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A Mission Focused Life

A Mission Focused Life

By A Mission Focused Life
We are a podcast designed to help you carry a focus on missions work outside the church doors and into your day-to-day life.
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Episode 18
Join Tim Oloffson and Tanner Payton for this week's episode of A Mission Focused Life!
23:28
May 6, 2021
Episode 17
Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife
21:49
April 29, 2021
Episode 16
Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife
21:53
April 23, 2021
015 - Dr. Kit Ford
Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife
29:25
April 22, 2021
014 - Les & Rita Peters [Part 2]
Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife
25:04
April 22, 2021
013 - Les & Rita Peters [Part 1]
Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife
36:12
March 18, 2021
012 - Lucian Marginean
Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife
48:12
March 11, 2021
011 - Rusty Boruff
Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife
34:47
March 4, 2021
010 - Rick McGough
Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife VISIT RICK: Web: https://www.localchurchapologetics.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Local-Church-Apologetics-185566621923011/
35:03
February 25, 2021
009 - Steve Horn
This week's guest is Steve Horn, pastor and executive director of Louisiana Baptists' Convention. We discuss discipleship, the role of leadership in developing a person's skills & passions, the side-effects of Hurricane Katrina on Louisiana during Steve's early tenure at First Baptist Lafayette, the role of The Great Commission in focusing a person's life towards missions, a profound lesson learned from his then-7-year-old son, memories from Steve's youth and call into ministry, the necessity of investing time into others, his work with the Louisiana Baptists' Convention, and more. Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife VISIT STEVE: Web: https://www.louisianabaptists.org
43:56
February 18, 2021
008 - Todd Long
This week's guest is Todd Long, a middle-school guidance counselor from Greenville, South Carolina. We discuss what led Todd to ministry opportunities within Romania, how he discovered more about the country pre-Internet, his first experiences on the ground, the three outlets to which a person can be called to ministry, the importance of becoming aware of God's plans for you, a few stories from his six years living in Romania, the power of love for neighbor and relational ministry, Todd's collection drive for shorts to send to Romania, and more. Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife VISIT TODD: Email: toddlong63@yahoo.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/todd.long.792
43:32
February 11, 2021
007 - Mike Douris
This week's guest is Mike Douris, President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Orphan Outreach. We discuss the conditions in Romanian orphanages after the fall of the Soviet Union, the origins of Another Child Foundation's "Point Of Hope" Center under Buckner International, sharing mission trip experiences with family, Ephesians 2:8-9, the three major areas of "missions", the difficulties & method of honing in on a specific place to get involved, the blessing of turning your passion into your life's work, two interactions Mike had with a particular girl from a Russian orphanage ten years apart, the impact having a terminally-ill daughter had on the trajectory of his life and work, discerning God's plan for you, and more. Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife VISIT MIKE: Web: https://www.orphanoutreach.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrphanOutreach
41:37
February 4, 2021
006 - Scott & Terri Porter
This week's guests are Scott & Terri Porter, husband & wife and co-pastors of Abiding Word Church in Sterling, Illinois. We discuss their roots in Sterling/Rock Falls, the difficulties in ministering around the restrictions of the pandemic, their church's use of "virtual lobbies" and online chats, Oral Roberts and preaching to a camera instead of an audience, the difficulties in reopening in-person worship, their histories that led to their current ministry, and much more. Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife VISIT SCOTT AND TERRI: Web: https://www.awc815.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/awc815/
46:44
January 28, 2021
005 - Heather Quiroz
This week's guest is Heather Quiroz, youth minister and author of "First-Century Youth Ministry". We discuss what she studied to receive her master's degree in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University, retaining youth in ministry past high school and into adulthood, how her life as a stay-at-home mom has influenced her work, her "life verse" and her path to faith and ministry, the potential causes of low self-worth in teenagers & the pitfalls of social media, how a trip to Israel inspired her book, the difficulties of getting youth to see the big picture and think longer-term, the importance of knowing people "by name" and being able to truly listen. Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 Buy Heather's book "First-Century Youth Ministry" here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0836QT9WC VISIT US: Web: https://www.missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missionfocusedlife VISIT HEATHER: Web: https://www.firstcenturyyouthministry.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeatherRQuiroz
36:05
January 21, 2021
004 - Andy Thomaston
This week's guest is Andy Thomaston, Discipleship Pastor at Wildwood Church in East Moline, Illinois. We discuss their connections to Romania, Andy's initial attempts at learning Romanian and meeting his wife, incremental change towards sanctification, how making disciples of Christ is joy-producing, the differentiation between "missions" and "The Mission", a message Andy heard in his youth that changed his perspective, engaging with your community and how we are not made to be alone, Wildwood Church's connect groups, the immediate family as "the first mission field", the importance of accountability on your faith journey, and how everybody has a role to play in God's larger plan. Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: facebook.com/missionfocusedlife VISIT ANDY: Web: wildwoodchurch.com Facebook: facebook.com/WildwoodChurchEM
37:14
January 14, 2021
#003 - John Frank Reeve
This week's guest is John Frank Reeve, Minister Of Music And Worship at First Baptist Church in Lafayette, Louisiana and co-founder of Another Child Foundation. We discuss John Frank's first experiences in ministry and missions in Romania, the unexpected doors God can open, the story of how John & Tim met and formed a new ministry together, the impact ministry has outside of those being directly ministered to, the importance of purposeful action, how an early interest in music informed his path to missions work, engaging high-school youth in missions, and the pitfalls of "paralysis by analysis". Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: facebook.com/missionfocusedlife VISIT JOHN FRANK: Web: fbclaf.org Facebook: facebook.com/fbclaf FBC Lafayette's "Hope For Everyone" Christmas Program: https://fb.watch/2QBq5czzuR/
37:19
January 7, 2021
#002 - Jason Borton
This week's guest is Jason Borton, senior pastor at Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls, Illinois. We discuss Jason's early days in youth ministry, being the Church as you go about your daily life, Jason's definition of "missions", his early life and journey into ministry, the importance of maintaining a spiritual "open-dialogue", his first international trip to Honduras, getting out of your comfort zone and "the noise of the West", and the importance of having a diversity of mission opportunities available. Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: facebook.com/missionfocusedlife VISIT JASON: Web: htbc.church Facebook: facebook.com/HarvestTimeBibleChurch
34:44
December 31, 2020
#001 - Tanner Payton
This week's guest is Tanner Payton, senior pastor at Word Of Life Church in Rock Island, Illinois. We discuss the difference between teaching & inspiring, intentionality, a definition of "the mission field", Tanner's upbringing and path to ministry, raising up leaders in the Church and at home, the experience of Tanner's first sermon & the difficulty of taking the first step, the three (or four) things it takes to be successful in following Jesus well, Tanner's experiences at "The Oasis" in Hollywood CA, and the importance of sharing your personal story. Take our short survey to receive a PERSONALIZED MISSION ACTION PLAN: https://forms.gle/ZfzdyNPuk1mBr7xT9 VISIT US: Web: missionfocusedlife.com Facebook: facebook.com/missionfocusedlife VISIT TANNER: Web: wordoflifeqc.com Facebook: facebook.com/wordoflifeqc
29:45
December 14, 2020
Trailer
Tim Oloffson introduces "A Mission Focused Life" podcast, and describes it's purpose and aims.
02:02
November 29, 2020