reconciliation. Listen to hear Lisa Sharon Harper from Sojourners share some ways we can do just that. In a nation (and world) divided by dogma, fear, and rhetoric, we need to hear from God to show true love and reconciliation. Listen to hear Lisa Sharon Harper from Sojourners share some ways we can do just that. - http://engagingmissions.com/174a Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 46:29 26587 How to Be Effective by Serving Others Wholeheartedly, with Bob Lidfors – EM174 https://engagingmissions.com/em174-bob-lidfors/ Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26376 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em174-bob-lidfors/">How to Be Effective by Serving Others Wholeheartedly, with Bob Lidfors – EM174</a></p> If you've wondered how to be a servant leader, you'll want to hear Bob Lidfors share about that, church planting, and missions in Germany, Uganda, & India. Bob Lidfors was a traditional missionary. Now he works in house churches, leads as a servant, and invests in missions and leadership development in Germany, Uganda, and India. - http://engagingmissions.com/174 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 39:57 26376 Training the Global Church How to Better Reach Muslims, with Mark Brink – EM172 https://engagingmissions.com/em172-mark-brink/ Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26351 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em172-mark-brink/">Training the Global Church How to Better Reach Muslims, with Mark Brink – EM172</a></p> Impeded by fear and disinformation, it can be hard for the global Church to engage Muslims. Mark Brink of Global Initiatives shares how they equip and challenge local believers to show Christ's love effectively. Impeded by fear and disinformation, it can be hard for the global Church to engage Muslims. Mark Brink of Global Initiatives shares how they equip and challenge local believers to show Christ's love effectively. - http://engagingmissions.com/172 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 46:25 26351 New Year’s Day: 4 Missionaries Share Memories From the Heart – EM171 https://engagingmissions.com/em171-new-year-2016/ Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:00:12 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26488 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em171-new-year-2016/">New Year’s Day: 4 Missionaries Share Memories From the Heart – EM171</a></p> Happy New Year! It's an amazing blessing to hear the poignant stories, deep perspectives, and New Year's wishes from 4 missionaries. You'll love what you hear! Happy New Year! It's an amazing blessing to hear the poignant stories, deep perspectives, and Christmas wishes from 4 missionaries. You'll love what you hear! - http://engagingmissions.com/171 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 20:48 26488 How to Celebrate: Missionaries, Memories, Merry Christmas Wishes – EM170 https://engagingmissions.com/em170-christmas-2016/ Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26056 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em170-christmas-2016/">How to Celebrate: Missionaries, Memories, Merry Christmas Wishes – EM170</a></p> Merry Christmas! It's an amazing blessing to hear the poignant stories, deep perspectives, and Christmas wishes from 4 missionaries. You'll love what you hear! Merry Christmas! It's an amazing blessing to hear the poignant stories, deep perspectives, and Christmas wishes from 4 missionaries. You'll love what you hear! - http://engagingmissions.com/170 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 24:47 26056 How to Bring Hope: A Band of College Campus Missionaries, with Mike Puckett – EM169 https://engagingmissions.com/em169-mike-puckett/ Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26119 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em169-mike-puckett/">How to Bring Hope: A Band of College Campus Missionaries, with Mike Puckett – EM169</a></p> When Mike Puckett saw that his campus ministry was losing relevance, he asked God what to do. The answer changed the entire ministry focus and he now has a vision for ministry well beyond his own campus. When Mike Puckett saw that his campus ministry was losing relevance, he asked God what to do. The answer changed the entire ministry focus and he now has a vision for ministry well beyond his own campus. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 42:09 26119 How to Follow and Stay Close to the Great Shepherd, with Esteban Cevallos – EM168 https://engagingmissions.com/em168-esteban-cevallos/ Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26117 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em168-esteban-cevallos/">How to Follow and Stay Close to the Great Shepherd, with Esteban Cevallos – EM168</a></p> Esteban Cevallos grew up in Ecuador and Columbia. At age 17, God brought him to the United States and led him on an amazing path to India and Cuba and has called him back to Central America. Esteban Cevallos grew up in Ecuador and Columbia. At age 17, God brought him to the United States and led him on an amazing path to India and Cuba and has called him back to Central America. - http://engagingmissions.com/168 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 55:29 26117 How to Show the Love of God in Permanent Ink, with Mike Lewandowski – EM167 https://engagingmissions.com/em167-mike-lewandowski/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26115 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em167-mike-lewandowski/">How to Show the Love of God in Permanent Ink, with Mike Lewandowski – EM167</a></p> Mike Lewandowski went from prison to missionary. Focusing on his neighborhood in Florida, he's begun sharing the Gospel, planting churches, and praying for those in need - in an unexpected place. Mike Lewandowski went from prison to missionary. Focusing on his neighborhood in Florida, he's begun sharing the Gospel, planting churches, and praying for those in need - in an unexpected place. - http://engagingmissions.com/167 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 42:28 26115 EM166: Happy Thanksgiving Day: Powerful Stories from 4 Missionaries https://engagingmissions.com/em166-happy-thanksgiving-day/ Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26054 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em166-happy-thanksgiving-day/">EM166: Happy Thanksgiving Day: Powerful Stories from 4 Missionaries</a></p> Not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving Day but we all have reasons to be thankful every day. Listen as 4 missionaries share powerful and heartwarming stories about Thanksgiving in this special edition. Not everyone celebrates Thanksgiving Day but we all have reasons to be thankful every day. Listen as 4 missionaries share powerful and heartwarming stories about Thanksgiving in this special edition. - http://engagingmissions.com/166 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 22:17 26054 Tulsa to Ireland: How to Reach the Nations, with Tony Svendsen – EM165 https://engagingmissions.com/em165-tony-svendsen/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26113 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em165-tony-svendsen/">Tulsa to Ireland: How to Reach the Nations, with Tony Svendsen – EM165</a></p> Tony Svendsen is the e3 Partners Strategy Director for Ireland. He uses powerful tools and simple strategies to equip local believers to share the Gospel and plant churches. Listen to discover what God's up to. Tony Svendsen is the e3 Partners Strategy Director for Ireland. He uses powerful tools and simple strategies to equip local believers to share the Gospel and plant churches. Listen to discover what God's up to. - http://engagingmissions.com/165 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 36:21 26113 How to Be an Ambassador of Reconciliation in the World, with Wayne Berry – EM164 https://engagingmissions.com/em164-wayne-berry/ Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26111 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em164-wayne-berry/">How to Be an Ambassador of Reconciliation in the World, with Wayne Berry – EM164</a></p> Pastor Wayne Berry is a worship pastor with a heart for missions and reconciliation. After discipling worship leaders and over 25 trips to Africa, he's transitioning the next stage of his calling. Pastor Wayne Berry is a worship pastor with a heart for missions and reconciliation. After discipling worship leaders and over 25 trips to Africa, he's transitioning the next stage of his calling. - http://engagingmissions.com/164 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 1:05:09 26111 Slow Kingdom Coming: How Justice Brings Hope to the World, with Kent Annan – EM163 https://engagingmissions.com/em163-kent-annan/ Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26100 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em163-kent-annan/">Slow Kingdom Coming: How Justice Brings Hope to the World, with Kent Annan – EM163</a></p> Kent Annan is the co-founder of Haiti Partners and author of Slow Kingdom Coming. Listen to discover what happens when we focus our attention well and approach missions with justice. Kent Annan is the co-founder of Haiti Partners and author of Slow Kingdom Coming. Listen to discover what happens when we focus our attention well and approach missions with justice. - http://engagingmissions.com/163 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 44:51 26100 Refugee, Gangbanger, Missionary: How to See With Eyes of Faith, with Tobias – EM162 https://engagingmissions.com/em162-tobias/ Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26014 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em162-tobias/">Refugee, Gangbanger, Missionary: How to See With Eyes of Faith, with Tobias – EM162</a></p> Tobias came to the United States as a refugee. As a teenager, he was an angry gangbanger until God transformed his life. Now he's a missionary to Southeast Asia, watching God do amazing things. Tobias came to the United States as a refugee. As a teenager, he was an angry gangbanger until God transformed his life. Now he's a missionary to Southeast Asia, watching God do amazing things. - http://engagingmissions.com/162 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 53:33 26014 How to Hunger and Thirst for Justice in a Community, with Gena Thomas, Author of A Smoldering Wick – EM161 https://engagingmissions.com/em161-gena-thomas-a-smoldering-wick/ Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26012 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em161-gena-thomas-a-smoldering-wick/">How to Hunger and Thirst for Justice in a Community, with Gena Thomas, Author of A Smoldering Wick – EM161</a></p> Many approach missions and aid work from the foundation of charity. Gena Thomas shares how the foundation of justice is better. Listen for practical tips and powerful concepts to make your next missions trip better. Many approach missions and aid work from the foundation of charity. Gena Thomas shares how the foundation of justice is better. Listen for practical tips and powerful concepts to make your next missions trip better. - http://engagingmissions.com/161 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 40:05 26012 How to Seek God’s Kingdom: Unexpected Steps and Powerful Results, with Bryan Entzminger – EM160 https://engagingmissions.com/em160-bryan-entzminger/ Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26009 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em160-bryan-entzminger/">How to Seek God’s Kingdom: Unexpected Steps and Powerful Results, with Bryan Entzminger – EM160</a></p> Feel called to ministry? Listen as Bryan Entzminger shares his experience with Engaging Missions. You'll hear about getting started and continuing, building relationships, continuous improvement, and social media. Feel called to ministry? Listen as Bryan Entzminger shares his experience with Engaging Missions. You'll hear about getting started and continuing, building relationships, continuous improvement, and social media. http://engagingmissions.com/160 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 54:56 26009 How to See God in the Land of the Living, with Bryan Entzminger – EM159 https://engagingmissions.com/em159-bryan-entzminger/ Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=4459 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em159-bryan-entzminger/">How to See God in the Land of the Living, with Bryan Entzminger – EM159</a></p> Bryan Entzminger is the host of the Engaging Missions Show. Scott McClelland turns the tables and asks Bryan to share his heart and insights. Listen to discover how connecting with missionaries has changed his life. Bryan Entzminger is the host of the Engaging Missions Show. Scott McClelland turns the tables and asks Bryan to share his heart and insights. Listen to discover how connecting with missionaries has changed his life. - http://engagingmissions.com/159 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 47:36 4459 Missions Podcast Sampler: 12 to Enjoy for Podcast Day https://engagingmissions.com/international-podcast-day/ Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26052 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/international-podcast-day/">Missions Podcast Sampler: 12 to Enjoy for Podcast Day</a></p> If you enjoy podcasts, don't miss out on the International Podcast Day celebration. Listen to discover some of the ways you can celebrate plus 12 missions and church planting podcasts you might enjoy. If you enjoy podcasts, don't miss out on the International Podcast Day celebration. Listen to discover some of the ways you can celebrate plus 12 missions and church planting podcasts you might enjoy. - http://engagingmissions.com/ipd2016 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 15:17 26052 Learning to Let God Do His Part in the World, with Jerry Smith – EM158 https://engagingmissions.com/em158-jerry-smith/ Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=25966 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em158-jerry-smith/">Learning to Let God Do His Part in the World, with Jerry Smith – EM158</a></p> Jerry Smith trains and deploys teams to Cape Verde, Africa. For a while, his ministry in the US seemed disconnected from his ministry in Africa. Then God showed him a way to be effective and bring them together. Jerry Smith trains and deploys teams to Cape Verde, Africa. For a while, his ministry in the US seemed disconnected from his ministry in Africa. Then God showed him a way to be effective and bring them together. - http://engagingmissions.com/158 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 34:35 25966 How to Share God’s Love in Thailand: 5 Simple Strategies, with Jen Hamilton – EM157 https://engagingmissions.com/em158-jen-hamilton/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:11 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=25927 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em158-jen-hamilton/">How to Share God’s Love in Thailand: 5 Simple Strategies, with Jen Hamilton – EM157</a></p> After discovering Jen Hamilton's ministry partners had a different vision, things changed. Discover what she's is doing to reach Thailand for Christ. Jen Hamilton and her team partnered with the local Church when they arrived in Thailand. But after discovering their visions were different, things changed. Discover how they're reaching Thailand for Christ. - http://engagingmissions.com/158 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 37:00 25927 iPrayU – How to Be a House of Prayer for Your Community, with Jim Buckman – EM156 https://engagingmissions.com/em156-iprayu-how-to-be-a-house-of-prayer-for-your-community-with-jim-buckman/ Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=25805 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em156-iprayu-how-to-be-a-house-of-prayer-for-your-community-with-jim-buckman/">iPrayU – How to Be a House of Prayer for Your Community, with Jim Buckman – EM156</a></p> Listen to hear what happens when a minister and a missionary walk into a biker bar. Jim Buckman is a missionary with a heart for prayer and house churches. A minister and a missionary walk into a biker bar. Listen to hear Jim Buckman's heart for prayer and house churches, the iPray app, and how YOUR church could minister to YOUR community. - http://engagingmissions.com/156 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 47:04 25805 How to Be Still and Let God Fight for You, with Autumn Kerr – EM155 https://engagingmissions.com/em155-autumn-kerr/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=25803 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em155-autumn-kerr/">How to Be Still and Let God Fight for You, with Autumn Kerr – EM155</a></p> Do you ever wonder how to be still and let God fight for you? Listen to discover how Autumn Kerr is doing just that, while God is transforming Visiting Orphans as they equip leaders for short-term missions trips. Do you ever wonder how to be still and let God fight for you? Listen to discover how Autumn Kerr is doing just that, while God is transforming Visiting Orphans as they equip leaders for short-term missions trips. http://engagingmissions.com/155 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 41:05 25803 How to See God’s Glory and Gain a New Perspective, with Tony Hedrick and Carol Garborg of Niteo Tours – EM154 https://engagingmissions.com/em154-niteo/ Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=25801 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em154-niteo/">How to See God’s Glory and Gain a New Perspective, with Tony Hedrick and Carol Garborg of Niteo Tours – EM154</a></p> What if something you're already planning on could change your life and transform the world? Tony Hedrick and Carol Garborg share their vision for that. What if something most of us do - and you're likely planning - could change your life, inform your perspective, and fuel global missions? Listen to hear Tony Hedrick and Carol Garborg share their vision. - http://engagingmissions.com/154 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 41:30 25801 How to Live Out Pure and Undefiled Religion in the World, with Gret Glyer of DonorSee – EM153 https://engagingmissions.com/em153-gret-glyer-of-donorsee/ Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=25773 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em153-gret-glyer-of-donorsee/">How to Live Out Pure and Undefiled Religion in the World, with Gret Glyer of DonorSee – EM153</a></p> Wondering how small amounts of money can make a big difference in missions? Listen to discover what Gret Glyer, the Bad Missionary, is doing with DonorSee. Wondering how small amounts of money and small changes can make a big difference in missions? Discover what Gret Glyer, the Bad Missionary went from Enterprise Rent-a-Car to Malawi and what he is doing with DonorSee. - http://engagingmissions.com/153 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 42:43 25773 How to Bring Simple Rhythms of Grace Into Your Home, with John White – EM152 https://engagingmissions.com/em152-john-white/ Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=4621 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em152-john-white/">How to Bring Simple Rhythms of Grace Into Your Home, with John White – EM152</a></p> Want to know more about hearing from the Lord and building simple rhythms of grace into your home? Listen to John White as he shares that and more. If you want to know more about hearing from the Lord and building rhythms of life and grace into your home, you'll love this! John White shares about a simple framework for house churches, discipleship, and more. - http://engagingmissions.com/152 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 39:38 4621 How to See Mentoring as a Meaningful Relationship, with Chris Tress – EM151 https://engagingmissions.com/em151-chris-tress-mentoring/ Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=4464 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em151-chris-tress-mentoring/">How to See Mentoring as a Meaningful Relationship, with Chris Tress – EM151</a></p> A powerful discussion about ways God can transform the lives of children and young adults through mentoring. Listen to discover what God is doing, Chris Tress - church planter, inner-city pastor, and mentor - shares how God can transform the lives of children and young adults through mentoring. Listen to hear his passion for his community and what God is doing. - http://engagingmissions.com/151 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 54:36 4464 How to Be Intentional in the Simple Parts of Life, with Reed Mitchell – EM150 https://engagingmissions.com/em150-reed-mitchell/ Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=4461 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em150-reed-mitchell/">How to Be Intentional in the Simple Parts of Life, with Reed Mitchell – EM150</a></p> God Stories in Your Earbuds. Inspiration | Encouragement | Resources Reed Mitchell recently graduated from a missionary training school. He was involved in "everything" and has simplified. He shares how intentional living and hospitality are key in focusing on what's most important. - http://engagingmissions.com/150 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 47:39 4461 How to Create a World Changing Legacy of Love, with Sean and Maayan Steckbeck – EM148 https://engagingmissions.com/em148-sean-and-maayan-steckbeck/ Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=4457 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em148-sean-and-maayan-steckbeck/">How to Create a World Changing Legacy of Love, with Sean and Maayan Steckbeck – EM148</a></p> Sean Steckbeck's daughter Maayan asked to go with him to Myanmar for her Bat Mitzvah. Listen to discover what God did while they were there. Sean Steckbeck has been involving his children in ministry from a young age. His daughter Maayan asked to go with him to Myanmar for her Bat Mitzvah. Listen to discover what God did. - http://engagingmissions.com/148 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 32:42 4457 Kids in Ministry: How to Share the Good News Simply, with Tim, Lydia, and Caleb – EM147 https://engagingmissions.com/em147-tim-lydia-and-caleb/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=4292 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em147-tim-lydia-and-caleb/">Kids in Ministry: How to Share the Good News Simply, with Tim, Lydia, and Caleb – EM147</a></p> Tim, Lydia, and Caleb share how children can be involved in sharing the Gospel if the tools are simple enough. Tim and Lydia do a great job at presenting some really easy ways to let kids be a part of the Great Commission. If the tools are simple enough for kids to use, anyone can spread the Gospel. - http://engagingmissions.com/147 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 37:31 4292 This Family is on a Mission to Glorify God in the World, with The Kings – EM146 https://engagingmissions.com/em146-the-kings/ Wed, 06 Jul 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=4180 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em146-the-kings/">This Family is on a Mission to Glorify God in the World, with The Kings – EM146</a></p> Bryan and Michael King find ways to include their kids in ministry. Listen to discover how they encourage the kids to be a part of spreading the Gospel. From Sonic to Sunday mornings, Bryan and Michal King find ways to include the kids in ministry. Throughout the episode, they each share different ways to encourage the kids to be a part of spreading the Gospel. - http://engagingmissions.com/146 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 39:35 4180 How to Involve Children in Bringing Good News to the World, with The Coopers – EM145 https://engagingmissions.com/em145-the-coopers/ Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=4178 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em145-the-coopers/">How to Involve Children in Bringing Good News to the World, with The Coopers – EM145</a></p> One event in Asia led Troy and Rachel Cooper to involve their children in ministry. Listen to discover how they're able to naturally integrate their lives. The Coopers were missionaries to Asia. One event overseas led Troy and Rachel to involve their children in ministry. Listen to discover how they're able to naturally integrate their lives. - http://engagingmissions.com/145 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 45:51 4178 Amazing Stories from Myanmar: How to Involve Children in Ministry, with Justin and Josiah Steidinger – EM144 https://engagingmissions.com/em144-justin-and-josiah-steidinger-myanmar/ Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=4061 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em144-justin-and-josiah-steidinger-myanmar/">Amazing Stories from Myanmar: How to Involve Children in Ministry, with Justin and Josiah Steidinger – EM144</a></p> Justin and Josiah Steidinger recently returned from a trip to Myanmar. Listen to discover what God did and how he worked through children. Justin's family has always been involved in ministry. He and his son Josiah recently returned from a trip to Myanmar. Listen to discover what happened. - http://engagingmissions.com/144 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 52:17 4061 How to Get Back to Joy and Crush Hopelessness, with Toni M. Daniels – EM143 https://engagingmissions.com/em143-toni-m-daniels/ Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=4059 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em143-toni-m-daniels/">How to Get Back to Joy and Crush Hopelessness, with Toni M. Daniels – EM143</a></p> Toni M. Daniels spent 16 years as a missionary Uruguay. Now she's the director of a leadership institute and the recent author of "Back to Joy". Toni M. Daniels spent 16 years as a missionary Uruguay. Now she's the director of a leadership institute and the author of "Back to Joy". Listen to discover how enjoying God has helped her overcome huge challenges. - http://engagingmissions.com/143 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 53:25 4059 How to Follow God One Step at a Time, with Renee Treeyanon – EM142 https://engagingmissions.com/em142-renee-treeyanon/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3954 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em142-renee-treeyanon/">How to Follow God One Step at a Time, with Renee Treeyanon – EM142</a></p> Renee Treeyanon made an 8-month commitment to help a missionary and is still a missionary 16 years later. Listen to discover the amazing ways God used her. Renee Treeyanon made an 8-month commitment to help a missionary and is still a missionary 16 years later. She's worn many hats over the years, including TV producer. Listen to discover the amazing ways God used her. - http://engagingmissions.com/142 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 48:29 3954 How to Answer the Greatest Prayer of Jesus, with Aaron Babyar – EM141 https://engagingmissions.com/em141-aaron-babyar/ Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3930 </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em141-aaron-babyar/">How to Answer the Greatest Prayer of Jesus, with Aaron Babyar – EM141</a></p> Aaron Babyar returns to share one part of ulfilling Jesus's prayer for unity. Listen to discover how networking is about relationships, not business cards. Aaron Babyar returns to share how good networking can help us fulfill the greatest prayer Jesus prayed for unity. Listen to discover how effective networking is about generosity and relationship, not business cards. - http://engagingmissions.com/141 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 53:31 3930 How to Invite Others to Partner with God in the World, with Aaron Babyar – EM140 https://engagingmissions.com/em140-aaron-babyar/ Wed, 25 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3928 <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em140-aaron-babyar/">How to Invite Others to Partner with God in the World, with Aaron Babyar – EM140</a></p> Aaron Babyar talks about how missionaries can build a support team and how we can better bless those in ministry. Listen as he refutes some misconceptions. Aaron Babyar shares how missionaries can build a support team and how we can better bless those in ministry. Listen as he shares his heart to see missionaries fully funded and also refutes some common misconceptions. - http://engagingmissions.com/140 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 1:06:30 3928 How to Save Lives and Souls Bringing Clean Water to the World, with Josh Young – EM139 https://engagingmissions.com/em139-josh-young/ Wed, 18 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3926 <p><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/EM139-Josh-Young-Face-Quote-300-min.jpeg" alt="EM139 Josh Young Face Quote 300-min" width="300" height="300" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-4049" />In this week's episode of Engaging Missions, Josh Young stops by to share about his ministry and the ways that God is working through it. Josh currently works with the organization "Hydrating Humanity," which focuses on providing clean water, hygiene education, and the Gospel to places in Kenya and Tanzania.</p> <p>As someone who is involved in the marketplace and ministry, Josh understands the importance of both in the Kingdom of God. He discusses the need to listen to God in every aspect of life, not just in ministry. Once we hear the plans of God and walk in obedience to them, God will give us the courage to keep following Him wherever He goes!</p> <p><strong>Want to listen to the Bible on the go?</strong> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Download for free by trying out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!-- GABBY CAN STOP HERE --></p> <p><!--more--></p> <ul> <li> - Episode summary</li> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Being transformed by obedience</li> <li> - Where do you do most of your ministry?</li> <li> - Meaningful verse</li> <li> - Seeing the steadfastness of God</li> <li> - Remembering the need for courage</li> <li> - Being sensitive to the Lord’s timing</li> <li> - Personal habits for the Kingdom</li> <li> - Foundational Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li> - What makes Hydrating Humanity different?</li> <li> - The complexities and challenges of ministry</li> <li> - What is exciting you about ministry?</li> <li> - How can people be involved with the ministry?</li> <li> - Marketplace matters</li> <li> - Learning to be undistracted</li> <li> - Surrounded by the nations</li> <li> - Internet and book resources</li> <li> - Parting advice and contact info (joshyoung@hydratinghumanity.org)</li> </ul> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li>joshyoung@hydratinghumanity.org </li> <li><a href="http://hydratinghumanity.org">Hydrating Humanity</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1TBWmVF">The Unshakable Kingdom and the Unchanging Person</a> by E. Stanley Jones </li> <li><a href="http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=eb79daf980cdf43c5b33ea3c3&id=63fd2ad375&e=f9d7b05e84">Voights in Malawi</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.syzygy.org.uk/keep-on-keeping-on/">Keep on Keeping On</a> from <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexGTHawke">@AlexGTHawke</a></li> </ul> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p> </p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0964585847&asins=0964585847&linkId=a3dd641f5dbcc244d0ee0637c5f9dad0&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"></iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em139-josh-young/">How to Save Lives and Souls Bringing Clean Water to the World, with Josh Young – EM139</a></p> Josh Young is the program director and VP for Hydrating Humanity. They save lives and advance God's Kingdom using clean water and hygiene education. Josh Young is the program director and VP for Hydrating Humanity. They save lives and advance God's Kingdom using clean water and hygiene education. Listen to hear how God is using them in powerful ways. - http://engagingmissions.com/139 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 54:49 3926 How to Reach the Nations in Your Neighborhood, with Brad W – EM138 https://engagingmissions.com/em138-brad-w/ Wed, 11 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3884 <p>Brad W (pen name for security reasons) shares the ways God is moving in the United States. He's been on the mission field but is now working with Global Gates in the United States. Their focus is on presenting the Gospel of Jesus in large cities. Because that's where from different nations who tend to congregate.</p> <p>He speaks on the importance of trusting God in EVERY area of ministry. And he discusses how God has given us an amazing opportunity to reach the nations from our neighborhoods.</p> <p>With that opportunity, and knowing that God loves us, how can we NOT tell others about the Gospel?</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <p> - Episode summary<br /> - Introduction<br /> - What are Global Gateway Cities?<br /> - Life, family, and ministry<br /> - The struggle of coming back to the States<br /> - How did God get you through transition?<br /> - Uniting the sacred and secular<br /> - Meaningful verse</p> <blockquote><p> Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. <em>(Proverbs 3:4-5, ESV)</em> </p></blockquote> <p> </p> <blockquote><p> After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb! <em>(Revelation 7:9-10, ESV)</em> </p></blockquote> <p> - Personal habits for the Kingdom<br /> - Foundational Missions Leadership Moment<br /> - What do you do with Global Gates?<br /> - The desperate need to spread the Gospel<br /> - Ways to get involved in ministry<br /> - Some exciting things in the future<br /> - How to minister to unbelievers in the community<br /> - What fuels your passion?<br /> - Is there anything you would change?<br /> - The foundation of Global Gates<br /> - Marketplace matters<br /> - Internet and book resources<br /> - Parting advice</p> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li>Email Brad: info@globalgates.info</li> <li><a href="http://www.globalgates.info">Global Gates</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.egsnetwork.com/gift2/?giftid=0E7EB7DAFA6343E">Engaging the Nations</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1YdXYZB">In the Land of Blue Burqas</a> by Kate McCord</li> <li><a href="http://movements.net">Movements.net</a></li> </ul> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p> </p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0802408141&asins=0802408141&linkId=6ca1234b62271e4d6f14b5cf948f9f0f&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"></iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em138-brad-w/">How to Reach the Nations in Your Neighborhood, with Brad W – EM138</a></p> Brad W. works with Global Gates to reach the nations through Gateway Cities. Listen to discover how we can impact the nations from our neighborhods. Brad W. (pen name) works with Global Gates to reach the nations through Gateway Cities. Listen to discover his motivation and how we can impact the nations from our neighborhoods. - http://engagingmissions.com/138 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 48:48 3884 God is the Greatest Thing We Can Give to the World, with Jacob Bock – EM137 https://engagingmissions.com/em137-jacob-bock/ Wed, 04 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3882 <p><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/EM137-Jacob-Bock-Face-Quote-min-300.jpeg" alt="EM137 Jacob Bock Face Quote-min 300" width="300" height="300" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-3991" />On this week’s episode of Engaging Missions, our guest, Jacob Bock, shares about his ministry in Spain and some of the amazing things God has been doing there. Jacob started working in children’s ministry in the States until God called him and his family to Spain.</p> <p>Throughout his years in evangelism, he has seen God touch the hearts of many people. During the interview, he continually states that only through the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit can they reach the country. He also discusses the importance of prayer, obedience, and testimony.</p> <p><strong>Want to listen to the Bible on the go?</strong> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Download for free by trying out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <p>00:30 - Episode summary<br /> 01:31 - Introduction<br /> 03:41 - How God sparked the flame for missions<br /> 06:21 - The need for the Gospel in Spain<br /> 08:47 - A challenge in ministry<br /> 11:18 - The power of prayer<br /> 15:54 - Going through the breaking process<br /> 17:45 - Meaningful verse</p> <blockquote><p> Seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you. <em>(Matthew 6:33)</em> </p></blockquote> <p>19:09 - Foundational Leadership Moment<br /> 23:22 - What is open-air proclamation?<br /> 27:28 - Sharing the testimony of salvation<br /> 30:55 - How God is transforming lives through ministry<br /> 36:56 - What fuels your passion in ministry?<br /> 39:31 - Is there anything you would have done differently?<br /> 41:58 - Marketplace matters<br /> 46:04 - Surrounded by the nations<br /> 51:18 - Internet and book resources<br /> 52:21 - Parting advice</p> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://ontheredbox.com">On the Red Box</a></li> <li><a href="http://en.ontheredbox.com/the-network-2">The Network</a></li> </ul> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p> </p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em137-jacob-bock/">God is the Greatest Thing We Can Give to the World, with Jacob Bock – EM137</a></p> Jacob Bock is a missionary to Spain. After about 10 years of ministry, God challenged and completely transformed how they minister. Listen to discover how. Jacob Bock is a missionary to Spain. After about 10 years of ministry, God challenged and completely transformed how they approach ministry. Listen to discover what they do and why they can pray with so many people. - http://engagingmissions.com/137 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 54:41 3882 How to Use Photography to Engage in World Missions, with Joshua MacLeod – EM136 https://engagingmissions.com/em136-joshua-macleod/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3907 <p><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/EM136-Joshua-MacLeod-Face-Quote-300-min.jpeg" alt="EM136 Joshua MacLeod Face Quote 300-min" width="300" height="300" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-3976" />Joshua MacLeod (<a href="http://twitter.com/picturenations">@picturenations</a>) is a photographer and filmmaker who uses photography to reveal the beauty of God and to help raise funds for missionaries and mercy ministries. When he started taking pictures, he was not good. Listen to discover the key that helped him grow to where he was sponsored and published by a lens company.</p> <p>And, as you do, you'll learn valuable truths from the Bible and experience Joshua's heart for God and for the Nations. And you'll hear his vision for how he and the other photographers with Picture the Nations can use photography to help entire nations.</p> <p><strong>Want to listen to the Bible on the go?</strong> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Download for free by trying out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <p>00:12 - Introduction<br /> 01:12 - What is Picture the Nations About?<br /> 04:28 - When did you start taking pictures?<br /> 08:22 - How Josh went from really bad to published with a sponsorship within a year.<br /> 09:36 - When did you realize the impact that photography can have?</p> <blockquote><p> Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts. Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you: the tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent—the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand—and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests, and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you.”<br /> <em>Exodus 31:1-11 (NIV)</em> </p></blockquote> <p>13:53 - What happened when a teenage girl saw her picture for the first time.<br /> 15:16 - Should the Gospel be austere while we enjoy personal extravagance?<br /> 16:29 - What kind of value does Christian art bring to the table?</p> <blockquote><p> Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.<br /> <em>John 12:24 (NIV)</em> </p></blockquote> <p>18:36 - How would you encourage other artists?<br /> 21:38 - Where did you find the framework for craftsmanship, wisdom, and understanding?<br /> 23:27 - What to do if you need to understand the Bible.<br /> 26:27 - Where can people find more?<br /> 25:49 - What can photographers do to get involved?<br /> 28:36 - What nation are you trying to get to next?</p> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li>Joshua's Website: <a href="http://picturethenations.org">picturethenations.org</a></li> <li><a href="http://facebook.com/picturethenations">Picture the Nations on Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://springhousesmyrna.com/gallery">The Gallery @ Springhouse Worship & Arts Center</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1SAfoMh">Understanding Exposure</a> by Bryan Peterson</li> <li><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/strongs-concordance/id405005619?mt=8&at=11lxLQ">Strong's Concordance App</a></li> </ul> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p> </p> Joshua MacLeod is a photographer and videographer who captures capture God's beauty in people globally. Listen to discover the value of art on mission. Joshua MacLeod is a photographer and videographer. He was bad when he began but is now sponsored and published, capturing the beauty of God in the people of the world. Listen to discover the value of art on mission. - http://engagingmissions.com/136 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 31:59 3907 Bringing Hope and Love to the Local Samaria, with Chris Tress – EM135 https://engagingmissions.com/em135-chris-tress/ Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3859 <p><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-3967" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/EM135-Chris-Tress-Face-Quote-300-min.jpeg" alt="EM135 Chris Tress Face Quote 300-min" width="300" height="300" />When people mention missions, most typically think of going across the world to spread the Gospel. Our guest today, however, discusses the importance of local missions. His name is Chris Tress, and he ministers to people in an inner city in Florida. He is passionate about the poor and oppressed in the United States and has a heart to mentor kids in the unchurched communities.</p> <p>As a local missionary, Chris seeks to break down the segregation between churches, and he encourages suburban churches to reach out to the poorer communities with the love of Christ. Throughout the interview, he speaks with deep conviction about reaching the marginalized and unnoticed of our culture.</p> <p><strong>Want to listen to a book free?</strong> Some of the books Chris recommended are available from Audible.com. If you're interested in <em>Up from Slavery</em> or books by <em>John Perkins</em>, you can <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Download for free by trying out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p>00:42 - Episode summary<br /> 01:09 - Introduction<br /> 02:56 - What led you to local missions?<br /> 04:26 - Challenges in everyday life<br /> 10:10 - Living in the Kingdom while facing the world<br /> 12:05 - Meaningful verses</p> <blockquote><p> Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. <em>(<a href="http://biblehub.com/john/15-13.htm" target="_blank">John 15:3, NIV</a>)</em><br />  <br /> However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace. <em>(<a href="http://biblehub.com/john/15-13.htm">Acts 20, verse 24, NIV</a>)</em> </p></blockquote> <p>16:23 - Remembering our First Love with Jenny Beth Gardner<br /> 19:43 - What is exciting you about ministry?<br /> 26:18 - The impact of mentoring<br /> 32:22 - Uniting cultures and races through Christ<br /> 34:53 - Struggling with segregation<br /> 37:10 - Internet and book resources<br /> 39:28 - Parting advice and contact info</p> <p>Chris's church website: <a href="http://bowdownchurch.com">Bow Down Church</a></p> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/23OqTue">The Making of a Disciple</a> by Dr. Keith Phillips</li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1Tnnev4">Out of Ashes</a> by Dr. Keith Philips</li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1rqoy7H">Books by John Perkins</a> (Also available from <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Audible</a>)</li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1rqoEMG">Up from Slavery</a> by Booker T. Washington (Also available from <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Audible</a>)</li> <li><a href="http://bowdownchurch.com">Bow Down Church</a></li> <li>The Transformational Education Network <a href="http://ten3.org">Ten3</a></li> </ul> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p> </p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0800711815&asins=0800711815&linkId=5edd8a57338f95ae619775ecff5dedbf&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplac... Chris Tress is the pastor of Bow Down Church. As a local missionary, he works to replace segregation with unity and to reach out to the poorer communities. Chris Tress is the pastor of Bow Down Church. As a local missionary, he works to replace segregation with unity and to reach out to the poorer communities. Listen to hear his conviction for reaching the marginalized. - http://engagingmissions.com/135 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 43:07 3859 How to Find Joy with God in the Wilderness, with Don Buege – EM134 https://engagingmissions.com/em134-don-buege/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3808 <p><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/EM134-Don-Buege-Face-Quote-min-300.jpeg" alt="EM134 Don Buege Face Quote-min 300" width="300" height="300" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-3938" />In this week’s episode of Engaging Missions, our guest, Don Buege, brings stories of God’s movements in his life and in the world. As a missionary to a region in Russia, he discusses the culture and religious state of the nation.</p> <p>Don has a strong passion for helping new believers to see how great God is and to know Him personally. He shares some of the steps he and his ministry take to get believers to see God correctly. The joy he carries is evident, and he continually speaks of what God has done for him and for us all.</p> <p><strong>Get My Heart, Christ's Home absolutely free!</strong> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Download and listen on the go by trying out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p>00:33 - Episode summary<br /> 01:39 - Introduction<br /> 02:22 - What is Siberia like?<br /> 03:44 - Family, ministry, and everyday life<br /> 05:05 - Hearing the message of the Kingdom<br /> 09:12 - The transformation from knowing Christ<br /> 11:06 - A season of difficulty<br /> 15:44 - Seeing family as the greatest ministry<br /> 17:28 - Foundational Missions Leadership Moment<br /> 21:49 - Aspects of Russian culture<br /> 23:11 - The spiritual state of Russia<br /> 24:28 - Being encouraged by those filled with hope<br /> 25:44 - Connecting with those who know Jesus<br /> 27:56 - Building relationships with new believers<br /> 30:50 - What would you share about God?<br /> 34:43 - What fuels your passion?<br /> 37:28 - The burden for the Buryat people<br /> 39:11 - Ministering to Buddhists<br /> 40:15 - Marketplace matters<br /> 42:01 - Surrounded by the nations<br /> 45:32 - Internet and book resources<br /> 47:57 - Contact info and parting advice</p> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://beholdyourgod.org">Behold Your God</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/22BR4OO">My Heart, Christ’s Home</a> by Robert Boyd Munger</li> </ul> <p><strong>Get My Heart, Christ's Home absolutely free!</strong> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Download and listen on the go by trying out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p> </p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0830822909&asins=0830822909&linkId=dd5a0104f43b52619b7cb13849080c7c&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"></iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em134-don-buege/">How to Find Joy with God in the Wilderness, with Don Buege – EM134</a></p> Don Buege is the Strategy Director for e3 Partners in Russia. Listen to his joy as he shares his heart about ministry, Russia, and what God has done. Don Buege is the Strategy Director for e3 Partners in Russia. Listen as he shares his heart about ministry, the spiritual condition of Russia, and his joy in what God has done. - http://engagingmissions.com/134 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 50:37 3808 Fully Engaging in the Mission of God in the World, with Bryan Entzminger – EM133 https://engagingmissions.com/em133-bryan-entzminger/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3805 <p><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/EM133-Bryan-Entzminger-Face-Quote-300.jpeg" alt="EM133 Bryan Entzminger Face Quote 300" width="300" height="300" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-3912" />This week on Engaging Missions, tables are turned as our host, Bryan Entzminger sits in the hot seat. His first guest ever on the show, Alan Smith, acts as the interviewer and goes through twenty different questions. The questions range from favorite color to his vision for Engaging Missions.</p> <p>As these two discuss a variety of topics, Bryan shares about his life, interests, family, and dreams. The podcast includes many points of laughter and reflection, and we also get to know about the man who runs it all! You won’t want to miss this week’s episode.</p> <p><strong>Want to listen to the Bible or this week's recommendation, <em>Will it Fly?</em> on the go?</strong> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Download for free by trying out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <p>00:35 - Episode summary<br /> 01:17 - Introduction<br /> 02:51 - Where were you born and raised?<br /> 03:27 - What was your favorite toy as a child?<br /> 04:19 - The value of the holidays<br /> 06:24 - What was your favorite birthday and why?<br /> 07:35 - Did you have any pets growing up and what were their names?<br /> 08:14 - What was your favorite subject in school?<br /> 09:15 - Who was your favorite teacher and why?<br /> 09:47 - When did you develop interest in music and what instrument did you play?<br /> 11:16 - Who have been some of your favorite musical artists?<br /> 14:04 - What is your favorite color?<br /> 15:01 - Foundational Missions Leadership Moment<br /> 19:07 - If you were forced to watch any sport, which would you choose?<br /> 21:57 - What was the last sporting event you saw in person?<br /> 22:51 - If you could have one cheat food, what would it be?<br /> 24:29 - If you could go anywhere with your family, where would it be?<br /> 25:38 - What book are you reading right now, and what is the last book you read?<br /> 28:25 - What piece of advice would you tell your 18-year-old self today?<br /> 31:45 - What are some of your favorite memories with your children?<br /> 36:52 - Where would you like to do a short-term missions trip?<br /> 40:52 - What is your favorite movie?<br /> 44:02 - Where would you like to see Engaging Missions in five years?</p> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1PZzKMj">Will It Fly?</a> By Pat Flynn</li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1PZzMUz">Kings and Priests</a> by Dr. Bill Watson</li> </ul> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p> </p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0997082305&asins=0997082305&linkId=4a090170e2f46f11b5e136bf3181adad&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"></iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=096611860X&asins=096611860X&linkId=ab2e4b0e290f66fca69e61b3189ef327&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"></iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions. Alan Smith of Coffee Cup Ministries turns the tables and asks Bryan Entzminger 20 questions about life, family, work, and ministry. Bryan Entzminger is the host of the Engaging Missions Show. In this episode, Alan Smith turns the tables and asks Bryan 20 questions about life, family, work, and ministry. Listen to discover how it all started. - http://engagingmissions.com/133 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 58:26 3805 How to Participate in What God is Doing in the World, with Brian Hogan – EM132 https://engagingmissions.com/em132-brian-hogan/ Wed, 06 Apr 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3803 <p><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-3897" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/EM132-Brian-Hogan-Face-Quote-300-min.jpeg" alt="EM132 Brian Hogan Face Quote 300-min" width="300" height="300" />Sharing about his experiences in ministry, Mongolia, and life, our guest, Brian Hogan visits on today’s episode. Brian has been involved in ministry for about 30 years now, especially in Mongolia. He has seen God do amazing things there as well as other parts of the world.</p> <p>Brian currently serves as a discipleship and church planting coach, working with others across the world to help them learn how to make disciples. As you can see in the podcast, he is very passionate about what he does and loves sharing about what God is doing in the world.</p> <p><strong>Want to listen to the Bible on the go?</strong> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Download for free by trying out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!-- GABBY CAN STOP HERE --></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>00:32 - Episode summary<br /> 01:47 - Introduction<br /> 04:55 - How the past prepares for the future<br /> 05:57 - The importance of family<br /> 09:19 - Meaningful verse</p> <blockquote><p> Look at the nations and watch-- and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.<br /> Habakkuk 1:5 </p></blockquote> <p>11:45 - The ways that God uses Mongolia<br /> 13:21 - Key practices and spiritual habits<br /> 15:55 - Foundational Missions Leadership Moment<br /> 19:52 - What experiences do you draw from for coaching?<br /> 23:58 - The fruit of ministry and obedience<br /> 30:41 - The best transmitters of the Gospel<br /> 31:59 - Seeking for the person of peace<br /> 34:31 - Is there anything you’d change about your ministry?<br /> 38:02 - The movements of God in Mozambique<br /> 40:55 - Marketplace matters<br /> 45:03 - Learning to bless the nations<br /> 46:46 - Surrounded by the nations<br /> 49:30 - Book and internet resources<br /> 52:10 - Contact info and parting advice</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.cpcoaches.com">Clear Purpose Coaching</a></li> <li>Brian’s email: cpcoach@gmail.com</li> </ul> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.perspectives.org">Perspectives</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1UJwayn">There’s a Sheep in My Bathtub</a> by Brian Hogan</li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1MIox8c">An A to Z of Near Death Adventures</a> by Brian Hogan</li> <li><a href="http://www.cpcoaches.com">Clear Purpose Coaching</a></li> <li><a href="https://squareup.com/store/asteroidea-books">Brian's Online Store</a></li> <li><strong><a href="http://cpcoaches.com/hogan">Partner with Brian</a></strong></li> <li>Brian’s Hogan's email: cpcoach@gmail.com</li> </ul> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p> </p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B0010B8VHW&asins=B0010B8VHW&linkId=bbc5a3acbf4c67e75efa17ce78a8adbd&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B00MX5TRGI&asins=B00MX5TRGI&linkId=0f05bd6bf678a8a5cba13588abb2158b&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> Brian Hogan is a church planting and discipleship coach. He spent a few years in Mongolia and God did amazing things. Listen to discover what God did. Brian Hogan is a US-based church planting and discipleship coach. He was a missionary to Mongolia for a few years. But after he left, God continued the work in some amazing ways. Listen to discover what God did. - http://engagingmissions.com/132 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 55:42 3803 The Great Need for Unity in the Church and in the World, with Ann Hinrichs – EM131 https://engagingmissions.com/em131-ann-hinrichs/ Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3759 <p><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/EM131-Ann-Hinrichs-Face-Quote-min-300.jpeg" alt="EM131 Ann Hinrichs Face Quote-min 300" width="300" height="300" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-3870" />On this week’s episode of Engaging Missions, our guest, Ann Hinrichs, shares about her ministry, worship, short-term missions, and much more. She also talks about the importance of accountability and unity for believers.</p> <p>Ann currently works with <a href="http://adventive.ca">Adventive Cross Cultural Initiatives</a>, an organization that supports missionaries and helps them feel connected with their church and other believers. She also aids in short-term missions trips to countries around the world. Through it all, Ann hopes and works toward unity, which is one of the calls of Christ for all believers.</p> <p><strong>Download a free book.</strong> You can get the audio version of <em>When Helping Hurts</em> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">absolutely free when you try out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/leadershipmoment">Subscribe to the Foundational Missions Leadership Moment!</a></strong></p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <p>00:33 - Episode summary<br /> 02:19 - Introduction<br /> 03:30 - How did transition change your focus?<br /> 05:34 - How is your husband involved in your ministry?<br /> 06:14 - A Summary of Adventive Cross Cultural Initiatives (ACCI)<br /> 08:36 - Meaningful verse</p> <blockquote><p> <em>But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus…</em><br /> Ephesians 2:4-6 </p></blockquote> <p>10:05 - Bringing unity to life<br /> 11:37 - The importance of accountability<br /> 14:02 - Seasons of difficulty and God’s work in it<br /> 17:45 - Foundational Missions Leadership Moment</p> <p>The Foundational Missions Leadership Moment is now available as its own podcast. You can subscribe using the links below:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/leadershipmoment">iTunes</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/leaderrship-moment-foundational-missions?refid=stpr">Stitcher</a></li> </ul> <p>21:17 - What does your ministry do?<br /> 24:14 - The concept of member care<br /> 25:31 - Stories of supporting missionaries<br /> 31:05 - How to bring advocacy to your church<br /> 34:51 - What excites you the most about your ministry?<br /> 36:08 - The significance of short-term missions<br /> 42:31 - Marketplace matters<br /> 43:56 - Surrounded by the nations<br /> 46:16 - Internet and book resources<br /> 51:00 - Parting advice and contact info</p> <ul> <li>Email: Annhinrichs@adventive.ca</li> <li><a href="http://annhinrichsblog.com">Ann Hinrichs's Blog</a></li> <li><a href="http://adventive.ca">ACCI Website</a></li> </ul> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li>Email: Annhinrichs@adventive.ca</li> <li><a href="http://annhinrichsblog.com">Ann Hinrichs's Blog</a></li> <li><a href="http://adventive.ca">ACCI Website</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1ocVQ7V">Foreign to Familiar</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1VNTuK8">Serving with Eyes Wide Open</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1USwiK2">When Helping Hurts</a></li> </ul> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p> </p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0801015197&asins=0801015197&linkId=1e723f8e88ff862a9455e48c3b588b30&show_border=true&link_opens_... Ann Hinrichs was a worship director and took short term missions trips Now she leads ACCI, where she oversees member care and pursues unity. Ann Hinrichs was a worship director and took short term missions trips. Now leads ACCI, with a strong focus on unity and member care. Listen to discover two keys to growth and effectiveness. - http://engagingmissions.com/131 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 54:20 3759 Spreading Stories of the Great Storyteller to the World, with Andrea – EM130 https://engagingmissions.com/em130-andrea/ Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3687 <p>This week’s episode of Engaging Missions is one you won’t want to miss! Our guest, Andrea (pen name for security reasons), discusses the power of telling the stories of Scripture in reaching people for Christ. She and Bryan talk about the Fall of Man in Genesis 3, the steadfast love of God, and the impact storytelling has on people.</p> <p>Andrea currently leads a ministry that implements discussion-based ministry and Bible study to deepen people’s faith. She has seen amazing things that God has done through this ministry, and hearing her stories (both of Scripture and the ministry) are truly encouraging.</p> <p><strong>Want to listen to the Bible on the go?</strong> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Download for free by trying out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <p>00:33 - Episode summary<br /> 02:54 - Introduction<br /> 04:21 - Why storytelling is so effective<br /> 05:42 - What is your favorite Bible story and why?<br /> 11:26 - Seasons of difficulty<br /> 12:59 - How has God worked in the hard season?<br /> 13:51 - Beneficial personal habits<br /> 15:00 - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment<br /> 18:35 - The specifics of ministry<br /> 20:51 - What is inductive Bible study?<br /> 22:32 - Laying a framework for inductive Bible study<br /> 28:02 - What is your passion?<br /> 29:40 - What inspired the phrase “heart-pocket”?<br /> 30:37 - What kinds of changes do you see in the future?<br /> 32:23 - Do you have your stories through podcast?<br /> 35:19 - The unique methods of the ministry<br /> 39:07 - The great Harvest and the few laborers<br /> 42:15 - The value of the Old and New Testament<br /> 44:55 - Resources</p> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://simplythestory.org">Simply The Story</a></li> <li>Call: <a href="tel:9516581619">(951) 658-1619</a></li> </ul> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p> </p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em130-andrea/">Spreading Stories of the Great Storyteller to the World, with Andrea – EM130</a></p> Andrea leads a ministry that trains people to use stories & discussion in discipleship. She's seen God do amazing things. You'll be inspired and encouraged. Andrea leads an amazing ministry that teaches people to use stories and discussion in discipleship. They've seen God do amazing things. And her story is both inspiring and encouraging. - http://engagingmissions.com/130 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 46:44 3687 Using Sports to Draw the World to the Love of God, with Luke Voight – EM129 https://engagingmissions.com/em129-luke-voight/ Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3671 <p><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-3831" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/EM129-Luke-Voight-Face-Quote-300-min.jpeg" alt="EM129 Luke Voight Face Quote 300-min" width="300" height="300" />Luke Voight and his family are missionaries to Malawi, Africa. Through them, God uses sports to reach the lost and broken. They coach kids, share the Gospel, and provide for spiritual and physical needs.</p> <p>The Lord has been doing great things through this ministry, and Luke shares some of the stories of transformation. God does an amazing job at redeeming the ordinary things, like a soccer ball, to show His great love to the world.</p> <p><strong>Get your first audio book for free!</strong> You can select the book Luke mentioned, the Bible, or one of over 180,000 titles for your first download. <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Download for free by trying out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <h2>NEWS</h2> <p>The Foundational Missions Leadership Moment podcast is ALMOST ready to go. Keep your eyes open over the next few days.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <ul> <li>00:29 - Episode summary</li> <li>02:28 - Introduction</li> <li>04:39 - How did you come to know Jesus?</li> <li>05:57 - Coming full circle with sports</li> <li>07:11 - Is anything beyond God’s redemption?</li> <li>08:06 - The culture and lessons of Malawi</li> <li>09:33 - Providing for spiritual and physical needs</li> <li>11:10 - Learning to lay everything at Jesus’ feet</li> <li>12:22 - Beneficial habits</li> <li>14:06 - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li>17:38 - Using sports to show the love of God</li> <li>19:30 - Keys to bridge the gaps</li> <li>20:26 - Taking advantages of teachable moments</li> <li>22:10 - Seeing lives transformed through Christ</li> <li>24:34 - Finding new opportunities in ministry</li> <li>25:54 - Is there anything you would change?</li> <li>28:44 - How God makes the impossible possible</li> <li>32:50 - Marketplace matters</li> <li>33:44 - Surrounded by the nations</li> <li>34:58 - Internet and book resources</li> <li>36:04 - Parting advice and contact info</li> </ul> <p>Contact Luke at <a href="http://voightsinmalawi.com">Voight’s In Malawi</a></p> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-pastor-john/id618132843?mt=2&at=11lxLQ">Ask Pastor John</a> Podcast by John Piper</li> <li><a href="http://desiringgod.org">Desiring God</a></li> <li><a href="http://operationworld.org">Operation World</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1UZX9nY">Radical Together</a> by David Platt</li> <li><a href="http://voightsinmalawi.com">Voight’s In Malawi</a></li> </ul> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p> </p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1601423721&asins=1601423721&linkId=9714deba83d7c53b9520945e6ca99801&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="three-fourths" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em129-luke-voight/">Using Sports to Draw the World to the Love of God, with Luke Voight – EM129</a></p> Luke Voight was a rough competitor until God used a coach to reach him. Now he uses sports to share the Gospel and make disciples in Malawi. Luke Voight was a rough competitor until God used a coach to reach him. Now his life has been trasnformed and he uses sports to share the Gospel, train leaders, and make disciples in Malawi. - http://engagingmissions.com/129 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 39:18 3671 Finding Healing in the Powerful Love of God, with Annette Eastis – EM128 https://engagingmissions.com/em128-annette-eastis/ Wed, 09 Mar 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3658 <p><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3788" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/EM128-Annette-Eastis-Face-Quote-min-300x300.jpg" alt="EM128 Annette Eastis Face Quote-min" width="300" height="300" />On today’s episode of Engaging Missions, our guest - Annette Eastis - shares a powerful testimony of healing, forgiveness, and love. Although she went through very traumatic experiences as a child, she has now found rest and hope in the love of Christ.</p> <p>She and her husband work as ministers across the country by reaching out to kids at skate parks and sharing the Gospel with them. As the skaters come to know Christ, Annette and her husband plant a church there and move to a new place needing Jesus. Because of the miraculous working of Jesus in her life, Annette has now been able to bring hope and love to those who are hurting.</p> <p><strong>Want to listen to the book Annette Recommended - <em>The Wounded Heart</em> - on the go?</strong> <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Download for free by trying out Audible.com</a> (and help support the show)!</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!-- GABBY CAN STOP HERE --></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>00:42 - Introduction<br /> 03:30 - How do you and your husband work together?<br /> 04:38 - Living as a survivor<br /> 05:16 - Seasons of difficulty<br /> 06:14 - Replacing small gods with the True God<br /> 10:20 - Partnering with God<br /> 11:08 - How God gives strength to forgive<br /> 12:41 - Moving in the direction of healing<br /> 13:54 - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment<br /> 17:28 - Sharing Christ’s love with skaters<br /> 18:45 - How did you choose skate parks?<br /> 20:36 - What is church planting like in your ministry?<br /> 21:54 - What excites you about your ministry?<br /> 22:13 - Discovering the simplicity of ministry<br /> 23:00 - Evangelism and soul care<br /> 24:17 - Balancing different aspects of ministry<br /> 25:43 - Getting local churches involved<br /> 26:46 - If you could change the past, what would it be?<br /> 27:52 - Challenges in ministry<br /> 30:02 - Resources on spiritual warfare<br /> 31:57 - What is soul care?<br /> 33:18 - Marketplace matters<br /> 37:04 - Learning how to protect children<br /> 38:35 - Internet and book resources<br /> - Parting advice and contact info (ann1@aol.com)</p> <h2>Resources & Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Email Annette</strong>: ann1@aol.com</li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1UGv0Cf">The Wounded Heart</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1QYJI7Z">Playing Dead Choosing Life</a> - Annette's book</li> <li><a href="http://mercymultiplied.com">Mercy Multiplied</a></li> </ul> <h2>A tweet would be AMAZING!</h2> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0801015685&asins=0801015685&linkId=8f9c0260921bfcc4804d10b5a323ebd7&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1681874644&asins=1681874644&linkId=42f73c6059b0b70adad410036db1833b&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"></iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-half" position="last"]<!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> Annette Eastis and her husband John minister to teens in skate parks. But the story didn't start there. Listen to discover the amazing things God's done. Annette Eastis and her husband John minister to teens in skate parks. But the story didn't start there - God's brought significant healing. Listen to discover the amazing things God's done. - http://engagingmissions.com/128 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 41:58 3658 The Simplicity of Obedience and Unconditional Love, with David Broodryk – EM127 https://engagingmissions.com/em127-david-broodryk/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3648 <p><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/EM127-David-Broodryk-Face-Quote-300.jpeg" alt="EM127 David Broodryk Face Quote 300" width="300" height="300" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-3722" />David Broodryk is a church planting pastor in South Africa. Join us as he talks about the powerful transformation God has done in his ministry.</p> <p>As we were getting started, David shared about the time in which God began to call him away from just starting a church to reaching the 10 million people in his city. Throughout the show, he discusses the simplicity of following the Great Commission and how God uses ordinary people like us to share the love of Christ.</p> <p>Want to listen to the Bible on the go? <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Try out Audible.com and download it FREE!</a></p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Family life and ministry</li> <li> - Being led by God to reach a city</li> <li> - Would you go back and change anything?</li> <li> - Going on a journey with the church</li> <li> - Meaningful verse: "When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus." - Acts 4:13</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li> - How God uses ordinary people for the Kingdom</li> <li> - Foundations for God-led decisions</li> <li> - Challenges with trained leaders</li> <li> - Overcoming years of learning</li> <li> - Things that encourage you</li> <li> - Marketplace matters</li> <li> - Surrounded by the nations</li> <li> - How to reach out to other cultures</li> <li> - Book and internet resources</li> <li> - Parting advice and contact info</li> </ul> <p> </p> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li>Contact David through <a href="http://acceleratetraining.org">Accelerate Training</a> </li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3>   </h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em127-david-broodryk/">The Simplicity of Obedience and Unconditional Love, with David Broodryk – EM127</a></p> David Broodryk was planting a traditional church when God broke his heart for the 10 million people in his city. Listen to discover what happened next. David Broodryk is a pastor in South Africa. He was planting a traditional church when God broke his heart for the 10 million people in his city. Listen to discover what happened next. - http://engagingmissions.com/127 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 42:56 3648 How an Encounter with God Ignites Beautiful Love, with Ita Hernandez – EM126 https://engagingmissions.com/em126-ita-hernandez/ Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3534 <p><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/EM126-Ita-Hernandez-Face-Quote-300x300.png" alt="EM126 Ita Hernandez Face Quote" width="300" height="300" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3692" />In this week’s episode of Engaging Missions, our guest, Ita Hernandez shares about the many ways that God has moved in her life. She currently lives in Mexico working with the youth there and seeks to bring up a generation of leaders. She's been through many changes and an encounter with God has seen her through it all.</p> <p>Ita discusses the ways in which we as believers can show the light of Christ. She clearly shows a deep passion for the Lord as well as for the youth in Mexico. Because of the many things God has done in her life, she cannot help but joyfully share about His love.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <p><!--After the transcript --></p> <ul> <li> - Show announcements</li> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Growing up in a missionary family</li> <li> - Becoming comfortable with change</li> <li> - A season of challenge</li> <li> - Running to the One who waits for you</li> <li> - Meaningful verse</li> <li> - Being the light to others</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li> - Finding the calling of God</li> <li> - What is your personal calling?</li> <li> - How did God confirm your calling?</li> <li> - The challenge of raising up leaders</li> <li> - What fuels your passion for ministry?</li> <li> - If you could change anything, what would it be?</li> <li> - Marketplace matters</li> <li> - Book resources</li> <li> - Parting advice and contact info</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1L0gKSu">You and Me Forever</a></li> <li>ita.hdez@gmail.com</li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0990351416&asins=0990351416&linkId=V3KMZHNZ2NTTNKKV&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="three-fourths" position="last"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em126-ita-hernandez/">How an Encounter with God Ignites Beautiful Love, with Ita Hernandez – EM126</a></p> Ita Hernandez grew up in a missionary family. Through many transitions, she is now investing in young leaders. Listen to discover how God moved in her life. Ita Hernandez grew up in a missionary Family. God has transitioned her through many ministries to where she is now - investing in young leaders. Listen to discover how God has moved in her life. - http://engagingmissions.com/126 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 33:04 3534 How to Use Social Media to Reach the Lost, with Chuck Huckaby – EM125 https://engagingmissions.com/em125-chuck-huckaby/ Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3532 <p><a href="http://secretsignalsbook.com" rel="attachment wp-att-3679"><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/EM125-Chuck-Huckaby-Face-Quote-300x300.jpg" alt="EM125 Chuck Huckaby Face Quote" width="300" height="300" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-3679" /></a>In this week’s episode of Engaging Missions, Chuck Huckaby joins us to talk about how ministry can be spread through social media. He is currently a pastor in Texas and serves his community by providing house blessings to those who ask.</p> <p>Right now, he is in the process of releasing a book he wrote on <a href="http://secretsignalsbook.com">the ways people can use social media to further the Kingdom of God</a>. He shares about the book, a specific Facebook strategy he's been using, and the many ways that God is moving in his ministry.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <ul> <li> - Podcast News</li> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - History of ministry</li> <li> - How to work with limitations</li> <li> - Giving house blessings</li> <li> - Meaningful verse</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li> - Reaching those who need Jesus</li> <li> - Goals behind the book</li> <li> - What would Jesus do on Facebook?</li> <li> - Seeing the fruit of ministry</li> <li> - Marketplace matters</li> <li> - Surrounded by the nations</li> <li> - Internet resources</li> <li> - Release date for the book</li> <li> - Parting advice</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://secretsignalsbook.com">Secret Signals book</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.disciplemakingchallenge.com/">Disciple-Making Challenge</a></li> <li><a href="http://gotherefor.com/offer.php?intid=28725">Go Therefor</a></li> <li><a href="http://reading121.org/">Reading 121</a></li> <li><a href="http://contagiousdisciplemaking.com">Contagious Disciple-Making Website</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1o7YkEB">Contagious Disciple-Making on Amazon</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B00KQ2G1T6&asins=B00KQ2G1T6&linkId=GGIHUBSW2XQBZQWZ&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="three-fourths" position="last"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em125-chuck-huckaby/">How to Use Social Media to Reach the Lost, with Chuck Huckaby – EM125</a></p> Chuck Huckaby is a pastor in Texas. Listen to discover how he uses social media to find people who need Jesus, connect with them, and share God's love. As a pastor, Chuck Huckaby needed a strategy to meet people who need Jesus. Listen to discover how he uses social media to find the lost, connect with them on their turf, and share God's love. - http://engagingmissions.com/125 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 50:17 3532 Overwhelming Power in the Greatest Story of Love, with Regina Manley – EM124 https://engagingmissions.com/overwhelming-power-greatest-story-love-regina-manley-em124/ Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3487 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/EM124-Regina-Manley-Face-Quote.png" rel="attachment wp-att-3652"><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/EM124-Regina-Manley-Face-Quote-300x300.png" alt="EM124 Regina Manley Face Quote" width="300" height="300" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3652" /></a>Regina Manley talks about the importance of sharing the Good News through oral learning. She discusses how many individuals prefer learning through stories rather than reading, and a lot of people are unable to read. Because of this, there is a great need for Christians to share stories of the Gospel to others.</p> <p>She also talks about how God put this desire into her heart and how she has seen oral learning encourage the Church. She even shares her favorite Bible story in a very energetic and memorable way. You won’t want to miss it!</p> <p><strong>Note:</strong> In the introduction, I accidentally referenced Mission Aviation Foundation. It should have been Mission Aviation Fellowship.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - God’s heart for oral learners</li> <li> - Providing the Word in different ways</li> <li> - Missing the forest for the trees</li> <li> - Do you have a favorite Bible story?</li> <li> - What question should we ask while reading the story?</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li> - How does your ministry work?</li> <li> - The power of storytelling</li> <li> - What excites you about your ministry?</li> <li> - The need for change</li> <li> - What is the next step?</li> <li> - Marketplace matters</li> <li> - Surrounded by the nations</li> <li> - Book or resources</li> <li> - Contact info</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://maf.org/storyfire">Mission Aviation Fellowship</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1Sx6CDs">Telling the Gospel Through Story</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1PnqAdy">Making Disciples of Oral Learners</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1599190184&asins=1599190184&linkId=YYDM377WTHYNXU24&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0830837949&asins=0830837949&linkId=NSSQTLLOV7DO4S6C&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-half" position="last"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. Regina Manely spent 30 years with Missionary Aviation Fellowship. Now she helps people learn to use stories to share the Gospel. After 30 years with Missionary Aviation Fellowship, God gave Regina Manley a heart for those who can't or don't like to read. Now she helps people discover how to use stories to share the Gospel. - http://engagingmissions.com/124 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 53:46 3487 How to Climb the Great Mountain Together, with Guy Benton – EM123 https://engagingmissions.com/em123-guy-benton/ Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3441 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/EM123-Guy-Benton-Face-Quote-IG.png" rel="attachment wp-att-3600"><img class="alignleft wp-image-3600" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/EM123-Guy-Benton-Face-Quote-IG-300x300.png" alt="EM123 Guy Benton Face Quote - IG" width="200" height="200" /></a>Guy Benton serves youth workers in Cambodia, while his wife counsels those who have worked in anti-trafficking groups. They are part f the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS).</p> <p>As we talked, Guy shared about his ministry, life, and family, As he shared the adventure of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with other people from SAMS, he offers insight into life and how we were meant to journey through it together.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <ul> <li> - Overview</li> <li> - A question from a listener</li> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - How God builds a family</li> <li> - Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro</li> <li> - Meaningful verse</li> <li> - A season of challenge and God’s faithfulness</li> <li> - Personal habits for spiritual growth</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li> - What is SAMS ministry?</li> <li> - What is your ministry?</li> <li> - Learning to be culturally appropriate</li> <li> - The purpose of climbing Kilimanjaro</li> <li> - What to take away from the experience</li> <li> - The marketplace matters</li> <li> - The meaningful ways people engage</li> <li> - Surrounded by the nations</li> <li> - Internet and book resources</li> <li> - Parting advice and contact info</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://samsusa.org">Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/guyfuncal">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/guybenton">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.instagram.com/guyfuncal/">Instagram</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em123-guy-benton/">How to Climb the Great Mountain Together, with Guy Benton – EM123</a></p> Guy Benton ministers to youth workers in Cambodia. As we talked, he shared insights from a recent climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro and what he learned about doing life together. Guy Benton is a missionary with the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders. He serves youth workers in Cambodia. Listen to discover what Guy learned on a recent climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro. - http://engagingmissions.com/123 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 51:20 3441 How to Share the Gospel Through Storytelling, with Bryan Thompson – EM122 https://engagingmissions.com/em122-bryan-thompson/ Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3423 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EM122-Bryan-Thompson-Face-Quote.png" rel="attachment wp-att-3580"><img class="alignright wp-image-3580 size-medium" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EM122-Bryan-Thompson-Face-Quote-300x300.png" alt="EM122 Bryan Thompson Face Quote" width="300" height="300" /></a>Bryan Thompson trains people to reach people who can't (or prefer not to) read with the Gospel. By focusing on personal interactions and telling stories rather than pointing to books, he's able to to share God's love in ways that people understand.</p> <p>But don't think that it's shallow because he's telling stories. Far from being a "step away" from the Bible, it models the way Jesus taught. And it can quickly become a deep discussion about God and life because of the way questions allow Bryan and others to dig into God's word.</p> <p>Listen as he shares some of the wonderful things God has done through his ministry.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Meaningful verse</li> <li> - How is your family involved in ministry?</li> <li> - God’s work in seasons of difficulty</li> <li> - Secretly spreading Scripture</li> <li> - Good personal habits</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li> - What is orality?</li> <li> - Many forms of sharing the Gospel</li> <li> - How did God lead you to this?</li> <li> - Using the story of Mary and Martha</li> <li> - What fuels your passion?</li> <li> - How to get started in storytelling</li> <li> - Parting advice and contact info</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://story4all.com">Story4all</a></li> <li><a href="http://simplythestory.org">Simply the Story</a></li> <li><a href="http://christiananswers.net/godstory/home.html">The God Story</a> - The order form is near the bottom of the page.</li> <li>bt@simplythestory.org</li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em122-bryan-thompson/">How to Share the Gospel Through Storytelling, with Bryan Thompson – EM122</a></p> Bryan Thompson is a missioanry who trains people to reach those who are illiterate or prefer not to read. Listen as he shares his heart and a few tips. Bryan Thompson had some amazing experiences when he first came to Christ. He's a missionary who trains people to reach those who can't or don't want to read. Listen as he shares his heart, story, and some tips. - http://engagingmissions.com/122 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 47:55 3423 Small Beginnings are Valuable in the Eyes of God, with Scott Casteel – EM121 https://engagingmissions.com/small-beginnings-valuable-eyes-god-scott-casteel-em121/ Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3421 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EM121-Scott-Casteel-Face-Quote.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-3523"><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EM121-Scott-Casteel-Face-Quote-300x300.jpg" alt="EM121 Scott Casteel Face Quote" width="300" height="300" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3523" /></a>Sometimes, the path God leads us on takes an unexpected turn. That's a bit of an understatement for this week's guest, Scott Casteel - he was the pastor of a small church, which became even smaller under his leadership.</p> <p>After hearing about <em>Four Fields</em> and other forms of church planting, Scott wanted to see that take shape in his community. He's begun using the principles and loves discipling others to share the Good News of Jesus. And he believes they are exactly where God would have them and is excited about what God is doing.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - What role does your wife play in ministry?</li> <li> - Spiritual growth in isolation</li> <li> - Transforming how church works</li> <li> - Meaningful verse</li> <li> - How to be joyful in all things</li> <li> - Lessons from difficulty</li> <li> - Seeing God’s heart for discipleship</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li> - What does discipleship look like?</li> <li> - Answering the skeptic</li> <li> - How is this different from small group?</li> <li> - Learning to apply Scripture</li> <li> - What fuels your passion?</li> <li> - What would you do differently?</li> <li> - Taking the first step</li> <li> - Marketplace ministry</li> <li> - Surrounded by the nations</li> <li> - Internet and book resources</li> <li> - Parting advice and contact info</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <p><a href="http://coopersonamission.com">Cooper’s on a Mission</a><br /> <a href="http://calvaryfellowshiptc.com">Calvary Fellowship TC</a><br /> <a href="http://amzn.to/1RVFDiE">T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution</a><br /> <a href="http://amzn.to/1RVFKLd">One Word That Will Change Your Life</a></p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0974756210&asins=0974756210&linkId=444R2EF37H3XGCN6&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1118809424&asins=1118809424&linkId=MSDYK6CESLMP33NH&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, Scott Casteel was the pastor of a small church that became even smaller under his leadership. But he believes they are right where God would have them. Scott Casteel took a small church and ultimately led it to be even smaller. He's implementing some of the "Four Fields" strategies to reach his community. And he's excited about where God is leading His church. - http://engagingmissions.com/121 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 43:47 3421 Falling in Love with Jesus Completely, with Nathan Walters – EM120 https://engagingmissions.com/em120-nathan-walters/ Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3392 <p>Nathan Walters leads the Bold Adventure for Mission Discovery. Their focus is on making disciples throughout the world</p> <p>Listen as he transparently shares a story from his childhood that left him broken and lost, but that God redeemed. In spite of the difficulties in his life, Nathan joyfully trusts God and cannot wait to see what God has for him and his ministry.</p> <p>Throughout the interview, you can easily see just how much he loves Jesus and how He has impacted Nathan’s life.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - The cycle of discipleship</li> <li> - Finding hope in God’s redemption</li> <li> - How God works through struggle</li> <li> - Asking the right question</li> <li> - Helpful habits</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership moment</li> <li> - What makes Bold Adventure different?</li> <li> - How did God confirm your calling?</li> <li> - Down in the trenches</li> <li> - What keeps you going?</li> <li> - How do you get people involved?</li> <li> - Discovering meaning in all things</li> <li> - Marketplace ministry</li> <li> - For those interested in ministry</li> <li> - Surrounded by the nations</li> <li> - Internet and book resources</li> <li> - Contact info and parting advice</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1RBeYYu">Love Does</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1MZAIa2">When Helping Hurts</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nathanwalters.org/engage">I Choose by</a> Nathan Walters <!-- - - - - - THIS IS NOT COMPLETE - - - - - --></li> <li><a href="http://nathanwalters.org">Nathan Walters</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1400203759&asins=1400203759&linkId=TORRARXUVR32ZNUA&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0802409989&asins=0802409989&linkId=SBKG4ETBQZQAKYMH&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --> <!-- - - - - - THIS IS NOT COMPLETE - - - - - --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em120-nathan-walters/">Falling in Love with Jesus Completely, Nathan Walters leads Mission Discovery's Bold Adventure. Listen to discover how they make disciples throughout the world. Nathan Walters leads Mission Discovery's Bold Adventure, which focuses on making disciples throughout the world. Listen to hear how God redeemed a time of brokenness from his childhood. - http://engagingmissions.com/120 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 54:46 3392 Having the Most Authority in the Most Love, with Jim Baker of Doing Ministry Well – EM119 https://engagingmissions.com/em119-jim-baker/ Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3304 <p><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EM119-Quote-2-300x300.jpg" alt="EM119 Quote-2" width="300" height="300" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-3480" />Jim Baker visits the show to talk about what God is doing in his life and ministry. Jim runs a podcast called “Doing Ministry Well” and also works with a group called Red Schools. As a former YWAMer (Youth With a Mission), he has taken lessons from the organization and has learned to apply them in his life and ministry.</p> <p>Discussing his weaknesses and God’s power, Jim shares about the ways in which God has brought him to his current ministry. God has continually been faithful to him. He talks about the importance of abiding in the Lord, because apart from him, we can do nothing.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Sharing about the Red Schools</li> <li> - Coming to Jesus</li> <li> - Season of difficulty</li> <li> - Meaningful verse</li> <li> - Learning to abide in Love Himself</li> <li> - Habits for abiding in Christ</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li> - What is your podcast about?</li> <li> - What have you learned from interviews?</li> <li> - Applying true leadership in life</li> <li> - Stepping into current ministry</li> <li> - What does your school include?</li> <li> - What fuels your passion?</li> <li> - Is there anything that you would change?</li> <li> - Marketplace ministry</li> <li> - Surrounded by the nations</li> <li> - Internet and book resources</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li>My Utmost for His Highest: <a href="http://utmost.org">Website</a> or <a href="http://amzn.to/1PDP9XB">Amazon</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1PDP0U8">The Total Money Makeover</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1PDPgCm">Love and Respect</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1PDPhX4">The War of Art</a></li> <li>Contact info: <a href="http://doingministrywell.com">Doing Ministry Well</a> or <a href="http://jimjessbaker.com">Jim & Jess Baker</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0916441822&asins=0916441822&linkId=L4PN2IGAVGHZI7PT&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0785289089&asins=0785289089&linkId=3RI76PFNMA23DLLT&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1594153205&asins=1594153205&linkId=I63WIX4NMKOSEPRO&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref... Jim Baker is a missionary in the U.S.A. and hosts a podcast called Doing Ministry Well and is part of a group called Red Schools. Listen to hear his story. Jim Baker was with YWAM in Hawaii. He now hosts a podcast called Doing Ministry Well and is part of a group called Red Schools. Listen to hear his story and how God is strong in Jim's weakness. - http://engagingmissions.com/119 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 35:36 3304 How to Understand Vision, Gain Clarity, and Live for God, with Bryan Entzminger – EM118 https://engagingmissions.com/em118-bryan-entzminger/ Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3462 <p>This week on Engaging Missions, Bryan Entzminger speaks about the past, present and future. He uses the analogy of a scrapbook, Instagram, and a postcard to paint a picture of his life and the ways in which God has worked and moved through it all.</p> <p>He applies different stories and events from his life, and moves the focus to the point of it all, which is God. Teaching with passion, humor, and the Word, Bryan brings his message of his testimony and the goodness of God.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em118-bryan-entzminger/">How to Understand Vision, Gain Clarity, and Live for God, with Bryan Entzminger – EM118</a></p> In this special edition of the Engaging Missions Show, Bryan Entzminger shares his story with a focus on vision, clarity, and how they impact our lives. In this special edition of the Engaging Missions Show, Bryan Entzminger shares the story of a Scrapbook, Instagram, and a Postcard. Listen to discover how perception can impact the way we live for God. - http://engagingmissions.com/118 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 33:20 3462 Success, Failure, and Why I Believe in God, with Bryan Entzminger – EM117 https://engagingmissions.com/em117-bryan-entzminger/ Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3450 <p><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/EM117-Quote-300x300.png" alt="EM117 Quote" width="300" height="300" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-3453" />In this week’s special edition, our host, Bryan Entzminger, shares about his the great works of God in his life. Drawing from his experiences, he presents his testimony from a place of vulnerability and thankfulness.</p> <p>He focuses on God’s redemptive work and how He continually pursued him in his times of struggle. Bryan is not afraid to be an object lesson for God, and opens his story so that others may know the goodness of God.</p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em117-bryan-entzminger/">Success, Failure, and Why I Believe in God, with Bryan Entzminger – EM117</a></p> In this special edition of the Engaging Missions Show, Bryan Entzminger shares his story, focusing on why believes. Listen to hear how God has moved.. In this special edition of the Engaging Missions Show, Bryan Entzminger shares his story. Listen to discover how God has moved, focusing on the 3 main seasons of his life and how those have deepened why he believes. - http://engagingmissions.com/117 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 38:01 3450 Finding Hope in the One Who Silences Cries of the World, with Bill – EM116 https://engagingmissions.com/em116-bill/ Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3056 <p>In this week’s episode of the Engaging Missions Show, Bill (pen name) shares about his life and ministry over the last few years. He has spent 12 years serving in Borneo, south east Asia, and now plants churches. He has two sons, five grandchildren, and his wife, who coordinates events in the States.</p> <p>Throughout his time in ministry, Bill has seen God work in the most broken places. Bill discusses the simplicity of making disciples and sharing the Gospel. We must tell others the Good News so that those who scream out to the world will know there is the Answer.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <p><!--After the transcript --></p> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Meaningful verse</li> <li> - A season of difficulty</li> <li> - Times of transition</li> <li> - The best and worst places you’ve stayed</li> <li> - How to know the moves of God</li> <li> - Spiritual warfare</li> <li> - How many languages do you speak?</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li> - Finding the common thread</li> <li> - What did Jesus do?</li> <li> - How do you help people to spread the Gospel?</li> <li> - Where have you seen most impact</li> <li> - Principles for making disciples</li> <li> - Explaining a personal God</li> <li> - The biggest obstacles in ministry</li> <li> - Reconciling God and family</li> <li> - What fuels your passion or breaks your heart?</li> <li> - From the Field - JennyBeth Gardner of <a href="http://ten3.org">Ten3.org</a> shares how a tweet opened up new ministry opportunities.</a> <li> - To young people called to ministry</li> <li> - How to raise funds for ministry</li> <li> - Surrounded by the nations</li> <li> - Internet and book resources</li> <li> - Parting advice</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1NU8myH">The Bible</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1NU8rm4">Announcing the Kingdom</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1NU8zBZ">What is the Mission of the Church</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0801026261&asins=0801026261&linkId=PJUCUX2OYBU22ZML&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1433526905&asins=1433526905&linkId=WWBCKSG4IOR5YFHY&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-half" position="last"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, Bill (pen name) spent over a decade in Borneo and now plants churches. Listen to discover what breaks his heart and fuels his passion. Bill (pen name) has been called the Indiana Jones of Southeast Asia. He spent over a decade in Borneo and now plants churches. Listen to discover what breaks his heart and fuels his passion. - http://engagingmissions.com/116 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 53:25 3056 How Love Conquers Fear in a Majority Muslim Nation, with Miriam Paul – EM115 https://engagingmissions.com/em115-miriam-paul/ Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2986 <p>Miriam Paul (pen name) lives and ministers in a Majority Muslim nation. In the region where she lives, it is legal to be a Christian and to worship but it is illegal for any Muslim to convert to Christianity. Further, it's illegal to do anything to convert a Muslim to any other religion.</p> <p>As we talked, she shared some powerful insights into ministry and our relationship with God. She shared her testimony, her perspective, and some of the ways God is moving.</p> <p>Listen to hear how God called her to this ministry and to discover what fuels her passion.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <ul> <li>- Introduction</li> <li>- How God called Miriam to a majority-Muslim nation</li> <li>- How can we learn more about the reality of the world?</li> <li>- Is it difficult to reconcile a loving God with a broken world?</li> <li>- Do you ever battle fear living in a "creative access" area of the world?</li> <li>- Foundational Scripture from Romans</li> <li>- A significant challenge in Miriam's life</li> <li>- Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li>- How is God moving in the area where you live?</li> <li>- Are you able to be open with your faith where you live?</li> <li>- Do you live according to the Kosher diet to avoid offending Muslims?</li> <li>- How do you bridge the gap between Allah and Yahweh (Jehovah)?</li> <li>- What excites you the most about what you're doing?</li> <li>- Is the Koran only valid in the original language?</li> <li>- What fuels your passion in ministry?</li> <li>- Do you normally work with individuals, families, or groups?</li> <li>- What would you share with someone called into the marketplace who is wondering if what they do really matters for the Kingdom?</li> <li>- What would you like to say about refugees?</li> <li>- Is the Church living the Gospel in spite of what we're often told?</li> <li>- What would you share with somebody who is realizing they're surrounded by people from other countries?</li> <li>- What resource would you recommend for our listeners?</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1QSSOBG">Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1jxHXyD">Into the Den of Infidels</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1QSRQWc">Killing Christians</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0310515025&asins=0310515025&linkId=OEYHAXECSZ47OURZ&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0718030680&asins=0718030680&linkId=JITK4Q4NLJPE6GTL&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B004TSCY26&asins=B004TSCY26&linkId=W4IJOY5Z7M7ZFMUC&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><! Miriaam Paul (pen name) is a single lady living in a majority Muslim Nation. While many might see that as a closed door, God is moving powerfully. Listen to discove how she approaches life and ministry. Miriaam Paul (pen name) is a single lady living in a majority Muslim Nation. While many might see that as a closed door, God is moving powerfully. Listen to discove how she approaches life and ministry. - http://engagingmissions.com/115 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 54:17 2986 Pioneering Movements: Encountering God in the Harvest of the World, with Steve Addison – EM114 https://engagingmissions.com/em114-steve-addison-pioneering-movements/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2830 <p>On this week’s episode of Engaging Missions, Steve Addison returns to share about his new book, Pioneering Movements. Through his books and personal actions, he seeks to train people in how to make disciples. In the interview, he discusses the purpose behind his book and what readers can learn from it.</p> <p>Steve also talks about certain things that God has shown him throughout the process of writing the book. From methods to connection, he delves into the ways in which we as believers can better spread the Gospel. He hopes for us to pioneer the way for others to do the same.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Steve’s new book</li> <li> - Characteristics of Movements</li> <li> - Who is the book written for?</li> <li> - The importance of timing</li> <li> - Losing a mindset of hopelessness</li> <li> - Focus on a pioneer</li> <li> - More than methods</li> <li> - Doing rather than knowing</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Moment</li> <li> - What did you learn while writing the book?</li> <li> - Guidelines for church movements</li> <li> - Things that surprised you while writing</li> <li> - Ways that God stretched you</li> <li> - Growing in our understanding of calling</li> <li> - Profile of a pioneer</li> <li> - Missionary bands and the local church</li> <li> - A step that bears fruit</li> <li> - Problems of exhortation without training</li> <li> - How to respond to lack of understanding</li> <li> - 6 characteristics of Christ’s ministry</li> <li> - How to connect with movements of God</li> <li> - Levels of leadership</li> <li> - Finding Pioneering Movements and closing thoughts</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p><!--tweets--></p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1XCd4qk">Pioneering Movements</a> </li> <li><a href="http://movements.net">Movements</a></li> <li><a href="http://noplaceleft.net">No Place Left</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0830844414&asins=0830844414&linkId=NK3ZIHXK2XFOAC5Y&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="three-fourths" position="last"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em114-steve-addison-pioneering-movements/">Pioneering Movements: Encountering God in the Harvest of the World, with Steve Addison – EM114</a></p> Steve Addison returns to the Engaging Missions Show to talk about his new book, Pioneering Movements. Discover how God often starts new movements. Steve Addison returns to the Engaging Missions Show to talk about his new book, Pioneering Movements. Discover how God often uses established churches and missionary bands to start new movements among the unreached. - http://engagingmissions.com/114 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 48:19 2830 Discipline as a Gift of the Father’s Powerful Love, with Bryan Entzminger – EM113 https://engagingmissions.com/em113-bryan-entzminger/ Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=3311 <p>In this week’s episode of Engaging Missions, our very own host, Bryan Entzminger, shares about the discipline of the soul. He shared this topic at his church last summer, and felt led to share it with you. He uses many personal stories to fully express the importance of discipline as well as our need to seek God first. Each of us has places of spiritual weakness that need to be disciplined.</p> <p>Bryan uses the analogy of physical therapy or training to capture the image. Although training is important to the soul, too much focus on training can be damaging. He shows the need for God’s guidance in our discipline so that we don’t lose focus of Him. With these illustrations and points in mind, we can grow in strength while keeping our eyes on Him.</p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1OUWqms">Celebration of Discipline</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1OUWxyd">Spirit of the Disciplines</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1Ykbuf0">Spiritual Disciplines of a Christian Life</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em113-bryan-entzminger/">Discipline as a Gift of the Father’s Powerful Love, with Bryan Entzminger – EM113</a></p> In this special edition of the Engaging Missions Show, our host, Bryan Entzminger shares how God has used discipline to form him and draw him closer to God. In this special Thanksgiving edition of the Engaging Missions Show, our host, Bryan Entzminger shares how God has used discipline to form him and draw him closer to B42God. Discover how to avoid common pitfalls. - http://engagingmissions.com/113 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 37:45 3311 One Heart, One Gospel and One Message in the World, with Tony Hedrick – EM112 https://engagingmissions.com/em112-tony-hedrick/ Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2972 <p>On today’s episode of Engaging Missions, our guest, Tony Hedrick, shares about the ways in which God has continued to work in his life and his ministry. He is an artist, businessman, teacher, missionary, and church planter (as well as many other things). Amidst all of his forms of service, Tony has seen God broaden his calling in ways he never imagined.</p> <p>He primarily serves in Italy and across Europe, spreading the Gospel and encouraging missionaries there. Tony discusses some of the methods he uses to reach different groups of people so that all may come to know Christ. His greatest desire is to see reconciliation of the European Church and for people to see their need for the Gospel.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - How have you maintained your marriage?</li> <li> - What led you to faith?</li> <li> - Apologetics and experiencing God</li> <li> - Season of difficulty</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Minute</li> <li> - What is ACCI?</li> <li> - Fishing on the other side of the boat</li> <li> - Reaching the one for the Gospel</li> <li> - How to broaden our view of the world</li> <li> - Working with missionaries</li> <li> - Internet and book resources</li> <li> - Contact information</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://urbana.org">Urbana</a> </li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1OJLOXs">The Book That Made Your World</a></li> <li>Email: tonyhedrickacci@gmail.com</li> <li><a href="http://www.adventive.ca">Adventive.ca</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1595555455&asins=1595555455&linkId=SAT2G77VIKEV6OHE&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="three-fourths" position="last"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em112-tony-hedrick/">One Heart, One Gospel and One Message in the World, with Tony Hedrick – EM112</a></p> Tony Hedrick is a bivocational missionary, artist, and businessman. He travels to Europe to strengthen churches there. Listen to hear his heart for God. Tony Hedrick is a bivocational missionary, artist, and businessman. He's served as a chaplain, professor, church planter and more. He travels to Europ to strengthen churches there. Discover his passion for Christ. - http://engagingmissions.com/112 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 58:09 2972 Finding the Joy of the Lord in Ministry, with Ron Surgeon – EM111 https://engagingmissions.com/finding-the-joy-of-the-lord-in-ministry-with-ron-surgeon-em111/ Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2970 <p>Today’s guest, Ron Surgeon, works as an elder, training believers in how to minister to the people around them. He uses church planting methods, not only abroad, but also locally. He shares about the ways in which God has been working in his life and ministry. He also gives listeners the encouragement and ways in which they can spread the Gospel throughout their areas. One step of introducing yourself can make all the difference.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--After the transcript --></p> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Using church-planting methods locally</li> <li> - Meaningful quote</li> <li> - Teamwork in ministry</li> <li> - Season of challenge</li> <li> - Beneficial habits</li> <li> - Moments of revelation</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Minute</li> <li> - How did God lead you into ministry?</li> <li> - How do you connect with other churches?</li> <li> - Targeting local churches</li> <li> - Potential opportunities</li> <li> - What excites you about ministry?</li> <li> - What would you change?</li> <li> - Territorial churches</li> <li> - Marketplace matters</li> <li> - Changing our mindset</li> <li> - Surrounded by nations</li> <li> - Taking the first step</li> <li> - Internet and book resources</li> <li> - Parting advice and contact info</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Contact:</strong> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ronald.surgeon">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/ronsurgeon">Twitter @ronsurgeon</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.movements.net/resources/the-movements-podcast">Movements that Change the World Podcast</a></li> <li><a href="http://movements.net">Movements.net</a></li> <li><a href="http://t4tonline.org">T4T Online</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.churchplantingmovements.com/index.php/vertresources/vertbooklets/81-four-fields-1">Four Fields from Church Planting Movements</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=loopmeisterco-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=083085634X&asins=083085634X&linkId=CDR5GSAPYAHQSELE&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=loopmeisterco-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0800788087&asins=0800788087&linkId=JYUUGI3ZVWYMVDJM&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=loopmeisterco-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0060684127&asins=0060684127&linkId=5SX56DIYWN6VWVRI&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> Ron Surgeon reaches the lost in Memphis, TN by training disciples to make disciples and by activating local churches to reach their communities. Ron Surgeon reaches the lost in Memphis, TN by training disciples to make disciples and by activating local churches to reach their communities. Listen to discover what God is doing. - http://engagingmissions.com/111 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 30:01 2970 The Power of a Testimony in the World, with Steve Fisher – EM110 https://engagingmissions.com/the-power-of-a-testimony-in-the-world-with-steve-fisher-em110/ Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:00:29 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=26329 <p>On today’s episode of Engaging Missions, we meet a missionary under the pen name of Steve Fisher, who served in Southeast Asia for 24 years. He and his family now live in the United States as they prepare to serve in Thailand. Steve and his wife have been married for 25 years and have two sons who attend college in the States.</p> <p>Steve shares about the struggles and successes of ministering in Asia as well as the plans that God has for him. Through every season, God has continually guided him and drawn him closer to Himself. The story of his testimony greatly encourages others and shows the power of God in his life.</p> <h2>Getting to know Steve Fisher</h2> <h3>Introduction</h3> <p>Our guest today, Steve Fisher, served as a missionary with his family in South East Asia for 24 years. He now resides in the States as his family plans and prepares to go to Thailand and Laos to plant churches. He has been married for 25 years and has two sons who are now studying at university. During this time, Steve and his wife are helping their sons transition into the college setting and make good decisions. As the whole family adjusts to living in the U.S., the greatest struggle comes with getting used to American culture.</p> <h3>A testimony of redemption</h3> <p>Steve grew up in a Christian home, but he remained distant from God. While he was away from Him, he was continually angry beyond control, got into fights, injured people, and sought the attention of others. At only 14 years old, he made a good amount of money playing drums and constantly wanted others to notice how good he was. He also began making money by selling and buying illegal drugs. By that point, he no longer knew if God even existed.</p> <p>While on trips in Montana, he would place himself and his friends in dangerous and life-threatening situations, but somehow they made it through without injury. Around the same time, he began to feel God pursuing him. The climax of His pursuit came came when Steve wandered the streets looking for trouble one night. He ended up walking into a Christian concert, and the drummer was very talented. The drummer came out from behind the drumkit, took a microphone, and presented the Gospel to the crowd. He asked if anyone wanted to commit their life to Jesus, and Steve realized his need for Him. From that point on, he began to read the Word and to see the love of God throughout it. Because of Jesus, his life changed for the better.</p> <h3>How testimonies impact others</h3> <p>Steve shares about how he has seen God use his testimony to impact people. For example, he and his friends went prayer-knocking one night in Indianapolis. They go from door to door asking if people need prayer for anything. On this particular night, they knocked and a woman opened the door, letting them come inside. As they talked to her and prayed for her, she said that she was very intrigued because she was going through a hard time. She said that she wanted to know more. Moments like that mean so much, Steve explains.</p> <h3>Is it hard to face rejection?</h3> <p>Steve expresses that he no longer gets upset or frustrated when people reject him. He says that he has come to the realization that he cannot force people to desire God. All he can do is simply look for people who want to know more or desire to hear about Jesus. He references Luke 10:2 in which Jesus states, “The harvest is plentiful,” and explains that there is already a harvest ready. We just have to look for it.</p> <h3>Meaningful verse</h3> <blockquote><p> “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your laws, we wait for You. Your Name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” (Isaiah 26:8) </p></blockquote> <h3>Season of difficulty</h3> <p>After 11 years in South East Asia, he and his family found themselves burned out and exhausted. They were continually hearing news of persecution and Christians being thrown in prison. In addition to that, their sons kept struggling with homeschooling. Steve Fisher was a missionary to Southeast Asia for over 20 years. In our time together, he shared how God redeemed him, how he overcomes rejection, and how God overcame burnout in his life. Steve Fisher was a missionary to Southeast Asia for over 20 years. In our time together, he shared how God redeemed him, how he overcomes rejection, and how God overcame burnout in his life. - http://engagingmissions.com/110 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 50:17 26329 Engaging in the Business of Heaven, with Daniel Solid – EM109 https://engagingmissions.com/engaging-in-the-business-of-heaven-with-daniel-solid-em109/ Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2937 <p><img class="aligncentersize-medium wp-image-3222" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Daniel-Solid-Pray-for-boldness-300x251.jpg" alt="Daniel Solid - Pray for boldness" width="300" height="251" />On today’s episode of the Engaging Missions Show, our guest, Daniel Solid, shares about his ministry in the marketplace. Daniel works as a business owner, sharing the Gospel to those he comes into contact with across the world. He also disciples and trains believers in how to plant churches and better spread the Gospel.</p> <p>Growing up in Atlanta, Daniel helped run leadership camps until college. He later started teaching young adults and teens at his church, but felt God calling him deeper. Through other church planters, God showed him how to better spread the Gospel and how to use his business as a tool to do so.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Ministry opportunities in the marketplace</li> <li> - Transitioning into ministry</li> <li> - Advice to those in the marketplace</li> <li> - Meaningful verse</li> <li> - A season of difficulty</li> <li> - Learning from overseas missionaries</li> <li> - Forming relationships across the nations</li> <li> - Starting at square one</li> <li> - What groups have you been connected with?</li> <li> - Awakening the army</li> <li> - Surrounded by nations</li> <li> - Internet and book resources</li> <li> - Parting advice and contact info</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.c12group.com/">C12 Group</a></li> <li><a href="http://e3partners.org/">e3 Partners</a></li> <li><a href="http://noplaceleft.net">No Place Left Network</a></li> <li><a href="http://movements.net">Movements</a></li> <li><a href="http://c2cstory.com">Creation to Christ Story</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.namb.net/video/3circlesguide/P">Three Circles</a></li> <li><a href="http://noplaceleft.net/2014/10/09/four-fields-of-kingdom-growth-2014-update/">Four Fields</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com">Engaging Missions</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1S0rDTq">Good to Great</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/1OM4JAu">Radical</a></li> <li><a href="http://skype.com">Skype</a></li> <li><a href="https://hangouts.google.com/">Google Hangouts</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.zoom.us/">Zoom</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/danielsolid">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielsolid">LinkedIn</a></li> <li>daniel@noplaceleftatlanta.com</li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0066620996&asins=0066620996&linkId=4V2KWFYH3EKDRTX6&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1601422210&asins=1601422210&linkId=H2WJRJY7K6FJ5QOI&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-half" position="last"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> Daniel Solid is a businessman with a heart for the Kingdom. Listen to discover how he uses his local and international ties to spread the Gospel. A nagging feeling and a training session with Steve Smith changed everything for Daniel Solid. Listen to discover how this businessman is able to use his local and international ties to spread the Gospel. - http://engagingmissions.com/109 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 43:16 2937 Aching for God to be Known in the World, with Connor Britt – EM108 https://engagingmissions.com/aching-for-god-to-be-known-in-the-world-with-connor-britt-em108/ Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2935 <p>Our guest today, Connor Britt, shares about the goodness of God in his life and the places where God keeps leading him. At the time we recorded, Connor was in the States, raising funds to return to Switzerland and serve as a leader with an organization known as Youth With a Mission (YWAM).</p> <p>Throughout his life, Christ has continually sanctified and purified him in order to go where He calls him, and although his life hasn’t always been easy, he knows that God is good. Connor speaks about how God has redeemed aspects of his life and just how powerful God is. More than anything, Connor desires to better know God and for the world to know Him as well, which he clearly portrays on today’s episode.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - How do you prepare for a year long commitment?</li> <li> - What is consecration?</li> <li> - Meaningful verses</li> <li> - Times of struggle</li> <li> - Helpful habits</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Minute</li> <li> - How did God confirm your calling?</li> <li> - What does a YWAM staffer do?</li> <li> - Raising funds for ministry</li> <li> - What strengthened you in hard times?</li> <li> - Insight into God’s plans</li> <li> - What fuels your passion?</li> <li> - Marketplace matters</li> <li> - Surrounded by nations</li> <li> - How to form relationships with others</li> <li> - Book recommendation</li> <li> - Parting advice and contact info</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li>Contact: e.connorbritt@gmail.com </li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008930730060">Facebook</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/aching-for-god-to-be-known-in-the-world-with-connor-britt-em108/">Aching for God to be Known in the World, with Connor Britt – EM108</a></p> After a difficult experience with YWAM, Connor Britt went through a dark season but God led him back. Listen as he shares God's goodness. Connor Britt always felt called towards ministry. After a difficult experience with YWAM, he went through a dark season but God let him back. Listen as he shares God's goodness. - http://engagingmissions.com/108 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 44:40 2935 Police Training and God’s Love in Central America, with Mike and Arlene Armstrong – EM107 https://engagingmissions.com/police-training-and-gods-love-in-central-america-with-mike-and-arlene-armstrong-em107/ Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:00:13 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2863 <p>On today’s episode of Engaging Missions, Mike and Arlene Armstrong come and share about a ministry quite unlike most organizations. This ministry, known as <a href="http://www.tacticaministries.org/">TACTICA</a>, seeks to train and disciple police officers in the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose.</p> <p>Mike and Arlene have served with the ministry for two years, seeing God work and move among these officers and their families. They now visit churches in the States in order to raise support for the ministry. They look forward to returning to Costa Rica so that they might continue investing in the lives of the police officers and so that they might expand the ministry to other towns in the country.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> – Introduction</li> <li> – Your itinerary in the States</li> <li> – Prior police training</li> <li> – A season of difficulty</li> <li> – Meaningful verse</li> <li> – Actions to involve others</li> <li> – Engaging Missions Leadership Minute</li> <li> – What is your ministry?</li> <li> – The fruit of obedience</li> <li> – Looking at what is to come</li> <li> – Needs to make the vision a reality</li> <li> – How to learn more about Tactica</li> <li> – What fuels your passion?</li> <li> – What would you do differently?</li> <li> – Seeing marketplace as a ministry</li> <li> – Surrounded by the nations</li> <li> – Internet and book resources</li> <li> – Parting advice and contact info</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Contact</strong>: los2armstrong@abwe.cc</li> <li><a href="http://tacticaministries.org">TACTICA Ministries</a></li> <li><a href="http://abwe.org">Association of Baptists for World Evangelism</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.goodsoil.com/">“Good Soil” from ABWE</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.abwe.org/books-and-more/title/the-story-of-hope">Story of Hope from ABWE</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.abwe.org/books-and-more/title/the-way-to-joy">The Way to Joy from ABWE</a></li> <li><a href="http://desiringgod.org">Desiring God</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1581580223&asins=1581580223&linkId=4M2T25FSF7FGTTN4&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1414373287&asins=1414373287&linkId=YZXHRAHIXFGYBZT3&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1434705943&asins=1434705943&linkId=GMJSBBTPJ26HZAXM&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q? Mike and Arlene Armstrong were happy enough with his career path as a police officer. Until God changed everything and sent them to Central America. Mike and Arlene Armstrong were happy enough with his career path as a police officer. Until God changed everything and sent them to Central America. Now they see His faithfulness and minister to others. - http://engagingmissions.com/107 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 41:16 2863 Learning on the Fly: How to Share God’s Love and Plant Churches, with Mark Aspinwall – EM106 https://engagingmissions.com/learning-on-the-fly-how-to-share-gods-love-and-plant-churches-with-mark-aspinwall-em106/ Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2861 <p>Our guest today, Mark Aspinwall, shares about his ministry, which seeks to plant churches and small groups throughout the world. Having practiced law for about twenty years, Mark felt called by God to leave his career and enter into ministry.</p> <p>He first served as a missions pastor for ten years, and he now commutes as a country director for a ministry known as e3 Partners. He travels to Indonesia and Cuba in order to train local Christians how to better spread the Gospel and plant churches throughout their nations. Mark shares his struggles and lessons from ministry and encourages us to disciple those around us.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Meaningful quote and application</li> <li> - Bringing methods together</li> <li> - Process of transition</li> <li> - Does this church-planting method work everywhere?</li> <li> - Engaging Missions leadership minute</li> <li> - What is your ministry?</li> <li> - Challenges of ministry</li> <li> - Persevering through hardship</li> <li> - What fuels your passion?</li> <li> - Marketplace ministry</li> <li> - How do you minister to unbelievers around you?</li> <li> - Book and Internet resources</li> <li> - Contact info and parting advice</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://e3partners.org">e3 Partners</a></li> <li><a href="http://movements.net">Movements Podcast</a></li> <li><strong>Contact</strong>: mark.aspinwall@e3partners.com</li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B007Q4TFSQ&asins=B007Q4TFSQ&linkId=QWT76OQVFDZZBQOL&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0974756210&asins=0974756210&linkId=YK5QF626E2JBOVTG&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/learning-on-the-fly-how-to-share-gods-love-and-plant-churches-with-mark-aspinwall-em106/">Learning on the Fly: How to Share God’s Love and Plant Churches, with Mark Aspinwall – EM106</a></p> Mark Aspinwall was an attorney until God called him into ministry. Now he's a commuting missionary who helps plant churches in Indonesia and Cuba. Mark Aspinwall was an attorney until God called him into ministry. Now he's a commuting missionary who helps plant churches in Indonesia and Cuba. Listen to learn what God's doing! - http://engagingmissions.com/106 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 52:09 2861 Finding Joy in the Power of Prayer, with Jonathan Dobbs – EM105 https://engagingmissions.com/finding-joy-in-the-power-of-prayer-with-jonathan-dobbs-em105/ Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2828 <p>Our guest today, Jonathan Dobbs, shares about his ministry both in north India as well as here in the states. After serving in the Air Force for eleven years, Jonathan and his wife Lauren felt called into the ministry. Jonathan then attended seminary, earning his second degree, Divinity, in addition to his degree in Aeronautical Science and Safety.</p> <p>From there he, his wife and children moved to India to plant churches and spread the Gospel. While in India, Jonathan learned quite a bit about the power of prayer in spiritual warfare as well as how to better minister to and disciple people. He now lives in Indianapolis as a pastor leading small groups, outreach, and other things to advance the Kingdom of God.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> – Introduction</li> <li> – Application of education</li> <li> – Meaningful verse and its usefulness</li> <li> – Facing a season of struggle</li> <li> – Confronting spiritual warfare in the States</li> <li> – Jonathan’s strategies for spiritual warfare</li> <li> – Good habits for growth</li> <li> – A story of God’s faithfulness</li> <li> – Engaging Missions leadership minute</li> <li> – Reaching cities through discipleship</li> <li> – A system for sharing the Gospel</li> <li> – Jonathan’s current form of ministry</li> <li> – What is your vision for your ministry?</li> <li> – Transitioning from military to ministry</li> <li> – Facing challenges and finding strength in God</li> <li> – Things Jonathan would have done differently</li> <li> – What fuels your passion for ministry?</li> <li> – Marketplace ministry</li> <li> – Where to get equipped</li> <li> – Surrounded by nations</li> <li> – Internet and book resources</li> <li> – Parting advice and contact info</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li>Contact: jandldobbs@gmail.com</li> <li><a href="http://coopersonamission.com">Troy Cooper</a></li> <li><a href="/trooycooper">Troy Cooper's Interview</a></li> <li><a href="http://noplaceleft.com">No Place Left</a></li> <li><a href="http://movements.net">Movements</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1893729567&asins=1893729567&linkId=3I5F7CIIQSILFMFM&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1885904673&asins=1885904673&linkId=ZSMWMWQRLARNE7SP&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B003CIOQ34&asins=B003CIOQ34&linkId=F7XM3ZZWF3MSRSSJ&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> Jonathan Dobbs was happy enough with his career in the Air Force. Then God sent him in a new direction - ministry in India and the United States. Jonathan Dobbs was happy enough with his career in the Air Force. Then God sent him in a new direction. Listen to discover what he's been doing in India and the United States. - http://engagingmissions.com/105 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 41:52 2828 A Tool in the Hands of God, with Jane Dennington – EM104 https://engagingmissions.com/a-tool-in-the-hands-of-god-with-jane-dennington-em104/ Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2826 <p>Our guest today, Jane Dennington, shares of how God has used her both in the United States and in Haiti to impact others and share the love of Christ. Jane and her husband were called to leave their family and home when they were in their fifties and move to Haiti to serve God there. They spent time caring for children, helping build things, and serving in whatever way was needed.</p> <p>While in Haiti, Jane discovered that she had cancer. After returning to the States and facing treatment, she was healed and is now a cancer survivor. She now ministers in the U.S. by encouraging women who are dealing with cancer, helping with Samaritan’s Purse, and by being involved in prayer teams.</p> <p>Throughout the episode, Jane shares of God’s work and how He uses her as a tool for the Kingdom of God.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - How Jane served in the marketplace</li> <li> - How transition and difficulties help others</li> <li> - Life in Haiti</li> <li> - Unlearning personal culture and learning other cultures</li> <li> - Season of transition</li> <li> - Meaningful quote</li> <li> - Engaging Missions leadership minute</li> <li> - Jane’s journey into the mission field</li> <li> - How Dave Ramsey’s class opened a door</li> <li> - What did you do for ministry in Haiti?</li> <li> - The impact of Jesus</li> <li> - Jane’s current ministry</li> <li> - Information about Samaritan’s Purse</li> <li> - Seeing the marketplace as ministry</li> <li> - Book and internet source</li> <li> - Parting advice and contact information</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li>Contact: budandjane@gmail.com</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802409989/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0802409989&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=4LIAS4I4ACPF46YI">When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0802409989" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0802409989&asins=0802409989&linkId=ZBDQWD2VDW5LLPGR&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://en... Jane Dennington and her husband were in their fifties and perfectly happy in their careers when God called them to leave family behind and move to Haiti. Jane Dennington and her husband were in their fifties and happy in their careers when God called them to Haiti. They left their family and faced challenges but God has been so faithful. - http://engagingmissions.com/104 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 47:35 2826 How to Reach the World Through College Campuses, with Mateo – EM103 https://engagingmissions.com/how-to-reach-the-world-through-college-campuses-with-mateo-em103/ Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2824 <p>Today on the Engaging Missions Show, our guest, Mateo, comes from the University of Florida. He focuses on equipping students to follow the Great Commission and see the world come to know Jesus.</p> <p>Mateo was born in Columbia but came to the U.S. with his family at age 10 due to potential conflict in the country. His family faced financial struggle. But because of that struggle, the family came to Christ.</p> <p>During his college years, Mateo faced a significant loss. God helped him through that season and fueled his desire to see the Gospel spread. Now, he follows the Lord's call to make disciples and send out believers all over the world.</p> <p><!--More--></p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Finding Christ through a season of humility</li> <li> - How God used struggle to draw him near</li> <li> - What was a challenging time in your life, and how did God help you through it?</li> <li> - Leadership minute</li> <li> - Equipping students for the spread of the Gospel</li> <li> - Transitioning from engineering to ministry</li> <li> - God’s movement in the Dominican Republic</li> <li> - How to minister in the marketplace</li> <li> - What does “uninvitable” mean?</li> <li> - How to reach the nations at the workplace</li> <li> - Internet resource</li> <li> - Book recommendation</li> <li> - Parting advice and contact information</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://movements.net">Movements</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1593871406/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1593871406&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=2A6CVLSFFH2IQBY2">Think of Your Future</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1593871406" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></li> <li>eche144@gmail.com</li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1593871406&asins=1593871406&linkId=OYPVP3ERLCVIM2KF&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/how-to-reach-the-world-through-college-campuses-with-mateo-em103/">How to Reach the World Through College Campuses, At a young age, Mateo's family fled Columbia for the United States. Then, after a traumatic experience, God shifted his career to campus ministry. Mateo's family fled Columbia for the United States when he was young. But because of that humbling experience, his parents met Jesus. Now, after a traumatic experience, he's showing God's love on a college campus. - http://engagingmissions.com/103 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 50:57 2824 Reaching the Refugee to Impact the World, with Grant Haynes – EM102 https://engagingmissions.com/reaching-the-refugee-to-impact-the-world-with-grant-haynes-em102/ Wed, 09 Sep 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2822 <p>God has led Grant Haynes everywhere from Mexico to America, and plenty of places between. He shares of God’s heart for the foreigners and how we as believers can serve them.</p> <p>Grant and his wife started <a href="http://globalfrontiermissions.com/">Global Frontier Missions</a> in 2000 while living in Mexico. They now live in Atlanta, Georgia. There, they serve refugees in the community and equip those who are called to the nations.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p> </p> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - Fun Foods in Mexico</li> <li> - What is one meaningful verse in your life, and why?</li> <li> - How Grant was led into ministry</li> <li> - Having a family while on the field</li> <li> - Waiting for fruit and following God</li> <li> - Helpful habits as a missionary</li> <li> - How Grant was called to a unique form of education</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Minute</li> <li> - What is a refugee?</li> <li> - What do refugees go through when coming here?</li> <li> - What Scripture says about the foreigner</li> <li> - Seeing the impact of ministry</li> <li> - How Grant is planting churches</li> <li> - What keeps you going in your ministry?</li> <li> - Encouraging those in marketplace ministry</li> <li> - The need for job skills on the mission field</li> <li> - The refugee’s struggle to find work</li> <li> - How to build relationships with foreigners</li> <li> - Letting go of fear to expand the Kingdom</li> <li> - Suggested internet resource and books to read</li> <li> - Contact info and parting advice</li> </ul> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"></p> <h2>Resources</span></h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://joshuaproject.net">Joshua Project</a></li> <li><a href="http://peoplegroups.info">People Groups</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0830857583/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0830857583&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=T5UC5TAABSZ3CWFI">Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0830857583" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></li> <li><a href="http://globalfrontiersmissions.com">Global Frontier Missions</a></li> <li><a href="http://gogfm.org">Go GFM</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/reaching-the-refugee-to-impact-the-world-with-grant-haynes-em102/">Reaching the Refugee to Impact the World, with Grant Haynes – EM102</a></p> Grant Haynes left missions in Mexico to minister to refugees in the U.S. Listen to discover how his ministry has global impact. Grant Hanes started Global Missions Frontiers while on the mission field in Mexico. Now he ministers to refugees in the U.S. Listen to discover how his ministry has global impact. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 49:28 2822 Loving the Lost While Abiding in Jesus, with Jordan McGaughey – EM101 https://engagingmissions.com/loving-the-lost-while-abiding-in-jesus-with-jordan-mcgaughey-em101/ Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2745 <p>Our guest today, Jordan McGaughey, shares of the struggles, adventures, and joys of doing ministry on a small island in the West Indies known as St. Kitts. Due to God’s prompting and call, he left with his family from their small town in Indiana to go and equip the church in St. Kitts to spread the Gospel.</p> <p>Jordan regularly meets with the churches there to teach and encourage them in how to reach out to the lost and broken people that they encounter on a daily basis. In this episode, he shares his dream and vision of what he wants to see God do in St. Kitts.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction to Jordan McGaughey</li> <li> - Getting to know about Jordan’s family</li> <li> - The difficulties and experiences of raising kids on the mission field</li> <li> - The current living situation in St. Kitts</li> <li> - Finding joy in missionary vans and much-needed support</li> <li> - Meaningful Scripture or quote</li> <li> - Facing transition head-on and rushing slowly</li> <li> - How did you get through that difficult season?</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Minute</li> <li> - Transitioning from teacher to missionary</li> <li> - What new skills did you need before leaving for St. Kitts?</li> <li> - Motivating the Church to engage the lost</li> <li> - What is the passion that fuels you?</li> <li> - Walking through a typical day of ministry</li> <li> - Encouraging marketplace missionaries facing “ordinary” life</li> <li> - Advice for workplace ministry</li> <li> - Encountering other cultures right at home</li> <li> - Suggested internet resource and books to read</li> <li> - Parting advice</li> <li> - Contact info</li> </ul> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://mcgmissions.com">mcgmissions.com</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.blueletterbible.org">Blue Letter Bible</a></li> <li><a href="/troycooper">Troy Cooper's interview</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]<br /> <!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third" position="last"]</p> <p><!-- iFRAME --></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/loving-the-lost-while-abiding-in-jesus-with-jordan-mcgaughey-em101/">Loving the Lost While Abiding in Jesus, with Jordan McGaughey – EM101</a></p> Jordan McGaughey shares the struggles, adventures, and joys of ministry on St. Kitts, a small island in the West Indies. God called Jordan McGaughey and his family to leave their relatively comfortable life in Indiana for the island of St. Kitts. Today, he shares the struggles, adventures, and joys of ministry with us. - http://engagingmissions.com/101 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 48:15 2745 God Loves the Abandoned, Abused, and Oppressed, with Renee Rivera – EM100 https://engagingmissions.com/god-loves-the-abandoned-abused-and-oppressed-with-renee-rivera-em100/ Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2743 <p>Our guest today comes to us from the Pacific Northwest. She intercedes for and ministers to the abused, lonely, hurting, and discarded as they go through what seem like impossible situations. She walks alongside and encourages others to seek Christ, press into Him and share Him with others.</p> <p>And she and her husband have some interesting ways that they are able to weave ministry and business. But we’ll get into that a little later as we talk with Renee Rivera.</p> <h2 id="what-we-talked-about">What we Talked about</h2> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <p> - Introduction to Renee<br /> - Thumbnail sketch of how Renee came to Christ<br /> - Meaningful quote or Scripture<br /> - What does it mean to be an urban missionary?<br /> - From popcorn to adoption (and beyond)<br /> - How do you love a child unconditionally when you've been assaulted?<br /> - Engaging Missions Leadership Minute<br /> - Renee shares the story of a transformed life<br /> - She becomes Renee's "Timothy"<br /> - How are you able to combine ministry with business?<br /> - What's the biggest challenge people in this position tend to run into?<br /> - The power of prayer<br /> - How God restores and sustains Renee's sight<br /> - What would you share with someone who doesn't really see the value they have as a person?<br /> - Is there an internet resource or a book you'd like to recommend?<br /> - Parting advice<br /> - Contact info</p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="FieldUSA.net">Field USA</a></li> <li>253-642-7799</li> <li>renee@field5.org</li> <li>Renee also suggested that you check out the book <em>Playing Dead Choosing Life</em> by Annette Eastis. It was not available at the time this interview was published but should be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. beginning November 2015.</li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1514644800&asins=1514644800&linkId=AWZ6QPHPJ7ZED6JU&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0736918140&asins=0736918140&linkId=AKPCMB5DLY5DROBB&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third" position="last"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0883686015&asins=0883686015&linkId=CAZ7LUAZRKSAQQAO&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for ... God redeemed Renee Rivera's childhood abuse. Now she and her family create community and share Christ's love with the abused, abandoned, and oppressed, God's love overcame a childhood filled with abuse. Now Renee Rivera and her family create community and share Christ's love with the abandoned, abused, oppressed, and hopeless. And they train others to do the same. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 51:43 2743 Attempted Suicide Gave Way to Unparalleled Joy, with CJ – EM099 https://engagingmissions.com/attempted-suicide-gave-way-to-unparalleled-joy-with-cj-em099/ Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2739 <p style="text-align: justify;">Our guest today is a CP Catalyst with E3 Partners. He was born in Oklahoma City, OK and grew up in a Southern Baptist family but didn’t surrender to Christ and His mission until he was 20 years old. Now, at 26, he’s attended both Southwestern and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminaries.</p> <p>I do want to mention that we're using a pen name for our guest today because, even though he's in the U.S., he's not sure where God might call him next.</p> <h2>What we Talked About</h2> <p> </p> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction</li> <li> - What is a CP Catalyst?</li> <li> - What led CJ to the ministry he's now in?</li> <li> - How did you connect with your (now) wife?</li> <li> - Was it scary the first time you shared the Gospel at a Mosque</li> <li> - Meaningful quote and Scripture</li> <li> - What challenges have you faced?</li> <li> - Engaging Missions Leadership Minute</li> <li> - What got you to Florida?</li> <li> - What do the different "soils" mean?</li> <li> - What's the first thing you have a new Believer do?</li> <li> - iTunes review</li> <li> - How do people react to stepping directly into obedience?</li> <li> - What fuels your passion?</li> <li> - What encourages and strengthens you in times of discouragement?</li> <li> - What would you share with someone called into the Marketplace who wants to level up their game?</li> <li> - What can we do to reach out to people from other cultures?</li> <li> - God is at work in the hearts and lives of Muslims.</li> <li> - Recommended resource</li> <li> - Parting Advice</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://vimeo.com/128678770">The Three Circles</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.creationtochristvideo.com/">Creation to Christ Video</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.movements.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/4-Fields-May-2009.pdf">The Four Fields</a></li> <li><a href="/movements">Movements that Change the World</a></li> <li><a href="/troycooper">Troy Cooper's Interview</a></li> <li><a href="/steveaddison">Steve Addison's Interview</a></li> <li><a href="/davidgarrison">David Garrison's Interview</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-half" position="last"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Contact CJ</h2> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/attempted-suicide-gave-way-to-unparalleled-joy-with-cj-em099/">Attempted Suicide Gave Way to Unparalleled Joy, with CJ – EM099</a></p> CJ grew up in church but went his own way. One day he woke up in the hospital after an attempted suicide. What he heard was enough to change the course of his life. Listen to discover what he's doing now. CJ grew up in church but went his own way. One day he woke up in the hospital after an attempted suicide. What he heard was enough to change the course of his life. Listen to discover what he's doing now. - http://engagingmissions.com/99 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 54:19 2739 Called to India Without Any Connections, with Johnathan Kraus – EM098 https://engagingmissions.com/called-to-india-without-any-connections-with-johnathan-kraus-em098/ Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2630 <p>Our guest today is the founder and president of <a href="http://loveneverfailsindia.com/founder/">Love Never Fails International</a>. Since leaving the US, he’s taught in an orphanage, helped facilitate a Jesus film ministry, and worked in the slums of Mumbai. It was there that God led him to found Love Never Fails International, which works alongside the local church in India. Their goal is to rescue children from the slums of India through education and the Gospel.</p> <p>I was excited when Johnathan Kraus reached out to me for an opportunity to share what God’s doing. As we talked, he shared some amazing stories of God's faithfulness and some unusual ways he ministers.</p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <p> </p> <h2>Questions, Topics, and Times</h2> <p> - Introduction to Johnathan Kraus<br /> - How God moved Johnathan from educator in the US to missionary in India<br /> - How God opened up a door for Johnathan to get to India<br /> - What is life like for Johnathan?<br /> - Have you reevaluated how you view material possessions?<br /> - Meaningful Scripture<br /> - The story of a significant challenge<br /> - What is your schedule like while you're on furlough?<br /> - Engaging Missions Leadership Minute<br /> - The path God took Johnathan on to get him to where he is today<br /> - How does your ministry impact the slums?<br /> - How long have you been doing this?<br /> - What kinds of transformations have you seen?<br /> - How did God confirm where you should minister?<br /> - What has encouraged and strengthened you in times of discouragement?<br /> - What fuels your passion?<br /> - Does what I do in the marketplace really matter in the Kingdom?<br /> - What do I do to minister to people around me who are from another culture?<br /> - How do I take that first step?<br /> - Recommended book<br /> - Parting advice<br /> - Contact info</p> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://loveneverfailsindia.com/contact-us/" target="_blank">loveneverfailsindia.com</a></li> <li>jkraus@lovenif.org</li> <li><a href="//www.facebook.com/lovenfi”" target="”_blank”">Facebook</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third" position="last"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third" position="last"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-third" position="last"]</p> <p><!--iframe--></p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/called-to-india-without-any-connections-with-johnathan-kraus-em098/">Called to India Without Any Connections, with Johnathan Kraus – EM098</a></p> God called Johnathan Kraus to go to India, but he didn't have any connections. And even once he was there, God ministered through him in interesting ways. Johnathan Kraus was happy enough in his teaching career. But God had different plans. Now he ministers to families in the slums of India. Listen to discover how God got him there and what he does. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 43:46 2630 It’s a Beautiful Thing to See Someone Fall in Love with Jesus, with Jay Judson – EM097 https://engagingmissions.com/its-a-beautiful-thing-to-see-someone-fall-in-love-with-jesus-with-jay-judson-em097/ Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2349 <p>Our guest today has been on the show before. While he was here, he shared about planting churches and multiplying disciples in Myanmar (Burma). Through the discipleship practices he followed and God’s amazing power, he’s seen tens of thousands of people come to Christ and be baptized. He’s seen tremendous breakthroughs among Buddhist-background believers.</p> <p>Now, he’s based primarily in the US but I reached out to him a couple of months ago when I discovered he was heading to Nepal for some relief efforts. It took us a couple of months to connect because of his travel schedule and my schedule but he just returned from a trip that included Malaysia, Myanmar, and Bangladesh a couple of days ago and I’m very excited to have Jay Judson on the line.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>What we Talked About</h2> <p> </p> <p> </p> <h3>Topics and Times</h3> <p> - Introduction to Jay Judson<br /> - Jay Judson’s Ministry<br /> - What Jay was doing on his recent trips to Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh<br /> - How Jay and the team ended in a devastated village and experienced an earthquake<br /> - Does anything scare you?<br /> - Do you consider yourself a risky person?<br /> - Key Scripture<br /> - What’s changed since the last time we were together?<br /> - What’s important about The Golden City?<br /> - The Engaging Missions Leadership Minute<br /> - What was it <em>really</em> like to have flip-flops on the ground in Nepal?<br /> - What made one team the most effective short-term missions team Jay has ever seen?<br /> - Experiencing a 7.4 earthquake<br /> - Let’s talk about healing<br /> - What kinds of things were people healed of?<br /> - What did God do through the life of this person of peace<br /> - Are there still needs?<br /> - How to get involved<br /> - Is the Church strong?<br /> - How can we be involved?<br /> - What are you the most thankful for?<br /> - How does a Buddhist get to the idea of hosting God in their home?<br /> - What fuels your passion?<br /> - What can we do to prepare to minister to refugees?<br /> - Will a method for sharing the Gospel work across cultures as long as God is active in it?<br /> - How to step out of your comfort zone and meet people from other cultures.<br /> - Does it ever feel natural to step out of your comfort zone?<br /> - Recommended internet resource<br /> - Recommended books<br /> - Contact info</p> <p> </p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h3>iTunes Reviews</h3> <p> </p> <p><strong>Like the show? Leave a review! </strong></p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <h2>Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.cten.org/giving/">Support the Nepal Relief</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.justobeyjesus.com/#!buddhists/ccbp">Lawyer’s Method</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.justobeyjesus.com/#!8-barriers-for-buddhists/c1c4x">8 Barriers</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.justobeyjesus.com/#!buddhist-resource-list/cnj0">More Resources to reach Buddhists</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.camelmethod.com/">Camel Method</a></li> <li><a href="http://standupforthetruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/PEACE-Camel-Training-Final.pdf">Camel Method .pdf</a></li> <li>God’s Unchanging Word (<a href="http://www.unchangingword.com/">website</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmyg_zVKVRA&list=PL377113E98A9FD7F9">YouTube</a>)</li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/kevingreeson">Kevin Greeson on Engaging Missions</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.trainandmultiply.com/">Train and Multiply</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.paul-timothy.net/">Paul-Timothy Pastoral Coaching</a></li> <li>bbbcpm@gmail.com</li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible. Jay Judson was in Nepal after the recent earthquakes and experienced some himself. While he was there people were healed and came to faith in Christ. After God spoke to Jay Judson through his wife and a couple of friends, he headed off to Nepal to give earthquake aid. Then he checked on the health and growth of some churches in his network. - http://engagingmissions.com/97 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 41:24 2349 How to Recognize and Share God’s Love to a Sikh – Part 2, with James Human – EM096 https://engagingmissions.com/how-to-recognize-and-share-gods-love-to-a-sikh-part-2-with-james-human-em096/ Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2595 <p>This week, we return with James Human (pen name) as our guest. He was happily working a career at J.C. Penney. He’d grown up in Church, left, and returned because of his wife. He’d begun to learn who God was and how much God loved him. But he’d never considered missions work.</p> <p>Until a pastor friend started talking about Haiti.</p> <p>Now, fast forward a few years and James has been to Brazil, Niger during Ramadan, the last tea house on the way to Mount Everest, India, and Malaysia. Sharing the Gospel along the way.</p> <p>He’s an expert on Sikhs and as we talked in Part 1 of his story, James shared how he shifted from Oak Ridge, Tennessee to world traveler, how he was able to share the Gospel with Muslims during Ramadan, and much more.</p> <p>Now we are turning our focus to dig deeper into his ministry and some insights he can offer us. We will be focusing first on his ministry and then on <strong>you</strong>, the listener.</p> <p>If you want to download both parts of the interview, you can use the button below.</p> <p><a class="gumroad-button" href="https://gumroad.com/l/bNxCw">Download Now!</a></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>What we Talked About</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction to James</li> <li> - What is a Sikh and what do they believe?</li> <li> - Sikhs are often mistaken for Muslims.</li> <li> - Sikhs have kitchens to feed the hungry.</li> <li> - The Khalsa (pure ones)</li> <li> - Other key points</li> <li> - The meaning of “Sikh”</li> <li> - The four principles of living for a Sikh</li> <li> - A Sikh view of salvation</li> <li> - Sikh baptism</li> <li> - What a non-baptized Sikh can’t wear</li> <li> - What fuels your passion?</li> <li> - What would you tell someone who is called to the marketplace and wonders if what they’re doing really matters in the Kingdom?</li> <li> - Our position as ambassadors of the Kingdom.</li> <li> - What we should do when ministering in other cultures.</li> <li> - What would you say to someone who is realizing that their neighbors and coworkers are coming from another culture?</li> <li> - Book Recommendations</li> <li> - Parting Advice</li> </ul> <h2>Resouces</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=bible&linkCode=ur2&tag=emrs-20&url=search-alias%3Daps&linkId=Q4BPSN5OXMW6KXB3" target="_blank">The Bible</a><img style="border: none !important;margin: 0px !important" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=ur2&o=1" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0310339308/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0310339308&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=ZRBYHIAH64TCZKD2">The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (Case for ... Series)</a><img style="border: none !important;margin: 0px !important" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0310339308" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0310339294/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0310339294&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=TV4CTGFKYKM64H3E">The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity (Case for ... Series)</a><img style="border: none !important;margin: 0px !important" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0310339294" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></li> <li>jhuman369@yahoo.com</li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-half" position="last"]</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h3></h3> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> After years in the corporate world, God to James Human in a new direction. Now, he's a bit of an expert and helps train people to share the Gospel with Sikhs. Listen to discover what God's done in his life. After years in the corporate world, God to James Human in a new direction. Now, he's a bit of an expert and helps train people to share the Gospel with Sikhs. Listen to discover what God's done in his life. - http://engagingmissions.com/96 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 47:11 2595 How to Recognize and Share God’s Love to a Sikh – Part 1, with James Human – EM095 https://engagingmissions.com/how-to-recognize-and-share-gods-love-to-a-sikh-part-1-with-james-human-em095/ Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2587 <p>It’s amazing how God leads us when we follow Him. Our guest this week was happily working a career at J.C. Penney. He’d grown up in Church, left, and returned because of his wife. He’d begun to learn who God was and how much God loved him. But he’d never considered missions work.</p> <p>Until a pastor friend started talking about Haiti.</p> <p>Now, fast forward a few years and James Human (pen name) has been to Brazil, Niger during Ramadan, the last tea house on the way to Mount Everest, India, and Malaysia. Sharing the Gospel along the way.</p> <p>He’s an expert on Sikhs and as we talked in Part 1 of his story, James shared how he shifted from Oak Ridge, Tennessee to world traveler, how he was able to share the Gospel with Muslims during Ramadan, and much more.</p> <p>If you want to download both parts of the interview, you can use the button below.</p> <p><script src="https://gumroad.com/js/gumroad.js" type="text/javascript"></script><br /> <a class="gumroad-button" href="https://gumroad.com/l/bNxCw">Download Now!</a></p> <h2>What we talked about</h2> <ul> <li> - Introduction to James Human</li> <li> - How did you get from Oak Ridge, TN to being a global missionary with an expertise on Sikhs?</li> <li> - At the age of 56, God revealed what He wanted James to do.</li> <li> - James was able to share the Gospel over 300 times in Niger during Ramadan using an Evangecube</li> <li> - At the age of 57, God revealed what He wanted James to do - again.</li> <li> - Stories of James sharing his faith in Niger during Ramadan.</li> <li> - What is an Evangecube?</li> <li> - Two more Evangecube stories.</li> <li> - Meaningful Scripture</li> <li> - A significant challenge in James’s life.</li> <li> - The struggle of “Am I effective?”</li> <li> - The Engaging Missions Leadership Minute with Scott McClelland</li> </ul> <p>[Tweet "Each person can use the stories God has placed in their hearts."]</p> <p>[Tweet "Don’t just tell people about God’s love. 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With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p> </p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]<br /> [Tweet "Check out the Engaging Missions Online Radio Show #podcast"]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/how-to-recognize-and-share-gods-love-to-a-sikh-part-1-with-james-human-em095/">How to Recognize and Share God’s Love to a Sikh – Part 1, with James Human – EM095</a></p> After years in the corporate world, God to James Human in a new direction. Now, he's an expert and helps train people to share the Gospel with Sikhs. After years in the corporate world, God to James Human in a new direction. Now, he's a bit of an expert and helps train people to share the Gospel with Sikhs. Listen to discover what God's done in his life. - http://engagingmissions.com/95 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 22:32 2587 Christians & Ramadan, Practical Steps We can Take – EM094 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-practical-steps-we-can-take-em094/ Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2658 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on practical steps we can take.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-practical-steps-we-can-take-em094/">Christians & Ramadan, Practical Steps We can Take – EM094</a></p> As Christians, we are learning about Islam and praying for God's will during Ramadan. Today we're focused on practical steps we can take. Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on practical steps we can take. - http://engagingmissions.com/94 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:50 2658 Christians & Ramadan, Gospel Barriers and the Nanumba of Ghana – EM093 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-gospel-barriers-and-the-nanumba-of-ghana-em093/ Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:00:25 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2653 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Gospel Barriers and the Nanumba of Ghana.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-gospel-barriers-and-the-nanumba-of-ghana-em093/">Christians & Ramadan, Gospel Barriers and the Nanumba of Ghana – EM093</a></p> As Christians, we are learning about Islam and praying for God's will during Ramadan. Today we're focused on Gospel Barriers and the Nanumba of Ghana. Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Gospel Barriers and the Nanumba of Ghana. - http://engagingmissions.com/93 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 5:18 2653 Can You Believe God did this in the United States, with Gary Stump – EM092 https://engagingmissions.com/can-you-believe-god-did-this-in-the-united-states-with-gary-stump-em092/ Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2350 <p>Have you ever wondered whether the principles of disciple-making and church planting could work in a church in the United States? If you have, you’ll want to listen to this week’s guest, Gary Stump.</p> <p>He’s the pastor of Onward Church in Fishers, IN. His church was planted using Training for Trainers (T4T) principles. Those are the same principles that have led to exponential church growth on the mission field and he’s seen how making disciples leads to multiplication.</p> <p>He is a vibrant, passionate follower of Christ who has a heart to impact his community and the world for the Kingdom. In our time together, he shared some amazing stories of God’s faithfulness.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2> - Getting to Know Gary Stump</h2> <h3> - How breakfast with a businessman changed everything</h3> <p>Gary grew up in church but everything was still about <strong>him</strong> in his life. But one day he was having breakfast with another businessman and, though he was annoyed by the conversation, he grew started to wonder if there was something he didn’t know.</p> <h3> - How Gary’s life has been different</h3> <p>Gary had a great disciple and began to ground himself in the word of God. He began to look the Bible to learn about what God had to say about marriage and raising children. And he began to apply it to his life.</p> <blockquote><p> The more I learned about the Lord and applied His word to my life, the more blessed my life became. </p></blockquote> <p>Then, in 1988, everything changed on the way home from a birthday celebration. That brought him to a place of really trusting in God.</p> <blockquote><p> Do you really trust me? Or do you just say that you trust me? </p></blockquote> <h3> - How people helped Gary and his family through that time</h3> <h3> - Foundational Scripture</h3> <blockquote><p> All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) </p></blockquote> <h3> - How Gary applies that to his life</h3> <p>Gary reminds us that Job says, “I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.” (Job 23:12b)</p> <p>It’s almost like breathing in and out. God talks to Gary through the Bible and Gary talks to God through prayer.</p> <ul> <li>God is # 1</li> <li>Gary’s wife is # 2</li> <li>Gary’s kids are # 3</li> <li>Gary’s job and ministry are # 4</li> </ul> <p>Keeping these in perspective and balance has been key.</p> <h3> - How to keep our priorities right</h3> <p>First, the man who discipled Gary taught him what the priorities were. That means that we should walk with, learn from, and be encouraged and trained by God. And we do that by being sure that we spend time with God.</p> <p>Not just once a day. Throughout the day.</p> <p>Then, making sure that the people closest to us think the most of us. Instead of trying to get the people who are not close to us thinking the most of us.</p> <h3> - How Gary introduces himself after the births of his grandchildren</h3> <h2> - Engaging Missions Leadership Minute</h2> <p><a href="http://fxmissions.com/">Scott McClelland of FX Missions</a> shares about how the “great man syndrome” is contrary to leadership in the Kingdom of God.</p> <p>If you have a question about leadership that you’d like to have answered on the show, email it to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h2> - Focus on ministry</h2> <h3> - What was the catalyst to apply T4T principles to a church in the U.S?</h3> <p>Gary had planted and had been serving in a church. They’d grown to a few hundred. They had baptized 1,000 people and planted 2 churches in a 10-year period.</p> <p>But as he looked at what was happening globally, Ying Kai saw a movement begin, where 1.7 million people were baptized and 158,000 churches were planted in the same time period. When Gary saw that, it “destroyed him.”</p> <blockquote><p> I’m too old to play church. Gary Stump left business to pastor a church. Then God called him to flip everything on its head and plant a new church using the T4T principles. A conversation with a business man changed everything for Gary Stump. Years later he left business to pastor a church. Then God called him to flip everything on its head and plant a new church using the T4T principles. - http://engagingmissions.com/92 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 54:21 2350 Christians & Ramadan, Faith for the Miraculous – EM091 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-faith-for-the-miraculous-em091/ Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:00:27 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2652 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Faith for the Miraculous.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-faith-for-the-miraculous-em091/">Christians & Ramadan, Faith for the Miraculous – EM091</a></p> As Christians, we are learning about Islam and praying for God's will during Ramadan. Today we're focused on Faith for the Miraculous. Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Faith for the Miraculous. - http://engagingmissions.com/91 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 3:57 2652 Christians & Ramadan, Night of Power – Expecting God – EM090 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-night-of-power-expecting-god-em090/ Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:00:53 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2649 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Night of Power - Expecting God.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-night-of-power-expecting-god-em090/">Christians & Ramadan, Night of Power – Expecting God – EM090</a></p> As Christians, we are learning about Islam and praying for God's will during Ramadan. Today we're focused on Night of Power - Expecting God. Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Night of Power - Expecting God. - http://engagingmissions.com/90 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:19 2649 Christians & Ramadan, Gospel Bridges – Part 2 – EM089 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-gospel-bridges-part-2-em089/ Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:00:50 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2640 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Gospel Bridges - Part 2. </p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-gospel-bridges-part-2-em089/">Christians & Ramadan, Gospel Bridges – Part 2 – EM089</a></p> As Christians, we are learning about Islam and praying for God's will during Ramadan. Today we're focused on Gospel Bridges - Part 2. Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Gospel Bridges - Part 2. - http://engagingmissions.com/89 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:31 2640 Christians & Ramadan, Syrian Refugees – EM088 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-syrian-refugees-em088/ Sat, 11 Jul 2015 10:00:56 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2637 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Syrian Refugees.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-syrian-refugees-em088/">Christians & Ramadan, Syrian Refugees – EM088</a></p> As Christians, we are learning about Islam and praying for God's will during Ramadan. Today we're focused on Syrian Refugees. Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Syrian Refugees. - http://engagingmissions.com/88 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 3:16 2637 Christians & Ramadan, Gospel Bridges – Part 1 – EM087 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-gospel-bridges-part-1-em087/ Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:00:13 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2634 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Gospel Bridges - Part 1.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-gospel-bridges-part-1-em087/">Christians & Ramadan, Gospel Bridges – Part 1 – EM087</a></p> As Christians, we are learning about Islam and praying for God's will during Ramadan. Today we're focused on Gospel Bridges - Part 1. Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Gospel Bridges - Part 1. - http://engagingmissions.com/87 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 3:23 2634 Christians & Ramadan, Indo-Malaysia & Pattani Maylays – EM086 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-indo-malaysia-pattani-maylays-em086/ Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:00:27 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2621 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Indo-Malaysia & Pattani Maylays.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-indo-malaysia-pattani-maylays-em086/">Christians & Ramadan, Indo-Malaysia & Pattani Maylays – EM086</a></p> As Christians, we are learning about Islam and praying for God's will during Ramadan. Today we're focused on Indo-Malaysia & Pattani Maylays. Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Indo-Malaysia & Pattani Maylays. - http://engagingmissions.com/86 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 5:12 2621 3 Keys to Full Joy in Jesus are All About Love, with Clint Harrill – EM085 https://engagingmissions.com/3-keys-to-full-joy-in-jesus-are-all-about-love-with-clint-harrill-em085/ Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2347 <p>Our guest today is Clint Harrill. He's a full-time minister who farms on the side. Just a few years ago he was going through his second divorce and it was only the love of his niece that pointed him back to Christ.</p> <p>He got involved in a discipleship relationship that kept him connected and accountable. Now he's moved beyond his previous borders and has been involved in ministry in Texas, Canada and more.</p> <p>Listen to the power of what God can do.</p> <h2>Getting to know Clint</h2> <h3>Life in Ministry</h3> <p>Clint was born and raised in Forest City, NC. It's about halfway between Ashville and Charlotte. He grew up on a cattle farm and came to Christ at a young age.</p> <h3>Key Scriptures</h3> <blockquote><p> I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) </p></blockquote> <h3>Challenge</h3> <p>Clint shared about a time about 4 years ago when God really transformed his life. Throughout his life, he'd had a bad habit of running to the world rather than God whenever he hit a struggle. And he was following that pattern as he was going through his second divorce.</p> <p>But his relationship with his niece, who was about 4 at the time, made all the difference. Knowing that she loved him made him take stock of what was going on.</p> <blockquote><p> "God just used that little girl's love for me to break me." </p></blockquote> <h3>What's been different this time?</h3> <p>Before, he just started going to church. But he never really poured himself into a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. But he's realized that he has to pour into God: Bible, intimate prayer, exalting and surrendering to Christ.</p> <p>Then, he began to share his faith, according to Philemon 1:6. He's been active in his faith.</p> <blockquote><p> As we begin to share our faith, I feel like God honors that. </p></blockquote> <h3>Personal habit</h3> <p>Because he's single, he has a lot of time by himself to spend time time talking with God.</p> <h2>Engaging Missions Leadership Minute</h2> <p><a href="/scottmcclelland">Scott McClelland</a> of <a href="http://fxmissions.com">FX Missions</a> shares about how leaders must be examples.</p> <p>If you have a question about leadership that you’d like to have answered on the show, email it to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h2>Clint's Ministry</h2> <h3>What Clint means when he talks about ministry</h3> <p>His key statement is M<sub>3</sub> to 4<sub>G</sub></p> <ul> <li><strong>Motivate</strong> (believers)</li> <li><strong>Mobilize</strong> (into their communities)</li> <li><strong>Multiply</strong> (disciples and churches to the 4th generation and beyond)</li> </ul> <p>Sometimes that means training existing believers in traditional churches. Other times it involves prayer walking.</p> <h3>Challenges Clint sometimes faces</h3> <p>Often, the biggest thing is the spiritual warfare that begins whenever someone comes to Christ. It can be difficult to stay in touch and disciple them the way they need to be discipled. Being intentional about building relationship and doing life together.</p> <p><strong>Note:</strong> <em>In my comment I referenced Paul's words to Timothy but it was actually his Epistles to the Corinthians I was thinking about. I apologize for the error.</em></p> <h3>What excites Clint</h3> <p>It's primarily what Jesus did. What He taught the disciples to do. And what the Apostle Paul did and so on.</p> <blockquote><p> Jesus began his ministry with 12 men and now here we are. </p></blockquote> <h3>What has most encouraged and strengthened Clint</h3> <p>For Clint, it's primarily <strong>watching the Holy Spirit work</strong>. He gets to see how God comes through and knows that it's about God, not himself.</p> <blockquote><p> He truly is working in the hearts of people and he's just asking me to go. </p></blockquote> Clint Harrill never expected to be a minister. When push came to shove, he would run to the world in difficult times. One relationship changed all that. Clint Harrill never expected to be a minister. In fact, when push came to shove, he would often run to the world in difficult times. But his niece's love and one relationship changed all that. Listen to discover how. - http://engagingmissions.com/85 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 34:00 2347 Christians & Ramadan, Kampur – EM084 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-kampur-em084/ Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:00:58 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2618 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Kampur.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-kampur-em084/">Christians & Ramadan, Kampur – EM084</a></p> As Christians, we are learning about Islam and praying for God's will during Ramadan. Today we're focused on Kampur. Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Kampur. - http://engagingmissions.com/84 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 3:54 2618 Christians & Ramadan, Eastern South Asia – EM083 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-eastern-south-asia-em083/ Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:00:59 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2610 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Eastern South Asia.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-eastern-south-asia-em083/">Christians & Ramadan, Eastern South Asia – EM083</a></p> As Christians, we are learning about Islam and praying for God's will during Ramadan. Today we're focused on Eastern South Asia. Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Eastern South Asia. - http://engagingmissions.com/83` Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:47 2610 Christians & Ramadan, Marathi-speaking Shaikhs – EM082 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-marathi-speaking-shaikhs-em082/ Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:00:50 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2609 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Marathi-speaking Shaikhs.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-marathi-speaking-shaikhs-em082/">Christians & Ramadan, Marathi-speaking Shaikhs – EM082</a></p> As Christians, we are learning about Islam and praying for God's will during Ramadan. Today we're focused on Marathi-speaking Shaikhs. Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Marathi-speaking Shaikhs. - http://engagingmissions.com/82 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:09 2609 Christians & Ramadan, Western South Asia – EM081 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-western-south-asia-em081/ Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:00:24 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2600 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Western South Asia.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-western-south-asia-em081/">Christians & Ramadan, Western South Asia – EM081</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Western South Asia. - http://engagingmissions.com/81 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Western South Asia. - http://engagingmissions.com/81<br /> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:09 2600 Christians & Ramadan, Bosnia-Herzegovina – EM080 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-bosnia-herzegovina-em080/ Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:00:32 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2597 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Bosnia-Herzegovina.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-bosnia-herzegovina-em080/">Christians & Ramadan, Bosnia-Herzegovina – EM080</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Bosnia-Herzegovina. - http://engagingmissions.com/80 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Bosnia-Herzegovina. - http://engagingmissions.com/80<br /> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:25 2597 Christians & Ramadan, the Uzbek and Turkestan – EM079 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-uzbek-and-turkestan-em079/ Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:00:16 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2571 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on the Uzbek and Turkestan.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-uzbek-and-turkestan-em079/">Christians & Ramadan, the Uzbek and Turkestan – EM079</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on the Uzbek and Turkestan. - http://engagingmissions.com/79 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on the Uzbek and Turkestan. - http://engagingmissions.com/79 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:58 2571 How to Take That Next Step of Faith, with Kelly and Cyndi Robinette – EM078 https://engagingmissions.com/how-to-set-fear-aside-and-follow-christ-with-kelly-and-cyndi-robinette-em078/ Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1997 <p>Kelly and Cyndi Robinette are an amazing couple but come from extremely different backgrounds. Kelly considers himself the least likely person to be involved in any kind of ministry, while Cyndi was raised in a pastor's home. Now they serve in Cambodia and have been on the mission field for over 28 years.</p> <p>I was able to catch up with them in person while they were in the U.S. on furlough. It was an amazing treat to sit down at their dining room to talk about the wide variety of outreaches and job training they do.</p> <p>I was inspired by what God's already done in their lives and ministry. And I picked up a few tidbits about prayer as well as how they are able to reach entire families by reaching out to a particular person in each family.</p> <p><em>(hint - it's probably not who you expect)</em></p> <p>I was inspired, challenged, and encouraged. I think you will be too.</p> <h2>Getting to know the Robinettes</h2> <p>Kelly's is an amazing story of redemption. God called him from a life headed for destruction into full-time missions at about 21 years old. And still, all these years later, God both uses Kelly the way He's made him and also calls him to grow in faith.</p> <p>Cyndi, on the other hand, was raised in a pastor's home. She never wanted to be married to pastor. Of course, God answered that prayer - she's married to a missionary, not a pastor.</p> <h3>Key Scriptures</h3> <p>The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.</p> <blockquote><p> “I will make you into a great nation,<br />   and I will bless you;<br /> I will make your name great,<br />   and you will be a blessing.<br /> I will bless those who bless you,<br />   and whoever curses you I will curse;<br /> and all peoples on earth<br />   will be blessed through you.”(Genesis 12:1-3) </p></blockquote> <p> </p> <blockquote><p>   Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, (Colossians 3:23) </p></blockquote> <h3>God's faithfulness in times of challenge</h3> <p>As pioneer missionaries, the Robinettes have faced many challenges. They have battled fear and lack of protection. They've had to rest fully in God's protection and provision - even in raising their children. They've had experiences pouring themselves into people, only to see them turn their backs. But God has always been there.</p> <h3>An amazing evangelistic tool</h3> <p>Kelly shared how noodle soup and coffee are an amazing evangelistic tool as he reaches out to the men in Cambodia. It's the place where they're relaxed and open to forming relationships. And there's a reason that he specifically targets the men.</p> <h2>The Engaging Missions Leadership Minute</h2> <p><a href="/scottmcclelland">Scott McClelland</a> of <a href="http://fxmissions.com">FX Missions</a> shares about the essential ingredients of leadership.</p> <p>If you have a question about leadership that you'd like to have answered on the show, email it to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <h2>The ministry in Cambodia</h2> <p>The Robinettes are primarily focused on church. If they go to a country to do missions work and the end result does not include an established church, they've missed the mark. So, church planting is their main focus. They have:</p> <ul> <li>Personally planted churches</li> <li>Trained leaders to plant churches</li> </ul> <p><em>Why focus on heads of households?</em></p> <p>Many people focus on bringing the women or children. But Kelly feels like God would have him focus on the heads of households because he finds that it creates a better family dynamic. And he's even found that it makes it <em>easier</em> for other family members to come to Christ.</p> <p>That doesn't mean that they don't do other things through.</p> <ul> <li>Kelly is also the director of their Bible school.</p> </li> <li> <p>And they <em>do</em> work with children. They provide education, Kelly and Cindi Robinette are missionaries to Cambodia. Over the last 28 years, God has used them and stretched them. Always calling them from where they are into places of faith. Hear how He works in their lives. - http://engagingmissions.com/78 Kelly and Cindi Robinette are missionaries to Cambodia. Over the last 28 years, God has used them and stretched them. Always calling them from where they are into places of faith. Hear how He works in their lives. - http://engagingmissions.com/78 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 45:54 1997 Christians & Ramadan, The Persian World – EM077 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-persian-world-em077/ Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:00:19 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2564 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The Persian World.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-persian-world-em077/">Christians & Ramadan, The Persian World – EM077</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The Persian World. - http://engagingmissions.com/77 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The Persian World. - http://engagingmissions.com/77 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:13 2564 Christians & Ramadan, Egypt – EM076 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-egypt-em076/ Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2560 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Egypt.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-egypt-em076/">Christians & Ramadan, Egypt – EM076</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Egypt. - http://engagingmissions.com/76 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Egypt. - http://engagingmissions.com/76 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:31 2560 Christians & Ramadan, The Arab World – EM075 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-arab-world-em075/ Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:00:21 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2552 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The Arab World.</p> <p><!--LEADIN--></p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-arab-world-em075/">Christians & Ramadan, The Arab World – EM075</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The Arab World. - http://engagingmissions.com/75 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The Arab World. - http://engagingmissions.com/75 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:16 2552 Christians & Ramadan, The Orma and Wardei of East Africa – EM074 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-orma-and-wardei-of-east-africa-em074/ Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:00:34 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2549 <p><span data-sheets-value="[null,2,"Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. 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Today we're focused on The Orma and Wardei of East Africa.</span></p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-orma-and-wardei-of-east-africa-em074/">Christians & Ramadan, The Orma and Wardei of East Africa – EM074</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The Orma and Wardei of East Africa. - http://engagingmissions.com/74 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The Orma and Wardei of East Africa. - http://engagingmissions.com/74 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:16 2549 Christians & Ramadan, Eastern Africa – EM073 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-eastern-africa-em073/ Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:00:17 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2501 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Eastern Africa.<br /> [wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-eastern-africa-em073/">Christians & Ramadan, Eastern Africa – EM073</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Eastern Africa. - http://engagingmissions.com/73 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Eastern Africa. - http://engagingmissions.com/73 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:44 2501 Christians & Ramadan, North Africa and Chad – EM072 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-north-africa-and-chad-em072/ Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:00:25 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2496 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on North Africa and Chad.</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-north-africa-and-chad-em072/">Christians & Ramadan, North Africa and Chad – EM072</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on North Africa and Chad. - http://engagingmissions.com/72 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on North Africa and Chad. - http://engagingmissions.com/72 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:39 2496 How God’s Love Makes all the Difference in Romania, with Chris and Beth Kent – EM071 https://engagingmissions.com/how-gods-love-makes-all-the-difference-in-romania-with-chris-and-beth-kent-em071/ Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2335 <p>From a comfortable life in the United Kingdom, God has moved Chris and Beth Kent to Romania. As we talked, they shared what they've learned and seen God do as they've ministered to abandoned children and gypsies.</p> <p><!--GRAPHIC--></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Chris and Beth were enjoying a very affluent lifestyle in Surrey, UK. They enjoyed going out for meals and the nice things that life offered. But they'd begun to feel bored and like God had more for them.</p> <p>Perhaps the hardest things about moving to Romania have been coffee withdrawals and leaving behind a sewing machine.<!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <p>Chris and Beth want their life to be more than just words. More, even, than just actions. They want it to be tangible and to connect with people.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Chris and Beth shared about a substantial challenge they went through, just a couple of years after they were married. It was an extremely scary and difficult time - one of the things that many young couples fear. But unlike most, their fears were substantiated in a single visit to the doctor - on Christmas Eve.</p> <p>They were told that the child Beth was carrying had a severe genetic disorder and was "incompatible with life."</p> <p>Their doctors gave them an honest prognosis and counseled them towards terminating the pregnancy. In fact, there was a lot of pressure to do that. But that didn't line up with what Chris and Beth believed God would want.</p> <p>It even caused them to question their beliefs and to put their beliefs into action. So, they walked the VERY difficult road of continuing the pregnancy and celebrating Isaac's life, against the counsel of their doctors.</p> <p>Now that it's been five years, they can talk about it. But it's still <em>very</em> difficult for them.</p> <h2>Personal Habit</h2> <ul> <li>As a couple, they love being around people and nurturing and caring for them.</li> <li>They are content with what they have of God but are always hungry for more.</li> </ul> <h2>Leadership Minute</h2> <p><a href="/scottmcclelland">Scott McClelland</a> with <a href="http://fxmissions.com">FXMissions</a> shares about <em>Imaginary Leadership</em>.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Chris and Beth arrived at Romania not really knowing what they would be doing. Shortly after arriving, they began volunteering with Firm Foundations Romania, which runs projects in the Children's Hospital.</p> <p>They discovered that there's a huge problem in Romania: children being left in the hospital. Some are left short-term and others are left indefinitely - with nobody to care for them or interact with them.</p> <p>Both Chris and Beth take shifts caring for the children. Additionally, Beth is involved with a maternity hospital and they and their children also go to hang out with the children at an orphanage just outside the city.</p> <p>Of course, that's not all. Chris and Beth have also found a way to minister through connections at a surprising place - the trash bins.</p> <p>While ministering to the Roma Gypsies in deep poverty, abandoned and orphaned children, and expectant mothers can be challenging, there are also some very exciting things happening. One thing they're looking forward to is a trip to take seven children from the orphanage to the United Kingdom.</p> <h2>How to get involved</h2> <ul> <li>Prayer - Pray for the Kents, the organization, and Romania.</li> <li>Give money - The Kents don't really fundraise, but their needs have always been met miraculously. Their personal needs are met, but their vision is bigger.</li> </ul> <h2>From the Field</h2> <p><a href="/kurtcoble">Kurt Coble</a> shares about some upcoming trips. If you'd like to connect with him, you can do that at <a href="http://kurtcoble.com">KurtCoble.com</a> or <a href="http://www.worldmusicmission.org/">WorldMusicMission.org</a>.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>Chris and Beth don't see their lives or calling as very different from anyone e... From a comfortable life in the United Kingdom, God has moved Chris and Beth Kent to Romania. As we talked, they shared what they've learned and seen God do as they've ministered to abandoned children and gypsies. - http://engagingmissions.com/71 From a comfortable life in the United Kingdom, God has moved Chris and Beth Kent to Romania. As we talked, they shared what they've learned and seen God do as they've ministered to abandoned children and gypsies. - http://engagingmissions.com/71 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 50:08 2335 Christians & Ramadan, North Mali – EM070 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-north-mali-em070/ Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:00:45 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2489 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on North Mali. - http://engagingmissions.com/70</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-north-mali-em070/">Christians & Ramadan, North Mali – EM070</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on North Mali. - http://engagingmissions.com/70 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on North Mali. - http://engagingmissions.com/70 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:30 2489 Christians & Ramadan, West Africa – EM069 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-west-africa-em069/ Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:00:36 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2484 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on West Africa.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-west-africa-em069/">Christians & Ramadan, West Africa – EM069</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on West Africa - http://engagingmissions.com/69 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on West Africa - http://engagingmissions.com/69 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 3:08 2484 Christians & Ramadan, The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh – EM068 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-university-of-dhaka-bangladesh-em068/ Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:00:47 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2469 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Conversation</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-university-of-dhaka-bangladesh-em068/">Christians & Ramadan, The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh – EM068</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh - http://engagingmissions.com/68 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The University of Dhaka, Bangladesh - http://engagingmissions.com/68 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 3:26 2469 Christians & Ramadan, The 9 Rooms in the House of Islam – EM067 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-9-rooms-in-the-house-of-islam-em067/ Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:00:36 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2463 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The 9 Rooms in the House of Islam</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Converstaion</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-the-9-rooms-in-the-house-of-islam-em067/">Christians & Ramadan, The 9 Rooms in the House of Islam – EM067</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The 9 Rooms in the House of Islam - http://engagingmissions.com/67 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on The 9 Rooms in the House of Islam - http://engagingmissions.com/67 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:16 2463 Christians & Ramadan, Unprecedented Movements and Afghanistan – EM066 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-unprecedented-movements-and-afghanistan-em066/ Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:00:52 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2456 <p>Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Unprecedented Movements and Afghanistan</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30 Days of Prayer</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.worldchristian.com/productdetails.php?product_id=37222">Get the Prayer Guide</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/">EM053 - A Wind in the House of Islam</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/">EM060 - How to get from Hello to a Gospel Converstaion</a></li> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/">EM065 - Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan</a></li> </ul> <h2>Feedback</h2> <p>If you'd have any comments or questions, you can always leave a comment in the show notes or send an email to feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/christians-ramadan-unprecedented-movements-and-afghanistan-em066/">Christians & Ramadan, Unprecedented Movements and Afghanistan – EM066</a></p> Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Unprecedented Movements and Afghanistan - http://engagingmissions.com/66 Ramadan is a time of seeking. As Christians, we are spending time learning about the Rooms in the House of Islam and praying for God's will. Today we're focused on Unprecedented Movements and Afghanistan - http://engagingmissions.com/66 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 4:18 2456 Christians: How to Pray, Love and Minister During Ramadan, with Don Perry – EM065 https://engagingmissions.com/christians-how-to-pray-love-and-minister-during-ramadan-with-don-perry-em065/ Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2345 <p>Ramadan can be a scary time for many Christians. In the media, there are often stories of violence on the one hand. And, on the other, stories of religious dedication. But these fall short of the mark.</p> <p>As our guest Don Perry points out, Ramadan is a time when many Muslims are seeking Allah. They're seeking for a sense of closeness. And that also makes it a time of opportunity for God to move.</p> <p>As we talked, Don shared how increased Christian prayer in recent decades has led to breakthroughs in many parts of the world. How prayer has been instrumental in some Muslims seeing visions that opened them up to the Gospel. And how many of the movements from Islam to Christianity that <a href="/davidgarrison">Dr. David Garrison</a> talked about can be traced to prayer.</p> <p>And that's not where it stops. It's also a time for Christians to both live the love of Christ and to share the Gospel.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><!--GRAPHIC--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p> Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. (Psalm 2:8) </p></blockquote> <h2>Our Conversation</h2> <p>During our time together, we talked about:</p> <ul> <li>How God has refined Don's character</li> <li>How to overcome a specific temptation that comes when God uses us</li> <li>Who God uses to keep Don on track when things get out of balance</li> <li>How Ramadan is similar to an accepted Christian practice</li> <li>What to expect if we engage in ministering to Muslims</li> <li>One thing to remember when reaching out to a Muslim</li> <li>Crucial things to pray for during Ramadan</li> <li>How obedience to the teachings of Christ brought peace</li> <li>Some of the things that happen during Ramadan because of prayer</li> <li>Why we should pray for entire families to come to Christ</li> <li>The one situation where Don considers delaying baptism</li> <li>How to have a remarkable conversation</li> </ul> <blockquote><p> For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7) </p></blockquote> <h2>Parting Advice</h2> <h2>Resources:</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://referencequran.com/the-english-reference-qur-an-translation.html">The Reference Quran</a></li> <li><a href="/kevingreeson">From hello to a conversation about the Gospel</a></li> <li><a href="http://30-days.net">30-days.net</a> - daily email for focus and prayer ideas during Ramadan</li> <li>donp@peopleofyes.com - Don's email address</li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0764205676&asins=0764205676&linkId=MVRS4LNQDXNN3E3M&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true"><br /> </iframe></p> Don Perry is an expert on Islam but he's not a pundit. He's a minister and teacher with a heart for reconciliation and God's Kingdom. As Ramadan kicks off in 2015, he shares his perspective on Christians and Ramadan. - http://engagingmissions.com/65 Don Perry is an expert on Islam but he's not a pundit. He's a minister and teacher with a heart for reconciliation and God's Kingdom. As Ramadan kicks off in 2015, he shares his perspective on Christians and Ramadan. - http://engagingmissions.com/65 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 48:52 2345 God Doesn’t Stop Working in the Middle of a War, with Holly Friesen – EM064 https://engagingmissions.com/god-doesnt-stop-working-in-the-middle-of-a-war-with-holly-friesen-em064/ Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1995 <p>Our guest, Holly Friesen, is the director of a pregnancy care center in Odessa, Ukraine. The center opened in 2014, which means that she's been through some of the conflict in Ukraine. And, in addition to the work she does there, she also helps wth medical ministry several times a month.</p> <p>During our time together, we talked about:</p> <ul> <li>Some of the challenges in ministering in Ukraine with the unrest</li> <li>How God got her through a time when she had to leave Ukraine right after training people and launching a ministry</li> <li>One thing that was more important than where she was headed as she approached a ministry transition.</li> </ul> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><!--GRAPHIC--></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Holly grew up in a pastor's home and always had an interest in missions. She has a degree as a nurse practitioner and has been using it in Ukraine since 2010.</p> <p>She works with a doctor who has been in Ukraine for over 17 years, providing medical ministry in the villages. That doctor had been carrying the vision for a pro-life ministry and Holly's arrival was the catalyst for getting that started.</p> <p>She doesn't just save the lives of babies, she sees lives saved for eternity.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p> And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6) </p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Last year, things changed dramatically in Ukraine. As a result of the unrest, the missions organization asked Holly's team to leave Ukraine - right after she'd completed some volunteer training. When they left, they didn't know if they would be able to return. It was excruciating for her but God showed her something through Psalm 34 during that time.</p> <p>Obviously, she's back in Ukraine. Odessa is still safe, but that doesn't mean that everything is the same as before.</p> <ul> <li>More patients coming to the free clinics.</li> <li>More refugees from eastern Ukraine</li> </ul> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>While she was finishing up her time in Peru, she felt like God wanted her to continue in missions as a career. She felt like she was done with her time in Lima because the Peruvians were able to do what needed to be done.</p> <p>She felt like God was moving her on but didn't have a sense of where she would be going.</p> <p>For several months, it seemed like God was silent even though she was praying and watching. She's a planner, so this was difficult for her. Still, God kept reminding her that He wanted her to focus on her relationship with Him.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Holly was looking forward to a trip to northeastern Ukraine to do some medical care among the refugees. It's an area that's near the conflict zone with many refugees who have fled the conflict zone.</p> <p>Even in Odessa, which is far from the conflict, many people live with a constant underlying fear about the conflict. Whether they're concerned about the conflict coming to their city or are c... Holly Friesen is the director of a pregnancy care center in Odessa, Ukraine. While she hasn't seen any conflict herself, it's impacted her ministry. Listen to discover the amazing things God is doing. - http://engagingmissions.com/64 Holly Friesen is the director of a pregnancy care center in Odessa, Ukraine. While she hasn't seen any conflict herself, it's impacted her ministry. Listen to discover the amazing things God is doing. - http://engagingmissions.com/64 Bryan Entzminger, Holly Friesen clean 31:46 1995 Special Edition – From the Field – EM063 https://engagingmissions.com/special-edition-from-the-field-em063/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2259 <p>This is a special edition of the Engaging Missions Show. We’ve dedicated the entire time to hearing from some of the previous guests of the show.</p> <p><em>“Why?” you ask.</em></p> <p>Good question.</p> <p>Really, two reasons.</p> <p>First, God is doing amazing things in the world every day and it’s easy to lose track of that. Especially as it relates to people we’ve already heard from when we hear from new guests every week. It’s so easy to forget people when they’re not right in front of us or in our ear buds.</p> <p>And, second, because I’m launching a new segment of the Engaging Missions Show. My goal is to bring you at least one “From the Field” update every week so that we don’t lose touch with the people we already know.</p> <p>I hope you enjoy this special episode. Let me know what you think. You can email me at feedback@engagingmissions.com.</p> <p>And with that, we’ll get into the updates from the field!<!--more--></p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><!--GRAPHIC--></p> <h3>1. <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/curtissergeant">Curtis Sergeant</a> of <a href="http://metacamp.org">Metacamp.org</a> </h3> <p>Curtis is launching an exciting training program to plant and multiply simple churches in the US. Please pray. And, for more information, email curtis.sergeant@metacamp.org</p> <h3>3. <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/autumnkerr">Autumn Kerr</a> of <a href="http://visitingorphans.org">Visiting Orphans</a> </h3> <p>Visiting Orphans has added some exciting new extended trip options. Visit <a href="http://visitingorphans.org">Visiting Orphans</a> for more details.</p> <h3>4. <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/brucecoble">Bruce Coble</a>, Missions Pastor at <a href="http://springhousesmyrna.com">Springhouse</a> </h3> <p>Since we last spoke, Bruce Coble has been on a trip to Honduras and is seeing exciting things like families going on the mission field - doctors, teachers, and professionals. He prays that more will go.</p> <h3>5. <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/steveaddison">Steve Addison</a> of <a href="http://movements.net">Move</a> </h3> <p>Steve recently observed that sometimes people afraid to share their faith. And he's not immune; he recently felt a prompting to pray for a tradesman working in their home, but was fearful. The next day, he discovered that this tradesman had some deep needs and he had missed that opportunity, but God gave him another opportunity.</p> <h3>6.<a href="http://engagingmissions.com/beauburnham">Beau Burnham</a> </h3> <p>Beau reminded us that Ramadan starts June 18 this year. As he shared, he gave several prayer targets for Christians who want to see Muslims come to Christ.</p> <h3>7. <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/georgepatterson">George Patterson</a> </h3> <p>George's most recent project has been to help workers use scripted Bible stories to engage learners in obeying Jesus' commands. They are <a href="http://www.justobeyjesus.com/#!bible-stories/c4td">available for download</a>.</p> <h3>8. <a href="http://engagingmissions. Join us as we hear from 12 of our former guests. You'll be challenged and encouraged as they share what's going on in their lives and ministries. - http://engagingmissions.com/63 Join us as we hear from 12 of our former guests. You'll be challenged and encouraged as they share what's going on in their lives and ministries. - http://engagingmissions.com/63 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 23:23 2259 2 Questions to Quickly Start a Faith Conversation with Tim and Doris Johnson – EM062 https://engagingmissions.com/2-questions-to-quickly-start-a-faith-conversation-with-tim-and-doris-johnson-em062/ Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2004 <p>Tim and Doris Johnson (pen names) are an amazing couple ministering in Indonesia. We caught them in a coffee shop, where they were able to get a good internet connection and also a little of the local flavor.</p> <p>Incidentally, they also do some of their ministries out of that coffee shop, which is owned by a Muslim lady.</p> <p>While we talked, they shared:</p> <ul> <li>A tool they use to share their faith</li> <li>A change they made that has both broken their hearts and yelled fruit for the kingdom </li> <li>One question you can use to open up a conversation with somebody from another religion</li> </ul> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Tim and Doris are in a remote area of Indonesia. While the town they're in has about 100,000 people, they're about 8 hours from the nearest McDonald's, quality hospital, and airport. It's a small town by Indonesian standards.</p> <p>They are focused on taking the Gospel to the 20+ unreached people groups in their area. While there are many ministers in other areas of Indonesia, they are the only ones they know of in their area.</p> <p>They are:</p> <ul> <li>Working with a local Bible college</li> <li>Teaching English</li> <li>Kids' Club on Saturdays</li> </ul> <p>The road to their ministry began around 2000 and they didn't return until 2007 to get started. Now, their children are heavily involved in ministry and scarcely remember life in the U.S.</p> <h2>Key Quote and Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p> And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. (Acts 10:24)</p> <p> For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21) </p></blockquote> <p>They are using the <a href="http://themissionnetwork.org/any-3/">Any 3</a> tool to share their faith. Tim set the goal to share his faith with each of his friends before they return to the U.S.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>One of the most challenging things this term has been opening up their home. They have their family and their "bigger family."</p> <p>They've had more things broken and stolen, more people lie and cheat them, or even create unsafe situations. They've had their hearts broken. They've felt like failures.</p> <p>But they've also seen success.</p> <p>They've had more failures than successes. But the successes have been huge successes, like a neighbor lady who has grown in her faith and has become a leader in the local church.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Prior to leaving for Indonesia as a family, Doris was talking with someone who was experiencing a "dry time" and didn't seem to be hearing God's voice. They were questioning whether God was there or not. As she was sitting in her attic praying, she had a Holy Spirit moment of faith.</p> <blockquote><p> You just decide. God IS there. </p></blockquote> <p>Tim's moments tend to be overwhelming moments. It's the constant reminder as he sees mosque after mosque after mosque that nearly everyone he sees is going to hell.</p> Tim and Doris Johnson are surrounded by unreached people groups in Indonesia. They are able to share their faith and lives. In our time together, they shared what's breaking their hearts and exciting them. - http://engagingmissions.com/62 Tim and Doris Johnson are surrounded by unreached people groups in Indonesia. They are able to share their faith and lives. In our time together, they shared what's breaking their hearts and exciting them. - http://engagingmissions.com/62 Bryan Entzminger clean 51:39 2004 God Loves the Abused and Abandoned in Ecuador with Mark Blosser – EM061 https://engagingmissions.com/god-loves-the-abused-and-abandoned-in-ecuador-with-mark-blosser-em061/ Wed, 27 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1947 <p>Mark Blosser and his wife, Cinthia are ministering in an orphanage in Ecuador. But that’s not where this all started.</p> <p>Mark's calling and ministry really began when he was born; his parents dedicated him to serve wherever God saw fit. At 19 years old, he moved to Ecuador with his family.</p> <p>From there, the Lord led him to begin helping in a local church, where he met his wife. After they were married, the church commissioned them to go plant a church. Then, after pastoring for about 2 ½ years, the Lord led them to minister in the orphanage, which is where we’re picking up their story.</p> <p>In our time together, we talked about:</p> <ul> <li>God's call on his life</li> <li>A miraculous healing</li> <li>Some amazing provision</li> <li>Some directions God may be taking Mark and his family in the future, including some community outreach <!--more--></li> </ul> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Mark's parents dedicated him to Christ and His service even at birth. Every step of his life has been preparation for what God is doing in his life and will do in the future.</p> <p>He felt called to the mission field at 11 years old at a missions conference at his church. That's when god lit a fire to serve Him and be a missionary. And he was baptized in water the next day.</p> <p>He's lived in a wide variety of situations and areas. And sometimes the transitions are radical; his living situation now is significantly different from just 6 months ago.</p> <p>He and his family live in a missionary community within a small town but they are just 15 minutes away from a large town. There is a lot of variety and the people are wonderful and loving.</p> <h2>Key Quotes</h2> <h2>Challenges</h2> <h3>A Constant Reminder</h3> <p>Mark's challenge is also a constant reminder of God's faithfulness living with him. He and his wife moved about 15 hours away when she was 3 months pregnant. Because of the long move and the hard roads, there were a number of complications. Their son was born at 36 weeks with a number of complications.</p> <p>What they thought was a routine checkup turned into a rushed trip to a special clinic 2 hours away. But people were praying and God did something amazing. Something that astounded doctors.</p> <h3>A Financial Challenge</h3> <p>For many years, Mark and his wife have lived by faith in their finances. God has always come through, even when they haven't shared their specific needs with people.</p> <p>One time, they desperately needed $350 and cried out to God. God provided for them using a man who was not a believer, through a lady who they barely knew and who had lost their contact information.</p> <p>Because of she'd lost their contact information, their provision came at just the right time. But it all started they prayed. And it was exactly what they asked God for.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Several months ago, Mark's wife had been feeling that God was calling them to move on from the pastorate and where they were. While Mark didn't feel the same way, there was some unrest.</p> <p>They began to seek God regarding where He might be leading them and what they should be doing. They began to feel that God was leading them to a different <strong>kind</strong> of ministry and many people were speaking into their lives.</p> <h3>Then one day...</h3> <p>Mark received a call that started them on the next leg of their journey and to where they are today.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Mark has a number of roles he fills at the <em>Casa de Fe</em> (House of Hope). Some are administrative, such as translating and scheduling. But he feels that all of that is temporary. Because part of his job is at the chapel.</p> <p>He feels that God may be moving him in that direction - into a counseling role with both the workers and the children. They have 57 children and about another 50 personnel. And he has the desire to move beyond that, reaching out to the community.</p> <p><em>The orphanage can be a lighthouse for the community ... God called Mark Blosser to missions at a young age. What he didn't expect was a recent transition to orphanage ministry. Listen as he shares God's faithfulness and leading in his life and ministry. - http://engagingmissions.com/61 God called Mark Blosser to missions at a young age. What he didn't expect was a recent transition to orphanage ministry. Listen as he shares God's faithfulness and leading in his life and ministry. - http://engagingmissions.com/61 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 48:51 1947 How to Get from Hello to a Gospel Presentation with Kevin Greeson – EM060 https://engagingmissions.com/how-to-get-from-hello-to-a-gospel-presentation-with-kevin-greeson-em060/ Wed, 20 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=2264 <p>I'm really happy to bring Kevin Greeson to you today. As Ramadan 2015 approaches, I think you'll find that our time together was surprisingly appropriate.</p> <p>Kevin knows a lot about movements among Muslims, starting movements the way Jesus did, and how to get from “hello” to a conversation about the Gospel.</p> <p>I do want to let you know up-front that this interview was not our typical format. We spent a little time getting to know about Kevin but most of our time on understanding the simple framework for how to get from "hello" to a meaningful conversation about the Gospel. And we touched on the one thing that may be the most effective bridge in every situation.</p> <p>There are a number of resources in the show notes that I'm sure you'll want to check out. <!--more--></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Kevin is a missionary of 21 years. While he's originally from Corpus Christie, Texas, he's spent years working among the Hindus in South Asia. And, more recently, with Muslims.</p> <p>At a time when he was frustrated and about to quit, he heard of a local movement and one question that changed everything.</p> <h2>About the Framework</h2> <p>The framework that Kevin is discussing is designed to be simple and quick. It's designed to bridge from the culture and mindset of someone from another culture to a discussion about Jesus.</p> <p>As we talked, Kevin discussed:</p> <ul> <li>Why we may want to use a short presentation of the Gospel</li> <li>How to get to the bridge</li> <li>How to get off the bridge</li> </ul> <ol> <li>Hello (in a way <em>guaranteed</em> to put a smile on their faces)</li> <li>The "Bridge" question</li> <li>One Verse, One Story</li> <li>"Do you want God's gift for you?"</li> </ol> <p>https://vimeo.com/123906641</p> <h2>Parting Advice</h2> <p>I used to think that my job is to convert people. Through the years, it's become clearer that I'm supposed to find something happening rather than make it happen. When you use these presentations, they launch us into more and more conversations. It leads us to people in whom the Holy Spirit is working.</p> <p>I have to talk to as many people as I can to find the people God is working in.</p> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p>kgreeson@imb.org</p> <h2>Grab the Resources</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://southasianpeoples.imb.org/resources/view/getting2gospel">Getting to Gospel Resource Page</a></li> <li><a href="http://southasianpeoples.imb.org/resources/sub/one-verse-one-story-resources">Videos</a></li> <li>Hinduism - <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/SouthAsianPeoples/Hinduism+G2G+guide.pdf">Guide</a>, <a href="http://southasianpeoples.imb.org/resources/sub/g2g-hindu-resources">Resources</a></li> <li>Islam - <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/SouthAsianPeoples/Islam+G2G+guide.pdf">Guide</a>, <a href="http://southasianpeoples.imb.org/resources/sub/g2g-muslim-resources">Resources</a></li> <li>Sikhism - <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/SouthAsianPeoples/Sikhism+G2G+guide.pdf">Guide</a>, <a href="http://southasianpeoples.imb.org/resources/sub/g2g-sikh-resources">Resources</a></li> <li>Buddhism - <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/SouthAsianPeoples/Buddhism+G2G+guide.pdf">Guide</a>, <a href="http://southasianpeoples.imb.org/resources/sub/g2g-buddhist-resources">Resources</a></li> <li><a href="http://southasianpeoples.imb.org/landing/using-mobiles">Mobile Phone Resources</a></li> <li><a href="http://shareyourfaithapp.com/">Share Your Faith App</a></li> <li>Life Conversation Guide - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/life-conversation-guide/id879490935?mt=8&uo=6&at=11lxLQ&ct=">iPhone</a>, <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/life-conversation-guide/id879490935?mt=8&uo=6&at=11lxLQ&ct=">iPad</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sendnetwork.lifeconversation&hl=en">Android</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q? Kevin Greeson is an expert on how to start a conversation and move to a Gospel presentation. In this episode, he shares a simple framework to connect with someone and naturally bridge the gap to the Gospel. - http://engagingmissions.com/60 Kevin Greeson is an expert on how to start a conversation and move to a Gospel presentation. In this episode, he shares a simple framework to connect with someone and naturally bridge the gap to the Gospel. - http://engagingmissions.com/60 Bryan Entzminger, Kevin Greeson clean 41:09 2264 Don’t be Afraid for God to Use You with Steve VanDyke – EM059 https://engagingmissions.com/dont-be-afraid-for-god-to-use-you-with-steve-vandyke-em059/ Wed, 13 May 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1999 <p>Like many of us, Steve VanDyke didn’t grow up in the church. He was born in Michigan, grew up in Southern California, and became a believer at age 20. At the time, he was dating his wife and they both became believers.</p> <p>They moved to the Nashville, Tennessee area in 1998 and joined LifePoint church in 1999. Then, in 2007 the moved to India and began their missionary journey. Most recently, God called them to Bangkok, Thailand in 2011.</p> <p>In our time together, we talked about:</p> <ul> <li>How God called him into full-time ministry</li> <li>Some challenges he had</li> <li>Specific encouragement for people who think God isn’t able to use them anymore</li> <li>One thing that challenges missionaries that people often forget about</li> </ul> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>As we recorded this, we were just a few days away from Steve's wedding anniversary. His daughter was preparing to graduate from high school and will be heading to college soon. And their son is starting Middle School.<!--more--></p> <p>They served in India with the International Mission Board (IMB) and were under the leadership of <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/davidgarrison">David Garrison</a>. After two years there, God called them to Bangkok, Thailand.</p> <p>Their vision and goal is to multiply disciples, leaders, and churches among the Thai people. They are equipping the Thai people to reach their own people.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p> For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:14) </p></blockquote> <p>While we talked, Steve suggested a specific thing way that we can keep this prayer in front of ourselves.</p> <blockquote><p> And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. (2 Timothy 2:2) </p></blockquote> <p>Steve shared how Paul, "fully preached the Gospel."</p> <blockquote><p> in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have <strong>fully preached the gospel of Christ</strong>. (Romans 15:19, emphasis mine) </p></blockquote> <p>And then gave some insight into how he considered the work complete in that region.</p> <blockquote><p> but now, with <strong>no further place for me in these regions</strong>, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you (Romans 15:23, emphasis mine) </p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Before they got on the mission field, Steve and his wife had a rough time in their marriage. Both of them had family histories that involved failures and they were headed down that path. But they were surrounded by church leadership who didn't give up on them.</p> <p>Many people might think that, after failure, God can't use them anymore. Yet, Steve reminded us that, in failure we join the likes of:</p> <ul> <li>Peter, who denied Christ</li> <li>Paul, who persecuted the Church</li> </ul> After significant personal failure, God let Steve VanDyke to a missions trip in India. That trip shifted his values and God led his family to India. They're now in Thailand, sharing the love of Christ with Buddhists. - http://engagingmissions.com/59 After significant personal failure, God let Steve VanDyke to a missions trip in India. That trip shifted his values and God led his family to India. They're now in Thailand, sharing the love of Christ with Buddhists. - http://engagingmissions.com/59 Bryan Entzminger, Steve VanDyke clean 42:29 1999 How to Impact Lostness with Troy Cooper – EM058 https://engagingmissions.com/how-to-impact-lostness-with-troy-cooper-em058/ Wed, 06 May 2015 06:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1762 <p>Troy Cooper lives in an area of Florida where 96% of the population is unreached with the Gospel. He's a trainer who is passionate about multiplying healthy disciples and churches.</p> <p>And he has an amazing beard.</p> <p>Some of the things we discussed in this week's episode include:</p> <ul> <li>A ministry that Troy was involved with that looked great on the outside but lacked one key thing that God revealed to him</li> <li>Some cool things that are happening with Troy's children</li> <li>The opportunity that people who are called into the marketplace have that's different from those called into vocational ministry</li> </ul> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Troy met his wife of 16 years at Liberty University. She grew up on the mission field in Japan and they have been blessed with 6 children. They are passionate about doing ministry as a family.</p> <p>After serving in student ministry for about 12 years, the Lord called them out of local church ministry to a pioneering missions role in Japan. While they were in Japan, God broke their hearts for lostness and redirected them back to some lesser-reached parts of the US.<!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p> My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty. (Malachi 1:11) </p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>One of the biggest failures was really a turning point in their lives. At the time, Troy was on a mission trip in Laos and saw the fruit of what God was doing there. They had a "successful" student program. But as they saw the impact of the Gospel, Troy was deeply convicted.</p> <blockquote><p> We were not seeing any impact on "lostness." </p></blockquote> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>The failure and repentance in Laos was a turning point for Troy and his family in their ministry. From that moment on, they haven't wavered.</p> <p>There are many ways to "do" ministry, but the center point was God advancing His Kingdom.</p> <p>The next revelation was beginning to see how much "lostness" there is.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>They do that by engaging ministry on two fronts</p> <ul> <li>Going after lostness by sharing the Gospel</li> <li>Equipping churches</li> </ul> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>Troy reminded us that if we're in the marketplace, we're in a mission field where God wants to use you as His ambassador.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <ul> <li>I wish I could have seen the whole plan laid out.</li> </ul> <h3>Done Differently</h3> <ul> <li>Asked more questions about ministry sooner.</li> </ul> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <ul> <li>My family is my first ministry.</li> </ul> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <ul> <li>Posture ourselves as learners from what God is doing.</li> </ul> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://movements.net">Movements.net</a></li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> While on a mission trip to Laos, Troy Cooper was convicted about how a "successful" ministry wasn't impacting lostness. What happened between him and God has shaped his ministry going forward. - http://engagingmissions.com/58 While on a mission trip to Laos, Troy Cooper was convicted about how a "successful" ministry wasn't impacting lostness. What happened between him and God has shaped his ministry going forward. - http://engagingmissions.com/58 Bryan Entzminger, Troy Cooper clean 28:18 1762 From Full-Time Pastor to Bi-Vocational Organic Discipleship with Anthony Ferriell – EM057 https://engagingmissions.com/from-full-time-pastor-to-bi-vocational-organic-discipleship-with-anthony-ferriell-em057/ Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1822 <p>All right, let’s get started. I’m excited to have Anthony Ferriell on the line today. He attended Asbury Theological Seminary, but now God has him involved in discipleship through Field USA.</p> <p>While we talked, we discussed:</p> <ul> <li>How God gave Anthony the gift of patience</li> <li>What Anthony has discovered about doing things of lasting value</li> <li>Finding the time and resources to do what needs to be done</li> <li>How he's been freed up to invest in new harvest fields while staying connected to current faith communities</li> </ul> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/from-full-time-pastor-to-bi-vocational-organic-discipleship-with-anthony-ferriell-em057/em057-simply-invest-in-lives/" rel="attachment wp-att-2179"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2179" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EM057-simply-invest-in-lives.png" alt="EM057 - simply invest in lives" width="560" height="292" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Anthony has been involved in full-time ministry since 1994. He was a full-time pastor for 17 years. Then, in 2011, he was connected with FieldUSA with a focus on building communities of disciples.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19)</p></blockquote> <ul> <li>Go</li> <li>Baptize</li> <li>Teach people to obey</li> <li>Make disciples</li> </ul> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>In 2011, when Anthony was getting started with FieldUSA and the discipleship model, God had to take him through a period of retraining. One of his biggest frustrations and areas of retraining was <em>looking for outcomes in people.</em></p> <blockquote><p>Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (Zechariah 4:10a NLT)</p></blockquote> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>One of Anthony's deep moments of revelation was also a moment of impartation. He was meeting with some men in a hotel in Indiana when God showed up in a powerful way.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Antony shared an experience with a group of disciples he's been working with for about 2 1/2 years. Now, the community is starting to take ownership of itself. That is freeing him to go out and do new things.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>Anthony was a full-time pastor for 17 years. Now, as a bi-vocational minister, Anthony offered his perspective based on his experiences.</p> <ul> <li>He can earn his income in the marketplace and make disciples without compensation</li> <li>He's learned to fuse marketplace ministry and organic discipleship together</li> <li>Ministry in the marketplace can complement discipleship and organic ministry</li> </ul> <p>He's also discovered that his work in the marketplace and in ministry encourages those he's discipling. When they see him ministering in that way, After 17 years in full-time ministry, Anthony Ferriell discovered FieldUSA and God led him in a new direction. As we talked, Anthony shared what he's discovered about finding time and doing things of lasting value. - http://engagingmissions.com/57 After 17 years in full-time ministry, Anthony Ferriell discovered FieldUSA and God led him in a new direction. As we talked, Anthony shared what he's discovered about finding time and doing things of lasting value. - http://engagingmissions.com/57 Bryan Entzminger, Anthony Ferriell clean 41:07 1822 How Short Term Missions can Transform Lives with Scott McClelland – EM056 https://engagingmissions.com/how-short-term-missions-can-transform-lives-with-scott-mcclelland-em056/ Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1780 <p>Scott McClelland is a husband of 26 years, father of 3, business owner, and used to be on Christian radio back in the 1990s. He’s based in the US and been involved in persistent short-term missions since 2005, where he tends to focus on Africa and Latin America.</p> <p>As you can imagine, Scott is a busy guy and it took us a few weeks to find a time that worked for both of us. I’m really happy we were able to connect.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-short-term-missions-can-transform-lives-with-scott-mcclelland-em056/scott-mcclelland-2/" rel="attachment wp-att-2088"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-2088" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/scott-mcclelland-1024x683.jpg" alt="scott mcclelland" width="1024" height="683" /></a></p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-short-term-missions-can-transform-lives-with-scott-mcclelland-em056/em056-we-have-a-responsibility-to/" rel="attachment wp-att-2087"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2087" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EM056-we-have-a-responsibility-to.png" alt="EM056 - we have a responsibility to" width="560" height="292" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Scott and the team at <a href="http://fxmissions.com">FXMissions</a> have been traveling and motivating people to get involved in missions since 2005. It's been very transformational for Scott in terms of his faith.</p> <ul> <li>Challenged shallowness</li> <li>Embrace challenges</li> <li>Embrace the realities that other people face</li> </ul> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <p>Some of Scott's perspective on missions and faith, in general, has been a slow realization. He met the Lord at 16 years old and was quickly aware of God's presence, though he was virtually untrained.</p> <p>As he was sharing about this time in his life, he laid out a story of a time when he felt like God spoke to him and directed him to Habakuk 1:5.</p> <blockquote><p>"Look at the nations and watch--and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told. (Habakuk 1:5)</p></blockquote> <p>He was gripped by that Scripture, though he didn't realize what that verse would ultimately mean to him and his involvement in the nations.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>As we chatted, he shared about a time when he was very ambitious in his missions adventures. He was young and was helping train short-term missionaries. And he volunteered for two back-to-back assignments: one in Kenya and the other in Mexico.</p> <p>However, he forgot a couple of key things:</p> <ul> <li>He needed time to process his first experience in Africa</li> <li>Jet lag and accumulated fatigue</li> </ul> <p>In short, he reached his limit and became very ill. However, even though his contribution wasn't what he'd hoped it would be, God was faithful.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Scott's mind was drawn to the first time he was in Mexico City - about 10 years ago. Scott McClelland is a business owner who is involved in short-term missions. In our chat, he shared how short-term missions can be valuable and transformative. Listen to discover what God's done in his life. - http://engagingmissions.com/56 Scott McClelland is a business owner who is involved in short-term missions. In our chat, he shared how short-term missions can be valuable and transformative. Listen to discover what God's done in his life. - http://engagingmissions.com/56 Bryan Entzminger, Scott McClelland clean 47:13 1780 From Rock Bottom After a Death to Loving Children in Indonesia with Mary Ann Adams – EM055 https://engagingmissions.com/from-rock-bottom-after-a-death-to-loving-children-in-indonesia-with-mary-ann-adams-em055/ Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1766 <p>Who would have guessed that a girl from Wisconsin would end up in Indonesia? Or that one event early on as a Children's Pastor in North Dakota would rock her world and send her into a tailspin that only God could pull her out of?</p> <p>As you listen to this week's guest, Mary Ann Adams, you'll discover how God did all that and more. And how he turned that tailspin into a deeper relationship and provided new strength for ministry.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/from-rock-bottom-after-a-death-to-loving-children-in-indonesia-with-mary-ann-adams-em055/em055-from-rock-bottom-after-a-death-to-2/" rel="attachment wp-att-1991"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1991" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EM055-from-rock-bottom-after-a-death-to1.png" alt="EM055 - from rock bottom after a death to" width="560" height="292" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Mary Ann was called into ministry in high school. After completing her schooling, she spent a few years in Wisconsin and then moved to be the Children's Pastor in Jamestown, ND. Then, just a little over a year ago she began to minister in Indonesia, where she partners with her sister and brother-in-law.</p> <p>And all of the schooling and years of experience as a Children's Pastor is coming into play: she's been teaching a class on children's ministry in a local college. And it's not just book learning, they've also had the students do some outreaches to put the training into practice.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Key Quote</h2> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Probably the biggest single challenge Mary Ann faced came shortly after she became the Children's Pastor in Jamestown, ND. While she was at a Kid's Camp, one of the students drowned in a poo. And she saw it but didn't talk about it so she carried a lot of guilt in her heart.</p> <p>Some of the things that came out of that experience nearly pushed her out of ministry. It brought her to a place where she was bitter towards God. It was a dark time that only God could bring her through. And the way He did it was powerfully gentle.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>When Mary Ann decided to change directions towards Indonesia, she awoke with an amazing hope. Through her times of ministry, two dreams have provided encouragement and direction. As we talked, she shared those dreams and how God has been fulfilling them.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Mary Ann, her sister, and brother-in-law have just opened an English Conversation Center. It's a place where the locals can come to learn and speak English. And through that, they will have an opportunity to share the Gospel.</p> <p>Also, they are starting a Saturday Kid's Club where they can teach the Bible, share the Gospel, and teach English. In the first meeting, they had 18 children from different nationalities and religious backgrounds.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>Of course, you can always increase your giving. But it's not about how much we think we <em>can</em> give but how much we <em>should</em> give.</p> <p>Sometimes we need to think about giving beyond simple monthly giving. Sometimes we need to look for opportunities to give to a project as well.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <h3>Done Differently</h3> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li>Kid's Ministries Magazine</li> <li>Kidology</li> <li>Faith Case</li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B005EGK0MI&asins=B005EGK0MI&linkId=K2CMLRMDKCOFICEK&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p> </p> After taking a Children's Pastor position, Mary Ann Adams's world was rocked by a child's death. That sent her into a tailspin that only God could correct. But now she's teaching and loving children in Indonesia. - http://engagingmissions.com/55 After taking a Children's Pastor position, Mary Ann Adams's world was rocked by a child's death. That sent her into a tailspin that only God could correct. But now she's teaching and loving children in Indonesia. - http://engagingmissions.com/55 Bryan Entzminger, Mary Ann Adams clean 38:46 1766 Capacity Building of Young Leaders in Post-Apartheid South Africa with Selena Headley – EM054 https://engagingmissions.com/how-to-conquer-the-devastation-of-apartheid-with-selena-headley-em054/ Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1744 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-conquer-the-devastation-of-apartheid-with-selena-headley-em054/selena-headley/" rel="attachment wp-att-1968"><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-1968" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/selena-headley.jpg" alt="selena headley" width="284" height="281" /></a>Originally from Canada, Selena Headley is a missionary with Every Nation Ministries. She serves as a lecturer at Cornerstone Institute in South Africa. As part of her work, she developed and has taught the community development curriculum for the past four years.</p> <p>She has a passion for building local leaders who focus on alleviating poverty and building community. And she trains community-based organizations and churches in South Africa and other nations.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-conquer-the-devastation-of-apartheid-with-selena-headley-em054/em054-god-uses-individuals-to/" rel="attachment wp-att-1974"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1974" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EM054-god-uses-individuals-to.png" alt="EM054 - god uses individuals to" width="560" height="292" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>When Selena heard about Apartheid in the late 1980s, she was really drawn into the story. When she graduated, she felt called into the ministry. Still, she didn’t make her first visit to South Africa until 1992, when she served for six months. She’s now been in South Africa for a little over seven years. <!--more--></p> <h2>Post-Apartheid Challenges in South Africa</h2> <ul> <li>Unemployment, inequality, and poverty are still problems</li> <li>The racial divide is still a challenge</li> <li>The government still has challenges</li> </ul> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,<br /> because the Lord has anointed me<br /> to bring good news to the poor;<br /> he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,<br /> to proclaim liberty to the captives,<br /> and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;<br /> to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor,<br /> and the day of vengeance of our God;<br /> to comfort all who mourn;<br /> to grant to those who mourn in Zion—<br /> to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,<br /> the oil of gladness instead of mourning,<br /> the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;<br /> <strong>that they may be called oaks of righteousness,<br /> the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.<br /> They shall build up the ancient ruins;<br /> they shall raise up the former devastations;<br /> they shall repair the ruined cities,<br /> the devastations of many generations.</strong><br /> Strangers shall stand and tend your flocks;<br /> foreigners shall be your plowmen and vinedressers;<br /> but you shall be called the priests of the Lord;<br /> they shall speak of you as the ministers of our God;<br /> you shall eat the wealth of the nations,<br /> and in their glory you shall boast.<br /> (Isaiah 61:1-6 ESV)</p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Following God’s will has been a life-long journey - even as it relates to South Africa. For example, it was years between when she felt God’s call on her life and when she moved to South Africa to minister full time.</p> <p>She returned to South Africa after 12 years and was much better equipped. But, yet, after she’d set up a training school and had developed the curriculum, she hit a huge roadblock. Unfortunately, the second year she offered it there weren't enough students to make it viable.</p> <p>But because of that challenge, God redirected her to a different way to find students and teach the material to a wider audience.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/how-to-conquer-the-devastation-of-apartheid-with-selena-headley-em054/freedom-mantle-planning/" rel="attachment wp-att-1970"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1970" src="http://engagingmissi... Selena Headley is a teacher and leadership developer in South Africa. Her focus on training young leaders to apply Biblical principles to crush the practical ravages of Apartheid will bear fruit for years to come. - http://engagingmissions.com/54 Selena Headley is a teacher and leadership developer in South Africa. Her focus on training young leaders to apply Biblical principles to crush the practical ravages of Apartheid will bear fruit for years to come. - http://engagingmissions.com/54 Bryan Entzminger, Selena Headley clean 41:36 1744 A Wind in the House of Islam with David Garrison – EM053 https://engagingmissions.com/a-wind-in-the-house-of-islam-with-david-garrison-em053/ Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1741 <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1939124034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1939124034&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=M5UX6J5PTWXMGMT7"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1908" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Dr.-David-Garrison-200x300.png" alt="Dr. David Garrison" width="200" height="300" /></a>Dr. David Garrison has been a pioneer missionary for more than 30 years. He is the author and editor of a half-dozen books on missions. His most recent is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1939124034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1939124034&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=I4XBL66IZ4BGBQPA">A Wind In The House Of Islam: How God Is Drawing Muslims Around The World To Faith In Jesus Christ</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1939124034" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" />.</p> <p>That book took him on a 250,000 mile journey. While traveling, he discovered historically unprecedented movements of Muslims to Christ.</p> <p>He asked more than a thousand Muslim-background believers, "<strong>What did God use to bring you to faith in Jesus Christ?</strong>"</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EM053-We-are-in-the-middle-of-the-greatest.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1909" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/EM053-We-are-in-the-middle-of-the-greatest.png" alt="EM053 - We are in the middle of the greatest" width="560" height="292" /></a></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>A Little About the Book</h2> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1939124034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1939124034&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=I4XBL66IZ4BGBQPA"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1922" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/WindintheHouse3Dcover-212x300.jpg" alt="WindintheHouse3Dcover" width="212" height="300" /></a>Dr. Garrison has been involved in ministry in the Muslim world for the last 30 years. He remembers the times when it was difficult to find any significant movement of Muslims to faith in Jesus Christ. But over the last 5 years, he and various organizations have noticed that something unusual has been happening.</p> <p>About 3 1/2 years ago a foundation asked that he investigate and discover what God is doing to bring Muslims to Christ. He said, "yes," and it took 2 1/2 years and over 250,000 miles of travel. But what he’s discovered is astonishing.</p> <h2>Where is God Moving?</h2> <ul> <li>There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and they are not all the same</li> <li>Each of the rooms in the House of Islam have movements of Muslims to Christ</li> </ul> <h2>What did God Use?</h2> <ul> <li>The faith of someone taking the Gospel to them and believing they could be saved</li> <li>The prayers of people in the West and around the world</li> <li>Church Planting strategies</li> <li>Satellite TV</li> <li>Comparing Muhammad with Jesus</li> <li>The violence within Islam</li> <li>The Qur'an available in local languages</li> <li>The Bible translated into local languages</li> <li>The Jesus Film</li> </ul> <h2>Barriers</h2> <p>The biggest barrier is that Islam is the only world religion that was tailor-made to defeat Christianity. And it did a good job for about 13 centuries, primarily using Sharia Law.</p> <blockquote><p>All roads lead on to Sharia Law but no roads lead away from it.</p></blockquote> <p>Yet, there are other barriers to people leaving Islam for Christ that have nothing to do with Sharia Law. Rather, they are barriers that have to do with our culture.</p> <ul> <li>Contentious Christians</li> <li>Fear in our hearts</li> <li>Scriptural Legalism and Cultural Canonization</li> <li>Ignoring or Participating in Social Injustice</li> <li>Ignorance and Apathy</li> </ul> About 5 years ago, Christ's command and promise - follow and I'll teach you to fish for people - took on new life for Steve Addison. Listen as he shares his journey and how God is ministering through their network. Dr. David Garrison is a missionary and a researcher. Recently, he looked into how God is drawing Muslims around the world to faith in Jesus Christ. What he uncovered was encouraging and valuable as we share our faith. - http://engagingmissions.com/53 Dr. David Garrison is a missionary and a researcher. Recently, he looked into how God is drawing Muslims around the world to faith in Jesus Christ. What he uncovered was encouraging and valuable as we share our faith. - http://engagingmissions.com/53 clean 43:01 1741 From Trapped by Cocaine to Passionate Love for Jesus with Lee Wood – EM052 https://engagingmissions.com/from-trapped-by-cocaine-to-passionate-love-for-jesus-with-lee-wood-em052/ Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1688 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/from-trapped-by-cocaine-to-passionate-love-for-jesus-with-lee-wood-em052/lee-wood-new-testament/" rel="attachment wp-att-1833"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1833" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/lee-wood-new-testament-e1426869113146-225x300.jpg" alt="lee wood new testament" width="225" height="300" /></a>Lee Wood's story with Christ is truly amazing. As we talked, Lee revealed some of the challenges from his childhood that led to a life far from Jesus. Until the day when someone handed him a New Testament. And then God took over.</p> <p>Of course, the challenges didn't end just because he had a relationship with Jesus. In fact, back in 2008, he lost his wife to pancreatic cancer. We talked a little about what God did in his life during that time. And how God's worked in him since then.</p> <p>Now, he's an apostolic church planter, ministering to people who are desperately in need. Many who have never even heard the Gospel.</p> <p>What God is doing is truly amazing!<!--more--></p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/from-trapped-by-cocaine-to-passionate-love-for-jesus-with-lee-wood-em052/em052-nobodys-future-is-behind-them/" rel="attachment wp-att-1830"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1830" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EM052-Nobodys-future-is-behind-them.png" alt="EM052 - Nobody's future is behind them" width="560" height="292" /></a></p> <h2>About Lee and his Ministry</h2> <p>Lee's first childhood memory is his father driving away after dropping him off at an orphanage. With his first memory being abandoned, when Christ came into his life, John 17 became his life's chapter because God used it to let him know he was wanted and loved.</p> <p>He believes that everyone who believes in Christ is on a level playing field through the Cross. That, <em>together</em>, we're supposed to change the world. He reminds us that we're all engaged in that, whether in the marketplace or in vocational ministry. And that it's actually Christ's prayer in John 17.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p> And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.<br /> (2 Corinthians 5:15) </p></blockquote> <p>Because Lee was an orphan and didn't really understand family, the idea and the magnitude of Christ's love has transformed him from the inside out. He called out to God at a time when he thought he was dying aboard a ship and immediately began reading the New Testament that had been given him. But the idea of God's great love was transformative.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Lee's wife passed away December 5, 2008. Her one regret was that they had gotten out of the ministry. Because of that, Lee stepped back into a traditional role of ministry in a mega church but it wasn't a great fit for him.</p> <p>Lee walked away from that ministry and towards a vision of ministry he had but didn't have any understandin... Lee Wood was abandoned as a child and trapped by cocaine until he connected with God through a New Testament on a boat. Now he is an apostolic church planter who loves Jesus and trains others to do the same. - http://engagingmissions.com/52 Lee Wood was abandoned as a child and trapped by cocaine until he connected with God through a New Testament on a boat. Now he is an apostolic church planter who loves Jesus and trains others to do the same. - http://engagingmissions.com/52 Bryan Entzminger, Lee Wood clean 40:24 1688 See Where God is Moving and Join In with John Key – EM051 https://engagingmissions.com/see-where-god-is-moving-and-join-in-with-john-key-em051/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1662 <p>John Key is the President of Community Servants, a ministry serving in Smyrna, TN. Throughout the course of each year, hundreds of people come from all around the United States to invest time in helping the poor. For many teens, this might be their first experience tangibly ministering the love of Christ to the poor.</p> <p>In addition to their work at Wherry Housing Cooperative, they've recently branched out into more cross-cultural ministry opportunities. Because of the large refugee populations in the greater Nashville, TN region, there are several places they've been able to go.</p> <p>And, just this year, they opened a hands-on Mission Training School. Unlike some schools, their students don't invest months or years in the classroom before beginning cross-cultural ministry. Instead, they spend part of each day in the classroom and then another part in hands-on ministry.</p> <p>Finally, on a personal note, I consider John to be a friend. He and I have served in ministry together and he has invested heavily in my life, as have so many other people.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/see-where-god-is-moving-and-join-in-with-john-key-em051/em051-find-out-what-god-is-doing-and/" rel="attachment wp-att-1811"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1811" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EM051-Find-out-what-God-is-doing-and.png" alt="EM051 - Find out what God is doing and" width="560" height="292" /></a></p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>John was raised in church but walked away for a few years. When he was in his mid-30s, he returned to The Lord. God restored him in many ways. He's been serving in ministry since 1994 and now serves as a home missionary in Middle Tennessee.</p> <h2>Key Quote</h2> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>One of the most challenging times in John's time was following a trip to Mexico in 1994. When he left, he felt that God was calling him to return to minister there. He and his wife had prayed and felt that it was God's plan for them.</p> <p>But that didn't mean they were able to leave immediately. Instead, they spent the longest 4 years learning the value of waiting when God said it wasn't time yet.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>When John was in language school in Mexico, two different missionaries who he didn't know prayed over him. Each let him know that they felt he would be involved in training thousands and thousands of missionaries.</p> <p>While that really spoke to John's heart, he had no idea the path it would take him on. Or the ways that God's plan would weave seeming setbacks into actually fulfilling those words.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Right now, some of the most exciting things are how God has been expanding the ministry of Community Servants. What started over 20 years ago with <a href="/brucecoble">Missions Pastor Bruce Coble</a> has now expanded. John is now the President and has already hired his replacement as the Executive Director. Jonn Key thought he was going to be a missionary to Mexico. Now, he's the director of Community Servants in Tennessee, where he ministers to refugees and has begun training missionaries for cross-cultural ministry. - http://engagingmissions.com/51 Jonn Key thought he was going to be a missionary to Mexico. Now, he's the director of Community Servants in Tennessee, where he ministers to refugees and has begun training missionaries for cross-cultural ministry. - http://engagingmissions.com/51 Bryan Entzminger, John Key clean 32:12 1662 Look to the Living God and Trust Him with Beau Burnham – EM050 https://engagingmissions.com/look-to-the-living-god-and-trust-him-with-beau-burnham-em050/ Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1645 <p>Every believe has a different story but Christ is the center of all of them. Beau Burnham is no exception.</p> <p>Even though he was raised in Church, he didn't really come to Christ until later in life. He'd attended church but it just wasn't that important to him. Until he found himself in a struggling marriage.</p> <p>As he began to seek The Lord, he saw himself more clearly and he didn't like what he saw.</p> <p>God's work wasn't quick but it's been a tremendous change. Now, he's working with the For All Mankind Movement. He's overseas making disciples and training others to do the same.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/look-to-the-living-god-and-trust-him-with-beau-burnham-em050/em050-look-to-the-living-god/" rel="attachment wp-att-1797"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1797" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EM050-Look-to-the-living-God.png" alt="EM050 Look to the living God" width="560" height="292" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Beau ministers primarily in the Middle East and in Asia. As part of the For All Mankind Movement, he focuses on:</p> <ol> <li>Reach</li> <li>Equip</li> <li>Send</li> </ol> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. (2 Timothy 2:2)</p> <p>Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. <strong>And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.</strong>” (Matthew 28:16-20)</p></blockquote> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <ul> <li>Beau couldn't imagine living oversees without being fully surrendered to Christ and led by the Holy Spirit.</li> </ul> <h3>Done Differently</h3> <ul> <li>He wishes he would have surrendered sooner.</li> </ul> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <ul> <li>It's not a single thing but, rather, practicing a yielded and submitted life, walking by faith in truth and light. That means he has to spend time in the Word and listening to the Holy Spirit.</li> </ul> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="compassionkits.com">compassionkits.com</a></li> <li><a href="oralitystrategies.org">oralitystrategies.org</a></li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1599190184&asins=1599190184&linkId=MNGUGUP67XSBB... Beau Burnham was raised in church but it was never very important to him until God stepped in during a time of struggle in his marriage. Now he is reconciled to God and his family and shares God's love with others. - http://engagingmissions.com/50 Beau Burnham was raised in church but it was never very important to him until God stepped in during a time of struggle in his marriage. Now he is reconciled to God and his family and shares God's love with others. - http://engagingmissions.com/50 Bryan Entzminger, Beau Burnham clean 39:31 1645 Snatched from the Pits of Hell with John Stephenson – EM049 https://engagingmissions.com/snatched-from-the-pits-of-hell-with-john-stephenson-em049/ Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1685 <p>God snatched John Stephenson (pen name) from the pits of hell and radically transformed his life. His childhood was far from ideal with an atheist father and a drug-addicted mother.</p> <p>Many of his relatives are in prison, and he was likely destined for hell until God intervened. Though he "served" God for years, it wasn't until he realized he'd missed out on a <em>relationship</em> with God that things really changed.</p> <p>Since God got ahold of John, he's served in music ministry, started a homeless ministry, and has been working with youth for the past 11 years. Now, instead of leaving a trail of destruction, he brings life to those around him.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/snatched-from-the-pits-of-hell-with-john-stephenson-em049/em049-dont-ever-let-the-bible-become/" rel="attachment wp-att-1786"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1786" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EM049-Dont-ever-let-the-Bible-become.png" alt="EM049 Don't ever let the Bible become" width="560" height="292" /></a></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <p><!--more--></p> <blockquote><p>Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. (Galatians 6:9-10 NIV)</p></blockquote> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://e-sword.net">e-sword.net</a></li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-fourth" position="first"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B001EOCFU4&asins=B001EOCFU4&linkId=BK2WATHWJGAMGK7P&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B001AS6H1M&asins=B001AS6H1M&linkId=ZRAPYPPUG7HOK6CP&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="one-fourth"]</p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1885217951&asins=1885217951&linkId=WHXVHWDYZHOH3IMJ&show_border=... John Stephenson was the son of an atheist and a drug addict. Many in his family are in prison and he was likely destined for hell until God got ahold of him. Now, he gives life to those around him. - http://engagingmissions.com/49 John Stephenson was the son of an atheist and a drug addict. Many in his family are in prison and he was likely destined for hell until God got ahold of him. Now, he gives life to those around him. - http://engagingmissions.com/49 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 41:58 1685 Love and Passion for Encouraging Believers in their Faith with Bruce Coble – EM048 https://engagingmissions.com/love-and-passion-for-encouraging-believers-in-their-faith-with-bruce-coble-em048/ Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1643 <p>Bruce is the Missions Pastor at Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, where he's been for over 20 years. Over the years, he's pastored in a number of capacities and spent 3 years teaching in a Bible school in Zimbabwe. In his current role, he supports missionaries in the field and leads teams that visit and serve these missionaries and their communities, showing God's love in practical ways.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/love-and-passion-for-encouraging-believers-in-their-faith-with-bruce-coble-em048/em048-its-easy-to-give-when-a-missionary-is-your-friend/" rel="attachment wp-att-1775"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1775" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/EM048-Its-easy-to-give-when-a-missionary-is-your-friend.png" alt="EM048 It's easy to give when a missionary is your friend" width="560" height="292" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>As the Missions Pastor, Bruce is able to share Christ at home as well as in other countries and to encourage and build up the saints. He's able to show them that God loves them and hasn't forgotten them and that we support them as they share the message of Christ.<br /> <!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? (Romans 2:4)</p></blockquote> <p>It was God's goodness that led Pastor Bruce to Christ. He didn't <em>need</em> anything from God but he knew that He was good; that led him to repent and acknowledge Him as God.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Before they came to Christ, Bruce and his wife had wanted children; after 5 years of waiting, they still didn't have any. Then, just one month after they were saved, his wife was pregnant with their son. They named him Matthew, which means, "gift from God."</p> <p>Some of the real struggles of Bruce's life have been in the challenges and failures of being a parent. Matthew struggled in his relationship with God and that was difficult for Bruce to understand and deal with.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Before he went into the ministry, Bruce worked at a large auto dealership. After he was saved, he started to share what he knew as best he could. He didn't know much but he felt a call into the ministry and to help young people.</p> <p>When some friends of his went into full-time ministry, he was a little jealous so he took that to the Lord.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Bruce is excited to see young adults called into the mission field. He is able to prepare and equip them. In the last year or so, we've had young people from our own church called to the mission field.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>The vast majority of people will be in the marketplace and we need them so much. Bruce remembers when he was in the marketplace that people didn't expect him to share the Lord or show the Fruits of the Spirit. So, as he did that, it made an impact.</p> Bruce Coble spent 3 years teaching the Bible in Zimbabwe and is now a Missions Pastor in the US. He encourages and supports missionaries, leads missions trips, prepares people for missions, and disciples Believers. - http://engagingmissions.com/48 Bruce Coble spent 3 years teaching the Bible in Zimbabwe and is now a Missions Pastor in the US. He encourages and supports missionaries, leads missions trips, prepares people for missions, and disciples Believers. - http://engagingmissions.com/48 Bryan Entzminger, Bruce Coble clean 28:03 1643 Follow Me and I’ll Make You Fishers of Men with Steve Addison – EM047 https://engagingmissions.com/follow-ill-make-fishers-men-steve-addison-em047/ Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1596 <p>This week I'm excited to bring you Steve Addison, author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004X4IHOU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004X4IHOU&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=RXIY26MZBAPMGWK2">Movements That Change the World</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B004X4IHOU" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ADJWIQ2/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00ADJWIQ2&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=675ABS7ZCFBXUNER">What Jesus Started</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00ADJWIQ2" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /> and the founder of <a href="http://www.movements.net/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Move</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/follow-ill-make-fishers-men-steve-addison-em047/em047-follow-me-and-ill-make-you-fishers-of-men-with-steve-addison/" rel="attachment wp-att-1751"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1751" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/EM047-Follow-Me-and-Ill-Make-You-Fishers-of-Men-with-Steve-Addison.png" alt="EM047 Follow Me and I'll Make You Fishers of Men with Steve Addison" width="560" height="292" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Steve originally hails from Australia but is now based in London. He has a wife, Michelle, and four grown children. For the past 20 years, he's been heading up the missions agency, <em>Move</em>, which focuses on making disciples and planting churches.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Growing up, Steve struggled with recurring depression. At one point, he had to take some time because he'd started to question God and himself while he was in the fog of it all. He started to wonder if he was ever going to see any of the things God promised happened.</p> <p>It was at that point that God revealed something to him and began to transform things.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Steve arrived in London a few months ago. Since he's been there, his focus has remained connecting with people. Being wherever the workers are.</p> <ol> <li>How can we pray for you?</li> <li>Right now, are you near or far from God?</li> </ol> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>Remember that the Great Commission was given to every believer. We will have the opportunity to minister to people wherever God has us.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <p>Steve wishes he would have known how hard it is and how good God is.</p> <h3>Done Differently</h3> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.fujitsu.com/us/products/computing/peripheral/scanners/scansnap/">Fujitsu Snapscan</a> - Steve uses this to scan books and store them in the cloud so he can use them wherever he is.</li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1612910750&asins=1612910750&linkId=4MBBPC7HEMYAFOGC&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> </iframe></p> <p> </p> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=emrs-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B005OS3PK0&asins=B005OS3PK0&linkId=UUTFH2WBR2OO2ZTA&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true" width="300" height="150" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no"><br /> About 5 years ago, Christ's command and promise - follow and I'll teach you to fish for people - took on new life for Steve Addison. Listen as he shares his journey and how God is ministering through their network. - http://engagingmissions.com/47 About 5 years ago, Christ's command and promise - follow and I'll teach you to fish for people - took on new life for Steve Addison. Listen as he shares his journey and how God is ministering through their network. - http://engagingmissions.com/47 Bryan Entzminger, Steve Addison clean 28:52 1596 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me – with Mike Peters – EM045 https://engagingmissions.com/can-things-christ-strengthens-mike-peters-em045/ Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1591 <p>We all face challenges and Mike Peters (pen name) is no different. Ministering an a largely atheist area of Western Europe, he's seen his share of challenges.</p> <p>Mike’s is truly an international family. He hails from the Philippines while his wife is from Austria. They have planted a church and have started an NGO in southern Europe, where they’ve lived for the past 5 ½ years.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/can-things-christ-strengthens-mike-peters-em045/i-can-do-all-things-through-christ-who-strengthens-me/" rel="attachment wp-att-1717"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1717" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/I-can-do-all-things-through-christ-who-strengthens-me.png" alt="I can do all things through christ who strengthens me" width="940" height="788" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>God called Mike and his family to a developed part of the world. While we might not often consider Europe a mission field, Christians make up less than 0.1% of the population where they live.</p> <p>It wasn't easy though. In fact, God's wisdom was to start a <a href="http://www.ngo.org/ngoinfo/define.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Non-Government Organization (NGO)</a>, which has opened up a number of doors for them.<!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <p>Their time in Europe hasn't been easy. Many times Mike wanted to give up. It sometimes seemed hopeless when he couldn't communicate or connect with his neighbors. But God strengthened him and his family and they are now seeing the fruits of their labors.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>About six months into their time in Europe, Mike was discouraged. He couldn't seem to connect with people. He struggled to speak the language. None of his ministry experience was helping.</p> <p>One day, on a run in the park, he took his frustrations to God.</p> <p>God had a response for him that liberated him.</p> <p>That revelation didn't mean that they had instant success. But it crystallized Mike's perspective and approach. And it opened the door for him to focus on his calling - making disciples - so that God could build the Church.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>One of the things that excites Mike is seeing how the church is relevant to the culture. As he looks at the landscape of his community, he finds that the locals are among the least-reached people so he's focusing there. The local churches are full of foreigners but nobody else seems to be reaching out to the locals.</p> <p>That's why God's idea of using a NGO has shown its strength. Because of what they're doing, their NGO has received amazing favor with the E.U. and they're even able to minister on university campuses.</p> <p>As they minister, they're able to engage the locals and university students in a way that they wouldn't normally, as a strictly faith-based organization. As they minister, the locals begin to see their heart.</p> <p>Still, it's not a quick path. It typically takes about a year for just one local atheist to be o... Mike Peters and his family minister in a largely atheist area of Europe. Following God's lead, they established a non-profit agency to meet practical needs, connect with the community, and share the love of Christ. - http://engagingmissions.com/45 Mike Peters and his family minister in a largely atheist area of Europe. Following God's lead, they established a non-profit agency to meet practical needs, connect with the community, and share the love of Christ. - http://engagingmissions.com/45 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 40:43 1591 From Depressed and Suicidal to Making Disciples with Aaron Palmquist – EM044 https://engagingmissions.com/depressed-suicidal-making-disciples-aaron-palmquist-em044/ Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:00:27 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1635 <p>Aaron Palmquist grew up in a Christian home but went through some dark times. As we talked about the ups and downs of his life, it became clear that God had His hand on Aaron's life.</p> <p>Now Aaron's heart is to make disciples wherever God has him. He focuses on people who are far from God and leads others to do the same.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/depressed-suicidal-making-disciples-aaron-palmquist-em044/if-jesus-is-really-who/" rel="attachment wp-att-1702"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1702" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/If-Jesus-is-really-who.jpg" alt="If-Jesus-is-really-who" width="650" height="433" /></a></p> <h2>Aaron's History with God</h2> <p>Aaron is a bivocational minister who operates in the marketplace and has never been to Seminary. He grew up in a Christian home but went through some very dark times.</p> <p>Throughout his childhood, he often wondered if he had given his life to Christ but was always reminded that he had. Unfortunately, he couldn't remember having done so.</p> <p>Later, when he was struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide, he realized that Jesus was the only way out. So he made the choice to follow Christ.</p> <p>Though his life didn't transform immediately, he began to see progress and followed the Lord as best he could. Until college.</p> <p>After a few years of running from God, his life began to turn towards God again.<!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scripture & Guiding Principle</h2> <blockquote><p>For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. (Psalm 51:16-17 ESV)</p></blockquote> <p><strong>Aaron's focus is both upward and outward</strong></p> <ul> <li>Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20)</li> <li>Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40)</li> <li>Great Target (Acts 1:8)</li> <li>Great Team (Ephesians 4:11)</li> </ul> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Back in 2008, Aaron was working as a loan officer. He was hit hard by the housing market reset; his income took a dip of over 60%.</p> <p>God was faithful to his family through that time but it was very difficult. In fact, God not only provided for them financially but also helped them grow in their faith.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Almost a year ago, God showed Aaron that divine healing is a <em>commandment</em> from Jesus. Then God took him on a journey of revelation as He showed Aaron that healing wasn't just for overseas ministries.</p> <p><strong>Note:</strong> You'll see this book later as well, but since it came up in our conversation here, I wanted to let you know that Aaron recommended: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HMN0ZQW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00HMN0ZQW&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=AVK5GFTMML2WREPB">Divine Healing Made Simple</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00HMN0ZQW" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" />.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>Aaron reminds us that relatively few are called to full-time vocational ministry. But that should excite us because most of the extraordinary happenings are outside the church building.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HMN0ZQW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00HMN0ZQW&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=AVK5GFTMML2WREPB">Divine Healing Made Simple</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00HMN0ZQW" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></li> </ul> <h2>Parting Advice</h2> <p>Aaron commented that he never would have predicted how much making disciples has grown his marriage. Aaron Palmquist grew up in a Christian home, he faced some dark times. Even when Aaron was running from God, He showed Himself faithful and rescued Aaron. Now Aaron has a heart to make disciples wherever God has him. - http://engagingmissions.com/44 Aaron Palmquist grew up in a Christian home, he faced some dark times. Even when Aaron was running from God, He showed Himself faithful and rescued Aaron. Now Aaron has a heart to make disciples wherever God has him. - http://engagingmissions.com/44 Bryan Entzminger, Aaron Palmquist clean 46:46 1635 Missions Trip to Africa with Gabby Oechsle – EM043 https://engagingmissions.com/missions-trip-africa-gabby-oechsle-em043/ Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1580 <p><a href="http://ctt.ec/hj96g" target="_blank"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1698" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Dont-fall-in-live-with-culture-2-300x251.png" alt="Don't fall in live with culture (2)" width="300" height="251" /></a>Often, young people think they are too young to be effective in the Kingdom, while older people feel like their time has passed. If you're being led by God towards any kind of ministry, both of those are lies.</p> <p>That's why I'm happy to have Gabby Oechsle with us this week. Over the past few weeks, we've heard from several long-time ministers and missionaries. But Gabby is young; she's a freshman in college. But that doesn't mean she wasn't effective.</p> <p>Last summer, she went on a missions trip to Kenya with her youth group. Many teens would be afraid to make that trip but Gabby and the rest of the group took the plane ride and saw what God was doing.</p> <p>As we shared, Gabby shed light on several encounters she's had with God over the past few years.<!--more--></p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><!--GRAPHIC--></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>As I mentioned in the intro, Gabby is a freshman in college. She has a passion for music and missions. In this part of our chat, she shared one of her favorite parts of the trip to Africa.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p> Then the LORD said to me: Do not say, “I am only a youth,” for you will go to everyone I send you to and speak whatever I tell you. Do not be afraid of anyone, for I will be with you to deliver you. (Jeremiah 1:7-8, HSCB) </p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>A few years ago, Gabby went through a season where she was more interested in experiences in worship than glorifying and being intimate with God. It was a very challenging time for her but God was faithful through all of it.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>When Gabby was going through a spiritually dry season, God revealed some deep truths to her.</p> <blockquote><p> I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. (Philippians 4:11-12 HCSB) </p></blockquote> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>One thing that really excites Gabby about being in school at Lee University is the number of students who are sold out for Christ. While there, she's connected with a group that trains colleges students how to minister - to speak and encourage people.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <h2>Level Up</h2> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <ul> <li>Staying in the Word and in constant communication with God as much as possible</li> </ul> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://youversion.com" target="_blank">YouVersion</a></li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www. Gabby Oechsle is a freshman at Lee University. Last summer, she went on a missions trip to Kenya with her youth group. While we talked, she shared several deep insights God has revealed to her over the years. - http://engagingmissions.com/43 Gabby Oechsle is a freshman at Lee University. Last summer, she went on a missions trip to Kenya with her youth group. While we talked, she shared several deep insights God has revealed to her over the years. - http://engagingmissions.com/43 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 27:29 1580 Bibles for China with Wendell Rovenstein – EM042 https://engagingmissions.com/wendellrovenstein/ Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:00:14 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1543 <p>Sometimes God redirects our plans in the most unexpected ways. That's how God has moved in Wendell Rovenstein's life throughout the years. From pastor to administrator to working with Billy Graham, his resume is full of unexpected moves.</p> <p>It was much the same when God let him to begin providing <a href="http://biblesforchina.org" target="_blank">Bibles for China</a>.</p> <p>Wendell thought he was about to retire. But on a short trip to China, God opened his eyes to the opportunity and birthed the desire to provide legal Bibles to Chinese believers.<!--more--></p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>Announcement</h2> <p>Last week I mentioned that I'd have an announcement. So here it is. On February 14, 2015, I'll be running a 5k race here in Nashville. And I'm using it as a fundraiser for a missionary my church just sent out to Australia.</p> <p>If you'd like to follow along or get involved, check out <a href="http://engagingrun.me" target="_blank">engagingrun.me</a>.</p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EMS-New-Logo-150x150.jpg" alt="Engaging Missions Show with Bryan Entzminger" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.</p> <p>[/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/wendellrovenstein/im-going-to-show-up/" rel="attachment wp-att-1677"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1677" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Im-going-to-show-up.jpg" alt="Im-going-to-show-up" width="650" height="433" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Looking back over the years, Wendell's life has been a zig zag path of following Christ wherever he leads. Through the years, there have been challenges and failures but God has been faithful through it all.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p> Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, ESV) </p></blockquote> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>As with much of Wendell's life, the transition into Bibles for China was God-led. While he was on a trip to China with another ministry, he began to see the need and the opportunity. As he prayed about it, God made things clear.</p> <p>As we talked, Wendell shared that it's possible to buy Bibles, have them shipped to China and watch their distribution. Legally.</p> <p>Even more, China has a high literacy with only one official language: Mandarin. So there is no extra work required for translation.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Wendell mentioned that he's excited by so many of the things we can now do with technology. But one of the great needs they see is providing training for leaders in China.</p> <p>With many people receiving the Bible for the first time, they often don't know how to read it. While they're making some changes to what they are able to provide, Bibles for China is looking for people to partner with them in providing the training our Chinese brothers and sisters so desperately need.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://biblesforchina.org">Bibles for China</a></li> </ul> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>Announcement</h2> After a career in ministry, Wendell Rovenstein thought he was nearing retirement but God had different plans. On a trip to China, he saw the need for Bibles and a way to get them into the hands of the Chinese legally. - http://engagingmissions.com/42 After a career in ministry, Wendell Rovenstein thought he was nearing retirement but God had different plans. On a trip to China, he saw the need for Bibles and a way to get them into the hands of the Chinese legally. - http://engagingmissions.com/42 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 53:02 1543 How Photographers Can Help Break the Cycle of Poverty with Joshua MacLeod – EM041 https://engagingmissions.com/joshuamacleod/ Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:00:50 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1496 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/joshuamacleod/em041-how-photographers-can-help-break-the-cycle-of-poverty-with-joshua-macleod/" rel="attachment wp-att-1652"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1652" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EM041-How-Photographers-Can-Help-Break-the-Cycle-of-Poverty-with-Joshua-MacLeod-300x251.png" alt="EM041- How Photographers Can Help Break the Cycle of Poverty with Joshua MacLeod" width="300" height="251" /></a>Joshua MacLeod of Picture the Nations is real renaissance man. He runs several non-profit ministries and is using photography to help break the cycle of poverty.</p> <p><a href="http://picturethenations.org">Picture the Nations</a>, his newest ministry, connects photographers with opportunities to use their talents to fight poverty. Photographers from around the world raise their own support to photograph the people of the nations.</p> <p>While they're there, they give away free high resolution images to the people their photographing. And when they return home, they use those photos to create beautiful coffee table books that they can give to ministries in that nation <em>at cost.</em></p> <p>With those books, ministries and missionaries can create an emotional connection between their partners and supporters and the people who are really benefiting in the fight against poverty.<!--more--></p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/joshuamacleod/were-created-in-the/" rel="attachment wp-att-1655"><img class="wp-image-1655 size-full" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Were-created-in-the.jpg" alt="We’re created in the image of God. And we’re beautiful. Period." width="649" height="423" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Joshua started <a href="http://watermelonministries.org">Watermelon Ministries</a> in 2004. For 7 years, he functioned as a media missionary, capturing the Kingdom of God on film as a videographer. Now he's transitioned to operating as a full-fledged missions agency. They are equipping thousands to reach millions using videography, photography, and musical instruments.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p> In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10 ESV)</p> <p> But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23 ESV) </p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Like many of us, most of Joshua's biggest challenges are internal rather than external. In our talk, he shared a time when he was consulting with someone. During their discussion, the person he was talking with stopped him in his tracks with, "You know what your problem is? You don't ask...."</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Joshua shared three experiences that have shaped how he's approaching his work with <a href="http://picturethenations.org">Picture the Nations</a>.</p> <p>First, Joshua MacLeod of Picture the Nations is real renaissance man. He runs several non-profit ministries and is using photography to help break the cycle of poverty. Listen as he shares his story. - http://engagingmissions.com/41 Joshua MacLeod of Picture the Nations is real renaissance man. He runs several non-profit ministries and is using photography to help break the cycle of poverty. Listen as he shares his story. - http://engagingmissions.com/41 Bryan Entzminger clean 44:07 1496 EM040: Living in Community in Thailand with Caleb and Tracy Lorensen https://engagingmissions.com/em040-living-community-thailand-caleb-tracy-lorensen/ Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:00:52 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1477 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/tracy-lorensen/em040_-living-in-community-in-thailand-with-caleb-and-tracy-lorensen/" rel="attachment wp-att-1610"><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/EM040_-Living-in-Community-in-Thailand-with-Caleb-and-Tracy-Lorensen-300x251.png" alt="EM040_ Living in Community in Thailand with Caleb and Tracy Lorensen" width="300" height="251" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1610" /></a>Caleb and Tracy met in Omaha Nebraska and they’ve always felt called to the nations. While they were engaged, Caleb spent three months in Mozambique. After they were married, they were immediately part of intentional communities and spent time searching for where God was calling them.</p> <p>They’ve now been in Thailand for 2 1/2 years, living in community and touching people with the love of the Father. They reach out to Thai people, primarily through education and they also partner with the local Thai church, where they’re able to use their gifts to bless the church and the Thai Buddhist village around them.<!--more--></p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>In all their travels, Caleb and Tracy have viewed their children as assets rather than burdens. Because of that, they've been very intentional about how the integrate with the cultures around them and have seen God do some amazing things.</p> <h2>Guiding Quote</h2> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/tracy-lorensen/do-not-be-led-by-comfort/" rel="attachment wp-att-1611"><img src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Do-not-be-led-by-comfort.jpg" alt="Do-not-be-led-by-comfort" width="650" height="433" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1611" /></a></p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>About a year ago, the Lorensens faced two significant challenges at the same time. Both were very emotionally taxing and one was expensive. But God came through in both instances.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Caleb and Tracy have seen several of significant breakthroughs in recent months.</p> <ul> <li>Partnership with a local church</li> <li>One of Caleb's coworkers was saved</li> <li>A neighbor was healed and came to Christ</li> </ul> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>The Lorensens suggest that you respond to email newsletters regularly. And, when you do, ask specific questions about people and events. Check back to see how things are going. Ask for specific direction around how you can best partner in prayer.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <ul> <li>Clarify roles and responsibilities with both sending and partner agencies.</li> </ul> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://facebook.com/">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://google.com/">Google</a></li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <ul> <li><a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Heidi-Baker/e/B001JP8H7S/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&qid=1419654067&sr=8-2-ent&tag=emrs-20&linkId=MPGTB2SQMTK337IC">Heidi Baker's books</a><img src="ht... Caleb and Tracy Lorensen moved to Thailand when their son was young. They chose to honor his as a gift from God and God honored their efforts as they live in community and minister to their neighbors. Caleb and Tracy Lorensen moved to Thailand when their son was young. They chose to honor his as a gift from God and God honored their efforts as they live in community and minister to their neighbors. - http://engagingmissions.com/40 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 33:48 1477 EM Special Edition: O Come O Come Emmanuel https://engagingmissions.com/em-special-edition-o-come-o-come-emmanuel/ Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:00:27 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1604 <p>This week I have a special treat for you. We're taking a break from our normal format of interviews to ponder briefly on Advent and Christmas.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em-special-edition-o-come-o-come-emmanuel/em-podcast-o-come-o-come-emmanuel/" rel="attachment wp-att-1605"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1605" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/EM-Podcast-O-Come-O-Come-Emmanuel-1024x535.png" alt="EM Podcast O Come O Come Emmanuel" width="584" height="305" /></a></p> <p>Christmas was always one of my favorite holidays. As a child, I loved the songs, the family, the friends, the snow (really), and of course, the presents. As a college student I learned about Advent, the season of preparation where we remember the Messiah's incarnation and look forward to His immanent return.</p> <p>This week I pray that your heart is full, yet wanting for more of God. Join with the millions as we say, "Maranatha!" Come Lord Jesus.</p> <p>Along with my short monologue, I'm sharing a special treat - a new recording of the ancient, <em>O Come O Come Emmanuel.</em> The copyright and licensing information is below. Enjoy!</p> <p>Audio Credit: <em><a href="http://freemusicarchive.org/music/IKOS_David_Clifton_with_the_choirs_of_Peterborough_Cathedral/Christmas_Carols_And_Songs/Little_Room_Recordings_-_Christmas_Carols_And_Songs_-_02_O_Come_O_Come_Emmanuel">O Come O Come Emmanuel</a></em> by <a href="http://freemusicarchive.org/music/IKOS_David_Clifton_with_the_choirs_of_Peterborough_Cathedral/">IKOS David Clifton with the choirs of Peterborough Cathedral</a> from the album <a href="http://freemusicarchive.org/music/IKOS_David_Clifton_with_the_choirs_of_Peterborough_Cathedral/Christmas_Carols_And_Songs/">Christmas Carols and Songs</a> / <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">CC BY-NC-ND 3.0</a></p> <p>Image Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/prayitnophotography/6568051031/in/photolist-8ZoBJF-b1oYKa-7q4RYE-aW3SHi-aW3Sn4">O Come O Come ... Emmanuel</a> by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/prayitnophotography/">Praytino</a> / <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">CC BY 2.0</a> / Desaturated from original, text and graphics overlaid</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em-special-edition-o-come-o-come-emmanuel/">EM Special Edition: O Come O Come Emmanuel</a></p> This week I have a special treat for you. We're taking a break from our normal format of interviews to ponder briefly on Advent and Christmas. With this episode airing on Christmas Eve, I wanted to offer you something a little special. Tune in for a shorter solo eposide focused on Advent. - http://engagingmissions.com/advent2014 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 7:12 1604 EM039: International Leadership Development with Lee Heyward https://engagingmissions.com/em039-international-leadership-development-lee-heyward/ Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1476 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/lee-heyward/em039_-international-leadership-development-with-lee-heyward/" rel="attachment wp-att-1576"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1576" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/EM039_-International-Leadership-Development-with-Lee-Heyward-300x251.png" alt="EM039_ International Leadership Development with Lee Heyward" width="300" height="251" /></a>Lee Heyward is the president of <a href="http://brooklink.org">Brooklink</a>. Their focus is on developing indigenous leaders around the world. But that’s not where he started.</p> <p>Lee came to Christ while attending a military academy. After a short career in the marketplace, God called him to full-time ministry. He planted and pastored a church in Wisconsin for over 2 decades before leaving to found BrookLink.</p> <p>Over the decades, he’s seen his share of challenges and God’s faithfulness through it all. What God has done and is doing in his life will inspire you.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/lee-heyward/missions-is-very/" rel="attachment wp-att-1577"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1577" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Missions-is-very.jpg" alt="Missions-is-very" width="649" height="423" /></a><br /> <!--more--></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Lee is based in the US and travels to many of the developing areas of the world to develop indigenous leaders at their invitation.</p> <p>[Tweet "Missions is very creative. God is very creative."]</p> <h2>Key Quotes</h2> <p>[Tweet "If you’re invited and you’re available, you go."]<br /> [Tweet "We don’t just barge our way in if we’re uninvited."]</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>When Lee planted a church, it grew quickly with people coming to Christ – it was a great birthing of what God was doing. However, after a couple of years, there was an attempted hostile takeover that led to a church split.</p> <p>Lee was devastated and wanted to leave but God wouldn't let him. Every time they’d pray about the situation, God would say, “No, I’m not finished.”</p> <p>It was only by God’s grace that he stayed in that role and was able to see what God did as He slowly rebuilt the church.</p> <p>It was a hard season that’s given him the ability to speak to pastors going through difficult times.</p> <p>[Tweet "If you want to throw in the towel, continue to make that a matter of prayer and seeking God."]<br /> [Tweet "God may want to keep you in that hard place because He’s got something greater for you in the future."]</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>On a trip to Nigeria in 2005, God began to show Lee what some of his brothers and sisters in developing areas of the world dealt with. On that trip, he encountered a dilapidated generator that God used as a catalyst in his life. That week became a defining moment in his life.</p> <p>[Tweet "In that moment he heard a whisper of the Spirit, “You can do something about this.”"]</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Now, Lee is based in the US and travels globally. He's able to meet and hear the stories of many compelling men and women of God all around the world.</p> <p>[Tweet "I am more inspired than any inspiration I could ever bring to them."]</p> <p>They have seen amazing fruit by focusing their efforts on “Movement Leaders.” They’re able to multiply their efforts and expand their investment in leadership development. But they’re not a “fly-by” organization; they always try to develop relationships with leaders.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>In so many areas of the church, we still have this false sacred vs. secular dichotomy. But it’s not like that at all. There’s no evidence of that in Scripture.</p> <p>We need people in business, government, education, medicine, law. Everywhere.</p> <p>As an example, Lee points to the Apostle Paul. He shares how important it is for us to know and understand our communities and to meet people where they are to share the Gospel.</p> Lee Heyward is the president of Brooklink. Their focus is on developing indigenous leaders around the world. But that’s not where he started. Lee Heyward came to Christ at a military academy. Today he shares from his time as a pastor and, now, as the president of BrookLink, a global leadership development ministry. - http://engagingmissions.com/39 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 41:24 1476 EM038: Church Planting, Discipleship, and Spiritual Warfare with Curtis Sergeant https://engagingmissions.com/em038-church-planting-discipleship-spiritual-warfare-curtis-sergeant/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:00:18 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1559 <p>The ways that God works are so amazing. Who would have guessed that a man raised in Eastern Asia would come to the US to complete his schooling, return to Asia, and then come back to the US.</p> <p>Curtis Sergeant's life has been that kind of journey. The son of missionaries, he was raised in Asia, was educated in the US, and returned to Asia. While there, he began focusing on church planting multiplication and discipleship models.</p> <p>He discovered that the same models that worked in eastern Asia also worked in India, among Muslims, in Europe, and in the US.</p> <p>Now he's based in Alabama, training believers to make disciples and to plant churches. He's a wealth of information and shares some wonderful perspective with us.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em038-church-planting-discipleship-spiritual-warfare-curtis-sergeant/its-only-by-abiding-in/" rel="attachment wp-att-1561"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1561" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Its-only-by-abiding-in.jpg" alt="Its-only-by-abiding-in" width="650" height="433" /></a></p> <h2>We talked about</h2> <ul> <li>Key Scripture (2:55)</li> <li>A Challenge (4:15)</li> <li>Spiritual Warfare (13:19)</li> <li>A Revelation (15:30)</li> <li>Current Ministry (22:36)</li> <li>Significance in the Marketplace (24:56)</li> <li>Level Up (26:45)</li> <li>Speed Round (31:01)</li> <li>Cultural Shifts (34:40)</li> <li>First Steps (35:41)</li> <li>New Place (36:50)</li> <li>Motivation (38:15)</li> <li>Parting Advice (39:50)</li> </ul> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Over the years, Curtis and his family have served in a variety of places, ranging from undeveloped areas to mega-cities. He and his wife are now in rural Alabama.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Early in their time in eastern Asia, Curtis and his family came under a strong spiritual attack. They experienced everything from their son falling down and getting hurt to a clearly supernatural run-in with a German Shepherd.</p> <p>This culminated in what should have been an inoperable condition with Curtis's pregnant wife. But God had different plans. He used that difficult situation to accomplish something Curtis hadn't been able to do up to that point.</p> <blockquote><p>God used those difficulties for my growth and benefit as well as to help turn that people-group to the Lord.</p></blockquote> <h2>Spiritual Warfare</h2> <p>I asked Curtis why he thinks we don't often see overt spiritual warfare in the US. His answer was two-fold.</p> <ul> <li>First, he suggested that our world-view tends to exclude and misattribute spiritual things to other causes.</li> <li>Second, he said that overt spiritual attacks tend to work counter to the way the enemy is currently moving in developed regions like North America and Europe.</li> </ul> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>In a conversation where Curtis complemented a lady by asking her to brag on her age, he realized that he was powerless to accomplish what God ... Curtis Sergeant has a wealth of experience discipling and planting churches. But it's not always been easy. As you listen, you'll learn how God turned an obvious spiritual attack into a breakthrough. Curtis Sergeant has a wealth of experience discipling and planting churches. But it's not always been easy. As you listen, you'll learn how God turned an obvious spiritual attack into a breakthrough. - http://engagingmissions.com/38 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 44:10 1559 EM037: The Sweet Refuge in Banos Ecuador with Donna King https://engagingmissions.com/em037-sweet-refuge-banos-ecuador-donna-king/ Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:00:42 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1547 <p>One of the things I most enjoy in life is talking with people who have a deep relationship with God and who have walked with Him for a while. That made this week's interview with Donna King a delight for me.</p> <p>Over the years, Donna has seen God's faithfulness in a variety of ways, including her work with her husband at <strong><a href="http://thesweetrefuge.com">The Sweet Refuge</a></strong> (El Dulce Refugio), a home for disadvantaged boys.</p> <p>The ways God has guided and provided are astounding. Even the way God led Donna's husband, Wesley, to write and publish his new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1940982219/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1940982219&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=CPBRMGNLBBMLIRID">My Name Is...</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1940982219" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /> is a story of providence.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em037-sweet-refuge-banos-ecuador-donna-king/god-always-has/" rel="attachment wp-att-1549"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1549" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/God-always-has.jpg" alt="God-always-has" width="640" height="640" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Years ago, God led Wesley to buy a property in Ecuador. By the time he and his family returned to Ecuador, they were unable to use the property because a nearby volcano had erupted. But when they returned, they began building their home for boys.</p> <p>Throughout the years, God has continued to guide and protect them. Now their ministry is three-fold.</p> <ul> <li>The Sweet Refuge, a home for disadvantaged boys</li> <li>A church on the property</li> <li>A retreat center</li> </ul> <p>And it's not just Wesley, God has also guided Donna through the years. After she lost her first husband to cancer, God comforted and guided her. He let her know that there were some changes coming. And within months she and Wesley were married.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me on my high places.<br /> <cite>2 Samuel 22:34 (NASB)</cite></p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>He makes my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me upon my high places.<br /> <cite>Psalm 18:33 (NASB)</cite></p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds' feet, And makes me walk on my high places. For the choir director, on my stringed instruments.<br /> <cite>Habakkuk 3:19 (NASB)</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>While it's not always easy, Donna and Wesley are seeing more people come to Christ than ever before. In fact, they recently baptized 14 people.</p> <p>They are now seeing people <strong>saved,</strong> <strong>healed</strong>, and <strong>delivered.</strong></p> <p>They know there's a transition ahead. That God is sending someone who can pick up the "baton" from them and run with it. But they don't know who that person is yet.</p> <p>Also, Wesley recently published <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1940982219/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1940982219&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=CPBRMGNLBBMLIRID">My Name Is...</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=1940982219" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" />, which is the story of some of the boys. Donna shared just a little of what these boys went through and what God did in their lives.</p> <ul> <li>Youngest children of a Shaman who had 5 wives</li> <li>Mother abandoned them because of abuse</li> <li>Father died when they were 5 years old</li> <li>Lived alone in the jungle, fearing for their lives</li> <li>Jesus came to one of them in a dream</li> <li>God rescued them</li> </ul> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>Wow! One of the things I most enjoy in life is talking with people who have a deep relationship with God and who have walked with Him for a while. That made this week's interview with Donna King a delight for me. Donna King looks back over years of God's faithfulness in her life, in her husband's life, and in their ministry to disadvantaged boys in Ecuador. She highlights how God's moved and taks about her husband's new book. - http://engagingmissions.com/37 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 48:26 1547 EM036: Effective Ministry, Overwhelm, and Spiritual Growth with Anthony Petrillo https://engagingmissions.com/em036-effective-ministry-overwhelm-spiritual-growth-anthony-petrillo/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:00:32 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1469 <p>Anthony Petrillo returns to the show to share some things that God laid on his heart. We talked about what's most important in ministry and in our relationships with God. He shared his heart about technology.</p> <p>He poured into our lives by sharing his life with us.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/anthony-petrillo-2-0/wherever-we-are-we-are-1/" rel="attachment wp-att-1536"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1536" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Wherever-we-are-we-are-1.jpg" alt="Wherever-we-are-we-are-1" width="650" height="485" /></a></p> <h2>In this episode we talk about</h2> <ul> <li>01:25 - Does ministry in the marketplace matter?</li> <li>08:05 - Effectiveness in ministry</li> <li>10:05 - How to deal with overwhelm</li> <li>22:21 - How to choose</li> </ul> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Does Ministry in the Marketplace Matter?</h2> <h2>Effectiveness in Ministry</h2> <blockquote><p>The bottom line is: the most effective missionaries are the ones that truly love the Lord, are living according to His word, and love the people.</p></blockquote> <h2>How to Deal with Overwhelm</h2> <p>Anthony also talked about Herb at <a href="http://newcommandment.org">New Commandment Ministries</a>.</p> <h2>How to Choose</h2> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/anthony-petrillo-2-0/enjoy-your-walk-with/" rel="attachment wp-att-1535"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1535" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Enjoy-your-walk-with.jpg" alt="Enjoy-your-walk-with" width="650" height="912" /></a></p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150,000 titles to choose from, you’re sure to find one you like.</p> <p>Personally, I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out. It's what I did when I joined Audible over 7 years ago.</p> <p>[/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="info" text_align="center"] [/wc_box]</p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"][/wc_box]</p> <p>Read More: <a rel="nofollow" href="https://engagingmissions.com/em036-effective-ministry-overwhelm-spiritual-growth-anthony-petrillo/">EM036: Effective Ministry, Overwhelm, and Spiritual Growth with Anthony Petrillo</a></p> Anthony Petrillo, the founder of TEN3 returns to share what God laid on his heart. He shares the key to effective ministry, how to grow in your relationship with the Lord, and how to deal with overwhelm. Anthony Petrillo, the founder of TEN3 returns to share what God laid on his heart. He shares the key to effective ministry, how to grow in your relationship with the Lord, and how to deal with overwhelm. - http://engagingmissions.com/36 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 31:28 1469 EM035: Perseverance and Open Source Software in Africa with JennyBeth Alford https://engagingmissions.com/em035-perseverance-open-source-software-africa-jennybeth-alford/ Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:00:25 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1526 <p>It was a delight to speak with JennyBeth Alford. She's the Curriculum Director for the <a href="http://ten3.org">Transformational Education Network</a> (TEN3). While she currently hails from Texas, she's raising funds to relocate to Zambia.</p> <p>In her interview, she shares some great perspective on God's character, some stories of His provision, and how God turned a software challenge into a teaching advantage. You'll be inspired by what she did to continue in her calling as a missionary while others threw in the towel. And you'll also discover why it's important for her to move to Zambia.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em035-perseverance-open-source-software-africa-jennybeth-alford/working-for-god-is-not/" rel="attachment wp-att-1528"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1528" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Working-for-God-is-not.jpg" alt="Working-for-God-is-not" width="650" height="444" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Because of her role in the organization, she has exposure to a variety of disciplines. That's right up her alley because when she went into missions, she wanted to do everything - evangelism, discipleship, and meeting human needs.</p> <p>Now, while she edits curriculum, she knows she's involved in all of those things because of what she's doing. And her reach is so much further than it would be if she was trying to meet all of those needs directly.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup;<br /> You support my lot.<br /> The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;<br /> Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.<br /> <cite>Psalm 16:5-6 (NASB)</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>JennyBeth knew she wanted to go into missions when she completed college. She'd applied to be part of the International Mission Board's conference and was all ready to go. Unfortunately, the conference was cancelled due to lack of funds. So she rescheduled and that one was cancelled too.</p> <p>Then she was informed that there would be no future conferences.</p> <p>Many people suggested that maybe it wasn't God's will for her to be a missionary. Some suggested that maybe God only wanted to know if she was willing. But that wasn't what was in her heart.</p> <blockquote class="pull"><p>“NO! This is all I want to do.” -- JennyBeth Alford</p></blockquote> <p>Rather than throwing in the towel, she persevered. She just knew that she wanted to do missions work and started looking for other ways. Ultimately, it was that search that led her to TEN3, which has been a perfect fit.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>After working really hard for over a year on a new curriculum, TEN3 rolled it out. But once people started trying to use it, they complained that their computers kept freezing up.</p> <p>After looking into the problem, TEN3 discovered that the older computers weren't able to run the version of Linux they'd hoped. After college, JennyBeth Alford felt called to missions but it seemed like it wouldn't happen. Rather than throwing in the towel, she persevered, finding a place with TEN3. Now she's planning to go to Zambia. After college, JennyBeth Alford felt called to missions but it seemed like it wouldn't happen. Rather than throwing in the towel, she persevered, finding a place with TEN3. Now she's planning to go to Zambia. - http://engagingmissions.com/35 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 35:12 1526 EM034: From Engineer to Missionary to Transformational Education with Joe Gallop https://engagingmissions.com/em034-engineer-missionary-transformational-education-joe-gallop/ Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1511 <p>Joe Gallop has traveled an amazing path. He was trained as an Engineer but God called him to work with the nomadic people in Niger for about 15 years. Now, he's the CEO of the <a href="http://ten3.org">Transformational Education Network</a> (TEN3), where he's been for about 10 years.</p> <p>As you can imagine, he's had a wide range of experiences and has a deep wealth of knowledge and perspective. I really enjoyed our conversation and I learned a lot as we talked.</p> <p>I think you'll enjoy hearing from him, too.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em034-engineer-missionary-transformational-education-joe-gallop/just-dont-focus-on-your/" rel="attachment wp-att-1515"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1515" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Just-dont-focus-on-your.jpg" alt="Just-dont-focus-on-your" width="650" height="433" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>After the Lord called Joe to missions, he spent about 15 years ministering to the nomadic people in the Sahara Desert. As he saw the churches grow and mature, he noticed that one of the things they kept asking for was better education.</p> <p>He now ministers through education; it's very different from his previous experience. But it's rewarding to continue serving with his African brothers and sisters through education.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.<br /> <cite>2 Corinthians 3:18</cite></p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.<br /> <cite>Romans 12:2</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>How TEN3 addresses challenges</h2> <p><em>Many people just try to either ignore the challenges they find or simply throw money at them but TEN3 does something different.</em></p> <p>[Tweet "Just throwing money at problems we don't understand won't fix them."]</p> <h3>Some of the challenges</h3> <ul> <li>Christian-run Hospitals that were having difficult times</li> <li>Struggling agricultural projects with failing equipment and no local interest in maintenance</li> <li>Well-educated leaders struggling to make these institutions work in their culture</li> </ul> <h3>What TEN3 is doing</h3> <p>TEN3 starts with education and challenging people to take a hard look at themselves and their values in the light of Scripture.</p> <ul> <li>Doctrinally, what they believe is the same</li> <li>What they <em>value</em> is different</li> </ul> <p>It's the differences in what they value that make all the difference in their ability to run institutions such as banks.</p> <p>[Tweet "What we value matters...more than we think."]</p> <p>Joe challenged <strong>us</strong> to remember that modern conveniences and institutions aren't absolutely necessary, especially as a Christian. However, if we want to move towards modernity and its institutions, we must look at our values.</p> <p>Much of the values that drive modernity did come from the influence of the Gospel in Western society. Not that we should push Western culture on Africans. But these institutions struggle against the indigenous values.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>As Joe was preparing to enter the Mission field, he went to Columbia Biblical Seminary, did his missions training, and read the materials on how to spread the Gospel.</p> <p>When he arrived in Niger, he was surprised to learn that the pastor of the church didn't like the strategies that were being taught. He found the focus on people-groups to be divisive.</p> <blockquote class="pull"><p>Why would you want to bring apartheid to Niger?</p></blockquote> <p>This was a huge eye-opener and caused Joe to rethink what he was doing. As he discussed it with his superior, CEO Joe Gallop shares some key insights into education and Africa God called Joe Gallop from Engineering to Missions work with nomads in Niger. Now he's the CEO of the Transformational Education Network (TEN3). He shares one reason Western institutions often fail in Africa. - http://engagingmissions.com/34 Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 48:10 1511 EM033: Teaching Computers Without Computers with Anthony Petrillo https://engagingmissions.com/em033-teaching-computers-without-computers-anthony-petrillo/ Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:00:38 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1484 <p>Dr. Anthony Petrillo was a missionary to Nigeria with S.I.M. (formerly Sudan Interior Mission, now Serving in Mission). While with them, he started coupling discipleship with computer literacy training. That grew into a school that now has over 1,000 students.</p> <p>In 2007, he founded the transformational education network. Their aim is bring hope to the next generation of Africans. They develop knowledgable leaders who have a thorough Christian world view, and show the love of Jesus Christ.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/eem033-teaching-computers-without-computers-anthony-petrillo/all-i-know-is-jesus/" rel="attachment wp-att-1489"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1489" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/All-I-know-is-Jesus.jpg" alt="All-I-know-is-Jesus" width="649" height="423" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Depending on the time of year, Dr. Petrillo works as many as four jobs. His biggest job is President of TEN3 and he also works in their curriculum department. In addition to that, he does I.T. work for a Christian school and is a snowboard instructor.</p> <p>During our chat Anthony shared an interesting story of what led to his taking a position doing I.T. work and what has happened since.<!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>1 John 2:6<br /> the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.</p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>Psalm 37:23-24<br /> The steps of a man are established by the Lord,<br /> And He delights in his way.<br /> When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,<br /> Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.</p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>2 Timothy 1:12<br /> For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.</p></blockquote> <h2>How Scripture Shaped His Life</h2> <p>As we talked about how these Scriptures have shaped Anthony's life, he shared how love brought him to Christ. He also shared a place where he'd become proud and how God used Leukemia to slow him down and bring significant clarity.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>Anthony refers to himself as an "oddball" missionary in that he's a missionary who functions as a computer teacher. In his experience, it was when he came as a teacher that he had status and was able to have a role in society.</p> <p>He recognizes that we're not all missionaries. Being a missionary is a specific calling. But we are all Christians and all have the same purpose of glorifying God and sharing the Good News.</p> <p>As we go throughout our days, we can as, "How do I glorify God? How do I share the Gospel?"</p> <p>He also pointed out that we often overlook the key things because they just seem too simple.</p> <h2>What Anthony Saw that Led to TEN3</h2> <p>As with many of our journeys with The Lord, Anthony’s had many twists and turns. Dr. Anthony Petrillo shares how God has touched his life http://engagingmissions.com/33 - Anthony Petrillo has developed a series of astoundingly effective textbooks for teaching computer skills that work in any culture. He's based in the US and commutes to Africa to train educators and administrators. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 49:32 1484 EM032: Eastern Europe and the Power of Prayer with Liz Carmichael https://engagingmissions.com/em032-eastern-europe-power-prayer-liz-carmichael/ Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:00:26 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1457 <p>One of the amazing things about God is the variety of ways He speaks to us. While Liz Carmichael was in school, she was excited to hear how missionaries smuggled Bibles into closed countries.</p> <p>Then, when she was a teenager, God called her into missions. She left to minister in Eastern Europe shortly after the fall of Communism. While there, she shared the Gospel, helped plant churches, and taught English.</p> <p>She's been back in the US for several years but is planning to go back to Eastern Europe in the next few months.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em032-eastern-europe-power-prayer-liz-carmichael/my-god-is-so-big-so/" rel="attachment wp-att-1460"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1460" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/My-God-is-so-big-so.jpg" alt="My-God-is-so-big-so" width="650" height="433" /></a></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."<br /> <cite>Zephaniah 3:17 NIV</cite></p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.<br /> <cite>Romans 15:13 NASB</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge and Testimony</h2> <p>Early in her time in Eastern Europe, Liz struggled a little. During the first year she was trying to learn the language and the culture.<!--more--></p> <p>During that time, they also began to see some kinds of things that we might not expect in North America. There were witch doctors putting curses on them but they didn't know it at the time.</p> <p>All they knew was that some of the people on the team were getting weird sicknesses and Liz was suffering from panic attacks. So they started praying and God showed them what was going on in some astounding ways.</p> <p>One interesting way God showed them His power was through a vision Liz had. Because of what God showed them, they were able to see His ability to break through.</p> <p>During that time, they also had many people praying for them.</p> <p>It was also during that time that Liz had her biggest "ah-ha" or revelation.</p> <blockquote><p>You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.<br /> <cite>2 Timothy 2:1-2</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <blockquote><p>...for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.</p> <p>Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vai... Liz Carmichael went from a child hearing stories about smuggling Bibles to being a missionary Eastern Europe. <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/32">http://engagingmissions.com/32</a> - Liz Carmichael moved to Eastern Europe shortly after Communism fell. Early in her time there, she had an astounding experience that reminded her of how big and powerful God is. Listen to hear her share what God did. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 31:14 1457 EM031: City Church Network with James Harvey and David Kaufmann https://engagingmissions.com/em031-city-church-network-james-harvey-david-kaufmann/ Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1439 <p>I'm excited to share James Harvey and David Kaufmann with you today. Together, they lead City Church Network.</p> <p>City Church Network focuses on starting small churches within unreached and unengaged people groups. Then, they invest in helping those churches multiply by planting more churches.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em031-city-church-nashville-james-harvey-david-kauffman/but-seek-the-welfare-of/" rel="attachment wp-att-1448"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1448" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/But-seek-the-welfare-of.jpg" alt="But-seek-the-welfare-of" width="650" height="433" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Both David and James start their week with a Sabbath to rest and to focus on prayer, worship, and family. While they are committed to being out in the community, they are also committed to their wives and children.</p> <p>David orders his days by spending the mornings with his wife and children. Then, in the afternoons and evenings he's in the community, working with 2-3 leaders per day. When they meet, they answer 4 simple questions.</p> <p>James mentioned that he uses a calendar tool that helps him break his days and weeks into 2-3 hour blocks. He then fills those blocks with the specific things he wants to do. Further, he tends to focus entire days on specific areas of ministry.</p> <ul> <li>Mondays are his Sabbath</li> <li>Tuesdays are focused on Apostolic things</li> <li>Wednesdays through Fridays are flexible with meetings, prayer walking, and office time</li> <li>Saturdays find him out in the field with house church leaders</li> <li>Sundays are when he opens his home for a church meeting and then in the afternoon he'll be out in the community meeting people and preparing for the next week</li> </ul> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.<br /> <cite>Jeremiah 29:7</cite></p></blockquote> <p>[Tweet "Seek the welfare of the city... - Jeremiah 29:7"]</p> <p>[Tweet "Leadership is influence - John Maxwell"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em031-city-church-nashville-james-harvey-david-kauffman/leadership-is-influence/" rel="attachment wp-att-1449"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1449" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Leadership-is-influence.jpg" alt="Leadership-is-influence" width="650" height="197" /></a></p> <p>The difference between a leadership and a follower is more than knowledge or perspective. It's that a leader intentionally tries to influence others towards a specific vision or set of tasks.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>David shared the story of how he moved to Nashville to take a specific position at a church. But by the time he'd arrived, that church had merged with another church and the position had been taken by another pastor. He discovered that he'd been brought in as the "backup player."</p> <p>By walking through that time taught him one really big lesson.</p> <p>[Tweet "God is sovereign. God is in control. God WILL make a way."]</p> <p>[Tweet "God, I’m going to honor the process."]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em031-city-church-nashville-james-harvey-david-kauffman/god-is-sovereign-god-is/" rel="attachment wp-att-1450"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1450" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/God-is-sovereign-God-is.jpg" alt="God-is-sovereign-God-is" width="650" height="912" /></a></p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>James shared how he "staff hopped" for quite some time while he was looking for a ministry he could really invest his heart into. Then, at the right time, he re-connected with David.</p> <p>Over lunch at the China Pan Buffet, James heard about a whole new ministry. The idea of reaching Nashville through a church planting movement excited him.</p> David Kauffman and James Harvey disciple and train leaders to expand the Global Church through multiplication. In this interview they share encouragement and insights into discipleship and God's heart. City Church Network focuses on starting small churches within unreached and unengaged people groups. Then, they invest in helping those churches multiply by planting more churches.

Life in Ministry
Both David and James start their week with a Sabbath to rest and to focus on prayer, worship, and family. While they are committed to being out in the community, they are also committed to their wives and children.
David orders his days by spending the mornings with his wife and children. Then, in the afternoons and evenings he's in the community, working with 2-3 leaders per day. When they meet, they answer 4 simple questions.
James mentioned that he uses a calendar tool that helps him break his days and weeks into 2-3 hour blocks. He then fills those blocks with the specific things he wants to do. Further, he tends to focus entire days on specific areas of ministry.

* Mondays are his Sabbath
* Tuesdays are focused on Apostolic things
* Wednesdays through Fridays are flexible with meetings, prayer walking, and office time
* Saturdays find him out in the field with house church leaders
* Sundays are when he opens his home for a church meeting and then in the afternoon he'll be out in the community meeting people and preparing for the next week

Key Scripture
But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

Jeremiah 29:7
[Tweet "Seek the welfare of the city... - Jeremiah 29:7"]
[Tweet "Leadership is influence - John Maxwell"]

The difference between a leadership and a follower is more than knowledge or perspective. It's that a leader intentionally tries to influence others towards a specific vision or set of tasks.
Challenge
David shared the story of how he moved to Nashville to take a specific position at a church. But by the time he'd arrived, that church had merged with another church and the position had been taken by another pastor. He discovered that he'd been brought in as the "backup player."
By walking through that time taught him one really big lesson.
[Tweet "God is sovereign. God is in control. God WILL make a way."]
[Tweet "God, I’m going to honor the process."]

Revelation
James shared how he "staff hopped" for quite some time while he was looking for a ministry he could really invest his heart into. Then, at the right time, he re-connected with David.
Over lunch at the China Pan Buffet, James heard about a whole new ministry. The idea of reaching Nashville through a church planting movement excited him.
[Tweet "We have to do this so we can model it for others."]
Significance in the Marketplace
[Tweet "All of life is for God's glory."]
[Tweet "Work as unto the Lord."]
[Tweet "The calling of your life is to make God known in the marketplace."]
Go to work every day for the glory of Jesus and look for ways in which God is working all around them. Realize that you have influence and opportunities that staff pastors will never have. Be aware of where God is moving around you.
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EM030: Simplifying Discipleship and Church Planting with George Patterson https://engagingmissions.com/em030-simplifying-discipleship-church-planting-george-patterson/ Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:00:42 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1423 <p>Dr. Patterson is the originator of the Church Planting Multiplication movement. He's an innovator in discipleship and church planting. Many have been effective using the methods he teaches.</p> <p>You might recognize that both <a title="EM008: “Yeshua as King” with Sean Steckbeck" href="http://engagingmissions.com/em008-kingdom-different-story-sean-steckbeck/">Sean Steckbeck</a> and <a title="EM016: Church Planting Multiplication with Jay Judson" href="http://engagingmissions.com/em016-church-planting-multiplication-jay-judson/">Jay Judson</a> referenced some of the principles that he teaches. In fact, it was Jay who connected me to Dr. Patterson.</p> <p>I’m excited about this interview because I suspect God is up to something.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><!--more--></p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em030-simplifying-discipleship-church-planting-george-patterson/and-the-things-you-have/" rel="attachment wp-att-1425"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1425" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/And-the-things-you-have.jpg" alt="And-the-things-you-have" width="650" height="431" /></a></p> <p>George started out as a traditional missionary. After Bible school, he went to Honduras to teach in a Bible institute. It was during that time that an experience with one of the pastors showed him teaching correct doctrine wasn't enough.</p> <p>That experience led him to look more closely at how Jesus and the apostles trained disciples.</p> <h2>Key Scriptures</h2> <blockquote><p>And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.<br /> <cite>2 Timothy 2:2</cite></p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”<br /> <cite>Matthew 28:18-20</cite></p></blockquote> <p>The 7 Commands of Christ</p> <ul> <li>Repenting (involves faith, the Holy Spirit, being born again)</li> <li>Being Baptized</li> <li>Observing Lord’s Supper</li> <li>Love</li> <li>Giving</li> <li>Prayer</li> <li>Making Disciples (in general)</li> </ul> <h2>Two Life-Changing Experiences</h2> <p>George shared two more of the experiences God used to shape his life. One involved teaching at a Bible institute, where he realized his lesson was not relevant to his students. The other involved a discussion about baptism and drunkenness.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>One of the biggest challenges George faced was people proselytizing from other churches. They didn't evangelize themselves. Instead, they would follow and look for things that were wrong. When they found something they would begin criticizing and creating division.</p> <p>How George and the other leaders responded was very interesting. George Patterson is an innovator in church planting and discipleship. Discover what an over-prepared lesson and baptism have to do with what he's doing now to help churches develop a much simpler Second Track. You might recognize that both Sean Steckbeck and Jay Judson referenced some of the principles that he teaches. In fact, it was Jay who connected me to Dr. Patterson.
I’m excited about this interview because I suspect God is up to something.
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George started out as a traditional missionary. After Bible school, he went to Honduras to teach in a Bible institute. It was during that time that an experience with one of the pastors showed him teaching correct doctrine wasn't enough.
That experience led him to look more closely at how Jesus and the apostles trained disciples.
Key Scriptures
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

2 Timothy 2:2
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20
The 7 Commands of Christ

* Repenting (involves faith, the Holy Spirit, being born again)
* Being Baptized
* Observing Lord’s Supper
* Love
* Giving
* Prayer
* Making Disciples (in general)

Two Life-Changing Experiences
George shared two more of the experiences God used to shape his life. One involved teaching at a Bible institute, where he realized his lesson was not relevant to his students. The other involved a discussion about baptism and drunkenness.
Challenge
One of the biggest challenges George faced was people proselytizing from other churches. They didn't evangelize themselves. Instead, they would follow and look for things that were wrong. When they found something they would begin criticizing and creating division.
How George and the other leaders responded was very interesting. And very effective.
Current Ministry
George's current work excites him. He's helping established churches create what he calls a Second Track. These Second Tracks provide a place for people who are frustrated and passive to step into ministry. Yet it gives grace and flexibility for the established church to function the way it does.
They way they do it doesn't threaten the church and doesn't require anybody to change if they don't want to. Further, there's no move to step away from established doctrine.
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EM029: World Music Mission with Kurt Coble https://engagingmissions.com/em029-world-music-mission-kurt-coble/ Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:00:23 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1371 <p>It's exciting that missions can take so many different forms. There are opportunities to teach, to preach, to build, to love, and to encourage. Really, if God calls, there's something for everybody.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em029-world-music-mission-kurt-coble/em029-world-music-mission-with-kurt-coble/" rel="attachment wp-att-1377"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1377" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/EM029-World-Music-Mission-with-Kurt-Coble.png" alt="EM029- World Music Mission with Kurt Coble" width="940" height="788" /></a></p> <p>Kurt Coble is uniquely talented and called to pour into worship leaders and he's grown it far beyond his own ability. Through World Music Mission, Kurt matches the needs of worship leaders around the world with the skills and talents of other musicians, technicians, and worship leaders.</p> <p>He travels widely within North America, sharing the stories of what God is doing. While he's traveling, he also gets to see the excitement of revelation as musicians catch the vision for what God is doing around the world.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em029-world-music-mission-kurt-coble/around-the-world-theres/" rel="attachment wp-att-1378"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1378" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Around-the-world-theres.jpg" alt="Around-the-world-theres" width="650" height="433" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Kurt's Christian heritage spans a wide variety of cultures and styles. He sees the value of other cultures and the beauty of their music. He's traveled to Spain and Mexico City but his experience is much wider than that.</p> <p>Kurt enjoys living in Nashville, Tennessee. Because there are so many musicians, producers, and engineers, there are many opportunities. He spends much of his time traveling. While he's on the road, he's able to share what he knows and inspire others to do the same.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.<br /> <cite>Revelation 7:9</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Of course, every day can be challenging but one of the most focused challenges has been funding the ministry. Kurt had hoped to run various businesses rather than raising funds through donations. Along the way, there were several difficult experiences.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>While Kurt was taking a class at Williamson Christian College, God began stirring some things in his heart. The idea of being accountable for all the things that God brought into his life challenged him. About the same time, <a title="EM015: Uncommon Missions Destination with Brent and Temple Cundall" href="http://engagingmissions.com/em015-uncommon-missions-destination-brent-temple-cund... Kurt Coble is excited to see worship grow in the Church. He's passionate about different cultures inspires musicians, worship leaders, and technicians to share what God has given them for the good of Christ's body.
Kurt Coble is uniquely talented and called to pour into worship leaders and he's grown it far beyond his own ability. Through World Music Mission, Kurt matches the needs of worship leaders around the world with the skills and talents of other musicians, technicians, and worship leaders.
He travels widely within North America, sharing the stories of what God is doing. While he's traveling, he also gets to see the excitement of revelation as musicians catch the vision for what God is doing around the world.
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Kurt's Christian heritage spans a wide variety of cultures and styles. He sees the value of other cultures and the beauty of their music. He's traveled to Spain and Mexico City but his experience is much wider than that.
Kurt enjoys living in Nashville, Tennessee. Because there are so many musicians, producers, and engineers, there are many opportunities. He spends much of his time traveling. While he's on the road, he's able to share what he knows and inspire others to do the same.
Key Scripture
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.

Revelation 7:9
Challenge
Of course, every day can be challenging but one of the most focused challenges has been funding the ministry. Kurt had hoped to run various businesses rather than raising funds through donations. Along the way, there were several difficult experiences.
Revelation
While Kurt was taking a class at Williamson Christian College, God began stirring some things in his heart. The idea of being accountable for all the things that God brought into his life challenged him. About the same time, Brent Cundall was experiencing some similar stirrings. That's what led them to co-found World Music Mission.
Current Ministry
Kurt's excited that it seems like he's on the tip of something big and he's expecting to see God move powerfully. He's meeting lots of people and is able to see them catch the fire and hear the ideas of what they can do to grow worship around the world.
Significance in the Marketplace
Kurt has several suggestions for how we can effectively live our faith in the workplace.
Level Up
Kurt has some very practical suggestions of ways that you can help a missionary in practical ways. Maybe some you've not thought of before.
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EM028: Worship Ministry in Latvia with Geoff and Breanna Butterworth https://engagingmissions.com/em028-worship-ministry-latvia-geoff-breanna-butterworth/ Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:42:00 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1346 <p>This week is a real treat; We have Geoff and Breanna Butterworth with us. You might not know them but I've been friends with them for some time and I'm so happy to hear about what God has been doing in their lives.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em028-worship-ministry-latvia-geoff-breanna-butterworth/em028-worship-ministry-in-latvia-with-geoff-and-breanna-butterworth/" rel="attachment wp-att-1348"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1348" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/EM028-Worship-Ministry-in-Latvia-with-Geoff-and-Breanna-Butterworth.png" alt="EM028- Worship Ministry in Latvia with Geoff and Breanna Butterworth" width="940" height="788" /></a></p> <p><strong>Photo credit:</strong> <em>Benjamin McCain</em></p> <p>Geoff and Breanna live in Nashville, Tennessee and both work in the marketplace. Breanna is a visual artist and Geoff is a songwriter, worship leader, and recording engineer. But that's not all. God's called them to go to places that can't afford them, leading worship and encouraging the worship leaders they find when they arrive.</p> <p>That's exactly how it was on their recent trip to Latvia with <a href="http://paradigmworshipinternational.com">Paradigm Worship International</a>. As you listen, I believe you'll be encouraged and challenged at the same time.<!--more--></p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em028-worship-ministry-latvia-geoff-breanna-butterworth/find-out-where-god-wants/" rel="attachment wp-att-1349"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1349" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Find-out-where-God-wants.jpg" alt="Find-out-where-God-wants" width="650" height="485" /></a></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <p>Geoff spends time in private worship. One day this scripture really stood out. As he prayed, he began crying out for this generation.</p> <p>It's become his personal mission statement and the focus for the entire band. They are always asking themselves if what they're doing will call a generation to seek God's face.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>During their preparation for the trip to Latvia, Breanna lost her father unexpectedly. It was a really difficult time for her and she kept asking herself a question.</p> <p>As she prayed about this, God began to show her what He does to repair the broken pieces. That pointed her to a Japanese art form called <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/explore/kintsugi/">Kintsugi</a>. In this art form, the artist does something specific to repair broken pottery. The point of the way it's repaired is to bring emphasis to the parts that are mended. In the end, the piece is believed to be more beautiful because of how the broken pieces are put back together.</p> <p><strong>Note:</strong> <em>This reminded me of Isaiah 61:3.</em></p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>For Geoff and Breanna, God's revelation has been a process rather than a moment. Over the years He's showed them that they need to keep things as simple as possible. latvia, ukraine, worship, worship leader, guyon
Photo credit: Benjamin McCain
Geoff and Breanna live in Nashville, Tennessee and both work in the marketplace. Breanna is a visual artist and Geoff is a songwriter, worship leader, and recording engineer. But that's not all. God's called them to go to places that can't afford them, leading worship and encouraging the worship leaders they find when they arrive.
That's exactly how it was on their recent trip to Latvia with Paradigm Worship International. As you listen, I believe you'll be encouraged and challenged at the same time.
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Key Scripture
Geoff spends time in private worship. One day this scripture really stood out. As he prayed, he began crying out for this generation.
It's become his personal mission statement and the focus for the entire band. They are always asking themselves if what they're doing will call a generation to seek God's face.

Challenge
During their preparation for the trip to Latvia, Breanna lost her father unexpectedly. It was a really difficult time for her and she kept asking herself a question.
As she prayed about this, God began to show her what He does to repair the broken pieces. That pointed her to a Japanese art form called Kintsugi. In this art form, the artist does something specific to repair broken pottery. The point of the way it's repaired is to bring emphasis to the parts that are mended. In the end, the piece is believed to be more beautiful because of how the broken pieces are put back together.
Note: This reminded me of Isaiah 61:3.
Revelation
For Geoff and Breanna, God's revelation has been a process rather than a moment. Over the years He's showed them that they need to keep things as simple as possible.
As artists and ministers, there can be so many things to keep track of. It's easy to be distracted and to make things more complex - to focus on the minutia rather than the big picture.
God has been showing them that if they are obedient and diligent, He'll take care of the details.
Current Ministry
God has called Geoff and Breanna to minister in the "uncommon" places - often, places that can't afford them. They're finding that when they follow, the harvest is ripe.
In their recent trip to Latvia, what God did encouraged them. They are excited about the connections they now have with God's work in Eastern Europe. And by what God did to increase the size of a local church to 10 times its previous size in a week.
Significance in the Marketplace
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EM027: From Iowa to Ministering in Cambodia with Amy Learn https://engagingmissions.com/em027-iowa-ministering-cambodia-amy-learn/ Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:00:17 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1333 <p>Amy Learn was on a path with her life. Leaving a farm in Iowa to attend school in Minnesota led her to the East Coast of the United States while her twin sister went West. But her journey didn't end there.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em027-iowa-ministering-cambodia-amy-learn/em027-from-iowa-to-ministering-in-cambodia/" rel="attachment wp-att-1342"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1342" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/EM027-From-Iowa-to-Ministering-in-Cambodia.png" alt="EM027- From Iowa to Ministering in Cambodia" width="940" height="788" /></a></p> <p>Now she's working with <a href="http://www.iriscambodia.org/" target="_blank">Iris, Cambodia</a> in Phnom Penh. Their focus is helping stop abuse and trafficking of young boys.</p> <p>They partner with other non-profits in the area and build relationships. They also help connect children with the education that could break the cycle of poverty. And they minister the love of Jesus to the women who work in the bars.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em027-iowa-ministering-cambodia-amy-learn/even-in-the-hard-places/" rel="attachment wp-att-1337"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1337" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Even-in-the-hard-places.jpg" alt="Even-in-the-hard-places" width="650" height="433" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Amy said that living in Phnom Penh is similar to living in a city in the US. It's not exactly the same, though. The traffic is crazy but the people are open; you can build a relationship with a smile.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote class="pull"><p>I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!<br /> <cite>Psalm 40:1-3</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Helping pioneer the base in Cambodia has been challenging. It's hard to be patient - to go low and slow. And it's especially difficult to develop relationships without speaking the language.</p> <p>However, one Halloween, during a time of worship, Amy felt like it was time for the team to go out and minister. They planned to go to a bar they'd been to before but it was full. So, instead, God directed them to another place.</p> <p>There, Amy connected with a lady who had prayed for help that morning.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>The story Amy shared was how they were able to connect two girls from a poor family <a href="http://www.xpmissions.com/" target="_blank">with an organization</a> who can give them the education their family can't afford.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <h2>Level Up</h2> <h2>Speed Round</h2> Amy Learn's journey starts in Iowa, stops off in Washington D.C., and now has her in Cambodia. She's working with Iris, International, and has learned that everyone needs love. Her mission is to be that love for them.
Now she's working with Iris, Cambodia in Phnom Penh. Their focus is helping stop abuse and trafficking of young boys.
They partner with other non-profits in the area and build relationships. They also help connect children with the education that could break the cycle of poverty. And they minister the love of Jesus to the women who work in the bars.
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Life in Ministry
Amy said that living in Phnom Penh is similar to living in a city in the US. It's not exactly the same, though. The traffic is crazy but the people are open; you can build a relationship with a smile.
Key Scripture
I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!

Psalm 40:1-3
Challenge
Helping pioneer the base in Cambodia has been challenging. It's hard to be patient - to go low and slow. And it's especially difficult to develop relationships without speaking the language.
However, one Halloween, during a time of worship, Amy felt like it was time for the team to go out and minister. They planned to go to a bar they'd been to before but it was full. So, instead, God directed them to another place.
There, Amy connected with a lady who had prayed for help that morning.
Revelation
Current Ministry
The story Amy shared was how they were able to connect two girls from a poor family with an organization who can give them the education their family can't afford.
Significance in the Marketplace
Level Up
Speed Round
Hindsight
Best Advice
Personal Success Habit
Book Recommendation
Compelled By Love: How to Change the World Through the Simple Power of Love in Action
Cross-Cultural Ministry
Remember that people are people. Don't be afraid to ask questions and to learn what their life is like. Be open and don't judge.
New Place
Parting Advice
Contact Info
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EM026: Don’t be Limited by What You Think You Can Do with Pavo Ivanov https://engagingmissions.com/em026-dont-limited-think-can-pavo-ivanov/ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:00:15 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1308 <p>An atheist from Eastern Europe encounters the Living God. He comes to the US to enter full-time missions. What happens next? Amazing things!</p> <p><strong>Get ready to hold on for the ride!</strong></p> <p>Join us this week as Pavo Ivanov (pen name for security reasons) shares the grace of God in his life and his 13 years of experience in missions.</p> <p>Right now Pavo is in a US city and is the program director for City Church Network. They make disciples among unreached and unengaged people groups. Their focus is on training individual disciples to make more disciples.</p> <p>I learned a lot in just a few short minutes from Pavo and I think you'll experience the same.<!--more--></p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em026-dont-limited-think-can-pavo-ivanov/i-am-a-different-man-i/" rel="attachment wp-att-1313"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-1313 size-full" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/I-am-a-different-man-I.jpg" alt="I-am-a-different-man-I" width="649" height="423" /></a></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote class="pull"><p>For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.<br /> <cite>Romans 1:16</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>There was a time when Pavo and his family were just getting started in ministry and were going on an outreach. They didn't have the funds to cover the trip but someone loaned it to them. When they returned, God provided all they needed and more in a surprising way.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>When Pavo was on an outreach in the Middle East, God revealed something to him as he was studying Genesis.</p> <blockquote><p>And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.<br /> <cite>Genesis 17:20</cite></p></blockquote> <p>When God reminded him that He'd blessed Ishmael and his descendants, Pavo's heart opened up to the Arabs and the Muslims. He reminds us that it's easy for our hearts to become hardened but that's not God's plan.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Pavo is living in a US city, surrounded by the Nations of the world. There are ministry opportunities all around but it's not that the face of world missions is changing.</p> <p>We have a unique chance to minister when they come here that we wouldn’t have if we visited them in their home countries. With today’s communication, what we share here will spread to family friends.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>We must wrestle with the ideas of the Levitical Priesthood and the idea of being a Kingdom of Priests. If we are present, the people around us are <strong>not</strong> among those who lack access to the Gospel. They have access to the Gospel because we are there.</p> <h2>A Little About City Church Network</h2> <p>Like it or not, there is segregation, Pavo Ivanov is a missionary living in the US who is originally from Eastern Europe who's traveled shared that the face of world missions has changed. He also provided a framework for forming intentional relationships. Get ready to hold on for the ride!
Join us this week as Pavo Ivanov (pen name for security reasons) shares the grace of God in his life and his 13 years of experience in missions.
Right now Pavo is in a US city and is the program director for City Church Network. They make disciples among unreached and unengaged people groups. Their focus is on training individual disciples to make more disciples.
I learned a lot in just a few short minutes from Pavo and I think you'll experience the same.
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Key Scripture
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

Romans 1:16
Challenge
There was a time when Pavo and his family were just getting started in ministry and were going on an outreach. They didn't have the funds to cover the trip but someone loaned it to them. When they returned, God provided all they needed and more in a surprising way.
Revelation
When Pavo was on an outreach in the Middle East, God revealed something to him as he was studying Genesis.
And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation.

Genesis 17:20
When God reminded him that He'd blessed Ishmael and his descendants, Pavo's heart opened up to the Arabs and the Muslims. He reminds us that it's easy for our hearts to become hardened but that's not God's plan.
Current Ministry
Pavo is living in a US city, surrounded by the Nations of the world. There are ministry opportunities all around but it's not that the face of world missions is changing.
We have a unique chance to minister when they come here that we wouldn’t have if we visited them in their home countries. With today’s communication, what we share here will spread to family friends.
Significance in the Marketplace
We must wrestle with the ideas of the Levitical Priesthood and the idea of being a Kingdom of Priests. If we are present, the people around us are not among those who lack access to the Gospel. They have access to the Gospel because we are there.
A Little About City Church Network
Like it or not, there is segregation, even in our cities. Cultural and religious barriers make it hard to engage unreached people. The question is, how can we reach them all?
City Church Network engages international people with the Gospel. They look for people who are already have a cultural heritage and are open to the Gospel and begin discipling them. They encourage them to share, to start house churches, and to start groups that study the Scriptures.
Speed Round
Hindsight

* Pavo wishes he would have known more about financial stewardship.
]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 32:47 1308 EM025: Focus on People with Chris Morgan https://engagingmissions.com/em025-focus-people-chris-morgan/ Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:00:45 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1278 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em025-focus-people-chris-morgan/focus-on-people-with-chris-morgan/" rel="attachment wp-att-1288"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1288" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Focus-on-People-with-Chris-Morgan-300x251.png" alt="Focus on People with Chris Morgan" width="300" height="251" /></a>In 2010, Chris Morgan finally landed what he thought was his dream job. Little did he know that God was going to send him to South Africa for two years to work with children in elementary and high school.</p> <p>But, as God led him, he joined up with Scripture Union in Pietermaritzburg. While he was there, God revealed some amazing things to him and showed that He was faithful in everything, including Chris's financial situation.</p> <p>It was during his time at Pietermaritzburg that Chris met his wife and worked with <a title="EM004: “If not me, who?” An interview with Garland Sam of Scripture Union" href="http://engagingmissions.com/em004-interview-garland-sam-scripture-union/">Garland Sam</a>, who was a previous guest on the show. In fact, it was Chris who first introduced me to Garland.</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="1" margin_bottom=""]</p> <p>[wc_row][wc_column size="one-third" position="first"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?lp_redirect_309=https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/engaging-missions-online-radio/id859735709&wp-cta-v=0&wpl_id=RCuC18RR4xiSOXWkWzZ0e2c45swvADbcifR&l_type=wpluid" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-220 size-thumbnail" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/emors1400x1400-150x150.png" alt="2 - EM Radio Flame" width="150" height="150" /></a></p> <p>[/wc_column][wc_column size="two-thirds" position="last"]</p> <p><strong>Engaging Missions Online Radio Show</strong><br /> <em>A podcast for people who care about missions.</em></p> <p><strong>TO SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Search for "Engaging Missions" in iTunes or use one of the links below.<br /> [/wc_column][/wc_row]</p> <p>[wc_divider style="dotted" line="single" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="1"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em025-focus-people-chris-morgan/everything-we-desire-as/" rel="attachment wp-att-1291"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1291" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Everything-we-desire-as.jpg" alt="Everything-we-desire-as" width="650" height="641" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>During Chris's time in South Africa, he worked with Scripture Union. In addition to summer camp programs and VBS, they also ministered in public schools. They were able to offer courses on "good citizenship," covering topics such as morality, peer pressure, values, and sex education.</p> <p>Then, with the permission of the class, they could also share Scripture and Christ-based learning.</p> <p>Chris said that, while he's an introvert, he would gladly dress up like a pink buffalo if it would help him share the Gospel with children. I appreciate that (and I'd kind of like to see it).</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.</p> <p>For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.<br /> <cite>Hebrews 12:1-3</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Chris, like many missionaries, was supported entirely by donations. While his support was sufficient for his normal needs, God really showed up when a medical problem started costing some significant money.</p> During his two years of working with young people in South Africa, Chris Morgan learned about cultural differences and effective ministry and he saw God's provision in an amazing way. You'll be inspired as you listen. In 2010, Chris Morgan finally landed what he thought was his dream job. Little did he know that God was going to send him to South Africa for two years to work with children in elementary and high school.
But, as God led him, he joined up with Scripture Union in Pietermaritzburg. While he was there, God revealed some amazing things to him and showed that He was faithful in everything, including Chris's financial situation.
It was during his time at Pietermaritzburg that Chris met his wife and worked with Garland Sam, who was a previous guest on the show. In fact, it was Chris who first introduced me to Garland.
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Life in Ministry
During Chris's time in South Africa, he worked with Scripture Union. In addition to summer camp programs and VBS, they also ministered in public schools. They were able to offer courses on "good citizenship," covering topics such as morality, peer pressure, values, and sex education.
Then, with the permission of the class, they could also share Scripture and Christ-based learning.
Chris said that, while he's an introvert, he would gladly dress up like a pink buffalo if it would help him share the Gospel with children. I appreciate that (and I'd kind of like to see it).
Key Scripture
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

Hebrews 12:1-3
Challenge
Chris, like many missionaries, was supported entirely by donations. While his support was sufficient for his normal needs, God really showed up when a medical problem started costing some significant money.
God gave Chris some really specific instructions and it was amazing how it all worked out.
Revelation
Chris nearly fell victim to "self-deception in leadership" until he realized one specific thing while he was coordinating groups for a VBS with the Salvation Army Children's Home. It was during that time that he realized that his "American" perspective could be a real liability and that everyone around him (and "under" his leadership) was more qualified than he because of one thing.
What he realized changed his perspective and his approach to ministry and leadership.
Current Ministry
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EM024: Insights from a Teacher in a Thailand Coffee Shop with Samara Murtaugh https://engagingmissions.com/em024-insights-teacher-thailand-coffee-shop-samara-murtaugh/ Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:00:50 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1231 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em024-insights-teacher-thailand-coffee-shop-samara-murtaugh/insights-from-a-teacher-in-a-thailand-coffee-shop-1/" rel="attachment wp-att-1273"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1273" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Insights-from-a-Teacher-in-a-Thailand-Coffee-Shop-1-300x251.png" alt="Insights from a Teacher in a Thailand Coffee Shop 1" width="300" height="251" /></a>This week's guest is Samara Murtaugh I connected with her through <a title="EM014: Helping Missionaries Manage Their Support with Paul Yoder of DonorElf" href="http://engagingmissions.com/em014-helping-missionaries-manage-support-paul-yoder-donorelf/">Paul Yoder</a> of <a href="http://donorelf.com">Donor Elf</a> and it’s great to be able to talk with her.</p> <p>Samara is originally from the US but is currently teaching 1st grade in Thailand. While that may not seem like a mission to some, it’s a great opportunity to get to know people on their own turf. And it’s an amazing opportunity to share the love of Jesus with people.</p> <p>As you listen, I believe you'll be challenged by what she shares and inspired by her enthusiasm.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em024-insights-teacher-thailand-coffee-shop-samara-murtaugh/scripture-is-alive/" rel="attachment wp-att-1263"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1263" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Scripture-is-alive.jpg" alt="Scripture is alive" width="650" height="444" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Prior to leaving for Thailand, Samara studied art and never really considered being a teacher. Now, about two years into her time in Thailand, she is heavily involved in ministering to young children in a lower-income part of town. Many of the students come from families in the mountains and would not have the same education opportunities if the school was not there.<!--more--></p> <p>She lives about twenty-five minutes outside of Chiang Mai city in a house with several other people. Most everything they need is within walking distance and most "comforts" are available one motorbike ride into the city.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.</p> <p>Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.</p> <p><cite>Philippians 4:6-8</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>After Samara had been at School of Promise for only a couple of months, two of the students had to relocate and were unable to find suitable housing. Because they needed a place to stay, they lived in the same house as Samara for over ten months. But then things took a surprising turn.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Samara's call and commitment to her time in Thailand is to be a church planter. Not in the sense of creating congregations and buildings but by raising up believers and discipling them.</p> <p>Since so much of her time is taken by her job as a teacher, it can sometimes be hard to reconcile the calling on her life with how much time she spends with children. But God reminded her of something.</p> <p>In our chat, she shared the story of a time when that investment started to pay off. And what she shared reminded me of the time I spent talking with <a title="EM016: Church Planting Multiplication with Jay Judson" href="http://engagingmissions.com/em016-church-planting-multiplication-jay-judson/">Jay Judson</a> and <a title="EM010: Serving God’s Leaders Around the World with Rich Frazer" href="http://engagingmissions.com/em010-serving-gods-leaders-around-world/">Rich Frazer</a>.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> Samara Murtaugh has been teaching English in Thailand for two years. In that time, she's come to love her students and has seen both heartbreak and breakthrough. Listen as she shares what she's learned. This week's guest is Samara Murtaugh I connected with her through Paul Yoder of Donor Elf and it’s great to be able to talk with her.
Samara is originally from the US but is currently teaching 1st grade in Thailand. While that may not seem like a mission to some, it’s a great opportunity to get to know people on their own turf. And it’s an amazing opportunity to share the love of Jesus with people.
As you listen, I believe you'll be challenged by what she shares and inspired by her enthusiasm.

Life in Ministry
Prior to leaving for Thailand, Samara studied art and never really considered being a teacher. Now, about two years into her time in Thailand, she is heavily involved in ministering to young children in a lower-income part of town. Many of the students come from families in the mountains and would not have the same education opportunities if the school was not there.
She lives about twenty-five minutes outside of Chiang Mai city in a house with several other people. Most everything they need is within walking distance and most "comforts" are available one motorbike ride into the city.
Key Scripture
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:6-8
Challenge
After Samara had been at School of Promise for only a couple of months, two of the students had to relocate and were unable to find suitable housing. Because they needed a place to stay, they lived in the same house as Samara for over ten months. But then things took a surprising turn.
Revelation
Samara's call and commitment to her time in Thailand is to be a church planter. Not in the sense of creating congregations and buildings but by raising up believers and discipling them.
Since so much of her time is taken by her job as a teacher, it can sometimes be hard to reconcile the calling on her life with how much time she spends with children. But God reminded her of something.
In our chat, she shared the story of a time when that investment started to pay off. And what she shared reminded me of the time I spent talking with Jay Judson and Rich Frazer.
Current Ministry
One exciting change has been a recently formed small group for teenage girls. They have seen remarkable openness and vulnerability among the girls, which is very uncommon in Thai culture.
Significance in the Marketplace
Take the opportunity to offer prayer to people who are sick or in need. It's uncomfortable but it can really change things.
Level Up
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EM023: Next Stop, Belfate Honduras with Jordan Boom https://engagingmissions.com/em023-next-stop-belfate-honduras-jordan-boom/ Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:00:36 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1187 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em023-next-stop-belfate-honduras-jordan-boom/next-stop-belfate-honduras-with-jordan-boom/" rel="attachment wp-att-1191"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1191" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Next-Stop-Belfate-Honduras-with-Jordan-Boom-300x251.png" alt=" Next Stop, Belfate Honduras with Jordan Boom" width="300" height="251" /></a>While Jordan Boom was on a short-term missions trip to Honduras, God began working on her heart. He’s called her to take a year to go help at <a href="http://www.crstone.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Cornerstone Foundation</a>. She’ll be working with Dr. Jeff McKenney and the rest of the team.</p> <p>As you might have gathered, though, she’s currently in the US, raising support. In fact, she'll be leaving just a few days after this is published.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em023-next-stop-belfate-honduras-jordan-boom/failure-highlights-our/" rel="attachment wp-att-1192"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1192" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Failure-highlights-our.jpg" alt="Failure-highlights-our" width="650" height="390" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>The main ministry of The Cornerstone Foundation is a hospital but it's so much more than that. In an effort to glorify God and serve the community around them, they also operate a bilingual school, a children's home, and are involved in an agricultural ministry.</p> <p>When Jordan arrives in Belfate, Honduras she'll be involved in producing promotional videos as well as training videos for the hospital there. However, like the rest of the staff, she'll be wearing multiple hats; she'll serve in multiple areas.</p> <p>She's really looking forward to seeing how God stretches her into new areas of ministry.<!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.<br /> <cite>Romans 12:1-2</cite></p></blockquote> <p>Jordan mentioned that it's common to return from a short-term trip refreshed but it was different knowing that she was going back for a year. She knew that she would need to start serving more <strong>where she was.</strong> To do that, she changed where she was living and began the practice of laying aside her desires so that God could use her to serve others.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Preparing for this change, the process of renewing her mind has been challenging for Jordan. While we might all long for that immediate, easy change, that's not what it's been like. It's been a daily process of refocusing on Jesus.</p> <p>As she's been walking through this time, failure made her feel bad but one day she opened her devotional and God's direction for her was clear.</p> <h3>DON'T BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF</h3> <blockquote><p>I bring good even out of your mistakes. Your failures can be a source of blessing, humbling you and giving you empathy for others in their weaknesses. Best of all, failure highlights your dependence on me.</p></blockquote> <p>That reminded me of something <a href="http://templeandbrent.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Brent and Temple Cundall</a> shared <a href="/cundall" target="_blank" rel="noopener">in their interview</a>.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>It's normal to worry about the fundraising process but Jordan knew that God would provide. Even so, it was tough for her to not worry, especially about some specific bills that needed to be paid.</p> <p>What she didn't know, though, was that a simple Human Resources mistake was God's savings account for her to take care of those bills completely, extravagantly, Jordan Boom is a videographer who is moving from the US to Honduras for a year. With just a few days left in the US, she shared what God has done in the past few months. If you're worried about money, you want to hear her story. While Jordan Boom was on a short-term missions trip to Honduras, God began working on her heart. He’s called her to take a year to go help at The Cornerstone Foundation. She’ll be working with Dr. Jeff McKenney and the rest of the team.
As you might have gathered, though, she’s currently in the US, raising support. In fact, she'll be leaving just a few days after this is published.

Life in Ministry
The main ministry of The Cornerstone Foundation is a hospital but it's so much more than that. In an effort to glorify God and serve the community around them, they also operate a bilingual school, a children's home, and are involved in an agricultural ministry.
When Jordan arrives in Belfate, Honduras she'll be involved in producing promotional videos as well as training videos for the hospital there. However, like the rest of the staff, she'll be wearing multiple hats; she'll serve in multiple areas.
She's really looking forward to seeing how God stretches her into new areas of ministry.
Key Scripture
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:1-2
Jordan mentioned that it's common to return from a short-term trip refreshed but it was different knowing that she was going back for a year. She knew that she would need to start serving more where she was. To do that, she changed where she was living and began the practice of laying aside her desires so that God could use her to serve others.
Challenge
Preparing for this change, the process of renewing her mind has been challenging for Jordan. While we might all long for that immediate, easy change, that's not what it's been like. It's been a daily process of refocusing on Jesus.
As she's been walking through this time, failure made her feel bad but one day she opened her devotional and God's direction for her was clear.
DON'T BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF
I bring good even out of your mistakes. Your failures can be a source of blessing, humbling you and giving you empathy for others in their weaknesses. Best of all, failure highlights your dependence on me.
That reminded me of something Brent and Temple Cundall shared in their interview.
Revelation
It's normal to worry about the fundraising process but Jordan knew that God would provide. Even so, it was tough for her to not worry, especially about some specific bills that needed to be paid.
What she didn't know, though, was that a simple Human Resources mistake was God's savings account for her to take care of those bills completely, extravagantly, with more left over.
Current Ministry
Jordan is really excited because when she goes to Honduras, she doesn't fully know what she'll be doing. She knows that she'll be involved in video production. Beyond that, as the team gets to know her skills and abilities, they will be finding new areas for her to serve.
Significance in the Marketplace
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

1 John 3:16
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EM022: Missional Community and Discipleship in Peru with Steve Bremner https://engagingmissions.com/em022-missional-community-discipleship-peru-steve-bremner/ Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:00:36 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1173 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em022-missional-community-discipleship-peru-steve-bremner/missional-community-and-discipleship-in-peru/" rel="attachment wp-att-1175"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1175" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Missional-Community-and-Discipleship-in-Peru-300x251.png" alt="Missional Community and Discipleship in Peru" width="300" height="251" /></a>Steve Bremner is this week's guest. As we talked, he shared some exciting things about how their ministry has shifted over the years and some of the amazing things God has been doing in the past few months. I think you'll be encouraged and inspired as you listen.</p> <p>Steve is a Canadian-born missionary to Peru who stopped off in Florida for his ministry education. He’s also a blogger, author, the host of the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fire-on-your-head/id255587390?mt=2&uo=4" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Fire on Your Head podcast</a>.</p> <p>I first found Steve through his podcast and really enjoyed it. I loved hearing how God was using their ministry to bring people to know Christ and to advance the Kingdom.</p> <p><!--GRAPHIC--></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Steve's life isn't all that different from life in North America. There are some small inconveniences and differences. But, for the most part, their life is somewhat like what yours may be like.</p> <p>In missions we often think of jungles. But in Steve's case, the differences are more subtle.<!--more--></p> <h2>Key Quote</h2> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em022-missional-community-discipleship-peru-steve-bremner/a-man-of-god-doing-gods/" rel="attachment wp-att-1176"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1176" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/A-man-of-God-doing-Gods.jpg" alt="A-man-of-God-doing-Gods" width="650" height="485" /></a></p> <h2>Challenge, Revelation, and Current Ministry</h2> <p>Like us, Steve has had a number false starts and failures. These are the things that missionaries don't often share when they're visiting churches and seeking support. They don't always want to talk about the disciple who walked away from Christ or the ministry outreach that they had to shut down because it wasn't bearing fruit.</p> <p>In Steve's journey, it took about five years for him get to where he THOUGHT he was headed when he started out - involved in a ministry school. Along the way there have been a number of things that have changed and some false starts that he shares with us.</p> <p>In fact, it's been just recently that they've started to see significant fruit.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>Steve shares that we all struggle with the "grass is greener" mentality. That everyone wonders sometimes if they would be more fruitful somewhere else.</p> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>Often it's not about giving more [money]. It can be really valuable for a missionary to know <em>that</em> you are praying for them and <em>how</em> you are praying for them.</p> <p><strong>Note:</strong> <em>This reminds me of what Darius Walker shared <a href="/dariuswalker">in his interview</a>.</em></p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <ul> <li>Asking God, "Is this really what we should do?"</li> </ul> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://drive.google.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Google Documents</a></li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendations</h3> <ul> <li>The God Ask<br /> <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CIKKBX6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00CIKKBX6&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=FH7CW4XFZU3J5DIZ">Amazon</a>, <a href="/audible">Audible</a> (free with trial offer)</li> <li>The Missional Entrepreneur (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008FBNRSI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008FBNRSI&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=A... Steve is a Canadian-born missionary to Peru who stopped off in Florida for his ministry education. He’s also a blogger, author, the host of the Fire on Your Head podcast. I first found Steve through his podcast and really enjoyed it. Steve is a Canadian-born missionary to Peru who stopped off in Florida for his ministry education. He’s also a blogger, author, the host of the Fire on Your Head podcast. I first found Steve through his podcast and really enjoyed it. I loved hearing how God was using their ministry to bring people to know Christ and to advance the Kingdom. Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 38:48 1173 EM021: Returning to Ukraine with Caleb Suko https://engagingmissions.com/em021-returning-ukraine-caleb-suko/ Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:00:56 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1112 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em021-returning-ukraine-caleb-suko/returning-to-ukraine-with-caleb-suko/" rel="attachment wp-att-1115"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1115" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Returning-to-Ukraine-with-Caleb-Suko-300x251.png" alt="Returning to Ukraine with Caleb Suko" width="300" height="251" /></a>Caleb Suko and his family are missionaries to Ukraine. Right how they’re in the US, preparing to return in just a few weeks. In spite of all the fighting and challenges, they feel like God would have them return.</p> <p>He’s also a podcaster, a blogger, and the vice president of Church Ministries Institute. In fact, I was first introduced to Caleb through his blog at <a href="http://sukofamily.org">SukoFamily.org</a> and his podcast - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/now-is-the-time/id658436314?mt=2">Now is the Time</a>. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed that I’ve shared a few of his posts and episodes.</p> <p>I appreciate his honesty and his perspective. I think there’s a lot that Caleb can offer us today and it’s my hope that our conversation will inspire and challenge you and me. And that we’ll walk away with some understanding of how we can apply what he’s learned wherever God has called us.</p> <p>I'd also like to mention that he just released a book on amazon called "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0692232095/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0692232095&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=II45K4HWQEOAXJOS">What if... How to Kill Worry and Anxiety Before They Kill You!</a>”</p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Caleb and his family minister in the region of Odessa, Ukraine. They are heavily involved with the local church, minister to other churches in the region, provide support for other missionaries, and provide training in missions and evangelism.</p> <p>He typically walks about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) to and from work every day. He spends 3-4 days a week in the ministry's office and the other 1-2 days working in their local church. On the weekends, he often ministers in their church or in other churches in the region.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>Trust in the Lord with all your heart<br /> and lean not on your own understanding;<br /> in all your ways submit to him,<br /> and he will make your paths straight.<br /> <cite>Proverbs 3:5-6</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>As they Caleb was finishing up seminary and they were preparing to leave, their son was diagnosed with cancer. It was a really difficult time for them but through it all, they saw God's faithfulness and were able to share the hope they had with others.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em021-returning-ukraine-caleb-suko/we-see-gods-faithfulness/" rel="attachment wp-att-1117"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1117" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/We-see-Gods-faithfulness.jpg" alt="We-see-Gods-faithfulness" width="650" height="433" /></a></p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Rather than a moment of revelation that Caleb and his family had to begin to walk out, they discovered that God revealed His plan to them through what they'd already begun.</p> <p>While they were still seeking God's will and direction, they began ministering while they were visiting Caleb's wife's parents in Ukraine. They were just ministering while they were there, and considered it training. They had no idea that they were already laying the groundwork for God's call in their lives.</p> <p>As they prayed about it, they realized that it was both practical and that God had given them the desire to step into that ministry.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>When they return, Caleb plans to focus on two key initiatives. The first is to develop a distance-learning plan for the Russian-speaking population. Because of the geography, and also the political and religious climate of some of they coun... Caleb Suko and his family are returning to Ukraine after ten months back in the US. Discover how God called them to Ukraine, how they prioritize ministry opportunities, and distance learning in Russian-speaking countries. Caleb Suko and his family are missionaries to Ukraine. Right how they’re in the US, preparing to return in just a few weeks. In spite of all the fighting and challenges, they feel like God would have them return.
He’s also a podcaster, a blogger, and the vice president of Church Ministries Institute. In fact, I was first introduced to Caleb through his blog at SukoFamily.org and his podcast - Now is the Time. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed that I’ve shared a few of his posts and episodes.
I appreciate his honesty and his perspective. I think there’s a lot that Caleb can offer us today and it’s my hope that our conversation will inspire and challenge you and me. And that we’ll walk away with some understanding of how we can apply what he’s learned wherever God has called us.
I'd also like to mention that he just released a book on amazon called "What if... How to Kill Worry and Anxiety Before They Kill You!
Life in Ministry
Caleb and his family minister in the region of Odessa, Ukraine. They are heavily involved with the local church, minister to other churches in the region, provide support for other missionaries, and provide training in missions and evangelism.
He typically walks about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) to and from work every day. He spends 3-4 days a week in the ministry's office and the other 1-2 days working in their local church. On the weekends, he often ministers in their church or in other churches in the region.
Key Scripture
Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Challenge
As they Caleb was finishing up seminary and they were preparing to leave, their son was diagnosed with cancer. It was a really difficult time for them but through it all, they saw God's faithfulness and were able to share the hope they had with others.

Revelation
Rather than a moment of revelation that Caleb and his family had to begin to walk out, they discovered that God revealed His plan to them through what they'd already begun.
While they were still seeking God's will and direction, they began ministering while they were visiting Caleb's wife's parents in Ukraine. They were just ministering while they were there, and considered it training. They had no idea that they were already laying the groundwork for God's call in their lives.
As they prayed about it, they realized that it was both practical and that God had given them the desire to step into that ministry.
Current Ministry
When they return, Caleb plans to focus on two key initiatives. The first is to develop a distance-learning plan for the Russian-speaking population. Because of the geography, and also the political and religious climate of some of they countries, traditional ministry education isn't possible for some people.
Second, they hope to be able to help some of the refugees, displaced by the war in Ukraine.
I asked Caleb how he prioritizes and chooses what to do, with so many ministry opportunities available. His answer applies to missions, business, and life in general.
It's critical to have a clear vision for your ministry. At first, you can say "yes" to many things. But later,]]>
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EM020: Cross-Cultural Missions at Home and Abroad with Erin Paul https://engagingmissions.com/em020-cross-cultural-missions-home-abroad-erin-paul/ Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:00:42 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1097 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?attachment_id=1098"><img class="alignright wp-image-1098 size-medium" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/cross-cultural-ministry-at-home-and-abroad-300x251.png" alt="cross cultural ministry at home and abroad" width="300" height="251" /></a>Erin Paul is a 20-year-old college student who is investing her life in cross-cultural missions at home and abroad. She ministers in the US during the school year and takes short-term mission trips while on school breaks.</p> <p>I was first introduced to Erin when she spoke at our church a few weeks ago. She felt called to go on a mission trip to Kenya along with a group from our church and shared about her experiences for a few minutes.</p> <p>While she's in the US, Erin ministers as an intern with Community Servants, a local ministry that partners with the Wherry Housing cooperative to provide low-income housing as well as a wide range of educational opportunities for children and adults.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em020-cross-cultural-missions-home-abroad-erin-paul/the-most-important-thing/" rel="attachment wp-att-1099"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1099" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/The-most-important-thing.jpg" alt="The-most-important-thing" width="649" height="423" /></a></p> <p> </p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.<br /> <cite>Acts 20:24</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>This past Christmas break, Erin spent some time in a refugee camp in Thailand. Because of some things that changed, she was the only English-speaker there. She faced some challenges that really made her depend on God.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>On a mission trip to Northern Thailand, Erin saw what life was like for many of the people she ministers to through <a href="http://communityservants.org">Community Servants</a> in Smyrna, TN. That experience really changed her perspective and how she approaches ministry to the Karen people from Burma (Myanmar).</p> <p>She is now very intentional with forming relationships and looking for discipleship opportunities.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>In a couple of weeks, Erin will begin teaching an English class for adults. She has a heart for education and is really looking forward to meeting the new students as well as reconnecting with returning students.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>One thing that was really meaningful for Erin was when people would reach out to her by email, Skype, or Facebook. It can be lonely and hard, so it's really nice to know that people care about you and what you're doing.</p> <p>She shared several ways to do that</p> <ul> <li>Really build relationships; talk if you can.</li> <li>Find out what is going on and how God is working there.</li> <li>Let them know you care and are praying for them.</li> </ul> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <ul> <li>How hard it is to have her heart in so many places around the world.</li> </ul> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <ul> <li>Constant communication with The Lord. Finding out what he wants her to do and thanking Him in everything.</li> </ul> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://wordpress.org">WordPress</a></li> </ul> <h2>If you're considering WordPress, I recommend <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/hosting" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer">Bluehost</a> for hosting</h2> <p><a href="//www.bluehost.com/track/bdentzy/cundall?page=/wordpress" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer"> <img src="//bluehost-cdn.com/media/partner/images/bdentzy/620x203/bh-620x203-01-dy.png" alt="" border="0" /></a></p> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.amazon. Erin Paul is a 20-year-old college student who is investing her life in cross-cultural missions at home and abroad. She ministers in the US during the school year and takes short-term mission trips while on school breaks. Erin Paul is a 20-year-old college student who is investing her life in cross-cultural missions at home and abroad. She ministers in the US during the school year and takes short-term mission trips while on school breaks.
I was first introduced to Erin when she spoke at our church a few weeks ago. She felt called to go on a mission trip to Kenya along with a group from our church and shared about her experiences for a few minutes.
While she's in the US, Erin ministers as an intern with Community Servants, a local ministry that partners with the Wherry Housing cooperative to provide low-income housing as well as a wide range of educational opportunities for children and adults.
 

 
Key Scripture
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

Acts 20:24
Challenge
This past Christmas break, Erin spent some time in a refugee camp in Thailand. Because of some things that changed, she was the only English-speaker there. She faced some challenges that really made her depend on God.
Revelation
On a mission trip to Northern Thailand, Erin saw what life was like for many of the people she ministers to through Community Servants in Smyrna, TN. That experience really changed her perspective and how she approaches ministry to the Karen people from Burma (Myanmar).
She is now very intentional with forming relationships and looking for discipleship opportunities.
Current Ministry
In a couple of weeks, Erin will begin teaching an English class for adults. She has a heart for education and is really looking forward to meeting the new students as well as reconnecting with returning students.
Significance in the Marketplace
Level Up
One thing that was really meaningful for Erin was when people would reach out to her by email, Skype, or Facebook. It can be lonely and hard, so it's really nice to know that people care about you and what you're doing.
She shared several ways to do that

* Really build relationships; talk if you can.
* Find out what is going on and how God is working there.
* Let them know you care and are praying for them.

Speed Round
Hindsight

* How hard it is to have her heart in so many places around the world.

Best Advice
Personal Success Habit

* Constant communication with The Lord. Finding out what he wants her to do and thanking Him in everything.

Internet Resource

* WordPress

If you're considering WordPress, I recommend Bluehost for hosting

Book Recommendation

* Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough

Shifts in Society
What's happening is definitely a God thing. What's been happening in the international community Wherry Housing has been a huge blessing.
Cross-Cultural Ministry
Erin says that a great first-step is to simply get to know people from other cultures. Be brave enough to step out of your comfort zone and just get to know them...]]>
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EM019: Missions and Discipleship Through Performing Arts with Seth Brooks https://engagingmissions.com/em019-missions-discipleship-performing-arts-seth-brooks/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:00:10 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=1031 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em019-missions-discipleship-performing-arts-seth-brooks/missions-and-discipleshipthrough/" rel="attachment wp-att-1044"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1044" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Missions-and-DiscipleshipThrough-300x251.png" alt="Missions and DiscipleshipThrough" width="300" height="251" /></a>I’m really excited to have Seth Brooks with me today. This has been a long-awaited interview because Seth and I started talking about this months ago. It’s also a very special interview because Seth is sitting right in front of me in the studio. We’re NOT connected over Skype.</p> <p>For the last couple of years, Seth has been on staff with Youth with a Mission in Perth Australia. He’s traveled to several countries and, most recently, led the first ever Performing Arts Discipleship Training School.</p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Unlike some missionaries, Seth's life is somewhat itinerant. While he's in Perth, he lives on a base with 250 to 300 other people. They are involved in daily worship and service ministries. As part of his involvement with the Performing Arts Discipleship Training School (PADTS), he helps students complete their applications and file for necessary paperwork.</p> <p>However, like many of us, some of his ministry involves short-term travel. Most recently, he led the PADTS team on a three-month outreach to India.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,<br /> because the Lord has anointed me<br /> to proclaim good news to the poor.<br /> He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,<br /> to proclaim freedom for the captives<br /> and release from darkness for the prisoners,<br /> to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor<br /> and the day of vengeance of our God,<br /> to comfort all who mourn,<br /> and provide for those who grieve in Zion—<br /> to bestow on them a crown of beauty<br /> instead of ashes,<br /> the oil of joy<br /> instead of mourning,<br /> and a garment of praise<br /> instead of a spirit of despair.<br /> They will be called oaks of righteousness,<br /> a planting of the Lord<br /> for the display of his splendor.<br /> They will rebuild the ancient ruins<br /> and restore the places long devastated;<br /> they will renew the ruined cities<br /> that have been devastated for generations.</p> <p><cite>Isaiah 61:1-4</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>While on the PADTS outreach, Seth ran into some pretty significant health challenges. He'd overextended himself and his health was suffering - to the point that he took days off to rest while his team ministered without him.</p> <p><em><strong>Note:</strong> That reminded me of what <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/paulyoder">Paul Yoder</a> shared during his interview.</em></p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>A few years ago Seth was 26, living at home with his parents, and working a dead-end job. During that time he really sought God's will for his life and ministry. True to form, God spoke to Seth, but in a surprising way.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Seth is very excited about how well the Performing Arts Discipleship Training School went. Because of this breakthrough, they are planning additional schools and outreaches using this model.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>Seth mentioned that it can be really exciting for a missionary to hear back from their supporters and partners. Just knowing that they're paying attention and are praying can be really encouraging.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <ul> <li>Seth didn't realize how challenging it would be</li> </ul> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <p>Seth is driven to excellence. While that can create challenges like the health issues on his outreach, it also challenges him and those around to do and be better.</p> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions. Two years ago Seth Brooks left Nashville, TN to join YWAM in Perth, Australia. Since that time he's launched a ministry and helped create an entirely new Discipleship Training School. I’m really excited to have Seth Brooks with me today. This has been a long-awaited interview because Seth and I started talking about this months ago. It’s also a very special interview because Seth is sitting right in front of me in the studio. We’re NOT connected over Skype.
For the last couple of years, Seth has been on staff with Youth with a Mission in Perth Australia. He’s traveled to several countries and, most recently, led the first ever Performing Arts Discipleship Training School.
Life in Ministry
Unlike some missionaries, Seth's life is somewhat itinerant. While he's in Perth, he lives on a base with 250 to 300 other people. They are involved in daily worship and service ministries. As part of his involvement with the Performing Arts Discipleship Training School (PADTS), he helps students complete their applications and file for necessary paperwork.
However, like many of us, some of his ministry involves short-term travel. Most recently, he led the PADTS team on a three-month outreach to India.
Key Scripture
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

because the Lord has anointed me

to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

to proclaim freedom for the captives

and release from darkness for the prisoners,

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

and the day of vengeance of our God,

to comfort all who mourn,

and provide for those who grieve in Zion—

to bestow on them a crown of beauty

instead of ashes,

the oil of joy

instead of mourning,

and a garment of praise

instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness,

a planting of the Lord

for the display of his splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins

and restore the places long devastated;

they will renew the ruined cities

that have been devastated for generations.
Isaiah 61:1-4
Challenge
While on the PADTS outreach, Seth ran into some pretty significant health challenges. He'd overextended himself and his health was suffering - to the point that he took days off to rest while his team ministered without him.
Note: That reminded me of what Paul Yoder shared during his interview.
Revelation
A few years ago Seth was 26, living at home with his parents, and working a dead-end job. During that time he really sought God's will for his life and ministry. True to form, God spoke to Seth, but in a surprising way.
Current Ministry
Seth is very excited about how well the Performing Arts Discipleship Training School went. Because of this breakthrough, they are planning additional schools and outreaches using this model.
Significance in the Marketplace
Level Up
Seth mentioned that it can be really exciting for a missionary to hear back from their supporters and partners. Just knowing that they're paying attention and are praying can be really encouraging.
Speed Round
Hindsight

* Seth didn't realize how challenging it would be

Best Advice
Personal Success Habit
Seth is driven to excellence. While that can create challenges like the health issues on his outreach, it also challenges him and those around to do and be better.
Internet Resource

* MailChimp

Book Recommendation

* 1031
EM018: Bible-Based Environmental Education in Kenya with Curt Bryson https://engagingmissions.com/em018-bible-based-environmental-education-kenya-curt-bryson/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:24 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=994 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em018-bible-based-environmental-education-kenya-curt-bryson/curt-bryson/" rel="attachment wp-att-1010"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-1010" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Curt-Bryson-300x251.png" alt="Curt Bryson" width="300" height="251" /></a>I'm really excited to bring you Curt Bryson today. Curt is a former roommate of mine, a good friend of mine, and he was able to join me in the studio.</p> <p>He's been in Kenya for the past two years and is planning to return in a few months. Over the last two years he's been working with <a title="Suba Environmental Education of Kenya" href="http://www.missionwild.org/" target="_blank">Suba Environmental Education of Kenya</a> (S.E.E.K), which was founded by Don and Nancy Richards. With his involvement in S.E.E.K. he's been able to offer training programs in schools, minister to widows and orphans, and has started a few things that we discussed in this interview.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em018-bible-based-environmental-education-kenya-curt-bryson/i-was-a-missionary-way/" rel="attachment wp-att-996"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-996" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/I-was-a-missionary-way.jpg" alt="I-was-a-missionary-way" width="650" height="462" /></a></p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Curt shared that his life in ministry isn't all that different from having a job. In fact, he has a job - ministering at S.E.E.K. He teaches environmental studies in schools every day and leads Bible studies. He has days off and regular work hours just like the rest of us. It's just that his work is a little different.</p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <p>Curt said that the entire time he's been in Kenya, this scripture has guided his perspective and his actions. When times are tough or when things seem to be going well, he remembers Christ and Him crucified.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>For Curt, one of the most difficult things he went through was his transition during the first month. During that time, he had a hard time because he was accustomed to being surrounded by friends and family but went to Kenya alone. The cultural and language differences were made it hard for him to connect at first and he instantly realized he no longer had the support he used to enjoy.</p> <p>During that time he had to focus on his time alone with God. Incidentally, that also shaped how he approached challenges during the remainder of his time there.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.<br /> <cite>James 5:16</cite></p> <p>During on a ministry trip to one of the villages, Curt felt like the Holy Spirit led him to focus on the "prayer of a righteous man availeth much" part of James 5:16. Because of that, he took the opportunity to pray for a pregnant mother, which led to the story he shared.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Curt has a heart to help students in Kenya who are unable to afford education. Unlike the US and many nations where high school education is compulsory, it is expensive for Kenyans to continue their education. So much that in the county where he lives, only 11% of children attend high school.</p> <p>And, without that education, most are destined to a life of driving a motorcycle, fishing on Lake Victoria, or prostitution.</p> <p>However, unlike many aid programs, they do not <em>give</em> resources to the children. Rather, they disciple them and give them jobs so that they can have the dignity of paying their own way.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>Many who are called to the marketplace are missionaries even though they've never been on a mission trip. When you carry the light of Christ, everywhere you go you're somewhat of a missionary.</p> <blockquote class="pull"><p>"Anybody who carries the light o... Returning from his first two years in Kenya, Curt Bryson shares some of the challenges and victories he's seen. Along the way, he also shares how God has led him to impact whole families by investing generationally in education. I'm really excited to bring you Curt Bryson today. Curt is a former roommate of mine, a good friend of mine, and he was able to join me in the studio.
He's been in Kenya for the past two years and is planning to return in a few months. Over the last two years he's been working with Suba Environmental Education of Kenya (S.E.E.K), which was founded by Don and Nancy Richards. With his involvement in S.E.E.K. he's been able to offer training programs in schools, minister to widows and orphans, and has started a few things that we discussed in this interview.

Life in Ministry
Curt shared that his life in ministry isn't all that different from having a job. In fact, he has a job - ministering at S.E.E.K. He teaches environmental studies in schools every day and leads Bible studies. He has days off and regular work hours just like the rest of us. It's just that his work is a little different.

Key Scripture
Curt said that the entire time he's been in Kenya, this scripture has guided his perspective and his actions. When times are tough or when things seem to be going well, he remembers Christ and Him crucified.
Challenge
For Curt, one of the most difficult things he went through was his transition during the first month. During that time, he had a hard time because he was accustomed to being surrounded by friends and family but went to Kenya alone. The cultural and language differences were made it hard for him to connect at first and he instantly realized he no longer had the support he used to enjoy.
During that time he had to focus on his time alone with God. Incidentally, that also shaped how he approached challenges during the remainder of his time there.
Revelation
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

James 5:16
During on a ministry trip to one of the villages, Curt felt like the Holy Spirit led him to focus on the "prayer of a righteous man availeth much" part of James 5:16. Because of that, he took the opportunity to pray for a pregnant mother, which led to the story he shared.
Current Ministry
Curt has a heart to help students in Kenya who are unable to afford education. Unlike the US and many nations where high school education is compulsory, it is expensive for Kenyans to continue their education. So much that in the county where he lives, only 11% of children attend high school.
And, without that education, most are destined to a life of driving a motorcycle, fishing on Lake Victoria, or prostitution.
However, unlike many aid programs, they do not give resources to the children. Rather, they disciple them and give them jobs so that they can have the dignity of paying their own way.
Significance in the Marketplace
Many who are called to the marketplace are missionaries even though they've never been on a mission trip. When you carry the light of Christ, everywhere you go you're somewhat of a missionary.
"Anybody who carries the light of Christ anywhere they go and tells people about Christ is doing missions."
Level Up
Two things that could really help missionaries are to pay attention to what they're doing and help get the word out. In a world where most of the news is negative and focused on hate and fear, we need people whose perspective allows them to share the Good News of the Kingdom across the globe.
This reminds me of what our former guests 994 EM017: Supporting National Missionaries with Tony Evans of Mission Voice Network https://engagingmissions.com/em017-supporting-national-missionaries-tony-evans-mission-voice-network/ Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:19 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=946 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em017-supporting-national-missionaris-tony-evans-mission-voice-network/supporting-national-missionaries-with-tony-evans-of-mission-voice-network/" rel="attachment wp-att-960"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-960" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/supporting-national-missionaries-with-tony-evans-of-mission-voice-network-300x251.jpg" alt="supporting national missionaries with tony evans of mission voice network" width="300" height="251" /></a>I'm really excited to bring you this week's guest, Tony Evans. I connected with him through <a href="http://engagngmissions.com/brentbazler">Brent Bazler</a>, who is a former guest of the show but we're not here to talk about Brent today; Tony is our featured guest.</p> <p>Following a career as an entrepreneur, Tony Evans began helping support the National Missionaries in rural India. Tony is now the US director for Mission Voice Network, which is primarily a church planting ministry with indigenous missionaries in the remote villages of India. They come alongside these missionaries who are already faithfully proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.</p> <p>With 80% of India's 1.2 billion people living in rural areas, the need is great. Only 20% of the missions focus in India is on these 800 million people who have never heard the name of Jesus Christ. And the harvest is plentiful.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em017-supporting-national-missionaris-tony-evans-mission-voice-network/the-fear-of-the-lord-is-the-beginning-of-wisdom/" rel="attachment wp-att-961"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-961" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/the-fear-of-the-lord-is-the-beginning-of-wisdom.jpg" alt="the fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom" width="940" height="788" /></a></p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>When Tony looks back at the wake of his life, he sees many instances where God has intervened. But one of the most poignant was the loss of their 9-year-old son to leukemia. Even in that difficult time, God was faithful.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>During Tony's career as an entrepreneur, there was a time when he was called in to consult on a problem. While there was a group that had been working on the problem for days, he had no information at all. So, on the way, he prayed for wisdom. When he arrived, he had the answer within minutes.</p> <p>But that's not where the story ends. God showed him something after that.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Tony's purpose is to raise prayer and financial support in the US for the ministry that's happening in India. He's continually amazed by what they accomplish with so few resources.</p> <p>He also suggests that we connect with the ministry's founder, <strong>Brother V</strong> when He's in the US. You can find out more by visiting their website at <a href="http://missionvoicenetwork.org">MissionVoiceNetwork.org</a>.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <h2>Level Up</h2> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <ul> <li>Tony prefers to live the adventure in the moment. He wouldn't change anything.</li> </ul> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <ul> <li>Tony's strength is in organization and the efficient use of resources.</li> </ul> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://bible.is">Bible.is One App. 997 Languages (so far)</a></li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AQ4C23I/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AQ4C23I&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=5MZGBUTJL4KJMKNQ">The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00AQ4C23I" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></li> </ul> <h2>Shifts in Society</h2> <p>Tony isn't sure that God's behind what we see happening bu... Following a career as an entrepreneur, Tony Evans began helping support the National Missionaries in rural India. Over 80% of 1.2 billion people are in rural areas where they have never heard the name of Jesus Christ. I'm really excited to bring you this week's guest, Tony Evans. I connected with him through Brent Bazler, who is a former guest of the show but we're not here to talk about Brent today; Tony is our featured guest.
Following a career as an entrepreneur, Tony Evans began helping support the National Missionaries in rural India. Tony is now the US director for Mission Voice Network, which is primarily a church planting ministry with indigenous missionaries in the remote villages of India. They come alongside these missionaries who are already faithfully proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
With 80% of India's 1.2 billion people living in rural areas, the need is great. Only 20% of the missions focus in India is on these 800 million people who have never heard the name of Jesus Christ. And the harvest is plentiful.
Key Scripture

Challenge
When Tony looks back at the wake of his life, he sees many instances where God has intervened. But one of the most poignant was the loss of their 9-year-old son to leukemia. Even in that difficult time, God was faithful.
Revelation
During Tony's career as an entrepreneur, there was a time when he was called in to consult on a problem. While there was a group that had been working on the problem for days, he had no information at all. So, on the way, he prayed for wisdom. When he arrived, he had the answer within minutes.
But that's not where the story ends. God showed him something after that.
Current Ministry
Tony's purpose is to raise prayer and financial support in the US for the ministry that's happening in India. He's continually amazed by what they accomplish with so few resources.
He also suggests that we connect with the ministry's founder, Brother V when He's in the US. You can find out more by visiting their website at MissionVoiceNetwork.org.
Significance in the Marketplace
Level Up
Speed Round
Hindsight

* Tony prefers to live the adventure in the moment. He wouldn't change anything.

Best Advice
Personal Success Habit

* Tony's strength is in organization and the efficient use of resources.

Internet Resource

* Bible.is One App. 997 Languages (so far)

Book Recommendation

* The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected

Shifts in Society
Tony isn't sure that God's behind what we see happening but he says that there's a real opportunity there. We tend to not associate with people who aren't like us but we should.
Cross-Cultural Ministry
In a phrase, love them. We want a step-by-step plan in the US but that's not how it works.
New Place
Pray and fast. Without God's direction, without Him going with us, our best laid plans mean nothing.
Parting Advice
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Colossians 3:12-14
]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 33:34 946 EM016: Church Planting Multiplication with Jay Judson https://engagingmissions.com/em016-church-planting-multiplication-jay-judson/ Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:00:23 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=930 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em016-church-planting-multiplication-jay-judson/em016-church-planting-multiplication-with-jay-judson/" rel="attachment wp-att-932"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-932" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/EM016-Church-Planting-Multiplication-with-Jay-Judson-300x251.jpg" alt="EM016 Church Planting Multiplication with Jay Judson" width="300" height="251" /></a>Jay Judson spent 12 years ministering in a closed country. He's really good at jump-starting and multiplying networks of churches among historically bible-less people groups.</p> <p>I want to share some statistics with you because they’re astounding: Jay has trained 7 people. That may not sound ground-breaking but Scripture reminds us that we shouldn’t despise the day of small beginnings.</p> <p>Those trainees report nearly 42,500 people baptized in nearly 1,050 house churches across 10 previously unreached people groups. Additionally, he’s also worked with several groups jump-starting ministries in southern Asia.</p> <p>In this week's interview he shares some astounding numbers of baptisms that all started by him finding ways to decrease so that God could decrease. And the strategies Jay and others use will work in any culture - even the US.</p> <h2>Life in Ministry</h2> <p>Jay shares a little about himself and his ministry. When he started ministering, he found few allies in pastors. Instead, God brought him "common" people to disciple and send out, starting networks of churches in homes.<!--more--></p> <ul> <li>He met them on their turf.</li> <li>He focused on the key elements of discipleship and let his key partners help him make it culturally relevant.</li> <li>He asked, “How can we help Buddhist-background people feel comfortable worshiping Jesus?”</li> <li>In the middle of oppression and suffocating poverty, they were able to ask, “Would you like to hear about hope?”</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em016-church-planting-multiplication-jay-judson/would-you-like-to-hear-about-hope/" rel="attachment wp-att-931"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-931" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/would-you-like-to-hear-about-hope.jpg" alt="would you like to hear about hope" width="650" height="545" /></a></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>In 2004 he started seeing tremendous breakthroughs among the Buddhist people. Almost immediately he experienced total kidney failure and had to return to the US. He was on dialysis for a couple of months.</p> <p>In that time, the 7 churches he had planted grew to 11, and then to 30 in the following 3 months. The churches kept multiplying while he wasn't there, which is the whole point.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Meeting Dr. George Patterson totally changed how Jay approaches ministry and discipleship. Through the training he received, he learned effective ways to plant churches and to approach strategic ministry. He also learned that his focus on decreasing so that Christ could increase was critical. He</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>He's received reports of over 20,000 baptisms over the last 4 months. As you'll hear Jay explain, he's intentionally under-reporting that number until he's been able to verify it even though he's personally trained and trusts the people who have given that report.</p> <h2>Significance in the Marketplace</h2> <p>Jay shared how one of his friends in Oregon owns a construction company and is totally about God's business in and through his business. He said that his friend (and trainee) has literally baptized people in a front-end loader and is really seeing God's Kingdom advance.</p> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>Jay suggested that we do two specific things to "level up" our giving. First, focus on giving to the missionaries that we already know and love rather than giving to an organization. And, second, he provided two resources - foundations that will take seed money and invest it ... http://j.mp/emrs016 Jay Judson spent 12 years ministering in a closed country. Through his efforts, the people he's discipled have seen thousands of people baptized. In fact, they're reporting over 20,000 baptisms in 4 months. Jay Judson spent 12 years ministering in a closed country. He's really good at jump-starting and multiplying networks of churches among historically bible-less people groups.
I want to share some statistics with you because they’re astounding: Jay has trained 7 people. That may not sound ground-breaking but Scripture reminds us that we shouldn’t despise the day of small beginnings.
Those trainees report nearly 42,500 people baptized in nearly 1,050 house churches across 10 previously unreached people groups. Additionally, he’s also worked with several groups jump-starting ministries in southern Asia.
In this week's interview he shares some astounding numbers of baptisms that all started by him finding ways to decrease so that God could decrease. And the strategies Jay and others use will work in any culture - even the US.
Life in Ministry
Jay shares a little about himself and his ministry. When he started ministering, he found few allies in pastors. Instead, God brought him "common" people to disciple and send out, starting networks of churches in homes.

* He met them on their turf.
* He focused on the key elements of discipleship and let his key partners help him make it culturally relevant.
* He asked, “How can we help Buddhist-background people feel comfortable worshiping Jesus?”
* In the middle of oppression and suffocating poverty, they were able to ask, “Would you like to hear about hope?”


Key Scripture
Challenge
In 2004 he started seeing tremendous breakthroughs among the Buddhist people. Almost immediately he experienced total kidney failure and had to return to the US. He was on dialysis for a couple of months.
In that time, the 7 churches he had planted grew to 11, and then to 30 in the following 3 months. The churches kept multiplying while he wasn't there, which is the whole point.
Revelation
Meeting Dr. George Patterson totally changed how Jay approaches ministry and discipleship. Through the training he received, he learned effective ways to plant churches and to approach strategic ministry. He also learned that his focus on decreasing so that Christ could increase was critical. He
Current Ministry
He's received reports of over 20,000 baptisms over the last 4 months. As you'll hear Jay explain, he's intentionally under-reporting that number until he's been able to verify it even though he's personally trained and trusts the people who have given that report.
Significance in the Marketplace
Jay shared how one of his friends in Oregon owns a construction company and is totally about God's business in and through his business. He said that his friend (and trainee) has literally baptized people in a front-end loader and is really seeing God's Kingdom advance.
Level Up
Jay suggested that we do two specific things to "level up" our giving. First, focus on giving to the missionaries that we already know and love rather than giving to an organization. And, second, he provided two resources - foundations that will take seed money and invest it for the purpose of giving even more for the advancement of the Kingdom.
If you're interested in that, check out both of the links below. Check them out thoroughly before you consider using them to ensure that their goals and requirements align with what you believe God would have you do.

* Foreign Mission Foundation, Dr. Gene Davis
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EM015: Uncommon Missions Destination with Brent and Temple Cundall https://engagingmissions.com/em015-uncommon-missions-destination-brent-temple-cundall/ Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:00:28 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=910 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em015-uncommon-missions-destination-brent-temple-cundall/unexpected-missions-destination-with-brent-and-temple-cundall/" rel="attachment wp-att-921"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-921" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Unexpected-Missions-Destination-with-Brent-and-Temple-Cundall-300x251.jpg" alt="Unexpected Missions Destination with Brent and Temple Cundall" width="300" height="251" /></a>Brent and Temple Cundall are raising support to go to an unexpected missions destination - The United Kingdom. Their mission is to raise up indigenous worship leaders to write the "heart songs" of the Hindi language and they’re currently in the States, raising funds to make the leap.</p> <p>Some people might be confused by a calling to a developed country. Especially a country such as the UK, the launching pad for the Wesley brothers and the home of C.S. Lewis, to name just a few. But their call is specific to the South Asian community of Southall, where it can feel more like India than England.</p> <p>As we talked and they shared their heart, it became clear that there is a huge opportunity in sharing the love of Christ in a community where people are in transition, assimilating to a new culture. We have similar opportunities all around us as our lives and communities become more diverse. Let's learn from what God is doing in their lives.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p>After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:</p> <blockquote><p>“Salvation belongs to our God,<br /> who sits on the throne,<br /> and to the Lamb.”</p></blockquote> <p><cite>Revelation 7:9-10</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Temple shared one of the aspects of raising funds that emotionally drained her. In the end, though, God provided as she was obedient.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Brent shared how he and Temple have approached this calling, always asking God for the <strong>right</strong> answer rather than the <em>affirmative</em> answer. From their first trip to Southall to the process of being approved by World Harvest (now SERGE), they have been submitted. They never went into something expecting a certain answer, they just wanted God to show them what they should see.</p> <p>As we chatted, they also shared their plan for approaching this assignment as servants, even though they're being brought in as experts. Their heart is to raise up other people, not to glorify themselves.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>They are really excited about the ministry opportunities. The church they'll be joining has 4 baptisms upcoming, each from a different major world religion. Brent said they know that this is just a taste of what is possible, knowing that only 2% of the Indian population is Christian worldwide.</p> <p>Temple shared a little about <a href="http://serge.org">SERGE's</a> ministry model. It's based on placing a community of believers in the middle of an otherwise non-believing community and allowing the contagion of the Gospel to spread.</p> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>Brent and Temple are raising funds right now so they're very aware of the challenges and the value of that one-time and monthly donation. So, the easy answer is, "increase your giving."</p> <p>There are other ways to give, though. Perhaps a gift card or offering a place to stay while they are on furlough could go a long way. Beyond that, communication is really important. That email letting a missionary know that you're there and paying attention can really mean a lot.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight:</h3> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em015-uncommon-missions-destination-brent-temple-cundall/dont-let-one-mistake-ruin-your-l... London, southall, southhall, england, great britain, cundall, cundle, musicianaries, Brent and Temple Cundall are raising support to go to an unexpected missions destination - The United Kingdom. Their mission is to raise up indigenous worship leaders to write the "heart songs" of the Hindi language and they’re currently in the States, raising funds to make the leap.
Some people might be confused by a calling to a developed country. Especially a country such as the UK, the launching pad for the Wesley brothers and the home of C.S. Lewis, to name just a few. But their call is specific to the South Asian community of Southall, where it can feel more like India than England.
As we talked and they shared their heart, it became clear that there is a huge opportunity in sharing the love of Christ in a community where people are in transition, assimilating to a new culture. We have similar opportunities all around us as our lives and communities become more diverse. Let's learn from what God is doing in their lives.
Key Scripture
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:
“Salvation belongs to our God,

who sits on the throne,

and to the Lamb.”
Revelation 7:9-10
Challenge
Temple shared one of the aspects of raising funds that emotionally drained her. In the end, though, God provided as she was obedient.
Revelation
Brent shared how he and Temple have approached this calling, always asking God for the right answer rather than the affirmative answer. From their first trip to Southall to the process of being approved by World Harvest (now SERGE), they have been submitted. They never went into something expecting a certain answer, they just wanted God to show them what they should see.
As we chatted, they also shared their plan for approaching this assignment as servants, even though they're being brought in as experts. Their heart is to raise up other people, not to glorify themselves.
Current Ministry
They are really excited about the ministry opportunities. The church they'll be joining has 4 baptisms upcoming, each from a different major world religion. Brent said they know that this is just a taste of what is possible, knowing that only 2% of the Indian population is Christian worldwide.
Temple shared a little about SERGE's ministry model. It's based on placing a community of believers in the middle of an otherwise non-believing community and allowing the contagion of the Gospel to spread.
Level Up
Brent and Temple are raising funds right now so they're very aware of the challenges and the value of that one-time and monthly donation. So, the easy answer is, "increase your giving."
There are other ways to give, though. Perhaps a gift card or offering a place to stay while they are on furlough could go a long way. Beyond that, communication is really important. That email letting a missionary know that you're there and paying attention can really mean a lot.
Speed Round
Hindsight:
Best Advice

Support and Encouragement
Brent and Temple have had several friends who have really been cheerleaders and supporters. They've helped organize events, pray together, and raise funds. And they've had several older missionaries guide and mentor them through this process.
Personal Success Habit
]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 32:36 910 EM014: Helping Missionaries Manage Their Support with Paul Yoder of DonorElf https://engagingmissions.com/em014-helping-missionaries-manage-support-paul-yoder-donorelf/ Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:00:40 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=887 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em014-helping-missionaries-manage-support-paul-yoder-donorelf/helping-missionaries-manage-their-support-with-paul-yoder-of-donorelf/" rel="attachment wp-att-889"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-889" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Helping-Missionaries-Manage-Their-Support-with-Paul-Yoder-of-DonorElf-300x251.jpg" alt="Helping Missionaries Manage Their Support with Paul Yoder of DonorElf" width="300" height="251" /></a>Paul Yoder was a full-time missionary with <a href="http://www.wordmadeflesh.org/">Word Made Flesh</a>. During that time he was closely involved with the struggles missionaries have raising and tracking support and developed some software that helped them. Ultimately, though, he had to leave after only 9 months.</p> <p>After leaving, Paul entered the workforce full-time. Still, he couldn't forget the challenges he and other missionaries faced every day in managing their support. Finally, he decided to take what he'd already done and develop a new web application to help missionaries address the specific pain points he and others were experiencing.</p> <p>Out of that desire to take the headache out of tracking support, <a href="http://donorelf.com">DonorElf</a> was born. Paul's hope is that missionaries will be able to focus more on what's most important in their lives and ministries.</p> <p>In this week's interview, Paul and I talk a little about DonorElf. Through it all, though, as we focused on the story of God in his life, we saw so clearly how God has had His hand on Paul's life through all the twists and turns his life took.</p> <h2>Key Quote</h2> <p>Paul shared two quotes that are really meaningful to him.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em014-helping-missionaries-manage-support-paul-yoder-donorelf/i-want-to-live-fully-alive/" rel="attachment wp-att-890"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-890" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/i-want-to-live-fully-alive.jpg" alt="i want to live fully alive" width="650" height="545" /></a></p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>There was a time when shortly after the birth of Paul's first son that he was working full-time and working on DonorElf, too. It was becoming too much and Paul was about to burn out.</p> <p>It was exactly at that time God began to show him the other side of the Sabbath. It's not <em>just</em> about rest; Paul shares what God showed Him.<!--more--></p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>There was a time when Paul was struggling with why God would have him move to be involved with a missions organization, knowing that he would fail at that and have to reenter the workforce. As he prayed about it, God revealed something very meaningful to him.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Much of Paul's current ministry is tied to DonorElf. It's already doing great things for missionaries and he personally handles many of the things an IT department would handle for larger organizations. Still, he wants it to do more and he shared several things he's hoping to add to the software so that it can be even more helpful.</p> <h2>Level Up</h2> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <p>Paul wishes he would have known how much work it would be. But he's glad he didn't because he might not have built DonorElf in the first place.</p> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Support and Encouragement</h3> <p>One very important person has believed in Paul and his vision for DonorElf since the beginning.</p> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <p>Paul starts his morning very early (listen to find out how early) so that he can pray, read the Bible, and work on DonorElf before he leaves for work.</p> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <p>Paul shared two internet resources</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.boomeranggmail.com/">Boomerang for Gmail</a></li> <li><a href="https://sincerely.com/postagram">Postagram</a></li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <p>The God Ask by Steve Shadrach</p> <ul> Paul Yoder was a full-time missionary with Word Made Flesh. During that time he was closely involved with the struggles missionaries have raising and tracking support and developed some software that helped them. Ultimately, though, Paul Yoder was a full-time missionary with Word Made Flesh. During that time he was closely involved with the struggles missionaries have raising and tracking support and developed some software that helped them. Ultimately, though, he had to leave after only 9 months.
After leaving, Paul entered the workforce full-time. Still, he couldn't forget the challenges he and other missionaries faced every day in managing their support. Finally, he decided to take what he'd already done and develop a new web application to help missionaries address the specific pain points he and others were experiencing.
Out of that desire to take the headache out of tracking support, DonorElf was born. Paul's hope is that missionaries will be able to focus more on what's most important in their lives and ministries.
In this week's interview, Paul and I talk a little about DonorElf. Through it all, though, as we focused on the story of God in his life, we saw so clearly how God has had His hand on Paul's life through all the twists and turns his life took.
Key Quote
Paul shared two quotes that are really meaningful to him.

Challenge
There was a time when shortly after the birth of Paul's first son that he was working full-time and working on DonorElf, too. It was becoming too much and Paul was about to burn out.
It was exactly at that time God began to show him the other side of the Sabbath. It's not just about rest; Paul shares what God showed Him.
Revelation
There was a time when Paul was struggling with why God would have him move to be involved with a missions organization, knowing that he would fail at that and have to reenter the workforce. As he prayed about it, God revealed something very meaningful to him.
Current Ministry
Much of Paul's current ministry is tied to DonorElf. It's already doing great things for missionaries and he personally handles many of the things an IT department would handle for larger organizations. Still, he wants it to do more and he shared several things he's hoping to add to the software so that it can be even more helpful.
Level Up
Speed Round
Hindsight
Paul wishes he would have known how much work it would be. But he's glad he didn't because he might not have built DonorElf in the first place.
Best Advice
Support and Encouragement
One very important person has believed in Paul and his vision for DonorElf since the beginning.
Personal Success Habit
Paul starts his morning very early (listen to find out how early) so that he can pray, read the Bible, and work on DonorElf before he leaves for work.
Internet Resource
Paul shared two internet resources

* Boomerang for Gmail
* Postagram

Book Recommendation
The God Ask by Steve Shadrach

* Audible (free with trial)
* Amazon

New Place
Paul loves the outdoors. Find out what he'd do if he found himself in a new place.
Parting Advice
Contact Info
paul@donorelf.com
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EM013: Around the World in 9 Months with Laura Beth Harbin https://engagingmissions.com/em013-around-world-9-months-laura-beth-harbin/ Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:00:22 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=868 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em013-around-world-9-months-laura-beth-harbin/around-the-world-with-laura-beth-harbin/" rel="attachment wp-att-874"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-874" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/around-the-world-with-laura-beth-harbin-300x251.jpg" alt="around the world with laura beth harbin" width="300" height="251" /></a>After a trip to Swaziland, Laura Beth had settled back into her comfort zone as a college student. Then she felt God’s call to lay it all down and leave on a 9-month Passport Immersion trip with Adventures in Missions. In order to raise the money she needed, she transferred to a less expensive school to save money and get ahead in her schooling.</p> <p>Now 20 years old, Laura Beth recently returned from her trip and is beginning to reintegrate with life in the US after ministering in 3 countries over the course of 9 months.<!--more--></p> <p><!--GRAPHIC--></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <p>Laura Beth loves both Romans 8 and Hebrews 11. In concert, they help her understand both the reality of Faith and how we walk in the Spirit.</p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>While in Guatemala for 3 weeks, Laura Beth, and the rest of the team, were really having a rough time. They were broken. But through the ministry of another team on the ground in Guatemala, things began to change.</p> <p>During this time Laura Beth came face-to-face with some very personal challenges. Through it all, though, God kept reminder her of how much He loved her and how proud He was of her.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>While in the Philippines, Laura Beth was taking some time by herself in the morning. She'd been struggling with some lies about herself in her own head. But in that moment God gave her an idea that allowed her to take physical action to overcome the mental attacks.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em013-around-world-9-months-laura-beth-harbin/when-jesus-died-on-the-cross-he-said-it-was-finished/" rel="attachment wp-att-875"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-875" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/when-jesus-died-on-the-cross-he-said-it-was-finished.jpg" alt="when jesus died on the cross he said it was finished" width="650" height="545" /></a></p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Laura Beth is working at a YMCA day camp, which is helping her reacclimatize to life in the US. While she would love to continue traveling like she has been, she's not certain of her future but she knows that she needs to focus on completing her schooling for now.</p> <h2>What is Reentry Like</h2> <p>Imagine being with the same group of people for nearly a year and then suddenly having none of them around. And, at the same time reentering life with friends and family you've not seen in nearly a year. You've had amazing experiences that are totally separate from the way you used to live but your friends and family haven't. It's difficult to explain and to relate after an extended experience like that; it takes some time to reconnect.</p> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>Laura Beth shares how focusing on one thing - a personal relationship - can apply in multiple ways. Maybe it's not so much about <em>what</em> you do as the focus on relationships.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Support and Encouragement</h3> <p>During one personal struggle, her team was really there for her. They encouraged and supported her.</p> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <p><a href="http://lbharbin.myadventures.org/">Her mission blog</a></p> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <p>Abba's Child</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/audible">Audible</a> (free trial)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IDHVHMC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00IDHVHMC&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20">Amazon</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem. After a short-term missions trip, Laura Beth Harbin was ready to settle back into normal life but God had different plans. Discover what God showed her. After a trip to Swaziland, Laura Beth had settled back into her comfort zone as a college student. Then she felt God’s call to lay it all down and leave on a 9-month Passport Immersion trip with Adventures in Missions. In order to raise the money she needed, she transferred to a less expensive school to save money and get ahead in her schooling.
Now 20 years old, Laura Beth recently returned from her trip and is beginning to reintegrate with life in the US after ministering in 3 countries over the course of 9 months.

Key Scripture
Laura Beth loves both Romans 8 and Hebrews 11. In concert, they help her understand both the reality of Faith and how we walk in the Spirit.
Challenge
While in Guatemala for 3 weeks, Laura Beth, and the rest of the team, were really having a rough time. They were broken. But through the ministry of another team on the ground in Guatemala, things began to change.
During this time Laura Beth came face-to-face with some very personal challenges. Through it all, though, God kept reminder her of how much He loved her and how proud He was of her.
Revelation
While in the Philippines, Laura Beth was taking some time by herself in the morning. She'd been struggling with some lies about herself in her own head. But in that moment God gave her an idea that allowed her to take physical action to overcome the mental attacks.

Current Ministry
Laura Beth is working at a YMCA day camp, which is helping her reacclimatize to life in the US. While she would love to continue traveling like she has been, she's not certain of her future but she knows that she needs to focus on completing her schooling for now.
What is Reentry Like
Imagine being with the same group of people for nearly a year and then suddenly having none of them around. And, at the same time reentering life with friends and family you've not seen in nearly a year. You've had amazing experiences that are totally separate from the way you used to live but your friends and family haven't. It's difficult to explain and to relate after an extended experience like that; it takes some time to reconnect.
Level Up
Laura Beth shares how focusing on one thing - a personal relationship - can apply in multiple ways. Maybe it's not so much about what you do as the focus on relationships.
Speed Round
Hindsight
Best Advice
Support and Encouragement
During one personal struggle, her team was really there for her. They encouraged and supported her.
Personal Success Habit
Internet Resource
Her mission blog
Book Recommendation
Abba's Child

* Audible (free trial)
* Amazon
* iTunes

Cold Tangerines

* Audible (free trial)
* Amazon
* iTunes

New Place
Laura Beth would do something a little unexpected with the laptop so that she could focus on getting to know her surroundings.
Parting Advice
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EM012: Caring for Orphans in Ecuador with Denise Piñeiros https://engagingmissions.com/em012-caring-for-orphans-ecuador-denise-pineiros/ Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:00:51 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=823 <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em012-caring-for-orphans-ecuador-denise-pineiros/caring-for-orphans-in-ecuador/" rel="attachment wp-att-841"><img class="pull alignright size-medium wp-image-841" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/caring-for-orphans-in-ecuador-300x251.png" alt="caring for orphans in ecuador" width="300" height="251" /></a>Denise and Oswaldo Piñeiros are missionaries to the over 200,000 orphans in Ecuador. They povide resources to orphanages. They also  provide support and pastoral care for adoptive families and advocacy with the government.</p> <p>I connected with them through Autumn Kerr of <a href="http://visitingorphans.org">Visiting Orphans</a>, who we heard from in <a href="http://engagingmissions.com/autumnkerr">Episode 3</a>. I'm really thankful for this connection.</p> <p>As we talked, Denise shared how God called them to this ministry. They've walked through some challenges. Now they are working on some things that should really set them up to minister more freely.</p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p><a href="https://twitter.com/home?status=...Look%20after%20orphans%20and%20widows%20in%20their%20distress%20and%20to%20keep%20oneself%20from%20being%20polluted%20by%20the%20world.%20http://engagingmissions.com/12" target="_blank">Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to <strong>keep oneself from being polluted by the world</strong></a>.<br /> <cite>James 1:27</cite></p></blockquote> <p>As Denise shared her heart, she also shared how she and Oswaldo are trying to focus on the often-forgotten part of that verse. As they've started caring for orphans, it's shaped how they approach ministry in and to orphanages.<!--more--></p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/?attachment_id=825" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-825 size-full" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Religion-that-God-our.jpg" alt="Religion-that-God-our" width="650" height="466" /></a></p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Often missionaries leave family and friends behind. When they do, they can miss out on significant life events. Last year Denise had one of those experiences but God did something special that gave her an overwhelming sense of His affection for her.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>As Denise and Oswaldo were just learning about orphan care, God began to birth a desire to see the kind of ministry that they now have. Still, they were uncertain whether <em>they</em> were supposed to be the ones to do it.</p> <p>One day, Denise had a "mirror" experience that sealed the deal in her heart"</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Through <a href="http://visitingorphans.org">Visiting Orphans</a>, they have seen volunteers coming down for longer assignments, sometimes up to six months. And they are working on changing the legal status of their ministry in ways that will open more doors.</p> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>Denise reminded us that being a missionary can be lonely sometimes. Often the best thing we can do to "level up" our support of a missionary is just to be a friend. Send that letter. Make that call. Connect via Skype. Focus on being fully active in their lives and building a long-term relationship.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <p>Denise wishes she would have known how long things can take to accomplish.</p> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Support and Encouragement</h3> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <p>Denise has built some key relationships that allow her to learn from those who are more experienced.</p> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <p>Denise gave us three:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://constantcontact.com">Constant Contact</a></li> <li><a href="http://donortools.com">Donor Tools</a></li> <li><a href="http://messengerfellowship.com">Messenger Fellowship</a></li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <p>Love Does by Bob Goff</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://engagingmissions. Denise and Oswaldo Piñeiros are missionaries to the over 200,000 orphans in Ecuador. They are caring for orphans by providing resources to orphanages, support and pastoral care for adoptive families and advocacy with the government. Denise and Oswaldo Piñeiros are missionaries to the over 200,000 orphans in Ecuador. They povide resources to orphanages. They also  provide support and pastoral care for adoptive families and advocacy with the government.
I connected with them through Autumn Kerr of Visiting Orphans, who we heard from in Episode 3. I'm really thankful for this connection.
As we talked, Denise shared how God called them to this ministry. They've walked through some challenges. Now they are working on some things that should really set them up to minister more freely.
Key Scripture
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:27
As Denise shared her heart, she also shared how she and Oswaldo are trying to focus on the often-forgotten part of that verse. As they've started caring for orphans, it's shaped how they approach ministry in and to orphanages.

Challenge
Often missionaries leave family and friends behind. When they do, they can miss out on significant life events. Last year Denise had one of those experiences but God did something special that gave her an overwhelming sense of His affection for her.
Revelation
As Denise and Oswaldo were just learning about orphan care, God began to birth a desire to see the kind of ministry that they now have. Still, they were uncertain whether they were supposed to be the ones to do it.
One day, Denise had a "mirror" experience that sealed the deal in her heart"
Current Ministry
Through Visiting Orphans, they have seen volunteers coming down for longer assignments, sometimes up to six months. And they are working on changing the legal status of their ministry in ways that will open more doors.
Level Up
Denise reminded us that being a missionary can be lonely sometimes. Often the best thing we can do to "level up" our support of a missionary is just to be a friend. Send that letter. Make that call. Connect via Skype. Focus on being fully active in their lives and building a long-term relationship.
Speed Round
Hindsight
Denise wishes she would have known how long things can take to accomplish.
Best Advice
Support and Encouragement
Personal Success Habit
Denise has built some key relationships that allow her to learn from those who are more experienced.
Internet Resource
Denise gave us three:

* Constant Contact
* Donor Tools
* Messenger Fellowship

Book Recommendation
Love Does by Bob Goff

* Audible - available free for trying their service
* Amazon
* iTunes

New Place
Parting Advice
Contact Info
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EM011: Striking at the Root of Trafficking with Amber Barron of Freedom’s Promise https://engagingmissions.com/em011-striking-root-trafficking-amber-barron-freedoms-promise/ Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:00:19 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=777 <p>This week we're talking with Amber Barron, the founder of Freedom's Promise. Hear her heart and the focus of Freedom's Promise is to prevent human trafficking by partnering with indigenous groups in Cambodia. Through a variety of individualized programs that include elements such as education, resource availability, and the creation of "Safe Zones."</p> <p>As you listen, you'll discover how reading a single article started Amber in a direction she'd never considered. You'll also learn how her husband helps bring balance and how the board of Freedom's Promise stepped up, saved her from burnout, and breathed new life into the organization.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em011-striking-root-trafficking-amber-barron-freedoms-promise/often-when-god-calls-us/" rel="attachment wp-att-780"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-780" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Often-when-God-calls-us.jpg" alt="Often-when-God-calls-us" width="650" height="433" /></a></p> <p><!--GRAPHIC--></p> <h2>Key Scripture & Quote</h2> <blockquote><p>Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.<br /> <cite>James 1:27</cite></p></blockquote> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/home?status=There%20are%20a%20thousand%20hacking%20at%20the%20branches%20of%20evil%20to%20one%20who%20is%20striking%20at%20the%20root.%20http://j.mp/emrs011"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-782" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/There-are-a-thousand.jpg" alt="There-are-a-thousand" width="640" height="640" /></a></p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Amber shares with us the challenge that many non-profits and their founders face after just a few years of operation. Thankfully, her board stepped in and the organization has new life. And, as a result of their efforts, Amber is able to focus more on what she's really good at.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Amber shares the story of how reading an article started her in a new direction. It was one of only a couple times in her life when God made His plans so clear to hear.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Amber is really excited about recent additions to the board of Freedom's Promise. It's clear that God is really building up the board to be able to shepherd Freedom's Promise into its next phase. They took several years to work on due diligence, then to get projects up and running. Now they're moving into a phase of refining.</p> <p>One of the things that plays into that refining phase is to focus on metrics. They know that they must measure what they're doing in order to know if it's making a difference and also to share wins with their donors.</p> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>One of the biggest ways people can help a ministry such as Freedom's Promise is to help them network. To share what they're doing with people we know as well as to help connect people who want to help with them.</p> <p>Freedom's Promise provides opportunities for people who like to work on clean water projects, education, trafficking prevention, and more. Because they're striking at the root of the problem, there's a place for anyone who wants to help improve the situation, regardless of the kinds of projects they prefer.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Support and Encouragement</h3> <p>The sabbatical that Amber's board offered her really helped Freedom's Promise and helped her to be able to continue, avoiding burnout.</p> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <p>For Amber, it's not so much a habit as maintaining the mindset that Freedom's Promise was never hers. It has <em>always</em> belonged to God.</p> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://biblegateway.com">Bible Gateway</a></li> <li>One other thing that's not really an internet resource has really helped her: a white board.</li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> Freedom's Promise is seeing excellent results by striking at the root of human trafficking. Founder, Amber Barron shares her journey, including how God called her to begin this work. As you listen, you'll discover how reading a single article started Amber in a direction she'd never considered. You'll also learn how her husband helps bring balance and how the board of Freedom's Promise stepped up, saved her from burnout, and breathed new life into the organization.


Key Scripture & Quote
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:27

Challenge
Amber shares with us the challenge that many non-profits and their founders face after just a few years of operation. Thankfully, her board stepped in and the organization has new life. And, as a result of their efforts, Amber is able to focus more on what she's really good at.
Revelation
Amber shares the story of how reading an article started her in a new direction. It was one of only a couple times in her life when God made His plans so clear to hear.
Current Ministry
Amber is really excited about recent additions to the board of Freedom's Promise. It's clear that God is really building up the board to be able to shepherd Freedom's Promise into its next phase. They took several years to work on due diligence, then to get projects up and running. Now they're moving into a phase of refining.
One of the things that plays into that refining phase is to focus on metrics. They know that they must measure what they're doing in order to know if it's making a difference and also to share wins with their donors.
Level Up
One of the biggest ways people can help a ministry such as Freedom's Promise is to help them network. To share what they're doing with people we know as well as to help connect people who want to help with them.
Freedom's Promise provides opportunities for people who like to work on clean water projects, education, trafficking prevention, and more. Because they're striking at the root of the problem, there's a place for anyone who wants to help improve the situation, regardless of the kinds of projects they prefer.
Speed Round
Hindsight
Best Advice
Support and Encouragement
The sabbatical that Amber's board offered her really helped Freedom's Promise and helped her to be able to continue, avoiding burnout.
Personal Success Habit
For Amber, it's not so much a habit as maintaining the mindset that Freedom's Promise was never hers. It has always belonged to God.
Internet Resource

* Bible Gateway
* One other thing that's not really an internet resource has really helped her: a white board.

Book Recommendation
Anything by Bodie and Brock Thoene.

* Amazon.com
* Audible.com (free just for trying their service)
* 777 EM010: Serving God’s Leaders Around the World with Rich Frazer https://engagingmissions.com/em010-serving-gods-leaders-around-world/ Wed, 28 May 2014 10:30:37 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=751 <p>This week we're talking Rich Frazer, the president of Spiritual Overseers Service, International. Over the years, SOS International has provided training to thousands of leaders in 87 countries through more than 800 training assignments.</p> <p>Their specific ministry style is to serve organizations who ask them to come and provide specific training for church leaders. They search for and send the most qualified people they can find to invest deeply in the local church, wherever they go. And while they are there, they serve the vision and agenda of the organization that invited them.</p> <p>Rich has been providing this kind of training for indigenous leaders around the world for over 20 years and has seen the exponential value of investing in the global church in this way.</p> <p>I'd also like to give our mutual friend, Mike Priebe of <a href="http://memorypeel.com">MemoryPeel</a> a hat tip for connecting us.</p> <p><!--GRAPHIC--></p> <h2>Key Scriptures</h2> <ul> <li>1 Timothy 2:3-5</li> <li>Matthew 9:36-38</li> <li>Ephesians 4:11-12</li> <li>2 Timothy 2:2</li> </ul> <p>[Tweet "Why not teach a man to TEACH a man to fish?"]</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em010-serving-gods-leaders-around-world/why-not-teach-a-man-to/" rel="attachment wp-att-758"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-758" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Why-not-teach-a-man-to.jpg" alt="Why-not-teach-a-man-to" width="650" height="485" /></a></p> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Rich points out that more than 100,000 people receive Christ every day and that more than 2,000 churches are planted every week. However, 90% of the pastors, whether volunteer, full-time, or bivocational, have little to no training. The challenge SOS International has is getting to those leaders to help them know how to study Scripture, show them what Christian leadership is all about, and to invite them to adopt a Christ-like model.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Rich shares the surprising story of one of his early prayers about whether he should go into missions.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Rich shares a little about the people SOS International is sending out over the course of this year to invest in the global church.</p> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>Rich encourages us to consider our investments in missions based on the long-term impact of financial and prayerful impact.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <ul> <li>Be flexible</li> </ul> <h3>Support and Encouragement</h3> <ul> <li>Many people encourage Rich</li> </ul> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://sosinternational.us">SOS International Website</a></li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009QZ18JW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B009QZ18JW&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=KII3JKNYZ7U52JVM">Western Christians in Global Mission: What's the Role of the North American Church?</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B009QZ18JW" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></li> <li>We also discussed: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EDY1YU4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00EDY1YU4&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=UD3TBKXJOYIOD3V5">When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00EDY1YU4" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></li> </ul> <h3>New Place</h3> <ul> <li>Rich shares who he would go find and what he would offer them to support them.</li> </ul> <h2>Parting Advice</h2> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p><a href="http://sosinternational.us">SOS International</a></p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> Rich Frazer, the president of Spiritual Overseers Service, International, shares his heart for global missions. As you listen, you'll discover the way that SOS International supports the leaders God is raising up around the world. Their specific ministry style is to serve organizations who ask them to come and provide specific training for church leaders. They search for and send the most qualified people they can find to invest deeply in the local church, wherever they go. And while they are there, they serve the vision and agenda of the organization that invited them.
Rich has been providing this kind of training for indigenous leaders around the world for over 20 years and has seen the exponential value of investing in the global church in this way.
I'd also like to give our mutual friend, Mike Priebe of
MemoryPeel a hat tip for connecting us.

Key Scriptures

* 1 Timothy 2:3-5
* Matthew 9:36-38
* Ephesians 4:11-12
* 2 Timothy 2:2

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Challenge
Rich points out that more than 100,000 people receive Christ every day and that more than 2,000 churches are planted every week. However, 90% of the pastors, whether volunteer, full-time, or bivocational, have little to no training. The challenge SOS International has is getting to those leaders to help them know how to study Scripture, show them what Christian leadership is all about, and to invite them to adopt a Christ-like model.
Revelation
Rich shares the surprising story of one of his early prayers about whether he should go into missions.
Current Ministry
Rich shares a little about the people SOS International is sending out over the course of this year to invest in the global church.
Level Up
Rich encourages us to consider our investments in missions based on the long-term impact of financial and prayerful impact.
Speed Round
Hindsight
Best Advice

* Be flexible

Support and Encouragement

* Many people encourage Rich

Personal Success Habit
Internet Resource

* SOS International Website

Book Recommendation

* Western Christians in Global Mission: What's the Role of the North American Church?
* We also discussed: When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

New Place

* Rich shares who he would go find and what he would offer them to support them.

Parting Advice
Contact Info
SOS International
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Personally, I recommend either the Bible or When Helping Hurts, which we talked about in this interview.
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When we were discussing Rich's book recommendation, he also mentioned this video of Steve Saint ministering at a church. It's definitely worth 5 minutes to see this.
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]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean 31:25 751 EM009: Packing Bags of Light in Darkness with Pebbles Thompson of Project Ignite Light https://engagingmissions.com/em009-packing-bags-light-darkness-pebbles-thompson-project-ignite-light/ Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:09 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=678 <p>Through Project Ignite Light, Pebbles Thompson shines a light in the darkness of severe child abuse. Listen to this week's episode to learn how buying pajamas and taking showers led Pebbles and her husband, Darin, from a comfortable position as youth pastors in a church they loved to a ministry that now helps 2,400 abused children each year. While the numbers are staggering, they believe that even one is too many.</p> <p>As you listen, you'll find how how their "burning bush" experience led them to child advocacy centers, where they discovered one way they could show the love of God and restore some dignity to children who so desperately needed it. You'll also hear a story of how Pebbles is able to deal with the emotional challenges of this kind of ministry. And, you may even some practical ways that you can be a minister of grace to those around you.</p> <p> </p> <p><!--more--></p> <h2>Key Scriptures</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3%3A17-21&version=NIV">Ephesians 3, vs 17-21</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2043:18-19">Isaiah 43, vs 18-19</a></li> </ul> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>During the summers, giving often takes a dip. There was one summer where it was particularly challenging. Learn how God went over and above the minimum financial need and showed Pebbles that his provision is extravagant.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>After nearly a year of operation, Pebbles felt overwhelmed and ineffective. But God revealed something that put it in perspective.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/home?status=%22If%20you%20could%20only%20help%20one%20child%20a%20day%20for%20the%20rest%20of%20your%20life,%20would%20that%20be%20enough?%22%20-%20Pebbles%20Thomspon%20http://j.mp/emrs009" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-682" src="https://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/If-you-could-only-help.jpg" alt="If-you-could-only-help" width="650" height="710" /></a></p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Pebbles and her husband dream big and they serve a big God who rules and reigns. There are several things that are really exciting them, including things that are happening on their new property. They are also developing materials that could lead to exponential growth in serving victims of extreme child abuse.</p> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>Pebbles shares some insights into the simplicity of ministry that we can apply in ministering to others as well as supporting missionaries and other ministers.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <p>Build a healthy foundation. You can’t expect a house to stand if it’s not built on a solid foundation.</p> <h3>Support and Encouragement</h3> <p>A mentor asked Pebbles a question that helped her clarify the value of Project Ignite Light and released her from fear in raising funds.</p> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <p>Prayer all day long and journaling.</p> <h3>Internet Resources</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://google.com">Google</a></li> <li><a href="http://biblegateway.com">Bible Gateway</a></li> </ul> <h3>Book Recommendation: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050Q6PHQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0050Q6PHQ&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=QVHWPESNRWYLLKHB">Leadership Prayers</a><img style="border: none !important; margin: 0px !important;" src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=emrs-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0050Q6PHQ" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" /></h3> <h3>New Place</h3> <p>Pebbles says that it depends on the kind of place. Find out what would be different if she was in a developing country rather than a "touristy" country.</p> <h2>Parting Advice</h2> <h2>Contact Info</h2> <p><a href="http://ignitelight.org">Project Ignite Light</a></p> <h2>Resources</h2> <p><iframe style="width: 120px; height: 240px;" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US... "http://j.mp/emrs009 Through Project Ignite Light, Pebbles Thompson shines a light in the darkness of severe child abuse. Listen to this week's episode to learn how buying pajamas and taking showers led Pebbles and her husband from a comfortable posit... As you listen, you'll find how how their "burning bush" experience led them to child advocacy centers, where they discovered one way they could show the love of God and restore some dignity to children who so desperately needed it. You'll also hear a story of how Pebbles is able to deal with the emotional challenges of this kind of ministry. And, you may even some practical ways that you can be a minister of grace to those around you.
 

Key Scriptures

* Ephesians 3, vs 17-21
* Isaiah 43, vs 18-19

Challenge
During the summers, giving often takes a dip. There was one summer where it was particularly challenging. Learn how God went over and above the minimum financial need and showed Pebbles that his provision is extravagant.
Revelation
After nearly a year of operation, Pebbles felt overwhelmed and ineffective. But God revealed something that put it in perspective.

Current Ministry
Pebbles and her husband dream big and they serve a big God who rules and reigns. There are several things that are really exciting them, including things that are happening on their new property. They are also developing materials that could lead to exponential growth in serving victims of extreme child abuse.
Level Up
Pebbles shares some insights into the simplicity of ministry that we can apply in ministering to others as well as supporting missionaries and other ministers.
Speed Round
Hindsight
Best Advice
Build a healthy foundation. You can’t expect a house to stand if it’s not built on a solid foundation.
Support and Encouragement
A mentor asked Pebbles a question that helped her clarify the value of Project Ignite Light and released her from fear in raising funds.
Personal Success Habit
Prayer all day long and journaling.
Internet Resources

* Google
* Bible Gateway

Book Recommendation: Leadership Prayers
New Place
Pebbles says that it depends on the kind of place. Find out what would be different if she was in a developing country rather than a "touristy" country.
Parting Advice
Contact Info
Project Ignite Light
Resources




* Book: Leadership Prayers
* Resource: Bible Gateway
* Contact: Project Ignite Light
* Ratings on Pinterest
* Ratings on Engaging Missions

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EM008: “Yeshua as King” with Sean Steckbeck https://engagingmissions.com/em008-kingdom-different-story-sean-steckbeck/ Wed, 14 May 2014 11:00:44 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=587 <p>Sean Steckbeck is a missionary and church planter in Israel. He often uses the "Person of Peace" framework for evangelism and discipleship and is seeing multiplication in house churches and discipleship that is beyond his ability to count. In this week's interview he shares a little about that and also some striking stories of God's faithfulness throughout his ministry.</p> <p>I’ve known Sean since he was in high school, which was actually a much darker time in my life. Since then God has been very good to me and Sean has stepped out into full-time ministry. In this week’s interview, he shares a number of great insights that have formed how he’s ministering to people now. And he also shares some news that stands in stark contrast to what we often see on the news.</p> <p><a href="http://engagingmissions.com/em008-kingdom-different-story-sean-steckbeck/meditate-on-what-it/" rel="attachment wp-att-614"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-614" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Meditate-on-what-it.jpg" alt="Meditate-on-what-it" width="650" height="444" /></a></p> <h2>Key Scripture</h2> <blockquote><p><a href="https://twitter.com/home?status=The%20Scepter%20Will%20Not%20Depart%20from%20Judah%20http://engagingmissions.com/seansteckbeck" target="_blank">The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.</a><br /> <cite>Genesis 49:10</cite></p></blockquote> <h2>Challenge</h2> <p>Sean shares a time when God intervened in an amazing way as he and his family were returning to Israel.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Sean shares one key question that God used to really shake him to his core as he and his family were approaching burnout in the ministry. And then he shares how his perspective has changed since that time.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Sean spent over two years researching the ministry model that they have been using since about 2007. It's simple, biblical, and is growing exponentially. And the results defy what we see on the evening news; Jews and Arabs are ministering to each other.</p> <h2>Person of Peace</h2> <p>Sean shares how the Person of Peace model that they are using is different from traditional evangelistic methods. In his words, evangelism is transformed into a treasure hunt where the treasure is finding the person who God is already preparing.</p> <p>And the wonderful thing about this model is that it isn't specific to "global" missions. Instead, it is something that can be, and is being, applied wherever we are, wherever God has called us. Even if we're called to the marketplace.</p> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>Sean shares two things that really encourage missionaries while they're on the mission field.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Something someone did to support</h3> <p>Every letter of encouragement is like water to his soul.</p> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <ul> <li>Pray, pray, pray</li> <li>Meditating on what it means that Yeshua (Jesus) is King in his life and what that means to those around him.</li> </ul> <h3>Internet Resources</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.trainandmultiply.com/">Train and Multiply Resources</a> by George Patterson</li> <li><a href="http://www.contagiousdisciplemaking.com/">Church Planting Resources</a> by David Watson</li> </ul> <h3>Book</h3> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OS3PK0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005OS3PK0&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=4IATBW4PBHN2QR2J">T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution</a></p> <h3>New Place</h3> <p>Sean shares what he would do with his family the first 2-3 days if he found himself in a new country. And then what he would do the next few days.</p> <h2>Parting Advice</h2> <p>Meditate on Yeshua as King. On what it means. Every day.</p> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <p>Email: simeons_cry@hotmail.com<br /> Sean Steckbeck is a missionary and church planter in Israel. He often uses the "Person of Peace" framework for evangelism and discipleship and is seeing multiplication in house churches and discipleship that is beyond his ability to count. I’ve known Sean since he was in high school, which was actually a much darker time in my life. Since then God has been very good to me and Sean has stepped out into full-time ministry. In this week’s interview, he shares a number of great insights that have formed how he’s ministering to people now. And he also shares some news that stands in stark contrast to what we often see on the news.

Key Scripture
The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.

Genesis 49:10
Challenge
Sean shares a time when God intervened in an amazing way as he and his family were returning to Israel.
Revelation
Sean shares one key question that God used to really shake him to his core as he and his family were approaching burnout in the ministry. And then he shares how his perspective has changed since that time.
Current Ministry
Sean spent over two years researching the ministry model that they have been using since about 2007. It's simple, biblical, and is growing exponentially. And the results defy what we see on the evening news; Jews and Arabs are ministering to each other.
Person of Peace
Sean shares how the Person of Peace model that they are using is different from traditional evangelistic methods. In his words, evangelism is transformed into a treasure hunt where the treasure is finding the person who God is already preparing.
And the wonderful thing about this model is that it isn't specific to "global" missions. Instead, it is something that can be, and is being, applied wherever we are, wherever God has called us. Even if we're called to the marketplace.
Level Up
Sean shares two things that really encourage missionaries while they're on the mission field.
Speed Round
Hindsight
Best Advice
Something someone did to support
Every letter of encouragement is like water to his soul.
Personal Success Habit

* Pray, pray, pray
* Meditating on what it means that Yeshua (Jesus) is King in his life and what that means to those around him.

Internet Resources

* Train and Multiply Resources by George Patterson
* Church Planting Resources by David Watson

Book
T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution
New Place
Sean shares what he would do with his family the first 2-3 days if he found himself in a new country. And then what he would do the next few days.
Parting Advice
Meditate on Yeshua as King. On what it means. Every day.
Contact Information
Email: simeons_cry@hotmail.com

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EM007: “Never Lose Sight of the Gospel” with Corben Barber https://engagingmissions.com/em007-never-lose-sight-gospel-corben-barber/ Wed, 07 May 2014 11:00:56 +0000 http://engagingmissions.com/?p=525 <p>I’ve been anticipating this interview with Corben Barber for a few weeks. He’s a recent graduate of a Discipleship Training School (DTS) with the Nashville base for Youth With a Mission (YWAM). After completing his DTS, Corben went on a two month trip to Uganda.</p> <p>Corben graduated from high school last year and went almost directly into Youth With a Mission (YWAM). After completing the study portion of his Discipleship Training School (DTS), he and the team he was on went to Uganda.</p> <p>His team just returned to the States a few weeks ago and I’ve been hoping to get him on the show ever since. In past weeks, we’ve heard from people currently on the mission field, some who have transitioned into the marketplace, or who lead missions-related organizations in the US. But Corben is our first guest who just returned from a short-term mission trip.</p> <h2>Key Quote</h2> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/home?status=%22How%20farm%20am%20I%20willing%20to%20go%20before%20the%20Gospel%20isn't%20real%20enough?%20http://j.mp/1j1AKUQ"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-540" src="http://engagingmissions.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/How-far-am-I-willing-to.jpg" alt="How-far-am-I-willing-to" width="650" height="390" /></a></p> <h2>Challenges</h2> <p>Corben shares with us what crutches and digestive problems have to do with a lady who wanted to receive the Gospel.</p> <h2>Revelation</h2> <p>Their trip involved a service project with aquaponics but when they completed their project, they realized something that made them wonder why they were really there. Their discovery "destroyed" their plans for the rest of the trip but led to a personal revelation.</p> <h2>Current Ministry</h2> <p>Corben has completed his time with YWAM and is seeking God for his next assignment. While he's in this time of waiting to see what's next, he wants to be focused on a couple of specific things. But he also realizes that just because he's in a holding pattern doesn't mean God can't use him right now.</p> <h2>Level Up</h2> <p>Corben mentions how just sharing lunch and having a real conversation as friends can encourage a missionary. That's something that we can do with anyone in our lives.</p> <h2>Speed Round</h2> <h3>Hindsight</h3> <p>Corben realized something when he returned that he wishes he would have known because it would have made re-entry easier.</p> <h3>Best Advice</h3> <h3>Something someone did to support</h3> <p>While random financial gifts are great, adding a pause and one simple word to, "How are you doing?" made all the difference.</p> <h3>Personal Success Habit</h3> <p>Corben has taken one practice that was mandatory while he was in Discipleship Training School and made it part of his life in a slightly different way.</p> <h3>Internet Resource</h3> <p><a href="http://facebook.com/">Facebook</a></p> <h3>Book</h3> <p>The Bible (Romans)</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> (free if you try their service)</li> <li><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1433524767/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1433524767&linkCode=as2&tag=emrs-20&linkId=XLQ76ESIEHGQLAUU">Amazon.com</a></li> </ul> <h3>New Place</h3> <p>Corben shares some advice that focuses differently on the first day than the final six.</p> <h2>Parting Advice</h2> <p>Never lose sight of the Gospel, even upon coming home. There are people all around you who are hungry for the things you’ve learned but they don’t know what they’re hungry for.</p> <p>And, don't be afraid to look like a fool</p> <h2>Contact Information</h2> <p><a href="http://facebook.com/corben.barber">Facebook</a><br /> Email (listen to the interview for the address)</p> <p>[wc_box color="secondary" text_align="left"]</p> <h2>FREE BOOK</h2> <p>As a listener of Engaging Missions, <a href="http://audibletrial.com/emrs">Audible.com</a> will give you a free audio book when you sign up for a 30-day free trial to check out their service. With over 150, Corben Barber recently completed his Discipleship Training School with Youth With a Mission (YWAM). After three months of learning about the heart of God, he joined a team headed to Uganda, Africa. Join us as we learn about God's faithfulness throughout t Corben graduated from high school last year and went almost directly into Youth With a Mission (YWAM). After completing the study portion of his Discipleship Training School (DTS), he and the team he was on went to Uganda.
His team just returned to the States a few weeks ago and I’ve been hoping to get him on the show ever since. In past weeks, we’ve heard from people currently on the mission field, some who have transitioned into the marketplace, or who lead missions-related organizations in the US. But Corben is our first guest who just returned from a short-term mission trip.
Key Quote

Challenges
Corben shares with us what crutches and digestive problems have to do with a lady who wanted to receive the Gospel.
Revelation
Their trip involved a service project with aquaponics but when they completed their project, they realized something that made them wonder why they were really there. Their discovery "destroyed" their plans for the rest of the trip but led to a personal revelation.
Current Ministry
Corben has completed his time with YWAM and is seeking God for his next assignment. While he's in this time of waiting to see what's next, he wants to be focused on a couple of specific things. But he also realizes that just because he's in a holding pattern doesn't mean God can't use him right now.
Level Up
Corben mentions how just sharing lunch and having a real conversation as friends can encourage a missionary. That's something that we can do with anyone in our lives.
Speed Round
Hindsight
Corben realized something when he returned that he wishes he would have known because it would have made re-entry easier.
Best Advice
Something someone did to support
While random financial gifts are great, adding a pause and one simple word to, "How are you doing?" made all the difference.
Personal Success Habit
Corben has taken one practice that was mandatory while he was in Discipleship Training School and made it part of his life in a slightly different way.
Internet Resource
Facebook
Book
The Bible (Romans)

* Audible.com (free if you try their service)
* Amazon.com

New Place
Corben shares some advice that focuses differently on the first day than the final six.
Parting Advice
Never lose sight of the Gospel, even upon coming home. There are people all around you who are hungry for the things you’ve learned but they don’t know what they’re hungry for.
And, don't be afraid to look like a fool
Contact Information
Facebook

Email (listen to the interview for the address)
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Both Corben and I recommend the Bible. Just about any translation. You can't go wrong to have God's word available when you're driving to work, out for a walk, or working out.]]> Bryan Entzmingerfeed clean