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The Missions Podcast answers hard questions about theology, missions, and practice to help goers think and thinkers go. We are conservative, evangelical, and gospel-centered.

The Missions Podcast is powered by ABWE International, a missions agency with a force of about 1,000 workers serving across 70 countries with a focus on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

The Missions Podcast Alex Kocman & Scott Dunford

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 160 Ratings

The Missions Podcast answers hard questions about theology, missions, and practice to help goers think and thinkers go. We are conservative, evangelical, and gospel-centered.

The Missions Podcast is powered by ABWE International, a missions agency with a force of about 1,000 workers serving across 70 countries with a focus on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

    Earning Salvation During Ramadan

    Earning Salvation During Ramadan

    Within the Islamic worldview, earning one’s right standing before God—especially during Ramadan—makes sense if God is not a holy God who draws near to dwell among sinners.



    New episode on Ramadan featuring Matt Bennett premieres Sunday night at 7 p.m. EDT.



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    From Hinduism to Christ

    From Hinduism to Christ

    According to CNN in 2015, about 15.1% of the world population is Hindu, including nearly 80% of India. And when we talk about the unreached, in many cases, we’re talking about Hindus.



    How can Christians share the gospel with Hindus and build lasting relationships leading to discipleship? We explore that topic this week with Velu Kadirvel, a Hindu-background believer, as he shares his story of divine rescue from addiction and idolatry.



    To learn more or to support EveryEthne’s Heart, Mind, and Soul Hindu evangelism training project, click here.



    Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email alex@missionspodcast.com.



    The Missions Podcast is sponsored by ABWE International, Radius International, and Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention.

    What Wins Hindus

    What Wins Hindus

    Sharing the gospel with Hindus can be daunting. What leads a person out of Hinduism to faith in Christ? Velu Kadirvel shares his story in this week’s episode on evangelism.



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    Parents, Goodbyes, and the Cost of Missions for Families

    Parents, Goodbyes, and the Cost of Missions for Families

    How can parents say goodbye to their children who pursue missions? How can grandparents part with their grandchildren in the name of ministry? And what happens when parents are aren’t believers or don’t support their kids’ involvement in cross-cultural ministry?



    This week, we have a sit-down, heart-to-heart chat with the Dunford family about what it was like to send their kids and grandkids to a closed country as missionaries.



    Resources mentioned in this episode:



    Parents of Missionaries: How to Thrive and Stay Connected When Your Children and Grandchildren Serve Cross-CulturallyThird Culture Kids 3rd Edition: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds



    Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email alex@missionspodcast.com.



    The Missions Podcast is sponsored by ABWE International, Radius International, and Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention.

    What It’s Like Sending Your Kids Somewhere Dangerous

    What It’s Like Sending Your Kids Somewhere Dangerous

    Missionary life is costly for the whole family. What is it like for parents who say goodbye to their children? In the next episode, Bruce and Debbie Dunford share their experience sending their kids and grandkids to the mission field.



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    Prayer as Warfare: A Front-Lines Perspective With Dr. Tom Kendall

    Prayer as Warfare: A Front-Lines Perspective With Dr. Tom Kendall

    Spiritual activity in Africa—whether one calls it African traditional religion, spiritism, tribal religion, or animism—is real. Christians are called not only to gospel witness but also to spiritual warfare.



    This week, Dr. Tom Kendall, medical missionary and chief of surgery at Hôpital Baptiste Biblique (HBB) in Tsiko, Togo, explains how missions-minded believers can fight on their knees—even in a context where dark spiritual activity is apparent and pronounced.



    Tom and Melissa Kendall are full-time missionaries with ABWE. Learn more or visit their Facebook page. You can also support their ministry or the HBB Vision Project.



    Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email alex@missionspodcast.com.



    The Missions Podcast is powered by ABWE International and the Global Gospel Fund.

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

Chip Lamca ,

Always Helpful for Students

I am really impressed with the Missions Podcast. I often point my missions students to get them thinking and to stir up conversation.

sharaCoo ,

So encouraging! Thank you

I was just introduced to this podcast and wish I had known about it sooner. As a wife snd mom on the field I often listen to podcasts to stay connected with our home country. This is such a blessing to have to listen to. Really does what it’s tagline says: “helping goers think and thinkers go”! Thanks

Amazon Dave ,

Stay connected to cross- cultural ministry

I’ve been listening to this podcast for over a year and find it so informative. It’s great to have a way to stay up to date on what’s happening in the world of missions.

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