Episode 337 - Leadership Lessons For Pastors From An MK Turned International Missionary with Dave...
In this Episode, Dave, an International Worker with the Christian & Missionary Alliance, shares lessons he's learned from a lifetime of ministry and missions, first as an MK, and now as a two-term veteran missionary to a creative access country.
Dave has learned lessons on church planting in the very hard places, cross cultural understanding and communication, how to tame cultural biases and reverse stubborn preconceived notions about the "other", and not a small amount about himself in the process.
Dave also gives a ton of counsel and encouragement to pastors in this conversation. He and Jeff sat down for this recording with no agenda and no time limit. Newly acquainted, they asked and answered questions from one another and explored each other's understandings about people, cultures, missions, and ministry.
Again, this episode is Jeff & Jonny's gift to you, pastors! Enjoy - and listen at least twice. You'll be glad you did.
Links from things we talked about in this episode:
Greg Curtis from Episode 273: https://www.200churches.com/blog/episode-273-how-to-connect-new-people-to-the-life-of-your-church-with-greg-curtis
Dave Ronan from Episode 72: https://www.200churches.com/blog/episode-72-how-to-crush-it-in-leadership-when-beginning-a-new-ministry
Canoeing the Mountains with Tod Bolsinger in Episode 242: https://www.200churches.com/blog/episode-242-leading-in-uncharted-territory-with-tod-bolsinger
It was our pleasure to speak again to Dr. N.T. Wright, one of the Western world's leading New Testament scholars and an expert on the Apostle Paul and his Epistles.
Tom joined us for one hour to speak on subjects ranging from his devotional life to a short lesson on Brexit in the U.K. He talked about how to begin to teach a church about the difference between "heaven and hell" and "new life through Resurrection". He spoke on racism, classism, and even about his future plans since turning 70.
Pastor Jake Feirberg from Aurora CO joined us on the call. Jake is a long time listener and it was a real treat to have him join me and Jonny to speak with Tom Wright.
Dr. Wright is offering a free online course from his N.T. Wright Online ministry. All of our 200churches listeners can access the course FAITH WORKING THROUGH LOVE by clicking right here!
Find all of Dr. Wright's courses here at https://ntwrightonline.org/.
Pastor Jake Fierberg is a bivocational pastor in Aurora CO. In this episode he talks with Jeff and Jonny about the blessings and challenges of working a secular job and pastoring a small congregation. This is a FANTASTIC episode - encouraging and inspirational!
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