The Mission Matters is a place to talk about the importance of our Mission as Christians. Mission Matters is a partnership of Missio Nexus and Sixteen:Fifteen Missions Coaching, who have a shared passion to mobilize God’s people to be a part of His mission.
Afghanistan: What’s Happening and What’s Next?
Now that military forces have withdrawn, security has evaporated and danger has escalated, should we no longer be sending missionaries? Is this the end of the send to Afghanistan or is now the time to call forth a new generation of missionaries to move towards danger and not away from it for the sake of the Gospel’s advance? Join special guest, Bob Blincoe, President Emeritus of Frontiers and former missionary to Iraq, as we discuss what’s happening and what might be next in Afghanistan.
"The Universal Particularism of 𝑷𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒂 𝑻𝒂 𝑬𝒕𝒉𝒏𝒆: A biblical case for the continued viability of the people group concept in mission"
Can we be sure that when Jesus commissioned us to “make disciples of all nations," 𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒂 𝒕𝒂 𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒏𝒆 in the Greek, that He was talking about
ethno-linguistic groupings and not just those who weren’t Jews? On this episode of The Mission Matters we are joined by Missiology Catalyst, Dave Datema of Frontier Ventures. Join us as we discuss why this is such an important question and what happens when we lose the universal particularism of panta ta ethne.
Helping Women Thrive on the Mission Field
The Christian community puts tremendous energy and momentum toward getting global workers on the field, but there’s often a lack of intentional effort to provide spiritual, emotional and physical support once workers are serving overseas. Thus, many women ministering around the world feel alone and are barely surviving. In this podcast, Lorrie Lindgren, CEO of Thrive, shares Biblical and practical insights that will help listeners understand the unique challenges faced by women serving as missionaries and how to care for them in a manner worthy of God’s name.
Honor, Shame and the Gospel: An Update
Christians engaged in communicating the gospel navigate a challenging tension: 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘎𝘰𝘥'𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵, 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘥 - 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭, 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘹𝘵. Tune in for this episode on 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 podcast as Matthew and Ted have a conversation with the authors of the new book 𝘏𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘳, 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘭: 𝘙𝘦𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘔𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘺. Chris Flanders and Werner Mischke give us the backstory on their new book, share examples of an honor-shame gospel framework and explain why this is such an important topic for missionaries to be aware of.
Chris Flanders serves as the Professor of Missions at Abilene Christian University and Werner Mischke serves as Vice President of Mission ONE.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: Past, Present and Future of the Perspectives Study Program
God has a "world-sized" role for every Christian in His global purpose. Tune in for this episode on 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 as Matthew and Ted have a conversation with their guest – James Mason, CEO for the Perspectives Study Program, as he shares about their past, present and future and how if you have a vision to live a life of purpose, there's a place for you.
How Do I Get My Pastor Engaged In Missions? | Cracking the Code
“When it comes to missions in the church, the pastor either holds the key to the front door or holds the padlock.” While members of a congregation can be a catalyst for missions envisioning, without the engagement of church leaders, mobilizing a church is tough sledding. Even missions pastors and missions teams that operate without buy-in from key church leaders often struggle to build momentum. In most churches, until senior and lead pastors have embraced a missions vision for their churches, missions will likely remain in the margins. So how do we crack the code of pastoral engagement in missions? Tune in with guests Larry Hansen, Missions Pastor and Brian Bell, Senior Pastor of Calvary Murrieta as they share their insights.
I love hearing from these guys; they speak with authority because of how much experience they have. Also, great job focusing on how things are changing, what is being innovated, but also what things are still effective in the 21st century. Very helpful for younger folks following in your footsteps!
Martyrdom on Mission.
Matthew and Ted. This was a 5/5 pod cast. Pam’s transparency about leaving and grieving for those who are laying down their lives for the Love of Jesus was Inspiring. Sam T