17 episodes

As we witness the emergence of a truly global Church we, like many other mobilizers, recognize the importance of a global-level platform for communication and cooperation. GMN exists for that very vision. This program is a series of dialogues between mobilizers from all dimensions. Hosted by the CCO/Collaboration Director of GMN, Ray Peng (Taiwan), we expect a great journey listening to one another.


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"This is Our Tribe!" by Global mobilization Network Ray Peng, Collaboration director of Global Mobilization Network

    • Religion & Spirituality

As we witness the emergence of a truly global Church we, like many other mobilizers, recognize the importance of a global-level platform for communication and cooperation. GMN exists for that very vision. This program is a series of dialogues between mobilizers from all dimensions. Hosted by the CCO/Collaboration Director of GMN, Ray Peng (Taiwan), we expect a great journey listening to one another.


#globalmobilizaiton #GMN #globalMobilizationNetwork #missionmobilization

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    The reality check of mobilization today feat. Keith Swatley (Encountering the World of Islam)

    The reality check of mobilization today feat. Keith Swatley (Encountering the World of Islam)

    Today, we tune into an in depth discussion and reflection on the Encountering the World of Islam (EIW) course with Keith. He refers to the 3D model to Discover, Develop, Deploy when unravelling this mobilisation tool at the same time reminding the listeners to contextualise the tools to suit global needs and cultures, with the emphasis of including the non-Western world.
    As a mobiliser, Keith is strongly convicted of supporting the local church with evangelism and discipleship. Rather than sending students directly to the field, Keith urges the listeners to first focus on honouring and building the students to the local church. Revival happens in the church through hardships and threats, which could be poverty, authoritarianism, wealth and/or materialism. However, threats are not obstacles to mobilisation, rather prerequisites.

    About the special guest:
    Keith and his wife Ethel, a university professor teaching English as a second language, have been married for over thirty years and have two daughters: Margaret and Charis. In addition, their family has often included international students hosted for up to two years at a time.

    From 1993 until 2002, Keith was on staff with the U.S. Center for World Mission (now Frontier Ventures) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A focus of Keith’s ministry since 1992 has been the development of the Encountering the World of Islam (EWI) course. After September 11, 2001, EWI became his main ministry focus. In the summer of 2002, the Swartleys joined Caleb Project in Littleton, Colorado, to further develop EWI, which subsequently came under the ministry of Pioneers in 2007.

    For the last twenty-six years, the EWI course has trained over 25,000 participants to express the love of Christ and to plant reproducing churches among Muslims. EWI has been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, and Spanish, empowering Christians to love and effectively share the hope of the gospel with Muslims in 29 countries.

    https://www.encounteringislam.org/

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    • 41 min
    “What did God ask me to do with my life?” feat. Ross Paterson (FieldPartner/Antioch Missions)

    “What did God ask me to do with my life?” feat. Ross Paterson (FieldPartner/Antioch Missions)

    Stay to the course of our calling and things will be less complicated when the vision is clear. The
    conversation with Ross in this episode has surely prompted a lot of self-reflection. He followed his calling, lived amongst the Chinese and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. It is a power-packed half-hour with insights into Ross’ journey into mission-mobilization, cross-cultural concepts, the ‘three keys’ to church, and using stories to bring principles to life. The significance of working together was illustrated as putting all the puzzle pieces together to work out what God is saying to the team.

    More about Our guest:
    Ross and Christine Paterson have spent over 40 years of their lives on the mission field serving the Lord and His Church in China. They are currently based in Taiwan, serving as mission consultants with a global ministry. They have decades of experience in cross-cultural mission, which has fueled their passion to help others navigate cultures well and live healthily on the field.

    Further info
    Field Partner https://www.fieldpartner.org/
    An online portal of resources for Christian missionaries working across cultures. Through FieldPartner, they join with other experienced missionaries to share decades worth of wisdom in cross-cultural mission to encourage and equip the next generation.

    禾場夥伴(中文宣教培訓網站)https://fpinter.org/

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    • 29 min
    In every circumstances, God’s grace is sufficient feat. Nosa Tukura (Nigeria, MANI)

    In every circumstances, God’s grace is sufficient feat. Nosa Tukura (Nigeria, MANI)

    Born of a diverse, multi-ethnic nation, Nosa breaks out of cultural norms to follow the calling of God, standing firm as a woman, a leader, and a beloved daughter of God. Africa now has a large number of evangelical Christians, and this is the time for Africa to take up the baton to mobilise workers into the field.

    Nosa shares of many heart-moving testimonies on committed believers who had not wavered in the face of persecutions. Our African brothers and sisters encounter various challenges when professing their faith, priming them into a nation of resilience compared with their Western counterparts.

    These stories of immense bravery speak of something important – that in every circumstances, God’s grace is sufficient for us. Nosa encourages the church to walk together despite our differences in age, gender, tongue and colour, recognising that each member adds a special value to the table.

    About the special guest 
    Nosa Edokpolo Tukura is the Deputy International Director, Resource Development, at Missions Supporters League (MSL) based in Abuja, Nigeria.

    She has been involved in children’s ministry for over 2 decades and serves as one of the Pastors at Mana Evangel Faith Assembly, Jubilee Centre in Jos. She also serves as a leader on the continental team of the Movement for African National Initiatives (MANI). She is the Executive Coordinator of the African Women in Missions Network (AWIMN) and Coordinator of the Children in Missions Network (CIMN); a member of the Facilitating Team of Ethne; WEA Mission Commission and the Global Children’s Forum (GCF). Her passion is to see women and children restored and active in God’s mission. She is married to Victor Maigida Tukura and they are blessed with children and grandchildren. She lives in the city of Jos, Nigeria.

    Further reading and information:
    Movement for African Initiatives (MANI) https://maniafrica.com/
    MANI is an African movement, a network of networks and African National Initiatives, focused on catalyzing African National Initiatives and mobilizing the resources of the Body of Christ in Africa for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

    MANI’s stated purpose is to affirm, motivate, mobilize and network Christian leaders by inspiring them with the vision of reaching the unreached and least evangelized in Africa, and the wider world, through the communication of up to date research, reports and models; consultations and prayer efforts focusing on the unfinished task.

    MOBILIZING WOMEN FOR MISSIONS (Nosa Tukura)
    https://www.academia.edu/33577397/MOB...
    We live in a kairos moment, a time where we have more educated, entrepreneurial and professional women than ever before. We have several young women studying in our institutions of higher learning in various fields including the hitherto designated 'male dominated fields'. Many women have proved their mettle in academia, science, medicine, engineering, arts, etc. Many have broken the proverbial 'glass ceiling' by becoming heads of institutions previously headed only by men.

    AfirGo Magazine https://afrigo.org/
     AfriGO was launched in 2016. This quarterly magazine celebrates this history while encouraging the church's increasing participation in God's global mission. As the Global South provides new leadership and workers for Gospel proclamation, AfriGO is here to tell the stories, report on the developments, and share news and information to support both pastors and the mission workers they send.

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    • 36 min
    Mobilizing the prayer warriors around the world feat. Jenny Oliphant (Ethne Prayer)

    Mobilizing the prayer warriors around the world feat. Jenny Oliphant (Ethne Prayer)

    Prayer is an essential part of a Christian’s life. It’s a two-way communication between us and our heavenly Father. It happens so often and naturally in our daily lives that sometimes it becomes a routine. And most of the time, we pray for the needs for ourselves, our families and people close to us. How about people who are beyond our communities, those in need or being persecuted, those who don’t know how to pray or are too fearful to pray, or those who have never heard of Jesus in their entire lives - the unreached people?

    In this episode, we’re pleased to interview Jenny Oliphant from the Ethne Prayer Team. Born in the United Kingdom, Jenny served in missions for many years in multiple locations, including Israel, Bolivia and Argentina. After spending 15 years in Argentina, Jenny and her family followed God’s calling to return to the UK in 2012, and started her involvement in the prayer movement, focusing on mobilizing prayers globally for unreached people groups. Through partnership with Joshua Project, Mission Frontiers Magazine and other organizations, Jenny and the Ethne Prayer Team can bring first-hand information collected from the field workers to the global body of Christ who are ready to pray, which helps those prayer warriors to not only pray for specific struggles but also to celebrate their breakthroughs as well.  

    Are you ready to pray for the unreached? If you find it too hard to keep up the commitment, Jenny has a brilliant suggestion - find another person or a group of people to pray with you! Praying with others helps us stay focused and keeps us accountable, and better than that, we’re building relationships with God and with our brothers/sisters at the same time by praying together. 

    Read more about the ministry: https://ethneprayer.org/
    The Ethne Prayer team is a relational community which catalyses and connects prayer strategists to pray and mobilise the body of Christ to see God's Kingdom preached and demonstrated amongst all people groups particularly among the least reached peoples and places.

    More prayer resources for UPG and missions: 

    Join us October 24 – November 27 2021 in 15 days of prayer for Hindus all over the world!
    https://pray15days.org/

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    • 43 min
    Not about us, but the future generations! feat. Joshua Chew (Project Ablaze)

    Not about us, but the future generations! feat. Joshua Chew (Project Ablaze)

    In the studio today, Joshua provides an informative session as he shares of his experience with mobilizing persons in the Philippines through Project Ablaze.
    At a young age, the seed for missions has been planted through reading various biographies of the early-day missionaries, more notably Hudson Taylor. Joshua is deeply convicted of the importance of inspiring commitment to the next generations, and of particular relevance, utilizing social media to mobilize mission, reaching the ends of the earth.
    Joshua encourages fellow believers to bring their talents and skills to the network to serve the Lord together. A common response being “I am not ready”, however, as Joshua emphasized “Peter is also never ready to walk on water; and Hudson Taylor never ready for China”. One may not ever feel “ready”, but should instead be “prepared”, as apostle Paul wrote “in season and out of season” (2 Timothy 4:2a)

    About the special guest
    Joshua Chew, the founder of Project Ablaze, a missions network movement of young people and missions organizations that seeks to partner and work together for the purpose of mobilizing, equipping, training, and sending missionaries.

    About Project Ablaze: https://projectablaze.weebly.com/
    We are a network movement seeking to catalyze efforts in mobilization, training, equipping and sending cross-cultural workers for the urgent evangelization of the Gospel deprived peoples.

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    • 38 min
    Unleashing the "Unsent" feat. Steve Shadrach (founder of CMM/SRS)

    Unleashing the "Unsent" feat. Steve Shadrach (founder of CMM/SRS)

    It has been almost 2000 years since we received the Great Commission from Jesus
    Christ. With modern knowledge and latest technologies, combined with
    entrepreneurship spirit, it seems like there is nothing that the brilliant human
    brains can’t solve. Then why has not the Great Commission been fulfilled by now?
    In this episode, Steve Shadrach, global ambassador of Center of Mission
    Mobilization (CMM), shares an eye-opening initiative in CMM, Mobilization Index,
    and explains the importance of sending “mobilizers” instead of “missionaries” to
    countries with the largest gaps between the number of evangelicals and the
    number of missionaries.

    Steve started his journey serving God as a young church pastor. Right out of
    seminary, he once thought that he knew everything until taking the Perspectives
    class, which completely changed Steve’s plan, and he went on to the path of
    mission mobilization. Since then, he developed Perspectives courses in the
    Southern United States, started “Student Mobilization” to mobilize college
    students to the nations, and eventually founded CMM in 2000 to equip
    organizations to send out more Great Commission workers to the 2 billion
    unreached people. Steve has also been involved in other mobilization efforts
    including the US Center for World Missions and the formation of the Global
    Mission Networks to serve frontier mobilizers.

    About Steve Shadrach
    Dr. Steve Shadrach has a passion for developing laborers for Christ to reach the
    world. He has been involved with many different collegiate ministries and has
    served as Pastor of Students and Missions at University Baptist Church
    (1983-1986) in Fayetteville, AR. He is also the founder of three organizations.
    In 1986, he founded Student Mobilization, which focuses on evangelizing and
    discipling college students in the U.S. and abroad. In 1999, he co-founded The
    Traveling Team, which focuses on mobilizing college students throughout the
    country, with Todd Ahrend (who pioneered the ministry). In 2001, he turned these
    two ministries over to the next generation of leadership to launch the Center
    for Mission Mobilization (formerly The BodyBuilders), which seeks to “engage,
    equip, and connect believers worldwide to their most strategic role in
    completing the Great Commission.” From 2004 to 2012, in addition to leading the
    CMM, he was the Mobilization Director for the US Center for World Mission, which
    included leadership of the Perspectives Study Program

    Dr. Shadrach has a Master’s in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary
    and a Doctorate of Ministry in Church and Parachurch Executive Leadership from
    Denver Seminary. He has written four books, The Fuel and the Flame: Ten Keys to
    Ignite Your Campus for Jesus Christ, Brown Like Coffee: For Students Who Think
    Outside the Box, The God Ask: A Fresh, Biblical Approach to Personal Support
    Raising, Viewpoints: Fresh Perspectives on Personal Support Raising. Steve and
    his family reside in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

    More about CMM
    https://www.mobilization.org/about/our-story/

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    • 42 min

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