Facilitating the Mission Podcast
Interview with Byron and Emily Johnson Part Two

Interview with Byron and Emily Johnson Part Two

June 25, 2019

This is part two of our interview with Shepherd's Staff Missionaries Byron and Emily Johnson. They are sent out from Calvary Aurora where Ed Taylor is the lead pastor. Emily's transparency about her medical condition is endearing and disarming. It comes with challenges one could not imagine without going through it. Their testimony of perseverance on the field is phenomenal.

Click here for part one of this interview.

Interview with Byron and Emily Johnson part one

Interview with Byron and Emily Johnson part one

June 11, 2019

In a previous podcast, we interviewed Pastor Ed Taylor, lead pastor of Calvary Aurora. Pastor Ed and his team have developed effective onramps for missionaries preparing to work on the international mission field. The podcast with Pastor Ed is definitely worth listening to. 

Byron and Emily Johnson are missionaries sent to Ukraine from Calvary Aurora. These two are an incredible couple with a fascinating story, a testimony of God's direction and provision. You'll really enjoy this two part interview.

Resource mentioned:

» Security Podcasts  

Interview with Pastor Ed Taylor part two

Interview with Pastor Ed Taylor part two

May 28, 2019

We're very pleased to have Pastor Ed Taylor, lead pastor at Calvary Aurora, with us in this podcast. This is part two of our interview with Ed. Listen to part one here.

Other resources:

» Ed mentions What's App

» Jeff mentions the late Pastor John Michaels. Here's more about Pastor John.

» Ed references the passing of his son. He writes here about that.

Interview with Pastor Ed Taylor part one

Interview with Pastor Ed Taylor part one

May 14, 2019

We had a great time interviewing Pastor Ed Taylor in this episode of Facilitating the Mission. Pastor Ed pastors Calvary Chapel Aurora, a church he planted in the late nineties. One of the key things we learn from Pastor Ed in part one of this interview is how important accessibility to the heart of the pastor is to communicating mission and changing church culture.

Missionary Self-care

Missionary Self-care

April 30, 2019

In this episode Jeff Jackson explains missionary self-care from biblical and practical perspectives.

Resources discussed in this podcast:

» Missionary God resources

» Missionary self-care blog post

Furlough: What It Is Part 2

Furlough: What It Is Part 2

April 16, 2019

In this podcast, we learn about what a missionary needs to do to prepare for furlough and how the church can provide the support a missionary needs to have a productive and refreshing furlough.

Resources mentioned:

» Philippians 1:12-26 
» 12 Articles about Furlough from Our Favorite Blogs

Furlough: What It Is

Furlough: What It Is

April 2, 2019

In this episode of Facilitating the Mission, the idea of "Furlough" is tackled. Many don't even know what the word means. Pastor Jeff Jackson unpacks this term for us and we learn that, when done well, a furlough is a valuable gift to a missionary.

Resources mentioned:

» What is a Missionary Nurture Team

» The Rest of God

Sent from a House Church

Sent from a House Church

March 4, 2019

House church movements like the one Francis Chan founded in 2013 called We Are Church are becoming recognized as normal and needed for reaching local culture with the Gospel. So how will missionaries from house churches get equipped when called out to go to the mission field from within a house church network? In this episode of Facilitating the Mission, we discuss serving missionaries sent from house churches.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

» We Are Church

» Letters to the Church by Francis Chan

» Total Church by Tim Chester

» Business for Transformation Expo 

» Business as Missions

Calls That Encourage Part Two

Calls That Encourage Part Two

February 18, 2019

In this podcast, the discussion continues around making encouraging missionary care calls to missionaries in the field. Jeff Jackson working through a list of questions that are helpful to encourage missionaries and help them lift their eyes off of their circumstances and onto the Lord. Here are some of the related resources mentioned in this podcast:

» Jeff's list of questions
» Bryon's blog post about the value of encouragement

Calls That Encourage Part One

Calls That Encourage Part One

February 5, 2019

In part one of this podcast series, Jeff Jackson discusses the value of encouragement to a missionary in the field. He shares a list of questions that a person caring for or pastoring a missionary would work while on a missionary encouragement call. The outline Jeff works through in this and future installments of this series will help the missionary lift his eyes to the Lord as well as care for his soul.

Here are some resources mentioned in this podcast:

» Newsletter to Key Church Personnel 

» Barnabas International