Facilitating the Mission
The Benefits to Churches that Send Their Own to the Mission Field Part Two

The Benefits to Churches that Send Their Own to the Mission Field Part Two

October 15, 2019

Today we tune in to part two of the series "The benefits to churches that send their own to the mission field." In this episode, Jeff Jackson tosses around some church priority hot potatoes as he presses into the very real tension of reaching the world vs. reaching the local community. Both need to be done, but usually one happens at the expense of the other. God's design for the church is that it's scope of impact grows globally rather simply a larger geographical footprint in one locale.

Here are a few thoughts shared by Jeff along with links to the resources.

» Jonathan Edwards on Missions

» Charles Spurgeon on missions

Additionally, Jeff mentions this blog post.

The Benefits to Churches that Send Their Own to the Mission Field Part One

The Benefits to Churches that Send Their Own to the Mission Field Part One

October 1, 2019

When Jeff Jackson was sent to the mission field by his church, he had no idea that a future result would one day be the establishment of Shepherd's Staff Mission Facilitators. He also didn't fully know how the church that was sending him would benefit by sending his family to the mission field.

In this two-part series, Jeff explains the ways churches benefit when they engage with the Great Commission by sending their own people to the mission field.

Here are the resources mentioned in this episode:
» Shepherd's Staff Mission Facilitators Beginnings Part One
» Shepherd's Staff Mission Facilitators Beginnings Part Two
» Shepherd's Staff Mission Facilitators Beginnings Part Three
» Robertson McQuilkin | link 1 | link 2

Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators Beginnings Part Three

Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators Beginnings Part Three

September 17, 2019

In this podcast, Jeff Jackson concludes the narrative behind the founding of Shepherd's Staff Mission Facilitators.

Below are some of the resources mentioned in this podcast:

» part one
» part two
» ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, defined
» Steve Saint

Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators Beginnings Part Two

Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators Beginnings Part Two

August 18, 2019

In this podcast, we conclude the fascinating and informative interview with Jeff Jackson about the origins of Shepherd's Staff Mission Facilitators.

One of the topics discussed in this episode is the scalability of the Shepherd's Staff model. It doesn't only benefit a certain sized church whether big or small. Included are links below to related episodes:

» Home Church Key Person Interview with Pastor Allen Snapp

» Small Church Global Impact Part One

» Small Church Global Impact Part Two

» Small Church Global Impact Part Three

» Sent from a House Church

» Interview with Pastor Ed Taylor Part One

» Interview with Pastor Ed Taylor Part Two

Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators Beginnings Part One

Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators Beginnings Part One

August 6, 2019

In this podcast we interview Jeff Jackson about the beginnings of Shepherd's Staff Mission Facilitators. It began as an idea for serving churches as they send missionaries to the mission field. Jeff's sending church was the model of sending well and excellent missionary care and he wanted to, the best of his ability - with God's help - provide the same experience for other missionaries as they were sent to the mission field by their churches.

Resources discussed in this podcast:

Missions Policy

ACMC Advancing Churches in Missions Commitment

Larry Walker

Neal Pirolo

Interview with Bryon Mondok Part Two

Interview with Bryon Mondok Part Two

July 21, 2019

Bryon Mondok, former Shepherd's Staff missionary, continues telling the story of how his family navigated a life-changing family crisis while preparing to go to the mission field. Listen to part one here.

Watch a documentary about the Mondok family here.

Jeff also mentions J Oswald Smith of the Peoples Church in Toronto. Here's some background on him.

Interview with Bryon Mondok

Interview with Bryon Mondok

July 9, 2019

The Mondoks are former Shepherd's Staff missionaries. While preparing to go to the mission field in the Middle East when, crisis struck, derailing all plans, and changing the course of their lives. This is part one of an interview with Bryon Mondok where he shares how his family navigated a life-changing family crisis.

Watch a documentary about the Mondok family here.

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:

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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.