326 episodes

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 ABWE

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 185 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.

    Do Christians Love Foreigners?

    Do Christians Love Foreigners?

    Joshua Sherif wasn’t always a Christian. But he wrote The Stranger on Our Shore: How Immigrants and Refugees Strengthen the Church not to critique the church, but to praise the church for the way experienced God’s love when he was leaving his Muslim background. Hear more in this Sunday’s interview.



    Subscribe now to never miss an episode when it drops.



    Support this podcast and impact God’s mission.



    Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email us.

    Pride, Culture, and Mission With Josh Teis

    Pride, Culture, and Mission With Josh Teis

    Watch the video version of this episode here.



    Western culture has made a radical shift. How should Christians respond? What does the gospel have to say about sexuality? How can we approach a culture of pride as bold, humble missionaries? Alex and Scott talk to Josh Teis, pastor of Southern Hills Church in Las Vegas, N.V., and founder of Idea Network.



    To purchase and replay the EveryEthne LGBTQ webinar, click here.



    He earned his B.A. in Pastoral Theology from Pensacola Christian College where he met his wife, Heather, and also holds a Master’s in Bible Exposition and his M.Div. from Liberty University. Josh leads Idea Network and hosts The Idea Talks Podcast. Josh and his wife Heather have one son, Jonathan David, and two daughters, Savannah Tyler and Scarlett Noel.



    Support this podcast and impact God’s mission.



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

    • 33 min
    How Should We Talk About Sexual Sin?

    How Should We Talk About Sexual Sin?

    How should Christians talk about sexual sin in our present culture? Pastor Josh Teis takes us back to the pages of Scripture and the Apostle Paul’s approach.



    Subscribe now to never miss an episode when it drops.



    Support this podcast and impact God’s mission.



    Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email us.

    How to Reach LGBTQ With the Gospel: Jim Childs

    How to Reach LGBTQ With the Gospel: Jim Childs

    Enter our giveaway to attend the Radius Missiology Conference in person or virtually. Details at missionspodcast.com/radius22.



    Many of us are afraid to directly present Christ to those caught up in the LGBTQ subculture. Should we be afraid? How can we win the person, not just the argument? And what does Scripture say?



    In this episode, we cut from our normal format to present you a conversation between Alex Kocman, Jim Childs, Kylie Dulo, and Drew Polanycia that took place in March of 2022 on the Idea Talks podcast. You can hear our previous interview with Jim here.



    Jim Childs serves with ABWE in the US through EveryEthne, helping churches engage LGBTQ individuals with the gospel. Learn more here.



    This episode is brought to you in collaboration with the Idea Network. To learn more about Idea Network and purchase access to the replay of their LGBTQ webinar with Jim Childs, Christopher Yuan, and more, visit IdeaNetwork.church.



    Support this podcast and impact God’s mission.



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

    • 56 min
    Why Missionaries Must Read Old Books: Banner of Truth’s John Rawlinson

    Why Missionaries Must Read Old Books: Banner of Truth’s John Rawlinson

    Enter our giveaway to attend the Radius Missiology Conference in person or virtually. Details at missionspodcast.com/radius22.



    The Missions Podcast exists to help goers think and thinkers go. Perhaps no other modern Christian publisher is more concerned with helping believers to think deeply about—and experience—the things of God than Banner of Truth. What cross-cultural impact is the Banner having globally, and why should missionaries steep themselves in the riches of the Puritan tradition and historic Protestantism? John Rawlinson, Banner’s general manager, visits the studio for an encouraging conversation.



    Subscribe now to never miss an episode when it drops.



    Support this podcast and impact God’s mission.



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

    • 42 min
    Too Busy Chasing Methods?

    Too Busy Chasing Methods?

    Coming up: Are we so busy chasing the latest fads in missions that we forget the tried-and-true? John Rawlinson, General Manager of Banner of Truth Trust, joins the show to talk about the riches of the Puritan heritage and what it means for missions practitioners today.



    Subscribe now to never miss an episode when it drops.



    Support this podcast and impact God’s mission.



    Want to ask a question or suggest a topic? Email us.

    • 34 sec

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
185 Ratings

185 Ratings

Himalayan Pilgrim ,

Fantastic Podcast

This is a fantastic podcast for missions-minded people around the globe. I have benefited greatly from the content and gladly recommend it to others.

Da_Hoost ,

Challenging and Doctrinally Sound

I have finally completed a year and a half long journey of listening to every single missions podcast! Overall I cannot say enough good things about how the Lord has used these talks and challenges in my life to convict me to “think and do” more to glorify Him and spread His good news to world.
I have surely forgotten some episodes and many others have stuck with me and I’m sure will continue to do so for years to come! I can’t tell you how many times I have been talking to someone at church and I will stop and say “hey they just takes about that topic on the missions podcast!” And the I proceed to appear to speak intelligently about that topic, hopefully spreading some passion to that person to share the good news!
If you have the time (which we all do at some point) I HIGHLY recommend listening to some, if not all, of these episodes.
My wife (who got me hooked on these) and I have had a deep desire for long term medical missions since before we were married 7yrs ago, and pray we can be faithfully sent in the next 5-8yrs after my anesthesia schooling finishes. The Lord has used this podcast to strengthen and enlighten this desire to reach the lost, and has also given us more tools and info to think through of how to be even more faithful to our Lord.
I don’t know why I waited so long to “rate, subscribe, and comment to help the algorithms,” but here it is! Thank you Scott and Alex for your ministry!

JG557142 ,

Helpful, thoughtful, motivating

Scott and Alex regularly provide content That is beneficial to those involved in just about every aspect of the world of missions. Thankful for the work that they are doing.

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality

Ascension Catholic Faith Formation
D-Group
BibleProject
Joel Osteen
Hank Smith & John Bytheway
Sadie Robertson

You Might Also Like

9Marks
R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Kevin DeYoung
Radical
9Marks
9Marks