Daniel felt God’s call to serve in China. While planting churches in China, he started applying parts of the Bible that are frequently associated with Anabaptism. Listen to Daniel’s encouraging journey of being sold out to Christ and his work.
In an upcoming episode Daniel shares more stories of the Chinese church.
How can we study the Bible with those who do not have a Christian background? Which parts of the scriptures do these people find the hardest to understand? Ernest Eby, from State College Pennsylvania, shares his experience helping others understand the Bible.
"If people can tell that you care, they are going to be more open to Bible studies and they are going to be more likely to become part of the church. If people sense that you view them as a project, and all you want to do is convert them, they will quickly lose interest."
What opportunities for ministry can be had by working in the fire service or EMS? How can one fight the negative influences that can be present in these companies? Here Merle Weaver shares about his ministry working in the Fivepointville Fire Company. Merle shows us how working in these emergency services can be a light to one’s community. He also encourages those involved in the service to maintain accountability with a close “buddy”.
In this episode, Merle Weaver describes the vision that he has for sending Anabaptist teams to the 10/40 window, a section of the globe that contains about two-thirds of the earth’s population and an estimated one billion people who have not heard the gospel. He also shares ways that he believes Anabaptists could enter restricted countries when severe cases of humanitarian aid are needed.
For the last thirty-four years, Allen Roth has lived in Brooklyn, New York. He shares his vision for living in the city as a strategic help to evangelism. Allen says, “You can’t catch fish if there ain’t none; you gotta go where they are.”
What are the steps necessary to become a Bible translator? What is the end goal of Bible translating? In this episode, Marvin shares his story of being called to the work of Bible translation and the various steps that he has taken since then to prepare for work in Asia. To Marvin, the end goal of Bible translation is to plant a mature, indigenous church.
What are the different church planting models? How would planting an indigenous church in North America work? In this episode, Ernest Eby shares what he sees as the preferred method of church planting. He also gives a few pointers and resources to those who are interested in planting a church.
In this episode Bryant Martin tells his story about starting Sowers Harvest Cafe in downtown State College, Pennsylvania. How can we use business to reach out to the people around us? How can business point people to Christ? Bryant also shares his goals for the cafe as well as a few lessons that he has learned since opening in 2015.
What is our individual responsibility to share Christ with others? Is the church really called to spread the Gospel to their community? Follow along as Elijah Yoder challenges our mindset on evangelism within the Church while sharing practical steps we can take in being effective witnesses for Christ. We hope you're both blessed and encouraged by this thought-provoking episode.
Special thanks to Elijah and SMBI for taking the time to film this episode.