36 episodes

Welcome to The Missions Pastor Podcast, presented by OneChild. OneChild is a global community of Child Champions that serves children in poverty so they can discover hope and reach their God-given potential. We believe that the local church has the message of Hope that the world desperately needs to hear. And in every episode, we highlight churches, pastors, and ministries who are working to bring that HOPE to hard places.

The Missions Pastor Podcast OneChild

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to The Missions Pastor Podcast, presented by OneChild. OneChild is a global community of Child Champions that serves children in poverty so they can discover hope and reach their God-given potential. We believe that the local church has the message of Hope that the world desperately needs to hear. And in every episode, we highlight churches, pastors, and ministries who are working to bring that HOPE to hard places.

    Making Children in Extreme Poverty the Priority

    Making Children in Extreme Poverty the Priority

    Today’s conversation with Jody Ray. Jody is the Pastor of Missions at Chet’s Creek Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Helping children in extreme poverty is a central focus of Chet’s Creek. Jody share's how this came about and why it’s so important.
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    First, small things can make a big impact, like making sure a child has the proper uniform for kindergarten so they start strong in school. That changes their life forever. Second, tenacity is more important than having the right answers. Things will always need to be shifted and changed, but we’ll only do those things when we are fully committed to never giving up.
    And finally, be smart enough to recognize that you don’t have all the right answers and you need to educate yourself. Jody mentions “When Helping Hurts” and the Chalmer’s Center. These resources and others are critical to making a positive impact with those in extreme poverty around the world.
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    • 30 min
    Leading Missions at a Multi Site Church

    Leading Missions at a Multi Site Church

    Today’s conversation with Delmy Guajardo. Delmy is the Missions Director at BattleCreek Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. BattleCreek Church is a multi site church, which adds a level of complexity to developing a healthy missions ministry.  Delmy share her experience and wisdom on how to do this well.
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    First, find a single focus that’s at the heart of the church as a whole and build a larger missions effort off of it that every site can be a part of.  Second, get to know the DNA of each individual campus, and develop smaller missions efforts that allow each site to have a unique approach.
    And finally, remember that every campus will look different, so as a missions pastor of a multi site church, you have to be very flexible.
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    • 26 min
    Making Missions Part of Your Church's DNA

    Making Missions Part of Your Church's DNA

    Today’s conversation with Rob Gribbin. Rob is the Associate Pastor for World Missions at Shenandoah Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia. Shenandoah Baptist’s passion for world missions begins with their love for the missionaries they support. I asked Rob to share a little bit about why that is a foundational piece of their missions focus and how it has helped missions become a part of the DNA of the church. 
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    First, the effectiveness of missions always follows the members having a deep understanding of their individual responsibility to be involved. Every follower of Christ should be engaged in missions in some way. Second, giving to missions should always be more than just a pledge of financial support. Instead, it should be an intentional act of faith that God is going to provide in order for us to give.
    And finally, successful missions can only happen in a church where the lead pastor makes missions the priority. If they’re not leading the church toward this, it’s an uphill battle.
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    • 26 min
    Why a Balanced Missions Ministry is a Healthy Missions Ministry

    Why a Balanced Missions Ministry is a Healthy Missions Ministry

    Today’s conversation with Melanie Williams. Melanie is the Missions Director at Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, Washington. Melanie and Antioch Bible believe that a healthy missions ministry is one that finds a good balance between local and global outreach.
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    First, everyone in your church is called to missions in one way or another. Having a good balance of opportunities both locally and globally allows them to find that fit. Second, as your members find their fit, they’re able to grow and mature by taking advantage of these different options.
    And finally, never look as balance in a missions ministry as a ledger to measured. There are no cookie cutter answers. That means you have to slow down, take time to pray, and listen to the Holy Spirit.
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    • 31 min
    Transitioning Your Missions Ministry to Partnerships

    Transitioning Your Missions Ministry to Partnerships

    Today’s conversation with Marty Scott. Marty is the Global Outreach & Fellows Program Pastor at Grace Bible Church in College Station, Texas. Grace Bible has gone through an important process in their missions and outreach efforts over the past few years, and as they’ve done that, they’ve learned some important lessons about the importance of good partnerships.
    Want to learn how your church can partner with OneChild to bring HOPE to kids living in hard Places? Click Here!
    First, you can’t build good partnerships without trust - from both sides. Learn as much as you can about your potential partners’ heart for ministry. Second, shared vision is critical. But that’s more than just high level ideas. You have to be going after the same things for the partnership to work and that means understanding the details.
    And finally, establish clear communication in setting expectations and following through on those. Churches and missions partners need to have a clear pathway for communicating so that the partnership can thrive long term.
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    • 30 min
    Engaging Your Members in Church Planting

    Engaging Your Members in Church Planting

    Today’s conversation is with Robin Popplewell. Robin is the missions pastor at Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee. Englewood Baptist sees church planting as a central focus of its missions work - both domestically and globally. Robin share why this important and the lessons they've learned along the way
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    First, everything in church planting hinges on prayer. You can’t be effective in sharing the Gospel if God doesn’t open the right doors. And you can’t walk through those doors if you aren’t truly listening to what the Holy Spirit is saying. Second, look for the right people and ask them about becoming involved. So often, people are waiting for someone to ask for them before they take that first step. And finally, learn to lead from the back. Provide oversight and advice, but remember that the Holy Spirit within you is the same Holy Spirit in the people in your church who are being called to become part of your church planting program.
    Learn more about Englewood Baptist ChurchLearn more about OneChild HERE!

    • 25 min

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Faron D ,

If you’re a missions Pastor, you’ll love this podcast i

I love missions. I love the local church. Even though Jesus has alot to say about “helping the poor” and “loving your neighbor”. But too many Christians don’t think about missions very often. How do we change that? If you’re a missions Pastor or even just in charge of communication with the missionaries in your church, this podcast is for you.

David Jesse (Tatooine Sons) ,

Love These Missions Stories!

It’s such an honor to host this podcast. These pastors and directors are on the front lines of bringing the Gospel to those living in hard places. The stories they share about lives transformed are beautiful. And the practical advice they’re giving can ben immediately implemented in churches of all sizes. Can’t wait for more.

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