345 episodes

The Missions Podcast answers hard questions about theology, missions, and practice to help goers think and thinkers go. We are conservative, evangelical, and gospel-centered.

The Missions Podcast is powered by ABWE International, a missions agency with a force of about 1,000 workers serving across 70 countries with a focus on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 187 Ratings

The Missions Podcast answers hard questions about theology, missions, and practice to help goers think and thinkers go. We are conservative, evangelical, and gospel-centered.

The Missions Podcast is powered by ABWE International, a missions agency with a force of about 1,000 workers serving across 70 countries with a focus on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

    Mission-Driven Christian Leadership in Cowardly Times: Joel Wayne

    Mission-Driven Christian Leadership in Cowardly Times: Joel Wayne

    Where are the leaders in the church—much less the mission field? Pastor Joel Wayne of bethechurch.org and Chapel Pointe weighs in this week on how churches and missionaries can solve the leadership pipeline and raise up leaders when it counts.



    Joel’s is also the founder and executive director of Be the Church, a movement to revitalize the local church through authentic leadership development. Joel holds a business degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Divinity from Mercer University.



    Watch the video version of this episode on the ABWE YouTube channel.



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    Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email alex@missionspodcast.com.

    • 39 min
    Will Christian Leaders Speak Up?

    Will Christian Leaders Speak Up?

    Pastor Joel Wayne shares a stirring challenge for Christians on the mission field and at home in changing days. Tune in this upcoming Sunday night to hear the full episode.



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    Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email alex@missionspodcast.com.

    • 49 sec
    ‘Glurbanization,’ Church Planting, and Why Our Definition of ‘People Group’ Is Outdated: Dr. Michael Crane

    ‘Glurbanization,’ Church Planting, and Why Our Definition of ‘People Group’ Is Outdated: Dr. Michael Crane

    Globalization has made the world smaller and smaller. Increasingly, cities are overtaking suburban and rural areas as the center of society. What does all this mean for church planting? Is the ethnolinguistic people group definition itself outdated? Missiologist Dr. Michael Crane unpacks the implications of what he calls “glurbanization.”



    Michael and his wife moved to Southeast Asia working in a variety of roles with development agencies. During this time, Michael completed a Ph.D. in urban missiology. Michael Crane (M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.) loves cities and loves the church. Michael has lived in a number of global cities (Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and San Francisco). He serves as faculty of two different seminaries and is a co-director of Radius Global Cities Network, an urban research think-tank that assists the church in seeking the welfare of the city. In addition, he is involved in training and equipping church planters through City to City. Michael has contributed to a number of books and articles on topics related to the city.



    Watch the video version of this episode on the ABWE YouTube channel.



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    • 40 min
    Missiology Needs to Change

    Missiology Needs to Change

    Coming up in this week’s episode: missiology Michael Crane explains why missiology’s outdated views of ethnicity need to change.



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    • 49 sec
    #RMC22: The Final Word

    #RMC22: The Final Word

    In this tenth and final exclusive from the Radius Missiology Conference, Alex Kocman and Scott Dunford discuss their favorite takeaways from their conversations with Kevin DeYoung, Ian Hamilton, Brad Buser, Brooks Buser, Wayne Chen, Chad Vegas, Jonathan Master, and Steve Meister.



    Watch the video version of this episode on the ABWE YouTube channel.



    Listen to all of our RMC22 exclusives here.



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    Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email alex@missionspodcast.com.

    • 17 min
    #RMC22: Steve Meister on Classical Hermeneutics and Bible Translation

    #RMC22: Steve Meister on Classical Hermeneutics and Bible Translation

    Right now, two controversies are brewing. In the world of theology, conservative evangelicals are torn over classical theism and pre-modern hermeneutics. And in the missions world, Bible translation methodologies remain a lightning-rod issue. In this meaty conversation from the Radius Missiology Conference, Steve Meister, pastor and board member for Bible Translation Fellowship, explains why these two theological controversies are two sides of the same coin—and how classical hermeneutics can cut through the fog currently enveloping missiology.



    Watch the video version of this episode on the ABWE YouTube channel.



    Listen to all of our RMC22 exclusives here.



    Support this podcast and impact God’s mission.



    Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email alex@missionspodcast.com.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

Himalayan Pilgrim ,

Fantastic Podcast

This is a fantastic podcast for missions-minded people around the globe. I have benefited greatly from the content and gladly recommend it to others.

Da_Hoost ,

Challenging and Doctrinally Sound

I have finally completed a year and a half long journey of listening to every single missions podcast! Overall I cannot say enough good things about how the Lord has used these talks and challenges in my life to convict me to “think and do” more to glorify Him and spread His good news to world.
I have surely forgotten some episodes and many others have stuck with me and I’m sure will continue to do so for years to come! I can’t tell you how many times I have been talking to someone at church and I will stop and say “hey they just takes about that topic on the missions podcast!” And the I proceed to appear to speak intelligently about that topic, hopefully spreading some passion to that person to share the good news!
If you have the time (which we all do at some point) I HIGHLY recommend listening to some, if not all, of these episodes.
My wife (who got me hooked on these) and I have had a deep desire for long term medical missions since before we were married 7yrs ago, and pray we can be faithfully sent in the next 5-8yrs after my anesthesia schooling finishes. The Lord has used this podcast to strengthen and enlighten this desire to reach the lost, and has also given us more tools and info to think through of how to be even more faithful to our Lord.
I don’t know why I waited so long to “rate, subscribe, and comment to help the algorithms,” but here it is! Thank you Scott and Alex for your ministry!

JG557142 ,

Helpful, thoughtful, motivating

Scott and Alex regularly provide content That is beneficial to those involved in just about every aspect of the world of missions. Thankful for the work that they are doing.

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