The Other 99 - Equipping The Church for Community, Discipleship, and Mission
About This Show
Across all denominations, pastors make up only 1% of Christians in America, yet they are expected to do the bulk of the work of the church. Every other week, David, Bethany, and Guy will have a conversation that aims to equip the other 99% - normal church folk - to do the work of the church.
Welcome to The Other 99, a podcast to equip the church for community, discipleship, and mission.
Most Recent Episode
023 - Cross Cultural Ministry with Josh Toepper
In this episode, we sit down with Josh Toepper, one of the hosts of The Threshing Floor and a pastor at Mount Bethel United Methodist Church in Marrietta, GA. After talking through our favorite zombie apocalypse weapon, we talk with Josh about his experience both overseas and in Atlanta working with other cultures. Here's what we talk about: How Josh got into cross-cultural ministry; Jesus is the ultimate cross-cultural minister; All people are called to engage in cross-cultural ministry of some kind; Releasing the fear that you'll be offensive by inquiring about someone else's life; Cross-cultural ministry in our own backyards; 90% of ministry is showing up and paying attention; It is not a sign of weakness to admit ignorance and bow to other cultural values; Showing interest in other people and their culture builds trust; The lessons of cross-cultural ministry don't just apply to engaging with people whose skin color is different; Listen first, talk second; Sit on your front porch, not in your back yard; Take a walk in your neighborhood once a week and talk to people you see; Be intentional with the people you see every day; RECOMMENDATION STATION Guy: The Joshua Tree by U2 ; Josh: Capacity by Big Thief and Strangers Next Door by JD Payne; Bethany: bethematch.org ; David: Unlikely by Kevin Palau ; FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!! Facebook -- The Other 99 Twitter -- @theother99pod Instagram -- @theother99pod Em