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Engaging Missions

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a missionary?We interview missionaries and church planters from around the world. They share their stories of God’s faithfulness, how they got started, and why they continue in ministry. You will be inspired by their passion for Jesus and challenged to grow as a follower of Christ.Whether you feel called overseas or down the street, this show will challenge you to grow as a follower of Christ and inspire you to take action so that together we may reveal God’s heart through our lives. Click here now!Click the link right now and listen on your favorite podcast app!This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy

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Small Shrimp + Big Faith in Honduras, with Jeremy Wainwright – EM278

Isn't it just like God to use something seemingly small, like shrimp, to make a MASSIVE impact in the Kingdom?It might seem like Jeremy Wainwright just suddenly decided to make a change, but really, God was working in his heart long before his friend said, "Would you like to go to Honduras?"It didn't take him long to decide that this was the opportunity God was giving him and that trip changed EVERYTHING. Now Jeremy has started Shrimp Matters and is actively working with partners in the United States as well as Honduras to bring sustainable shrimp farming to communities.His work, despite the challenges of COVID-19, is making a difference, and he believes that God has more!It was exciting to talk with Jeremy and I believe you'll be as encouraged as I was.Listen to DiscoverWhen God started working on Jeremy's heartHow key relationships have helped Jeremy along the wayThe power of waiting patiently, trusting that God is movingHow Jeremy has grown as a Believer and as a leaderWhat impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on their shrimp farmJeremy's heart for ministry led by the local ChurchWhat a small payment, a $100 bill, and shrimp have to do with the KingdomAnd much, much moreResources & Contact InfoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/shrimpmattersShow LinksFacebook: @engagingmissionsMessenger: @engagingmissionsTwitter: @engagingmissionLeave a VoicemailBecome a PatronListen for FreeThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy

40mins

10 Mar 2021

Rank #1

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A Quick Update on Engaging Missions

It's been a little over 6 months since I published the most recent episode of the Engaging Missions Show. When we started 2020, I let you know that I was going to publish "when I could" and so far, I haven't.Here's what's going on, what's planned, and a few resources in case you need to fill the void I've created by not publishing:Other podcasts about missions and church plantingGlobal Missions PodcastVoice of the Martyrs RadioI'd love to hear from you.You can find all the ways to contact me on my contact page.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy

3mins

27 Oct 2020

Rank #2

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God Does Amazing Things When We Trust and Obey, with Don Armstead – EM276

Sometimes stepping out in faith can seem scary. Listen as Don Armstead shares how God's shown His faithfulness and providence through years of professional transitions, leading worship, church transitions, and more.Full Episode Notes: http://engagingmissions.com/276Don's Website: http://dwafm.orgWe all want to see God do amazing thing but sometimes the struggle is in remaining faithful and obedient in the various places God calls us.Listen as Don Armstead shares the stories of God’s spectacular faithfulness. From career transitions to allowing God to teach him to play music as a worship leader to navigating church transitions and more, Don has remained faithfully obedient. And through it all, God has shown His incredible providence.While the world would point to a path of personal gain and glory, Don has chosen to be obedient in the little things and because of that faithfulness, God has taken him to places he’d never have dreamed.Now, not only does he minister in a local church, he’s able to travel to the Philippines for months at a time, building relationships, ministering, and supporting the Church there with a vision that is expanding from glory to glory to glory.Listen to hear what God’s done and to be inspired.What We Talked AboutIt was really about paying close attention to the direction of the Holy Spirit.00:24 - Episode Introduction01:19 - Introducing Don Armstead - Worship Leader, Servant, and Missionary01:48 - What was it like to minister alongside your father?02:54 - Bringing order and structure to a family-oriented church03:47 - Listening to the Holy Spirit when there's relational friction05:02 - The time when God helped Don learn difficult song on the piano07:45 - How God showed His providence when Don moved to Chicago11:07 - Why the career change from banking to hospitality?13:56 - The invitation and the delay that took Don to the Philippines at the right time18:34 - How did the idea for missionary housing fit into the timeline?22:01 - What is God revealing now as the vision for the future?27:29 - What doors and relationships are you waiting on God for right now?28:53 - Don's Website29:25 - The two most important things Don would like to leave us with31:19 - How we can best pray for Don32:31 - A place where you can find more podcasts focused on missions and church plantingResources & Contact InfoDon's Website: http://dwafm.orgDon's Email: Don@dwafm.orgFacebook@DWAFM@don.armsteadTwitter: @pastorarmsteadLinkedInSkype: DWAFMMessage Line: 800-865-6346Additional ResourcesMissions and Church Planting Podcast list on PodchaserShow LinksFacebook: @engagingmissionsMessenger: @engagingmissionsTwitter: @engagingmissionLeave a VoicemailBecome a PatronListen for FreeThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy

37mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #3

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How to use Facebook Groups for Missionaries, with Eric Nevins – EM275

Wondering how Facebook Groups could help missionaries? Or how spiritual formation can help build community. Listen as Eric Nevins shares what he's learned when building the Christian Podcasters Association.Facebook Groups can be a distraction or a powerful tool.Join us as Eric Nevins, founder of the Christian Podcasters Association on Facebook shares his insights into community building, spiritual practices, spiritual formation, and more. You'll discover how God has uniquely shaped him to be the host of the Halfway There podcast and the leader of this group and what God's doing in him now.Whether you want to start an online community, contribute more powerfully, or turn a distraction into ministry and growth, you'll learn something from what Eric has to say.What We Talked About00:24 - Episode Overview00:57 - Publishing Schedule Changes01:49 - Introducing Eric Nevins02:22 - The value of having an online community03:31 - What led to the shift in your thinking?03:57 - What have your learned in building community?05:32 - What kinds of questions should you ask?06:41 - What happens when you form a healthy online community?07:44 - How do you set the tone for the group?09:15 - What do you need to think through before starting a Facebook Group?11:41 - What do you do to help develop a sense of community ownership throughout the group?13:08 - How do you stay engaged without getting sucked into the social media black hole?14:32 - How has your interest in spiritual formation helped prepare you for leading this group?16:47 - How does that change what you do?17:43 - How does understanding the transition points in the lives of others help us understand our own journeys?18:58 - What would you hope to see in the future because of what you're doing?21:34 - Let's talk about spiritual practices?22:52 - How can we best pray for you?24:57 - Huge thanks to Eric25:24 - Changes to the publishing calendar.25:43 - Make sure you don't miss it. Subscribe today!Resources & Contact InfoWebsite: https://ericnevins.comChristian Podcasters AssociationHalfway ThereWhat to Do When You're Mad at God8 Day ExperienceFacebook: @ericdnevinsjrTwitter: @EricDNevinsJrShow LinksFacebook: @engagingmissionsMessenger: @engagingmissionsTwitter: @engagingmissionLeave a VoicemailBecome a PatronListen for FreeThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy

26mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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How to Put Hands and Feet on the Good News, with Adrianna Manaugh – EM274

Even in missions work, people may leave if they're not seeing quick results, creating new difficulties. As Adrianna Manaugh shares, it's often faithfulness over years and decades that makes a significant impact.One way we can be more like Jesus is by being faithful in the work we do. Adrianna Manaugh joins the show to talk about the importance of staying and building trust in missions work. Adrianna works with Partners International, which brings missionaries and local ministries together around the world.Growing up, Adrianna always loved hearing stories from missionaries, and now she gets to share her own. In this episode, hear about her journey into ministry and her desire to show people God’s love. Not only does Adrianna share the Gospel through words, but she also shares the Gospel through serving and partnering with communities across the nations.What We Talked About00:23 - Episode introduction01:18 - Welcoming Adrianna01:40 - How were you called into missions?02:25 - Preparation for cross-cultural ministry03:15 - What drew you to development?04:10 - Putting hands and feet to the Gospel04:44 - Staying to serve05:45 - Praying and persevering through problems06:34 - What was the first organization you worked with?07:38 - Bridging the gap between ministry and community08:29 - An example of sustainability and teamwork09:21 - What do you do in your work?09:50 - The structure of Partners10:30 - Different ministry roles11:02 - How did trips to Haiti impact your work?11:44 - Avoiding compassion fatigue12:27 - Learning how to read the stories of hope13:06 - A story of redemption through ministry14:20 - How common is that kind of story?15:07 - What is the biggest need?15:50 - Challenges in missions work16:29 - Steps to get involved16:57 - Secrets of walking in faithfulness17:26 - How can people be a part of Partners?17:46 - Be involved before you go18:42 - How can we best pray for you?19:10 - Closing thoughts19:43 - Updates and episode informationResources & Contact InfoWebsite: http://partners.ngoEmail Adrianna: adrianna.manaugh@partners.ngoGet Involved: getinvolved@partners.ngoShow LinksFacebook: @engagingmissionsMessenger: @engagingmissionsTwitter: @engagingmissionLeave a VoicemailBecome a PatronListen for FreeDisclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy

21mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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The Great Story: How Mission is for All People of God, with Ed Smither – EM273

If we'll listen, we can learn a great deal from history. Listen to discover what God has done throughout the centuries and how we can all be involved.Learning about the history of missions can help us see what God is up to in the world today. Ed Smither comes to share about his new book, World Mission: A Concise Global History. This book shows how God has used many kinds of people to share the Good News of Jesus around the world.Ed is a professor and the Dean of Intercultural Studies and history of Christianity. He also has travelled the world doing missions work and using history to tell people about Jesus. During the show, Ed reminds us about the need to know where Christian mission came from and what it has to say to the Church today.What We Talked About00:23 - Episode introduction01:22 - Welcoming Ed Smither01:54 - What inspired you to write this book?02:59 - Who is this book intended for?03:33 - Parts of the book that stand out05:11 - Living out missions in everyday life06:06 - Defining what missions is07:27 - Entering the greatest divide09:17 - What reduces long-term effectiveness?11:01 - How did your work impact your book?13:03 - Places with rich Christian history14:55 - What does history have to tell us?16:21 - Looking at trends in Christian world17:29 - The story of Christianity19:08 - Where to find the book and to connect19:28 - How can we best pray for you?19:53 - Encouragement to pray20:15 - Closing thoughts22:13 - Bonus segmentResources & Contact InfoChristian Mission (Amazon Affiliate)Ed's Website: http://edsmither.comShow LinksFacebook: @engagingmissionsMessenger: @engagingmissionsTwitter: @engagingmissionLeave a VoicemailBecome a PatronListen for FreeDisclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy

24mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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TWR: Taking the Gospel Across the Airwaves and Into Digital Downloads, with Carol VanDyken – EM272

Right now, people around the world are hearing about the Good News of Jesus through the radio and digital media. Carol VanDyken tells us about TWR – international Christian media ministry, an organization that spreads the Gospel through the airwaves. This group has partner offices in 190 countries around the world, broadcasting the Gospel in more than 230 languages.Carol has been involved in missions for many years. She and her family have lived in the Caribbean, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Cyprus. As they have travelled the world, Carol has seen God move and work in many ways. She encourages us to think about our gifts and talents and how God might be calling us to use them in Kingdom work.      What We Talked About00:24 – Episode introduction00:58 – The Christian’s Podcaster Association01:46 – Carol VanDyken with TWR02:04 – Where all have you lived?04:40 – Creating relationships with donors05:31 – Transition to digital ministry platforms07:28 – A desire for communities to speak to their own people08:34 – What is needed for local programming?09:23 – Did you always want to be a missionary?12:37 – Memorable transitions in ministry15:28 – Deciding between family and missions work17:49 – Work in the recruiting department19:55 – What do you look for in applicants?21:26 – Greater access through social and digital media22:25 – The fruit of what you’re doing25:58 – Exciting changes around the corner27:42 – Advice for aspiring missionaries31:31 – Keeping relationships strong32:44 – A wide arena for using gifts for the Kingdom34:31 – How can we best pray for you?36:57 – Encouragement to pray38:01 – Closing thoughts and what’s next on the podcast40:04 – Bonus segmentResources & Contact InfoMissionNextTWRCarol's EmailAdditional ResourcesChristian Podcasts AssociationShow LinksFacebook: @engagingmissionsMessenger: @engagingmissionsTwitter: @engagingmissionLeave a VoicemailBecome a PatronListen for FreeDisclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy

43mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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This is the Way: Following God One Pedal at a Time, with Doug Search – EM271

The Bible is God’s letter to all people, and it’s central in teaching us about who God is. Douglas Search joins the show to share about how he is working to get more Bibles in more hands across the world. Doug has travelled to places like Kenya, New Zealand, South Africa, and Ghana to bring Megavoice audio Bibles to people who don’t have one.For a few years, Doug worked at a Bible school in Jerusalem, and the story of how he got there is a testimony of God’s faithfulness. Over and over, he mentions how God led him in ways he never expected. Doug is passionate about teaching the Bible to people and seeing people grow in their love for the Scriptures.Love Never Fails International: https://engagingmissions.com/loveBiking for Bibles: http://bikingforbibles.orgQuestion of the Week: https://www.facebook.com/engagingmissions/posts/2514738735274529What We Talked About00:24 - Episode Introduction01:16 - Love Never Fails International02:21 - Doug Search of Biking for Bibles02:38 - What led to your love of the Bible?03:33 - A growing passion for the words of God04:02 - The story and importance of Israel05:13 - From a sense to setting foot in the nation06:11 - Jerusalem Teaching Site11:32 - Did your family go with you?13:37 - Moments of God’s provision16:55 - The impact of knowing God’s Scripture19:42 - Transitioning to spending time in Africa24:43 - What did you do in South Africa?26:00 - Biking for Bibles35:07 - How can people partner with you?38:28 - Where did “3,800 kilometers” come from?43:10 - How can we best pray for you?47:03 - A call to pray for Doug48:48 - Question of the WeekResources & Contact InfoBiking for Bibles: http://bikingforbibles.orgEmail: doug@bikingforbibles.orgFacebook:Biking for Bibles: https://www.facebook.com/bikingforbibles/Thru the Bible: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thruBible/Phone: +64-27-260-2028Additional LinksIndistractible: https://amzn.to/2MJ1a1mQuestion of the Week: Indistractible - https://amzn.to/2MJ1a1mShow LinksFacebook: @engagingmissionsMessenger: @engagingmissionsTwitter: @engagingmissionLeave a VoicemailBecome a PatronListen for FreeDisclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy

56mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Seeing the Greater Vision: Overcoming Fear as a Missionary, with Briel Kjetland – EM270

For those interested in missions, it is important to remember that entering the mission field is a process. This week on Engaging Missions, Briel Kjetland shares about the work she’s doing to become a missionary associate. Since graduating from Trinity Christian, Briel has been planning and preparing for mission work.When she was in high school, Briel heard God’s call to be a missionary. She’s been to many different countries and recently completed an internship overseas. On the show, she talks about the importance of obedience, discipleship, and remembering God’s faithfulness. When thinking about her future work as a missionary, Briel’s main goal is to bring glory to Jesus and obey Him always.Love Never Fails International: https://engagingmissions.com/loveQuestion of the Week: https://www.facebook.com/567981299950292/posts/2460708890677514/What We Talked About00:24 - Episode Introduction00:52 - Love Never Fails International02:03 - Briel Kjetland02:19 - What does it mean to be an aspiring missionary?02:47 - The process of entering ministry04:18 - What organization do you work with?04:36 - Spending two years on the field05:18 - Where did your missionary journey start?06:25 - Responding to the call07:17 - Trusting God through each step08:15 - Moments of God’s faithfulness10:24 - Journaling as a way to remember11:34 - What has prepared you for missions?12:33 - What do you expect to see in missions?13:23 - One step at a time14:25 - How do you see missions?15:37 - Mentally preparing for cross-cultural work16:27 - A heart for unreached people17:34 - How to catch the vision18:20 - A passion for discipleship19:45 - The gap of communication20:56 - Examples of discipleship21:36 - One thing to take away22:20 - How can we best pray for you?22:50 - A call to pray24:03 - Question of the Week24:44 - Clare Carr25:26 - Getting to know Clare25:57 - What sparked your interest in the podcast?26:55 - Working as a life coach27:35 - Best place to connect27:47 - Thanks to Clare28:00 - Episode Summary29:50 - BonusResources & Contact InfoBriel's Email: briel_kjetland@yahoo.comAdditional LinksClare's Website: http://clarecarrcoaching.comPodChaser List: https://www.podchaser.com/lists/Missions-and-Church-Planting-107Zzr2yxTMaking the Most of PodChaser: https://toptieraudio.com/51Question of the Week: https://www.facebook.com/567981299950292/posts/2460708890677514/Show LinksFacebook: @engagingmissionsMessenger: @engagingmissionsTwitter: @engagingmissionLeave a VoicemailBecome a PatronListen for FreeDisclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy

33mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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When Offerings Have a Face: How to Love the Poor, with Keith Giles – EM269

The call of Jesus is always more radical than we would like to think. One of His calls throughout the Gospels is to take care of the poor. Keith Giles felt God leading him to serve those in need by starting a house church that gave 100 percent of its offerings to them. For 11 years, Keith has been working in house churches.On this episode, Keith shares about the beauty and chaos that comes with house churches. He also talks about realizing full-time ministry can happen in motels and grocery stores, not just church buildings. During the show, he gives many stories of God’s work with those in need. Keith reminds us that Jesus has called us to love our neighbor, especially the poor.Love Never Fails International: https://engagingmissions.com/loveWho is your favorite Bible character and why? https://www.facebook.com/engagingmissions/posts/2405466479535089What We Talked About00:24- Episode Introduction01:26 - Our Sponsor: Love Never Fails International02:34 - Welcoming Keith Giles03:12 - Mutual connections03:35 - From vocational ministry to a house church05:58 - A call to care for the poor11:15 - How to bring life to those in need14:48 - Seeing who the offering goes to17:01 - The great reversal19:23 - An experience of transformation22:54 - What is required to partner with the poor?24:57 - Does it ever get messy?26:34 - How do you keep Jesus at the center?32:01 - Bringing reconciliation of differences34:20 - Separating relationship with people38:18 - A place to start reading39:22 - How can we best pray for you?41:16 - Final thoughts42:00 - Episode Summary43:41 - BonusResources & Contact InfoJesus Untangled: https://amzn.to/31DWZK5Jesus Unveiled: https://amzn.to/33sb6npWebsite: http://KeithGiles.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/keithagilesTwitter: @KeithGilesLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithgiles-writer/Other: http://HereticHappyHour.comAdditional LinksFrom the Forefront: http://fromtheforefront.comTop Tier Audio: https://toptieraudio.comShow LinksFacebook: @engagingmissionsMessenger: @engagingmissionsTwitter: @engagingmissionLeave a VoicemailBecome a PatronListen for FreeDisclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Blubrry - https://create.blubrry.com/resources/about-blubrry/privacy-policy

48mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #10