Listen to engaging conversations that will inspire you to go deeper in your Christian faith walk. This podcast is designed for women who want to develop a missional lifestyle.
Can Introverts Be Missionaries? (Part 2 of 2)
In the last episode, Harper* discussed how missions discipleship throughout her life nurtured a desire to follow God’s call and how that led to her serving in international missions. Now hear the rest of her story, including blessings along the way and candid insights about the types of challenges many missionaries experience while serving. Learn how you can better pray for these faithful Christ followers and be challenged in your own faith journey as she shares from her heart.*name changed
Can Introverts Be Missionaries? (Part 1 of 2)
Harper* describes herself as introverted, someone who enjoys being home, and comfortable in her small home town. Yet she followed God’s call to serve as a missionary on the other side of the world. Hear her journey—from her introduction to missions as a child in Girls in Action, then later as a member of Acteens, both WMU missions groups for girls—to a church with a focus on discipleship and reaching the nations for Christ. You will be inspired by how God used faithful mentors and parents coupled with a lifetime of missions discipleship experiences to prepare this faithful servant for Kingdom work.*name changed
An Attitude of Gratitude
Many sources offer insight to the benefits of being grateful, such as improved sleep, feeling hopeful, reducing stress and increasing resilience. But an attitude of gratitude is more than self-help, it is an intentional mindset to focus on God—His goodness and His grace—and be thankful each day. Like the apostle Paul when he was imprisoned, we are to be grateful despite our circumstances or life’s challenges. Listen in as Kelly King, women’s ministry specialist for Lifeway Christian Resources, and Sandy discuss how to cultivate a grateful heart.
The Gentle Giant General
Ron Harvell felt called to serve in foreign missions at the age of 17. In college, he met his future bride and continued to prepare by seeking out courses on cross-cultural ministry and church planting. But halfway through, to their surprise, the Lord redirected their minds and hearts to chaplaincy. After retiring as a one-star general in the Air Force and serving all around the world, Ron reflects that God allowed he and his wife Marsha to essentially be foreign missionaries with their people group being the Air Force. Be inspired by this Christ follower who risked everything to follow God.
Drawing from 30 years of personal experience in missions, Carol Ghattas helps guide cross-cultural workers and others through a variety of obstacles one can face in ministry. While she has seen the Lord at work in amazing ways as He’s opened doors, she also has seen doors close and how that can result in times of discouragement and questioning God’s call. Listen to this episode for first-hand accounts of navigating closed doors and how you can also do so with grace. Carol is author of When Doors Close: Changing Course in Missions Without Losing Your Way.
Of the 50,000 or so churches in the Southern Baptist Convention, roughly two-thirds have fewer than 75 in attendance on an average Sunday. Most of these smaller attendance churches are led by bivocational pastors who have additional work to supplement their income. While ministry for a bivocational pastor and his wife has great rewards, it can also be lonely and exhausting as they work tirelessly in ministry. In this episode, Joe Wright, executive director of the Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Network (BSCLN), provides a personal and inside glimpse into the challenges of bivocational pastors—many who are church planters or replanters—and ways you can encourage and pray for them and their families.
I will enjoy listening to these as I a born again Christian and having to stay home bound for several years. I am a member of
FBC of Sevierville,TN and have been active in WMU for many years. With COVID-19 I can't get out. May the Lord bless all.
Encouraging! I am enjoying these podcasts so much!!!
This short podcast is filled to overflowing with wise wisdom and encouragement!
Thank you for taking the time to create this podcast!