96 episodes

From the heart of the least religious region of the United States, join us - Shawn and Camille Brace - as we explore what it's like to pursue a missional life in Maine. We will discuss and share stories about discipleship, evangelism, church, missional communities, and the gospel - offering practical tips on how to live out the gospel as a family and church in everyday life.

Mission Lab Shawn Brace

    • Christianity
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

From the heart of the least religious region of the United States, join us - Shawn and Camille Brace - as we explore what it's like to pursue a missional life in Maine. We will discuss and share stories about discipleship, evangelism, church, missional communities, and the gospel - offering practical tips on how to live out the gospel as a family and church in everyday life.

    Episode 096 - Koinonia Dei

    Episode 096 - Koinonia Dei

    Combining a Greek and Latin word, Shawn reflects on what we are really inviting people into when we share with them the story of Jesus. In short, we're not inviting them into an idea or a theology or into propositional truth; we're inviting them into the community of God, in all its embodied and messy beauty. 

    • 30 min
    Episode 095 - Teach Us to Pray

    Episode 095 - Teach Us to Pray

    Shawn talks about what he does for his personal prayer and Scripture time. He makes sure to point out that he is not prescribing anything, but simply talking about what his journey has looked like, while noting that having an active and vibrant connection to Christ is critical for discipleship.

    • 43 min
    Episode 094 - The LGBT Community and the Church

    Episode 094 - The LGBT Community and the Church

    How should the church relate to the LGBT community? For some, the answer may be obvious. But Shawn has a conversation with his friend Elijah, who identifies as a gay Christian, and they talk about how he has faced this question, and what it's like to grow up always feeling different. They talk about how the church has done when it comes to the LGBT community, and what it can do better. This is a conversation that has been long overdue, but obviously requires great sensitivity and care.
    Note: the views expressed in this episode are solely the views of the Shawn and Elijah and do not necessarily speak for the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a whole.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 093 - David Hamstra on a Secular Age and How to Reach It

    Episode 093 - David Hamstra on a Secular Age and How to Reach It

    Shawn has a conversation with his friend David Hamstra, who is a pastor in Edmonton, Alberta, and a ThD student at Andrews University. They talk about living in and ministering to a secular age, how to reach people in such a context, what it means to focus on immanent versus transcendent goods, and what this means for various aspects of life, including sexuality.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 092 - The Man Behind the Editing: Chris Irrgang on the Gospel and Navigating Rural Church Life

    Episode 092 - The Man Behind the Editing: Chris Irrgang on the Gospel and Navigating Rural Church Life

    You've heard his name mentioned at the end of every episode, sweetly voiced by little Acadia. Now Shawn sits down with his lifelong friend Chris Irrgang to discuss a wide range of topics - from growing up in the church, to the gospel, to surviving life in a small rural church, to the Christian's relation to politics. 

    • 59 min
    Episode 091 - Playing With House Money

    Episode 091 - Playing With House Money

    Reflecting on a recent experience he had, Shawn describes a sort of epiphany he had about the gospel, life, and mission.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

R & R Alva ,

Challenging

My husband and I have been applying these principles to our everyday life and God is blessing. Much thanks!

ScottandErika ,

Thank you!

Appreciate you guys sharing in this way, your honesty and tackling such great topics. It has been a blessing to listen to. Thank you.

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Love this podcast!

I like how Shawna and Camille are so down to earth! They bring a new light to what it means to be a Christian in this day and age. I’m learning so much!

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