We have been gone for a few weeks. Stew has been traveling from camps to Mexico and home again. We are working on some more stories in the near future. So thanks for your patience. If all goes well we will be back next week with a new story about how God is present and at work in the life of BCC. If you have any stories you think would make a good podcast episode feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Better late than never. Sorry folks with all the Tornado related stuff and shifting of our roles here at BCC we were late putting this out this week. But in that vain, Kevin Beavon from Love Monkey Ministries sits down with Stew and they talk, Love Monkey, Tornados, and Loving Your Neighbor. Thanks for joining us. Remember we are the Journey with You.
Stew sits down with a group of students who have all been part of the student community and at some point were the point leaders for the students. Riley Gatlin, Maura Kesterson, Joel Baker and Jacob Beavon all join Stew to discuss what we mean by Missional Youth Ministry. You will see the empowerment, the intentionality, and the wrestling that these students have embodied as leaders and disciples.
Stew Interviews Kristi Gatlin our Children’s Pastor at BCC. She talks about how the ministry is set up, partnering with parents to disciple their kids, and how to get kids involved in the missional movement. Kristi reminds us that its not about just filling their heads with info its learning to live every day like Jesus.
Dave Searl sits down with Stew and discusses what a missional eldership is all about. How it’s different from what we’ve known in the past and how our goal is not to do the ministry for people but with them. Everyone of us is a minister. Remember we are on the Journey with You.
Resources you may enjoy:
Stew interviews Ning Peele about how our missional work with local refugees started. She also discusses what we do now and why we do it and even how you can help.
If you would like to help out with the International Ministry contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about what we mean by missional, please check out our previous episode 08 and the show notes for that episode. If you want to check out more resources about missional thinking, you may like these books:
Stew Sheckler kick’s off our May series about miracles by exploring the gods of Egypt and why the parting of the Red Sea was a direct attack on their dominion. He tries to show us that holding back the waters was all an object lesson to remind us that when we can’t imagine a way out, God reminds us that He can always provide that way out for us.
What do we mean when we say Missional? Is it really a word? Yes, it is. In this podcast Chris, Ed, and Stew talk about what missional means in practical terms and what it has to do with BCC. We are hoping you take a moment this week and ask God to show you how to to be the good news where you already live every day.
Books: The Shaping of Things to Come by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost
On The Verge by Alan Hirsch and Dave Ferguson
Surprise the World by Michael Frost