Facilitating the Mission
Missionary Reciprocity Part Two

Missionary Reciprocity Part Two

May 12, 2020

Psalm 46:10
'He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” '

"There's a season where your presence speaks louder than your actions." That was Pastor Jeff Jackson's counsel to a missionary living on the field under quarantine. The missionary was under the stress of knowing that his presence in the foreign country was being underwritten by contributors back home who were also struggling through a time of quarantine and possible financial strain. Pastor Jeff talks about the promise of God's presence as He walks with us through this season.

Jeff Talks about the Tower of Siloam:

'Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” ' Luke 13:1-5

This is the second half of a podcast about missionary reciprocity. This is a season when we can learn so much from missionaries. Listen to part one of this series here

Other resources mentioned in this podcast:

» Reference to article about Trump cabinet member stating this is God's wrath
» How to Thrive in Isolation blog post
» 1615 Webinar info


Missionary Reciprocity Part One

Missionary Reciprocity Part One

April 28, 2020

Because missionaries have voluntarily chosen to live a life of sacrifice, there's a lot we can learn from them as we collectively walk through a season of crisis and self-isolation. The world-wide quarantine in place directive we've been given has opened our eyes to how missionaries already live in their cross-cultural setting. 

In part one of this podcast, we explore the things church leaders are learning from the missionaries they've sent to the field.

Additionally, early in this episode, we discuss the unique relationship we discuss the relationship Shepherd's Staff Mission Facilitators has with Dr. Nick Yphantides, San Diego Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Nick has been on the front-lines in California's response to the COVID-19 crisis. He's a long-time member of the Board of Directors for Shepherd's Staff Mission Facilitators.

» Dr. Nick's Book
» Dr. Nick Facebook Profile
» Shepherd's Staff Board of Directors

Other resources mentioned:

» 1615 Webinar info
» Facebook post
» YouTube link

COVID-19 and Doing Missions Well Part Four

COVID-19 and Doing Missions Well Part Four

April 14, 2020

We’re glad to have you with us for part four of our Covid-19 series where we’re podcasting during a world-wide lockdown. Despite social distancing, where blessed to hear how the communities of faith are coming around their missionaries to be a blessing.

Check links below to earlier parts of this series for resources mentioned in this podcast series:

» Part one
» Part two
» Part three

COVID-19 and Doing Missions Well Part Three

COVID-19 and Doing Missions Well Part Three

April 9, 2020

In this blog post, we continue the audio series about serving missionaries well during the worldwide COVOD-19 pandemic. Here are links to part one and part two.

As Jeff has been working with churches, he's hearing about how churches are blessing their missionaries whether they are still on the field or have come home. Here's a list

» Buy them Amazon gift cards
» Get missionaries a copy of Jonathan and Elizabeth Trotter's Book [Listen to interview with the Trotters here and here.]
Host a missionary in an AirBnB
» Make your rental property or AirBnB available to missionaries on furlough
» Set up a WhatsApp connection with missionaries
» Set up a Signal connection with missionaries

If you have other ideas, leave comments on our Facebook page or this blog post in the comments section.

Other resources mentioned in this podcast:

» Jackson Wu blogspot 
» World-o-meter

COVID-19 and Doing Missions Well Part Two

COVID-19 and Doing Missions Well Part Two

April 7, 2020

We're doing something a little different with our podcast while we're in world-wide lockdown in response to the Coronavirus epidemic. This is part two of a four part series that will be shared twice a week. Here's a link to part one.

Check back Thursday as part three will be shared on our regular Thursday blogpost.

COVID-19 and Doing Missions Well Part One

COVID-19 and Doing Missions Well Part One

April 2, 2020

This is one of the craziest seasons in our lifetime. We've never seen the world in complete lockdown. In this episode of Facilitating the Mission we talk through doing ministry, caring for missionaries, working with churches, and being good neighbors in a world in crisis.

Here are links to connect with some of what was discussed in part one of this podcast.

» Blog post about Melanie and Andrew Mokgatla
» Shades Mountain Baptist Church 
» Common Ground Church
» Shades Blog
» Jackson Wu Interview
» Lone Survivor 

Interview with Jackson Wu Part Two

Interview with Jackson Wu Part Two

March 1, 2020

Interview with Jackson Wu Part Two

In this edition of Facilitating the Mission, you're in for a real treat. Today's show is part two of our interview with author, missionary and theologian, Jackson Wu. Check the links below to listen to part one and to access other resources mentioned in the interview.


» Book by Jackson Wu: One Gospel for All Nations
» Book by Jackson Wu: Reading Romans through Eastern Eyes
» 2020 Honor Shame Conference
» Honor Shame Conference Promo sheet
» Mission One
» Jackson Wu Blog
» Jackson Wu on Facebook
» Jackson Wu on Twitter

Interview with Jackson Wu Part One

Interview with Jackson Wu Part One

February 18, 2020

We're excited to have author and theologian Jackson Wu on Facilitating the Mission. Jackson Wu is the author of:
» Saving God’s Face
» One Gospel for All Nations
» Reading Romans through Eastern Eyes

In part one of our interview, Jackson Wu references the influence of Louie Giglio's teaching on missions at One Day Passion Conferences. He also mentions the influence of John Piper's teaching on the Glory of God.

Connect with other Jackson Wu resources:
» Blog
» Facebook
» Twitter

Interview with David and Lorene Wilson Part Two

Interview with David and Lorene Wilson Part Two

February 3, 2020

This is Part Two of our interview with authors David and Lorene Wilson. In today’s episode, we will be talking about the books the Wilson’s have written to help churches do missions well.

Whether your church benefits from having a missions pastor on staff or not, the books the Wilsons have written are geared to a church audience that That desires to send and care for missionaries well. Church mission teams will love the way the Wilsons have organized and researched their books because it puts wisdom and resources all in one place.

» Interview with David and Lorene Wilson Part Two
» Book: Pipeline
» Book: Mind the Gaps
» Book: Transforming Missionaries: A Short-term Mission Guide
» Avant Ministries
» Camino Global

Interview with David and Lorene Wilson Part One

Interview with David and Lorene Wilson Part One

January 21, 2020

David and Lorene are leaders in church missions mobilization. They specialize in equipping churches to think through and plan sending missionaries into the mission field well, trained, and cared for. In this podcast, we get to know the Wilsons and learn more about their calling to missions.

David is Director of Church Relations at Avant Ministries. He and Lorene make a great writing team. In part one of this two part series, we learn about three of the books they’ve written together: Transforming Missionaries: A Short-Term Mission Guide, Mind The Gaps: Engaging the Church in Missionary Care, and Pipeline: Engaging the Church in Missionary Mobilization.

Visit their website.

One other resource David mentions early in the podcast is Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby.

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