Mission Minded

Mission Minded Podcast: In Matthew 28:18-20 we are commissioned by Christ to make disciples of all the nations. Living in light of this scriptural call can be challenging. Join the Mission Minded podcast and participate ...more

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June 10, 2021 00:20:42
Solving Complex Problems Through Partnership

Solving Complex Problems Through Partnership

It is not uncommon for big challenges to exist on the mission field. At ITEC, we aim to partner with like-minded ministries to solve some of these problems that have been shared with us. When Glen from the International Association of Missionary Aviation (IAMA) told us about the mission aviation safety dilemma of outdated airstrip information, we were curious. The student engineers at the Messiah University Collaboratory took on the project, in tandem with IAMA and ITEC, to test solutions to map and update remote airstrip maps. Their hard work in testing the tool and the mutual support of like-minded ministries combined to provide a solution that we all hope will help protect missionary pilots, their passengers, and their cargo on the field. Join this conversation with Messiah University, IAMA, and ITEC as we discuss this partnership. Mission Minded Podcast: In Matthew 28:18-20, we are commissioned by Christ to make disciples of all the nations. Living in light of this scriptural call can be challenging. Join the Mission Minded podcast and participate in discussions with mission-minded individuals that come from diverse backgrounds, working all over the world, to bring some of the challenges into the light. The ITEC team hosts special guests who tell stories, ask questions, and inspire us to use our God-given gifts to take the Gospel to our neighbors and the nations. Mission Minded Podcast is produced by ITEC. The goal of this podcast is to inspire conversations about Great Commission participation. The views, organizations, and individuals represented, interviewed, and discussed on the podcast do not necessarily represent an official position or formal partnerships with ITEC. ...

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May 27, 2021 00:33:01
Church Planting in Bosnia, Missio Nexus, and Spiritual Retreat with Ted Esler

Church Planting in Bosnia, Missio Nexus, and Spiritual Retreat with Ted Esler

Ted Esler is the President of Missio Nexus, an association of agencies and churches representing about 30,000 Great Commission workers worldwide. He worked in the computer industry before becoming a church planter in Sarajevo, Bosnia, during the 1990's. Ted is the author of Overwhelming Minority, which tells the story of their family's ministry in Bosnia. In 2000, Ted became the Canadian director of Pioneers, and three years later moved to Orlando to join Pioneers USA's leadership team. He was appointed as President of Missio Nexus in 2015.  Mission Minded Podcast: In Matthew 28:18-20, we are commissioned by Christ to make disciples of all the nations. Living in light of this scriptural call can be challenging. Join the Mission Minded podcast and participate in discussions with mission-minded individuals that come from diverse backgrounds, working all over the world, to bring some of the challenges into the light. The ITEC team hosts special guests who tell stories, ask questions, and inspire us to use our God-given gifts to take the Gospel to our neighbors and the nations. Mission Minded Podcast is produced by ITEC. The goal of this podcast is to inspire conversations about Great Commission participation. The views, organizations, and individuals represented, interviewed, and discussed on the podcast do not necessarily represent an official position or formal partnerships with ITEC. ...

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May 13, 2021 00:23:20
Missionary Pilot Kevin Donaldson Reflects on Aviation Tragedy in Peru

Missionary Pilot Kevin Donaldson Reflects on Aviation Tragedy in Peru

On April 20, 2001, the Peruvian Air Force shot down a Cessna 185 piloted by missionary Kevin Donaldson. This tragedy of mistaken identity led to the death of passengers Veronica "Roni" Bowers and her daughter, Charity. Jim Bowers, her husband, and Cory their son, survived along with Kevin. Kevin reflects on the tragic accident in this podcast; both on the heaviness of the incident, and also on how God can use all situations, even difficult chapters like this, to bring Him Glory. Kevin also discusses the work he and his wife have been able to do in the Middle East using aviation as a door opener to the Gospel. The Donaldsons continue to work on passing the baton to the next generation. Mission Minded Podcast: In Matthew 28:18​-20, we are commissioned by Christ to make disciples of all the nations. Living in light of this scriptural call can be challenging. Join the Mission Minded podcast and participate in discussions with mission-minded individuals that come from diverse backgrounds, working all over the world, to bring some of the challenges into the light. The ITEC team hosts special guests who tell stories, ask questions, and inspire us to use our God-given gifts to take the Gospel to our neighbors and the nations. Mission Minded Podcast is produced by ITEC. The goal of this podcast is to inspire conversations about Great Commission participation. The views, organizations, and individuals represented, interviewed, and discussed on the podcast do not necessarily represent an official position or formal partnerships with ITEC. ...

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April 28, 2021 00:38:06
Becoming Elisabeth Elliot with Author Ellen Vaughn

Becoming Elisabeth Elliot with Author Ellen Vaughn

Ellen Vaughn is a New York Times bestselling author and speaker who has written or co-written 23 books. Former Vice President of Executive Communications at Prison Fellowship, she collaborated with the late Chuck Colson on a number of his seminal works. She speaks at conferences, often travels to interview Christ followers in hostile parts of the world, and serves on the board of directors for ICM, the global church developer. In this authorized biography, Becoming Elisabeth Elliot, Vaughn uses Elisabeth’s private, unpublished journals, and candid interviews with her family and friends, to paint the adventures and misadventures God used to shape one of the most influential women in modern church history. ​ Mission Minded Podcast: In Matthew 28:18​-20, we are commissioned by Christ to make disciples of all the nations. Living in light of this scriptural call can be challenging. Join the Mission Minded podcast and participate in discussions with mission-minded individuals that come from diverse backgrounds, working all over the world, to bring some of the challenges into the light. The ITEC team hosts special guests who tell stories, ask questions, and inspire us to use our God-given gifts to take the Gospel to our neighbors and the nations. Mission Minded Podcast is produced by ITEC. The goal of this podcast is to inspire conversations about Great Commission participation. The views, organizations, and individuals represented, interviewed, and discussed on the podcast do not necessarily represent an official position or formal partnerships with ITEC. ...

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April 15, 2021 00:55:56
Navigating the Changing World of Missions Aviation

Navigating the Changing World of Missions Aviation

"How might we use aircraft in order to propel the Gospel?" That was the mindset behind the founders of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) after World War II. Doug Harrison is the Director of Strategy and Innovation today with MAF, he and his wife also spent time in the field in central Asia. Doug's job is to explore what the role of MAF is today even though the organization was born in the 1950's. The organization has seen changes with declining Western missionary passengers who have been replaced by national pastors or local Great Commission workers needing MAF services. MAF and Doug use a tool called the "Theory of Change" that has helped them work through some of the major shifts happening in the global mission field where they operate. Resources Discussed: Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF): https://maf.org/​ Theory of Change: https://www.theoryofchange.org/​ Western Christians in Global Missions Book: https://www.amazon.com/Western-Christ...​ Millennials in Ministry Book: https://www.amazon.com/Millennials-Mi...​ The Daniel Generation Book: https://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Generat...​ What's Best Next Book: https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Best-Nex...​ Mission Minded Podcast: In Matthew ...

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April 01, 2021 01:06:05
Rediscovering the Biblical Idea of Missions

Rediscovering the Biblical Idea of Missions

"If you want to leave the unreached the unreached, tell everyone they are a missionary." Are you a Missionary? How believers answer this question may have direct implication to the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Denny Spitters & Matthew Ellison, authors of When Everything is Missions and Conversations on When Everything is Missions, join us for an engaging conversation. So who is a missionary? What is the identity of the average churchgoer who reaches their community? What are the roots of the terms mission, missions, missionary, and missional? Join this conversation to learn from two men who the Lord has uniquely equipped to help the Western Church wrestle with this challenging topic. Mission Minded Podcast: In Matthew 28:18​-20, we are commissioned by Christ to make disciples of all the nations. Living in light of this scriptural call can be challenging. Join the Mission Minded podcast and participate in discussions with mission-minded individuals that come from diverse backgrounds, working all over the world, to bring some of the challenges into the light. The ITEC team hosts special guests who tell stories, ask questions, and inspire us to use our God-given gifts to take the Gospel to our neighbors and the nations. Mission Minded Podcast is produced by ITEC. The goal of this podcast is to inspire conversations about Great Commission participation. The views, organizations, and individuals represented, interviewed, and discussed on the podcast do not necessarily represent an official position or formal partnerships with ITEC. ...

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