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That Could Work on a Mission Field!

The United States is filled with diverse communities and is a continually growing mission field. How can the Church engage this mission field and reach these communities with the Gospel? Listen as host Sarah Seying speaks with church and ministry leaders from all over the nation and world. Join us as we learn from these missionaries to America as they push forward to serve their communities and spread the good news of Jesus Christ.

MNP Season 2

Episode 5 : terry chan

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Pastor Terry Chan, pastor of a multi-ethnic congregation in San Francisco, CA, and having received his Doctorate in Intercultural Studies, is well known in the LCMS community for championing multi-ethnicity throughout the Church. In this episode, he speaks with Sarah about initiatives and ideas for reaching an ethnic group different from your own. Listen as Pastor Terry talks about the “4 G’s” of reaching out, and shares some of the fears and excuses people have against changing their church culture to strive for a multi-ethnic church body. Pastor Terry’s strategy is developing diaspora missions that reach to, through, by, beyond and with ethnic communities. You will be inspired to go and reach out to disciple people of all ethnicities within your community. 

Episode 4 : jeff skopak

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Pastor Jeff Skopak joined Sarah to discuss his experiences reaching other ethnic groups within his community. He shares some helpful tips on how to encourage your congregation towards outreach, using your congregation's strengths to minister to new immigrant communities. One piece of advice he shares is to start by going to the local public school to find out what the demographics are in your area and what populations and needs exist in your community. Discover what the needs are that your church can begin to minister to in those peoples which God has brought into your ever changing community. Pastor Jeff reminds us- Jesus tells us to go! 

Episode 3 : beatriz hoppe

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Beatriz Hoppe’s unique immigrant experience is one of coming to America and having safety and stability, unlike most immigrants to America who begin their new life without a church or a job for support. Still, the transition to America is never easy, as one can face many prejudices and barriers. Listen as Sarah and Beatriz discuss how to reach out to immigrant communities in your neighborhood. Beatriz recommends the following resources for Spanish speakers from Lutheran Hour Ministries:

 

www.paraelcamino.com , www.sentidolatino.com and www.vivenciar.net 

Episode 2 : Mark adrian

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Meet Pastor Mark Adrian, pastor at Messiah Lutheran in Tampa, FL. His church has a thriving Hispanic Ministry, which first began as a district supported ministry about 10 years ago. Listen as he shares how the two ministries of Messiah Lutheran have blended together to become one church, and continues to be excited about reaching new ethnic populations in their community. Pastor Mark gives sage advice to listen first to a new ethnic ministry and their needs, support them without directing them, and find unique ways to blend your ministries perhaps through a church event like a Thanksgiving Dinner! 

Episode 1 : Tim Hartner

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In this second season of “That Could Work on a Mission Field!”  we are focusing on "Energizing & Equipping to Increase Ethnic Diversity" and are taking a look at what local congregations and their leaders can do to reach ethnic groups different than their own.  We begin with Pastor Tim Hartner, from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Tim has seen a lot in his 42 years of parish ministry, and he shares how the Lutheran church is trying to reach out to ethnic communities in Florida. Pastor Tim shares some enlightening ideas on how to help pastors to challenge their congregations to seek out and include diverse ethnic groups in their churches, like doing things we traditionally haven’t done in the past. You will be inspired and encouraged by Pastor Tim’s insights.

introduction: sarah seying

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Meet Sarah Seying, host of "That Could Work on a Mission Field!" a podcast of Mission Nation Publishing. Listen as she introduces herself and previews what this season of episodes engages.