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God is always at work and every Christian has the opportunity to make an impact. Enjoy stories and insights from missionaries and church planters that will challenge you to grow, inspire you to take action, and reveal God’s heart. Whether you feel called to minister the love of Jesus across the ocean or down the street, this show is for you.

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Engaging Missions Bryan Entzminger

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God is always at work and every Christian has the opportunity to make an impact. Enjoy stories and insights from missionaries and church planters that will challenge you to grow, inspire you to take action, and reveal God’s heart. Whether you feel called to minister the love of Jesus across the ocean or down the street, this show is for you.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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    A Quick Update on Engaging Missions

    A Quick Update on Engaging Missions

    It's been a little over 6 months since I published the most recent episode of the Engaging Missions Show. When we started 2020, I let you know that I was going to publish "when I could" and so far, I haven't.
    Here's what's going on, what's planned, and a few resources in case you need to fill the void I've created by not publishing:
    https://www.podchaser.com/lists/missions-and-church-planting-107Zzr2yxT (Other podcasts about missions and church planting)
    https://globalmissionspodcast.com/ (Global Missions Podcast)
    https://www.vomradio.net/subscribe (Voice of the Martyrs Radio)
    I'd love to hear from you.You can find all the ways to contact me on my contact page.


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    • 3 min
    God Does Amazing Things When We Trust and Obey, with Don Armstead

    God Does Amazing Things When We Trust and Obey, with Don Armstead

    Sometimes stepping out in faith can seem scary. Listen as Don Armstead shares how God's shown His faithfulness and providence through years of professional transitions, leading worship, church transitions, and more.

    • 37 min
    How to use Facebook Groups for Missionaries, with Eric Nevins

    How to use Facebook Groups for Missionaries, with Eric Nevins

    Wondering how Facebook Groups could help missionaries? Or how spiritual formation can help build community. Listen as Eric Nevins shares what he's learned when building the Christian Podcasters Association.
    Facebook Groups can be a distraction or a powerful tool.
    Join us as Eric Nevins, founder of the Christian Podcasters Association on Facebook shares his insights into community building, spiritual practices, spiritual formation, and more. You'll discover how God has uniquely shaped him to be the host of the https://ericnevins.com (Halfway There) podcast and the leader of this group and what God's doing in him now.
    Whether you want to start an online community, contribute more powerfully, or turn a distraction into ministry and growth, you'll learn something from what Eric has to say.
    What We Talked About00:24 - Episode Overview
    00:57 - Publishing Schedule Changes
    01:49 - Introducing Eric Nevins
    02:22 - The value of having an online community
    03:31 - What led to the shift in your thinking?
    03:57 - What have your learned in building community?
    05:32 - What kinds of questions should you ask?
    06:41 - What happens when you form a healthy online community?
    07:44 - How do you set the tone for the group?
    09:15 - What do you need to think through before starting a Facebook Group?
    11:41 - What do you do to help develop a sense of community ownership throughout the group?
    13:08 - How do you stay engaged without getting sucked into the social media black hole?
    14:32 - How has your interest in spiritual formation helped prepare you for leading this group?
    16:47 - How does that change what you do?
    17:43 - How does understanding the transition points in the lives of others help us understand our own journeys?
    18:58 - What would you hope to see in the future because of what you're doing?
    21:34 - Let's talk about spiritual practices?
    22:52 - How can we best pray for you?
    24:57 - Huge thanks to Eric
    25:24 - Changes to the publishing calendar.
    25:43 - Make sure you don't miss it. Subscribe today!
    Resources and Contact InfoWebsite: https://ericnevins.com (https://ericnevins.com)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/christianpodcastersassociation (Christian Podcasters Association)
    https://ericnevins.com/series/halfwaythere/ (Halfway There)
    https://ericnevins.com/madatgod/ (What to Do When You're Mad at God)
    8 https://ericnevins.com/jesus-willing-8-day-experience/ (Day Experience)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ericdnevinsjr (@ericdnevinsjr)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricDNevinsJr (@EricDNevinsJr)
    Show LinksFacebook: https://facebook.com/engagingmissions (@engagingmissions)
    Messenger: https://m.me/engagingmissions (@engagingmissions)
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    • 26 min
    How to Put Hands and Feet on the Good News, with Adrianna Manaugh

    How to Put Hands and Feet on the Good News, with Adrianna Manaugh

    Even in missions work, people may leave if they're not seeing quick results, creating new difficulties. As Adrianna Manaugh shares, it's often faithfulness over years and decades that makes a significant impact.
    One way we can be more like Jesus is by being faithful in the work we do. Adrianna Manaugh joins the show to talk about the importance of staying and building trust in missions work. Adrianna works with Partners International, which brings missionaries and local ministries together around the world.
    Growing up, Adrianna always loved hearing stories from missionaries, and now she gets to share her own. In this episode, hear about her journey into ministry and her desire to show people God’s love. Not only does Adrianna share the Gospel through words, but she also shares the Gospel through serving and partnering with communities across the nations.
    What We Talked About00:23 - Episode introduction
    01:18 - Welcoming Adrianna
    01:40 - How were you called into missions?
    02:25 - Preparation for cross-cultural ministry
    03:15 - What drew you to development?
    04:10 - Putting hands and feet to the Gospel
    04:44 - Staying to serve
    05:45 - Praying and persevering through problems
    06:34 - What was the first organization you worked with?
    07:38 - Bridging the gap between ministry and community
    08:29 - An example of sustainability and teamwork
    09:21 - What do you do in your work?
    09:50 - The structure of Partners
    10:30 - Different ministry roles
    11:02 - How did trips to Haiti impact your work?
    11:44 - Avoiding compassion fatigue
    12:27 - Learning how to read the stories of hope
    13:06 - A story of redemption through ministry
    14:20 - How common is that kind of story?
    15:07 - What is the biggest need?
    15:50 - Challenges in missions work
    16:29 - Steps to get involved
    16:57 - Secrets of walking in faithfulness
    17:26 - How can people be a part of Partners?
    17:46 - Be involved before you go
    18:42 - How can we best pray for you?
    19:10 - Closing thoughts
    19:43 - Updates and episode information
    Resources and Contact InfoWebsite: http://partners.ngo (http://partners.ngo)
    Email Adrianna: adrianna.manaugh@partners.ngo
    Get Involved: getinvolved@partners.ngo
    Show LinksFacebook: https://facebook.com/engagingmissions (@engagingmissions)
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    Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html (16 CFR, Part 255): “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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    • 21 min
    The Great Story: How Mission is for All People of God, with Ed Smither

    The Great Story: How Mission is for All People of God, with Ed Smither

    If we'll listen, we can learn a great deal from history. Listen to discover what God has done throughout the centuries and how we can all be involved.
    Learning about the history of missions can help us see what God is up to in the world today. Ed Smither comes to share about his new book, World Mission: A Concise Global History. This book shows how God has used many kinds of people to share the Good News of Jesus around the world.
    Ed is a professor and the Dean of Intercultural Studies and history of Christianity. He also has travelled the world doing missions work and using history to tell people about Jesus. During the show, Ed reminds us about the need to know where Christian mission came from and what it has to say to the Church today.
    What We Talked About00:23 - Episode introduction
    http://edsmither.com (01:22 - Welcoming Ed Smither)
    01:54 - What inspired you to write this book?
    02:59 - Who is this book intended for?
    03:33 - Parts of the book that stand out
    05:11 - Living out missions in everyday life
    06:06 - Defining what missions is
    07:27 - Entering the greatest divide
    09:17 - What reduces long-term effectiveness?
    11:01 - How did your work impact your book?
    13:03 - Places with rich Christian history
    14:55 - What does history have to tell us?
    16:21 - Looking at trends in Christian world
    17:29 - The story of Christianity
    19:08 - Where to find the book and to connect
    19:28 - How can we best pray for you?
    19:53 - Encouragement to pray
    20:15 - Closing thoughts
    22:13 - Bonus segment
    Resources and Contact Infohttps://amzn.to/34oyLVK (Christian Mission) (Amazon Affiliate)
    Ed's Website: http://edsmither.com (http://edsmither.com)
    Show LinksFacebook: https://facebook.com/engagingmissions (@engagingmissions)
    Messenger: https://m.me/engagingmissions (@engagingmissions)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/engagingmission (@engagingmission)
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    • 24 min
    TWR: Taking the Gospel Across the Airwaves and Into Digital Downloads, with Carol VanDyken

    TWR: Taking the Gospel Across the Airwaves and Into Digital Downloads, with Carol VanDyken

    Right now, people around the world are hearing about the Good News of Jesus through the radio and digital media. Carol VanDyken tells us about TWR – international Christian media ministry, an organization that spreads the Gospel through the airwaves. This group has partner offices in 190 countries around the world, broadcasting the Gospel in more than 230 languages.
    Carol has been involved in missions for many years. She and her family have lived in the Caribbean, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Cyprus. As they have travelled the world, Carol has seen God move and work in many ways. She encourages us to think about our gifts and talents and how God might be calling us to use them in Kingdom work.
    What We Talked About00:24 – Episode introduction
    00:58 – https://www.facebook.com/groups/christianpodcastersassociation (The Christian’s Podcaster Association)
    01:46 – https://twr.org/ (Carol VanDyken with TWR)
    02:04 – Where all have you lived?
    04:40 – Creating relationships with donors
    05:31 – Transition to digital ministry platforms
    07:28 – A desire for communities to speak to their own people
    08:34 – What is needed for local programming?
    09:23 – Did you always want to be a missionary?
    12:37 – Memorable transitions in ministry
    15:28 – Deciding between family and missions work
    17:49 – Work in the recruiting department
    19:55 – What do you look for in applicants?
    21:26 – Greater access through social and digital media
    22:25 – The fruit of what you’re doing
    25:58 – Exciting changes around the corner
    27:42 – Advice for aspiring missionaries
    31:31 – Keeping relationships strong
    32:44 – A wide arena for using gifts for the Kingdom
    34:31 – How can we best pray for you?
    36:57 – Encouragement to pray
    38:01 – Closing thoughts and what’s next on the podcast
    40:04 – Bonus segment
    Resources and Contact Infohttps://missionnext.org/ (MissionNext)
    https://twr.org/ (TWR)
    Carol's Email
    Additional Resourceshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/christianpodcastersassociation (Christian Podcasts Association)
    Show LinksFacebook: https://facebook.com/engagingmissions (@engagingmissions)
    Messenger: https://m.me/engagingmissions (@engagingmissions)
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    • 43 min

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