Honor and Shame Part One

July 19, 2017

For this podcast, we’ve grabbed some audio from our language and culture resources page. This is the first half of “Honor and Shame”, a talk Jeff gave at Calvary Chapel Bible College (Costa Mesa Extension) in the spring of 2016.

In this message, Jeff Jackson defines the difference between American culture and culture in most of the rest of the world.



photo credit: CAPITOL STANDARD


Missionary Nurture

July 5, 2017

NURTURE:  To care for and encourage the growth and development of someone.

The pastors and leaders of any healthy local church regularly seek God's guidance for fresh methods of growth and development of their members. They're nurturing the growth of the flock.

As important as this is for their local members, it's even more important for leaders in local churches to consistently seek God to discover fresh channels for missionary nurture and encouragement to flow through.

In this podcast, Jeff and Bryon discuss the importance of missionary nurture and how to make it a priority. 

Here are some links to resources highlighted in this episode:

» Neal Pirolo’s book, Serving as Senders

» Missionary Nurture Teams: Why are they necessary?

» Missionary Nurture Teams: A distinct expression of Missionary Care

» Missionary Nurture Teams: Making them a reality

» missionarycare.com


photo by Ben White


Reentry Part Four

June 22, 2017

Jeff refers to his missionary re-entry experience as the catalyst for how and why Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators operates the way it does. We also talk about easy and practical ways to include returning missionaries into the fold and include the local church in the re-entry process. When thought through, everyone grows and the local church’s vision for missions expands.

Finally, Jeff talks about how to train people in the congregation to own specific ministry to those returning from the field. These are some of the resources referred to in this show:

»Re Entry: Making the Transition from Missions Life to Life at Home by Peter Jordan

»The Reentry Team: Caring for Your Returning Missionaries by Neal Pirolo

»I am a Triangle and Other Tips for Repatriation by Naomi Hattaway

»Reentry Part Three

»Reentry Part Two

»Reentry Part One


Reentry Part Three

June 5, 2017

In part three of our series about missionary reentry, Jeff Jackson interviews Susan Mondok about coming home from the mission field from a woman's point of view. In the first two parts of this series, we mostly looked at the issue from a male point of view, and Susan helps round the discussion out nicely since there are many layers to this issue. Susan also talks about the adjustment her teenaged children had to make when coming back to school and church in the States.

Re-entry Part One

Re-entry Part Two


Re-entry part Two

May 23, 2017

In this podcast, the second in this series about the phenomenon known as re-entry, we learn that it is a reality. Often missionaries go to the field thinking their biggest challenge will be adjusting to and learning a new culture on a foreign field. But the startling reality is this: coming home can be and often is more a bigger adjustment than going to the mission field.

If you need to get caught up, click here to listen to part one of this series.


Re-entry Part One

May 8, 2017

In Part One of this series, Jeff Jackson introduces listeners to the reality of re-entry. Most people are surprised to learn that coming back to the States and American culture after serving for a term, whether short or extended, in the foreign field, is difficult. It seems the biggest shock to the system and senses would occur when a missionary arrives on the field. But the truth is, coming home is not necessarily a home coming.


Refugees Part Four: What to do practically

April 24, 2017

What can we do, as representatives of the Kingdom of God, to serve refugees? In the fourth installment in this four part series about refugees, Jeff Jackson discusses what can be done practically to have a long-term, Gospel impact on refugees in your community.

Jeff mentions a few resources as he works through this talk and we want to make them easy for you to access.

First, Jeff mentions VOLAGs, which are voluntary resettlement agencies. Here's a link. Jeff expands on this in greater detail in previous parts of this series, specifically Part One. For you edification, here are links to Part Two and Part Three, as well.

Second, Jeff mentions a teaching by Pastor Ed Compean, when giving Ed credit for coining expose, engage, entangle. These are the steps, says Ed, that God takes us through as He exposes His people to others in a cross-cultural setting. Watch Ed's teaching here.

Finally, when mentioning presence, practice, and proclamation, Jeff tips his hat to Jim Whitty. Learn more about Jim's work here.


Refugees Part Three - In Light of the Kingdom of God

April 10, 2017

In this podcast, Jeff Jackson looks at refugees and the responsibility of Christians in light of citizenship within the Kingdom of God.

Click here to listen to the first part in this series.

Click here to listen to part two.


Reverse Culture Shock Part Two

April 9, 2017

Reverse Culture Shock Part Two

Pastor Jeff Jackson


Reverse Culture Shock Part One

April 9, 2017

Reverse Culture Shock Part One

Pastor Jeff Jackson