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Welcome to the Missio Nexus podcast where we bring you fresh updates from around the Great Commission community. This podcast is produced every two weeks. Show notes are found at our website, missionexus.org.

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Welcome to the Missio Nexus podcast where we bring you fresh updates from around the Great Commission community. This podcast is produced every two weeks. Show notes are found at our website, missionexus.org.

    Webinar: An Introduction to the Theology and Practice of Cross-Cultural Risk

    Webinar: An Introduction to the Theology and Practice of Cross-Cultural Risk

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    Followers of Christ living in unreached areas of the world often face elevated risk (physical, relational, emotional, etc.). What is God’s perspective regarding following Him when these real dangers are present? How do we manage our journey faithfully?In this webinar participants will:1. Be introduced to the concept of risk assessment and management2. Gain a Biblical perspective on Risk3. Reflect on 3 Essential Elements of a Theology of Risk4. Acquire one critical skill for decision-making in or during uncertainty risk







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    Neal and Anna Hampton: In their transparent and unique style, Neal and Anna share God’s Word woven with personal experiences from nearly thirty years of full-time missions, including almost two decades of living and working in war-torn Islamic countries. Their passion is for Christ and encouraging others to develop courageous passionate faith in Him.Neal is a life-long student, practitioner and trainer in the area of shepherd leadership and life development. He has worked with numerous field leaders across multiple sectors in the for-profit, non-profit, para-church, and educational worlds. CRU, Mission Aviation Fellowship, United States Armed Forces, YWAM, Network of International Christian Schools, SIL, IMB, WEC, Frontiers, International Assistance Mission, Avant, and ReachGlobal are just a few of the more than 100 organizations he has served.Neal holds a Bachelor of Science from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. He has over 20 years of experience serving in the Persian and Turkic regions of the world as a humanitarian aid worker, team leader, and Country Director of a large international team operating in the high risk environment of Afghanistan. He and his wife, Anna, serve with Barnabas International since 2010.Anna holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Bethel University and a Doctor of Religious Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary. She is a Bible teacher and speaker at international women’s events in Central Asia, the Middle East, and in the US.They have traveled in almost 70 countries providing consulting, training, debriefing, pastoral counseling, leadership, member care, crisis response, developing materials, monitoring global trends and opportunities while developing expertise on cross-cultural risk as they’ve focus primarily on global workers on the front lines of Central Asia and the Middle East.Anna’s book, Facing Danger: A Guide Through Risk and the training Neal developed from it, Risk Assessment and Management (RAM) Training are based on Anna’s doctoral dissertation on a Theology of Cross-Cultural risk. These two resources are quickly being utilized by global workers all over the world. Visit her at her at https://theologyofrisk.com/ to learn more. 







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    Webinar: Peer 2 Peer for Marketing and Communications Staff: Foundations for an Effective Communications Department

    Webinar: Peer 2 Peer for Marketing and Communications Staff: Foundations for an Effective Communications Department

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    Your organization may be doing great “heart” work, but how does it compare to the outward appearance of your message? In this webinar, we’ll look at the importance of sharing the heart of your organization’s ministry with your audience. We’ll explore a wide range of functions and tools that make up an effective communications department and ensure that your organization has a dynamic and unified message.







    We’ll introduce you to our “Outward Heart Matrix.” This matrix provides a robust look at the many moving parts of a communications department. It has more than 100 distinct items organized into eye-opening and insightful high-level categories. We also recognize that every communication team has its own strengths and gifts which will impact what you can execute well. We’ll help you consider the non-negotiables of your communication strategies as well as areas you may need to concede until the right people are trained or recruited.















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    Dave Wied, along with his wife, Alissa, are the founders of Outward Heart (www.outwardheart.org). Outward Heart comes alongside existing and emerging ministries to help equip them to effectively share their purpose and passion. Dave and Alissa’s entrepreneurial spirits and formal design training give them a unique blend of creative and administrative perspectives to serve a wide range of organizations. Dave previously worked in marketing and communications for Wycliffe Bible Translators and with a marketing agency. Together, he and Alissa most recently served with Living Hope International. 















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    Dave Wied - Dave@OutwardHeart.org, Social: @OutwardHeart







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    Heather Pubols - Heather@le-Motif.org

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    Webinar: Results of Mobilization Research

    Webinar: Results of Mobilization Research

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    What contributes to effective missions mobilizers? During this webinar, we will share the results from the Agency Mobilizer Training survey conducted by Missio Nexus and the Center for Missionary Mobilization and Retention. You'll learn how those engaged in the North American mobilization arena are doing to set up their mobilizers for success and what factors lead to more effective mobilization.







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    David Jacob is the founder and director of the Center for Missionary Mobilization and Retention. He also serves as the missionary in residence and chair of the intercultural studies department at Trinity Bible College and Graduate School (ND). Since 2008, he has been an Assemblies of God missionary assigned to a sensitive country in Northern Asia. David is the author of It’s Your Call: To a Missional or Missionary Life, has a Master of Arts degree in Missional Leadership, and is currently an Intercultural Studies PhD candidate. 















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    David Jacob - hello@missionarymobilization.org

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Webinar: Peer 2 Peer for Marketing and Communications Staff: Harvesting Those Ripe Fields – Digital Marketing for the Kingdom

    Webinar: Peer 2 Peer for Marketing and Communications Staff: Harvesting Those Ripe Fields – Digital Marketing for the Kingdom

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    Digital marketing is a very effective way to expand the reach of your ministry. But today's digital media landscape is vast. It can be hard to know where to best invest your organizational resources. In this webinar, you'll learn ways to effectively use digital tools – including a website, email marketing, digital advertising and social media – to reach new partners and clients.







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    Paul Merrill is a digital marketing professional working for HTLF, a bank holding company. He started his career in graphic design and served in many marketing roles for Wycliffe, The Seed Company and Caleb Project. He has a passion for expanding God's kingdom in the avenues where people live.















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    * Buying an email list: exactdata.com* WordPress website hosting package: a2hosting.com* Website domain:* Search to see if it's open: godaddy.com* Purchase your website domain from whoever hosts your site.* Mailchimp: marketing emails* Google Analytics: discovering your website visits information* Video creation:* Adobe Creative Cloud Express if you have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription* Canva* Built-in tools: TikTok & Instagram* Reputation management: Google Alert emails* Digital Marketing News:* Website: marketingdive.com* Email subscriptions: morning brew.com & thehustle.co







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    Paul Merrill - HTLF, phmerrill@gmail.com, Instagram: @shinybits

    • 55 min
    Webinar: The Cost of Missing Half the Church: Let’s Not Fear a Re-look

    Webinar: The Cost of Missing Half the Church: Let’s Not Fear a Re-look

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    Jesus said the workers are few. And the Master was not pleased with buried talents! Dr. Sandra Glahn will present recent discoveries in first-century Greco-Roman culture that suggest a re-look at modern North American views of women and public ministry. Important ramifications for Christian stewardship call us to count the cost of following Jesus into potential change.







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    Dr. Sandra Glahn is professor of Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary and the author of more than twenty books. You can find more about her at her website: www.aspire2.com.















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    Recommended Resources For Revisiting Women In Public Ministry







    Bib Sac 1 Artemis I







    Bib Sac 2







    ETS widows edited Nov 2021







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    Web: aspire2.comTwitter: @sandraglahnFB author page: /Aspire2bible.org: Engage blog

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Webinar: Risk in Missions – Practical insights for Agencies and Churches

    Webinar: Risk in Missions – Practical insights for Agencies and Churches

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    Risk in missions is something we take very seriously.  This year the On Mission virtual conference is dedicated to the this topic.  As part of that event a wide scale research project has been conducted seeking to understand mindsets and preparation of churches and missions agencies related to this topic.  As a follow up event to On Mission we are hosting a one hour webinar with top industry experts to reflect on the study and provide practical suggestions to churches and mission agency in preparing for and managing risk for short-term and long-term missions ministry on a global scale.  This webinar will overview the research study, provide practical insights and allow for Q&A from participants.







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    Michael VanHuis, Vice President Missio Nexus







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    Derek Gard and Kyle Johnson with Brotherhood Mutual







    Brotherhood Mutual provides insurance protection and mission-enhancing services for U.S.-based ministries operating at home and abroad – This has been the company’s passion for over 100 years.  







     In offering broad insurance coverage, safety and risk management resources, and a wide variety of innovative ministry services, Brotherhood Mutual is an active partner in advancing the Kingdom around the world.







     Josh Heidelman with the law firm Castañeda + Heidelman LLP







    A boutique law firm with a national presence serving businesses, nonprofits, and individuals with a focus on dispute resolution, investigations, and compliance.







    The firm consists exclusively of highly experienced attorneys from top-tier backgrounds including AmLaw 100 firm practice, in-house legal departments, and the Department of Justice.







    About out presenters:  







    Derek Gard:







    In 2003, on a last minute request from his pastor, Derek visited the Dominican Republic for the first time on a short-term mission trip. During that trip, God infected Derek’s heart for cross-cultural ministry. A short while later, Derek and his family served with GO Ministries in the Dominican Republic for 5 years. Facilitating mission trips, fundraising coach, and hub director were just a few of the hats Derek wore while on the mission field. Currently, with Brotherhood Mutual, Derek assists Mission Sending Organization’s in building custom risk management programs.







    Kyle Johnson:







    Kyle Johnson serves as Associate Corporate Counsel at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. Kyle works within Brotherhood Mutual's legal department and assists Christian ministries with legal risk management issues, focusing on child protection, worker screening, religious freedom, and insurance coverage. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University, Kyle received his Juris Doctor degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 2012 and received his CPCU designation in 2018. Kyle attends Pathway Community Church in Fort Wayne, IN, serving in the first impressions and adoption/foster care ministries.







    Josh Heidelman:







    Josh Heidelman is a partner at the law firm Castañeda + Heidelman LLP, where his practice focuses on employment, compliance, internal investigations, board governance, and litigation/dispute resolution.  In addition to his experience in private practice, Josh also served nearly seven years with Wycliffe Bible Translators, a global ministry whose 3,000+ missionaries are serving in more than 70 countries worldwide.  His roles at Wycliffe included General Counsel, Corporate Secretary,

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