Mission Chats

A regular conversation with members of the evangelical Christian missions community. Hosted by Jon Crowe who has a background in global missions and marketing. Support this podcast and help offset costs at www.patreon.com/MissionChats

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Episodes

Friday Jan 26, 2024

Mike Allbutt is a long-time friend and has been serving many years in a ministry focused on reaching surfers and surfing communities. Based in Mexico he and his family are actively making disciples in their community. In this episode Mike shares his own faith journey, what their ministry does and how he has seen God at work. 
Find out more about Christian Surfers International: https://www.christiansurfers.net/mexico
Find out more about Pioneers: https://pioneers.org/
Meet Mike at: https://www.facebook.com/mikeallbutt
Also check out: https://makedisciples.info/
 
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You can also help offset some of the costs with a small one-time or regular donation - if interested to help in that practical way, please email jon@missionchats.com
 
See www.missionchats.com for more.
 
Keywords: Mike, Allbutt, Mexico, Australia, surfing, surf ministry, bodyboarding, cycling, mountain bike, mountain biking, cycle, bicycle, bike, outreach, evangelism, multiplying, discipleship, training, DMM, Disciple Making Movement, Discovery Bible Study, families, family, mission chats, Jon Crowe
 

Saturday Jan 13, 2024

Mike Allbutt is a long-time friend and has been serving many years in a ministry focused on reaching surfers and surfing communities. Based in Mexico he and his family are actively making disciples in their community. In this episode Mike shares his own faith journey, what their ministry does and how he has seen God at work. 
Find out more about Christian Surfers International: https://www.christiansurfers.net/mexico
Find out more about Pioneers: https://pioneers.org/
Meet Mike at: https://www.facebook.com/mikeallbutt
 
Your support for this podcast is appreciated. Please share it with like-minded friends who may be interested in it or take a minute to give it a rating on your podcast platform to help grow awareness so others can find it also.
 
You can also help offset some of the costs with a small one-time or regular donation - if interested to help in that practical way, please email jon@missionchats.com
 
See www.missionchats.com for more.
 
Keywords: Mike, Allbutt, Mexico, Australia, surfing, surf ministry, bodyboarding, outreach, evangelism, multiplying, discipleship, training, DMM, Disciple Making Movement, Discovery Bible Study, families, family, mission chats, Jon Crowe
 

Friday Dec 29, 2023

Warwick Walker grew up as a missionary kid and now serves in West Africa with his family. In this episode we conclude our chat as he shares some stories of God at work in the ministry and some thoughts on how to get involved in missions. 
Find out more about SIM: https://www.sim.org/home
 
Your support for this podcast is appreciated. Please share it with like-minded friends who may be interested in it or take a minute to give it a rating on your podcast platform to help grow awareness so others can find it also.
 
You can also help offset some of the costs with a small one-time or regular donation - if interested to help in that practical way, please email jon@missionchats.com
 
See www.missionchats.com for more.
 
Keywords: Warwick, Walker, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Senegal, West Africa, SIM, leadership, mentoring, advice, oversight, project coordination, training, project development, project management, , families, family, single, singles, mission chats, Jon Crowe
 
 

Friday Dec 22, 2023

Warwick Walker is a missionary kid who returned to the country he spent some of his childhood in and now serves with his own family. In this episode he shares his journey to this point.
Find out more about SIM: https://www.sim.org/home
 
Your support for this podcast is appreciated. Please share it with like-minded friends who may be interested in it or take a minute to give it a rating on your podcast platform to help grow awareness so others can find it also.
 
You can also help offset some of the costs with a small one-time or regular donation - if interested to help in that practical way, please email jon@missionchats.com
 
See www.missionchats.com for more.
 
Keywords: Warwick, Walker, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Senegal, West Africa, SIM, leadership, mentoring, advice, oversight, project coordination, training, project development, project management, , families, family, single, singles, mission chats, Jon Crowe
 
 

Friday Nov 17, 2023

Claudia Costa concludes this chat with a couple of stories of God at work from her time in Bosnia and shares some advice for those considering missions service and for those who are moving into leadership roles. 
Find out more about OM International: http://www.OM.org
 
Your support for this podcast is appreciated. Please share it with like-minded friends who may be interested in it or take a minute to give it a rating on your podcast platform to help grow awareness so others can find it also.
 
You can also help offset some of the costs with a small one-time or regular donation - if interested to help in that practical way, please email jon@missionchats.com
 
See www.missionchats.com for more.
 
Keywords: Claudia, Costa, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Europe, Brasil, Brazil, Latin America, OM, OM International, leadership, mentoring, advice, oversight, coordination, training, growth, families, family, single, singles, mission chats, Jon Crowe
 
 

Friday Nov 10, 2023

This episode welcomes Claudia Costa to the mic to share about her experiences in mission leadership in Bosnia, Europe and now the Latin America region. 
Find out more about OM International: http://www.OM.org
 
Your support for this podcast is appreciated. Please share it with like-minded friends who may be interested in it or take a minute to give it a rating on your podcast platform to help grow awareness so others can find it also.
 
You can also help offset some of the costs with a small one-time or regular donation - if interested to help in that practical way, please email jon@missionchats.com
 
See www.missionchats.com for more.
 
Keywords: Claudia, Costa, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Europe, Brasil, Brazil, Latin America, OM, OM International, leadership, mentoring, advice, oversight, coordination, training, growth, families, family, single, singles, mission chats, Jon Crowe
 
 

Friday Nov 03, 2023

This episode concludes my conversation with Kappa and she shares another story of God at work in her life and ministry as well as perspective on what missions is from her experience. She also invites more young people to step out in faith and get involved. 
 
Your support for this podcast is appreciated. Please share it with like-minded friends who may be interested in it or take a minute to give it a rating on your podcast platform to help grow awareness so others can find it also.
 
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Keywords: Kappa, MENA, Middle East, Mexico, worker, service,  person of peace, families, family, single, singles, mission chats, Jon Crowe
 
 

Friday Oct 27, 2023

This episode is part one of a conversation with Kappa, a young lady making a difference in the region where she works. She shares about her own journey of faith and how she was led to serve where she does now. 
 
Your support for this podcast is appreciated. Please share it with like-minded friends who may be interested in it or take a minute to give it a rating on your podcast platform to help grow awareness so others can find it also.
 
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Keywords: Kappa, MENA, Middle East, Mexico, worker, service,  person of peace, families, family, single, singles, mission chats, Jon Crowe
 
 

Saturday Oct 21, 2023

This second episode with Edenridge founder, Oliver Dossman, shares a bit more about the Retreat Center and some perspective on serving in missions and how to get involved.
 
Find out more about Edenridge at:
https://www.edenridge.org/
 
Your support for this podcast is appreciated. Please share it with like-minded friends who may be interested in it or take a minute to give it a rating on your podcast platform to help grow awareness so others can find it also.
 
See www.missionchats.com for more.
 
Keywords: Oliver, Dossman, Edenridge, Tennessee, retreat, mountains, rest, mission retreat, missionary retreat center, vacation, holiday, relaxation, restoration, getaway, freedom, families, family, United States, couples, mission chats, Jon Crowe
 
 

Friday Oct 13, 2023

This episode shares the story of Edenridge, a missionary retreat center in Tennessee, and its founder Oliver Dossman. Listen to his story of how God birthed the idea of this special place through friends in college and how God used his gifts and experience to provide a place that has been a blessing to many missionaries over the years.
 
Find out more about Edenridge at:
https://www.edenridge.org/
 
Your support for this podcast is appreciated. Please share it with like-minded friends who may be interested in it or take a minute to give it a rating on your podcast platform to help grow awareness so others can find it also.
 
See www.missionchats.com for more.
 
Keywords: Oliver, Dossman, Edenridge, Tennessee, retreat, mountains, rest, mission retreat, missionary retreat center, vacation, holiday, relaxation, restoration, getaway, freedom, families, family, United States, couples, mission chats, Jon Crowe
 
 

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Meet the Host

Jon Crowe grew up as the son of missionaries and has since served over 25 years in missions and marketing.

He brings this experience to the Mission Chats podcast. Guests include family, friends and other folks who are or have served in missions around the globe.

Have a listen to this unique insight into the world of missions and Subscribe on your favorite podcast service.

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Interested to have a Mission Chat?

If you would like to be considered for a Mission Chat episode, please send me a note at info@missionchats.com with the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your mission-related experience
  • Your current location

Support Mission Chats

Help support Mission Chats and offset the costs of the podcast.

Just $3/month - less than a cup of coffee :) - will help make this possible and allow us to add more features. 

This will give you early access to episodes and other goodies as I think of them :)

 

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