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A podcast by missionaries for missionaries, pastors, and laypeople giving them a front-row seat to mission work in the Dominican Republic. The purpose is to encourage believers in their walk of faith and give practical missional ways to reach their own community.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A podcast by missionaries for missionaries, pastors, and laypeople giving them a front-row seat to mission work in the Dominican Republic. The purpose is to encourage believers in their walk of faith and give practical missional ways to reach their own community.

    Playing for a Higher Purpose! - Blending Sports and Salvation with Special Guests Greg and Tanner Hughes - Part 2

    Playing for a Higher Purpose! - Blending Sports and Salvation with Special Guests Greg and Tanner Hughes - Part 2

    This is the second of two episodes featuring Greg and Tanner Hughes.

    Greg has been involved in sports as a platform to reach young men with the gospel for many years.

    Tanner has not only been privileged to see his dad's passion for using sports as a vehicle for the gospel, but he has been a direct beneficiary of that same investment through his university soccer coach.

    As you finish this second of two podcast episodes, you are guaranteed to be both challenged and blessed.

    You might even hear about a few well-known sports personalities that Greg has had the privilege of knowing through using sports as a platform to minister to the hearts of athletes!

    • 44 min
    Playing for a Higher Purpose! - Blending Sports and Salvation with Special Guests Greg and Tanner Hughes - Part 1

    Playing for a Higher Purpose! - Blending Sports and Salvation with Special Guests Greg and Tanner Hughes - Part 1

    Gary and Jason had the tremendous opportunity to interview Greg and Tanner Hughes. 
    Greg has had the unique opportunity to use sports as a platform for the gospel for many years.  

    In this episode, as well as the next, learn how the gospel permeates everything, including sports. 

    In some countries the sports give a bridge to the gospel that otherwise would not exist. 

    Listen in as Greg shares about the countless lives that have been eternally changed through the tremendous platform of sports. 

    You will definitely enjoy this episode! 

    • 41 min
    Dominican Dynamics - Loud Music And A Lively Gospel

    Dominican Dynamics - Loud Music And A Lively Gospel

    In this episode, both Gary and Jason talk about some of the things that can be a bit frustrating at times; like loud music!

    Latin cultures love their loud music. Often times the music is so loud that the people who are listening to it cannot even talk with each other because of the volume. 

    Although the loud music can be a bit frustrating at times, this love for loud also spills into other areas of Dominican culture like street preaching. 

    There are many street preachers in the Dominican who preach and yell so loud that it is nearly impossible to understand what they are saying! 

    The discussion of loud music and loud preaching led Jason and Gary down the trail of discussing how we contextualize the gospel in a way that it is understood. 

    Contextualization had nothing to do with a compromise on doctrine, but rather the manner in which the gospel is presented so that the hearer can understand in their own cultural way.

    Don't worry! Gary and Jason didn't convert into wind-sucking preachers who yell at every street corner, but their observations of culture do play a significant part in how they prepare and share.

    Listen to how contextualization is important in every culture including American culture!

    • 48 min
    Beyond the Pews - A Dominican Chapel's Birth!

    Beyond the Pews - A Dominican Chapel's Birth!

    As many have already heard, a new chapel ministry has been started in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic.

    In this episode, Gary and Jason talk about the dynamics of starting an outreach ministry and delve into some of the finer points of training up leaders to send them out to do the work of the ministry.

    If you like pioneer missions and discipleship in motion, you are sure to love this episode! 

    • 32 min
    Cultivating Growth Circles: The Delicate Dance of Choosing Your Tribe

    Cultivating Growth Circles: The Delicate Dance of Choosing Your Tribe

    Our company can profoundly influence the patterns we create in the vibrant mosaic of life. Gary and Jason delve deep into a seemingly simple yet significant question: How crucial is it to curate a circle that resonates with our values and catalyzes our growth?
    This episode isn’t just a contemplation; it’s a navigation guide through the intricate labyrinth of human relationships. As our dynamic duo unpacks the question, they shine a light on the dual-edged sword of community. While the right tribe can propel you to unparalleled heights of growth, a misstep in this selection can lead to a dilemma of complications.
    The conversation takes a critical turn as they broach the silent, often unnoticed specter of covert narcissism lurking in some church corners. With wisdom and discernment, they explore its manifestations and offer sage advice on guarding against its subtle influences.
    But it's not all cautionary tales. At the heart of this episode is the beautiful affirmation of the power of constructive criticism. Inviting candid feedback, when sourced from trusted quarters, can be the crucible in which leadership is refined and spiritual journeys are enriched.
    Join Gary and Jason in this riveting discussion, packed with actionable insights, and discover the art and science of curating a circle that challenges, cherishes, and champions your growth. As you tune in, be prepared to reflect, recalibrate, and reimagine the possibilities of your personal and spiritual evolution.

    • 53 min
    Navigating Faith’s Framework: The Multi-faceted Ministry Approach

    Navigating Faith’s Framework: The Multi-faceted Ministry Approach

    Dive into an illuminating journey as Gary and Jason tackle a profound and often unspoken question: Why might pastors harbor reservations about discipleship? The ministry landscape is vast and varied, and understanding the intricate web of emotions, traditions, and strategies is no simple feat.
    This episode unfolds the rich tapestry of ministry approaches that Gary, Jason, and their dedicated team adopted. While the pulpit's voice is undeniably vital, it is one note in the symphony of spiritual growth. Alongside it, the intimate circles of small groups and the profound depths of personal discipleship play pivotal roles, each thread coming together harmoniously to craft a comprehensive strategy for nurturing disciples of Jesus.
    Yet, there are undercurrents of apprehension in some pastoral corners. Is it the daunting weight of control? Or perhaps age-old traditions casting long shadows that curtail believers' growth? Gary and Jason, with wisdom and compassion, delve into these nuances, urging pastors and church leaders to reflect, realign, and rejuvenate their approaches.
    This episode is more than a conversation; it's a heartfelt invitation. A call to pastors and believers alike to introspect, to challenge the status quo, and to continually seek the most impactful avenues to guide souls towards the embrace of Jesus Christ. Join our hosts on this enlightening journey, and let’s together champion the cause of authentic discipleship.

    • 54 min

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Love it!!!

Thank you for this! It’s really cool to hear the organic life of missionaries and encourages me to replicate that heart here at home.

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