Jason Birkin and his wife Shirley spent many years church planting in the Philippines, today they continue to work alongside the local church there. We asked him the question –
What was the most difficult thing you faced during your time as a church planter overseas?
Simon: Well hello everybody and welcome
back to the Lessons from the Field podcast. Podcast where we ask cross cultural
church planters the hard questions about ministry and life overseas amongst
unreached people groups. I’m here with Brad as usual.
Brad: Hi Simon.
Simon: Hey Brad, thanks so much for
joining us again, thank you to everyone who’s here listening along. It’s great
to have you.
Brad: [inaudible 00:00:34] getting
questions coming in?
Simon: Yeah, that’s right.
Lessonsfromthefield.org is our website. There’s a contact form there. You can
ask questions and we will-
Brad: Keep them coming.
Simon: We will put them to the best
person that we can think of to answer that question.
Brad: So that’s good, isn’t it? We
want it to be interactive, right? So people are bringing in questions, send
them into the website and we’ll get them out to people on the field.
Simon: Yeah, we’ve got a good network of
people that we can contact their Bible translators, church planters, et cetera.
So yeah, let us know. This episode as always is brought to you by AccessTruth.
You can visit AccessTruth at accesstruth.com. There’s plenty of resources there
which are really helpful in learning more and being equipped to take the good
news to the ends of the earth. Today we want to talk to you about an event that
cross view is putting on, is that right, Brad?
Brad: Yeah, we can do that.
Simon: Sort of an event.
Brad: Yeah. So May next year we’re
putting on an exposure trip called Explore. So Explore, Simon is a 12 day
exposure trip journeying through Thailand, Indonesia, Java, and Bali. We’ll let
The Book of X guide us as we consider what it takes for the gospel to spread.
So we’re going to be looking at four different worldviews, three major
religions. Over two nations. So there’ll be one team, one epic journey as we-
Simon: One team, one epic journey.
Brad: [inaudible 00:02:09] but it’s an
opportunity for people to engage with a great commission. To be able to see I
guess firstly how that applies practically to their life and also it helps them
ask the question what’s it going to take to cross borders and barriers to
effectively communicate God’s love to people in another culture and language
Simon: Okay, so you do, I believe it’s
structured in a way that you go out, you do stuff in the commun