19. Movement Day

Three of the Worthless Servants go to New York City, NY to be a part of a great experience. Listen as the share what they learned about global missions and the city. As well as stories of getting lost and eating hot dogs.

How can we be a Church that welcomes people no matter their context or culture?
— Freya Galindo
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18. Fry

You might feel like you know them already, but there’s so much more to find out!  Listen in as AJ and Chelsea reminisce about college days, mission calls, and milkshakes. Also, don’t miss Emily’s last question that throws them for a loop! 

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17. Incarnation

It’s almost Christmas and we wondered what does the Incarnation have to do with missions? Why did God choose THAT method of communication? What difference does Christmas make in the life of a Christian and a missionary? We also learn what pink eye and broken zippers have to do with any of this.

Just as Christ came down to be with us... we have to go to the people we’re trying to minister to.
— AJ Fry
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16. Advent

Advent is upon us and the Worthless Servants talk about the traditions, discipline, and rhythm of the season. What does this season have to offer? There is talk of hope and anticipation as well as a pop quiz for Emily and 80’s urban phrases from Chelsea.

[The Christian Calendar] helps develop a rhythm as Christians - as disciples of Christ - to be more intentional
— AJ Fry
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15. Everyone

Join us this week as we touch on Genesis Characteristic #3: Intentionally involving everyone in discipleship and ministry.  What if our churches had a plan to disciple all ages? How do we involve children and those with disabilities in ministry? Plus, Freya is surprised by a little boy named Dreiny. 

There is a place in ministry for everyone.
— Scott Armstrong
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14. Still Shocked

The Servant tell more stories about the last three stages of culture shock: Recovery, Integration, and Reactivation (or Re-entry). Freya talks about food (as always), Chelsea sheds some tears over toilet paper, and Emily gives some good tips on how to get through culture shock.

I don’t have two hearts... but now I have two homes.
— Freya Galindo
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13. Shock

There are many different forms of Culture Shock. We are going to use six. Listen as we share stories about the first three: Initial, Fascination, and Conflict. We learn that Chelsea likes to take naps and Freya likes to eat rice. AJ also shares about ninjas and soup.

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12. More Urban

Where does the Church fit in? Emily takes the lead this week again as we continue our conversation about the city and the church. Can rural ministry training fit into urban culture? We discuss issues of time, space, strategies, quality, sermons, and language. We also open the mail bag to hopefully answer some of your questions. 

I really think [God] is moving people to the city so that we can start to experience what our eternity is going to be like.
— Emily Armstrong
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11. Urban

What does the city look like? What does “urban” mean? In this episode we talk about the culture, pace, and people in our cities.  And where does the Church fit in all of that? We also throw out some numbers just to confuse Chelsea.

Urban is a culture.
— Emily Armstrong
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10. Compassion
We are continuing our conversation about the Genesis Church Characteristics. On to Characteristic #2: A continual presence in its community through the practice of compassion. Listen as we discuss whether or not it's helpful to focus on physical or spiritual needs. Stories from Guatemala, Papua New Guinea and Florida show that compassion breaks through all cultural boundaries. And Scott teaches us Greek. 
What is the difference between a project and a continual presence?
— Emily Armstrong
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9. Relevant

What does a healthy and missional church look like? Genesis has come up with 10 characteristics. Tune in as we discuss the first one: Relevant and Transformational Services. We also talk about hayrides and homeschool, bubbles and pendulums.

Culture is the ever-changing context in which we proclaim a Biblically faithful, never-changing gospel.
— Ed Stetzer
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8. More Church

The cast continues their conversation from Episode 7 about the Church.  Listen in as we unpack the definition of church that guides the Church of the Nazarene…or does it? Freya and Emily share their views and hopes for the “church of today”, AJ helps us think in urban contexts, and Scott wants to sing Kumbaya.

They’re starting with the people not building.
— Emily Armstrong
7. Church

Is our vocabulary betraying us? Join us this week as we talk about the Church. Devine but human. Building or people? Scott has a challenge for us and apparently he also has a goat-dog. 

We need to change our vocabulary in order to change our identity.
— Freya Galindo
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6. Freya

You asked and we listened! You wanted to know more about Freya, so this week it's all about her.  Listen in as Freya shares a bit about where she’s from, how she was called to missions and how God is surprising her in reaching an urban community through sewing and crafts.

I had my doubts about myself, that maybe I’m not capable of doing this or maybe I’m not adequate...but I felt that God was working in me and through me.
— Freya Galindo
5. Missionary

Is every Christian a Missionary? Join us as we share our original thoughts and feelings on the topic as well as what we’ve learned. AJ has questions. Freya and Chelsea may have answers. Scott has the trivia. Emily introduces Hermano Manuel. 

Our job is to intentionally live for Christ.
— Chelsea Fry
4. Disciple

Discipleship: Everybody is talking about it, but is anybody doing it? This week the Worthless Servants question if you can be a Christian without being a Disciple. 

[Christianity] is not just about attendance.
— Freya Galindo
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3. GENESIS

It is said that every day 200,000 people migrate to the city. What does that mean for our churches? In this episode, the cast talks about Genesis: a strategy to impact the city. Scott and Emily have the stats, AJ and Chelsea share their thoughts on the city, Freya tells us about her experience as one of the first Genesis missionaries, and Chelsea hits a double in Bible Baseball. 

There is a global migration to the urban centers.
— Emily Armstrong
2. "From everywhere to everywhere"

In this episode, listen as we explore the Global Mission Mesoamerica ministry and its 3D model of missions: Discover, Develop, and Deploy. Also, Emily and Chelsea talk about their first experience in missions and Freya gives us a glimpse of what missions looks like in the Mesoamerica Region. 

I am a missionary, not because of my ethnicity, but because God has called me to this.
— Chelsea Fry
1. Worthless Servants

We are all "Worthless Servants" (Luke 17:10). We discuss issues of mission, culture, and the Church. Join us on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher every other Thursday! 

This is the first episode! This week you will get to know the hosts, why we're doing this podcast, and why we're worthless. 

Isn’t the essence of missions: to serve?
— Scott Armstrong