Episodes: Missional Living

Missional Living

  • True Heroes of the Faith
    September 2, 2011 A Conversation with Elisabeth Elliot

    When you think of a "hero," what comes to mind? How about a missionary? Hear about heroes of the faith and the importance of keeping their stories alive. Read or Listen →

  • How to Serve While Lonely and Discouraged
    October 23, 2018 A Heart for the Nations

    When a young missionary landed on foreign soil, her enthusiasm was curtailed by culture shock and unmet expectations. Hear how she handled the disappointment. Read or Listen →

  • Surrendered to God’s Call
    October 22, 2018 A Heart for the Nations

    You weren’t created for yourself so that you could go and grab all you could get for yourself. You were created for the glory of God! Read or Listen →

  • Surrendering Your Children to God’s Call
    October 24, 2018 A Heart for the Nations

    It’s one thing to surrender your life to the Lord and go wherever He sends, it’s another to release your children to God and allow them to follow God’s will. Read or Listen →

  • Accelerating the Movement in Southeast Asia
    May 20, 2015 Accelerate the Movement

    In the U.S., believers have a lot of opportunities to meet together in churches and at conferences. But that’s not true everywhere in the world. Read or Listen →

  • God’s Spirit at Work in Latin America
    May 19, 2015 Accelerate the Movement

    In Latin America there isn’t a lot of solid, biblical teaching for women. So when women are invited to experience God’s Word, the results can be dramatic. Read or Listen →

  • Mujer Verdadera 2015: A Guided Tour
    May 18, 2015 Accelerate the Movement

    Earlier this year, women from twenty-three countries gathered to seek the Lord for His unique calling on their lives. Hear what happened at True Woman '15. Read or Listen →

  • A Big God Does Big Things
    December 3, 2013 Accelerating the Movement in Latin America

    Has God put a burden on your heart? If it seems like the process is taking a long time, you’ll get encouragement to press on and keep waiting for His timing. Read or Listen →

  • When God Puts a Burden on Your Heart
    December 2, 2013 Accelerating the Movement in Latin America

    Has God put a burden on your heart that seems impossible? You’ll hear how the Lord used the efforts of two women who felt weak and inadequate. Read or Listen →

  • Is There Anything I Can Do?
    June 26, 2012 Developing a Servant's Heart

    A good waiter or waitress doesn’t focus on his or her own needs, but on others. The same is true for anyone who wants to effectively serve. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy 1:16-18
  • Potential Pitfalls of Servanthood
    June 27, 2012 Developing a Servant's Heart

    It’s always good to serve others, right? Not if you’re serving for the wrong reasons. Discover the pitfalls you need to watch for when it comes to serving. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy 1:16-18
  • The Need for Service
    June 25, 2012 Developing a Servant's Heart

    Think of how many times you hear the word "service" in a day. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • 2 Timothy 1:16-18
  • Elisabeth Elliot Memorial Service
    September 11, 2015 Elisabeth Elliot Memorial Service

    It’s a powerful thing when you know biblical truth and share it with others. But it’s even more powerful when you live out that truth through a life message. Read or Listen →

  • Living as an Ambassador
    September 13, 2018 Embassy of the King with Barbara Rainey

    Barbara Rainey says your family can all be ambassadors for the Lord, making your home an embassy. Read or Listen →

  • Representing Jesus Well
    September 14, 2018 Embassy of the King with Barbara Rainey

    Does your home belong to you, or does it serve a greater purpose? Barbara Rainey invites you to think of your home as an embassy for the Lord. Read or Listen →

  • Finding Hope in the Silence, Day 4
    November 30, 2017 Finding Hope in the Silence with Sue Thomas

    One of Sue Thomas' most meaningful activities is finding homeless people on cold streets and meeting their needs. Read or Listen →

  • For Such a Time as This in South Africa
    December 2, 2015 For Such a Time as This in South Africa

    For many years Retha has carried a burden for women in South Africa to know God’s Word, to embrace God’s calling and design for their lives, and to see revival. Read or Listen →

  • God Is at Work in Iran, Day 1
    May 17, 2016 God Is at Work in Iran, with Albert & Sabrina Aslan

    When some Muslim young people asked Albert Aslan a question about the Bible, he answered truthfully. And that landed him in jail. Read or Listen →

  • God Is at Work in Iran, Day 2
    May 18, 2016 God Is at Work in Iran, with Albert & Sabrina Aslan

    Sabrina Aslan is teaching the Bible for women in Iran and Syria and sending those messages into these closed countries over the Internet. Read or Listen →

  • Good News Across the Globe
    November 25, 2016 Good News Across the Globe

    Sisters from South Africa have a God-sized vision. They are praying that women there will come to know freedom, fullness, and fruitfulness in Christ. Read or Listen →

  • Finding God in the Hard Places
    August 21, 2015 In the Land of Blue Burqas, with Kate McCord

    While Kate McCord lived among women in Afghanistan, she learned things about God she never knew while living a comfortable life in the United States. Read or Listen →

  • Joni and Friends Camp Part 1
    March 28, 2012 Joni and Friends Camp

    Every family needs time to get away, take a break from day-to-day pressures and gain perspective--even families who live with disability. Read or Listen →

  • Joni and Friends Camp Part 2
    March 29, 2012 Joni and Friends Camp

    You could have a unique opportunity to let God use your time, hands, and heart to make an eternal difference in the life of a person with a disability. Read or Listen →

  • Joni and Friends Camp Part 3
    March 30, 2012 Joni and Friends Camp

    Imagine serving a person with a disability while enjoying activities like boating, horseback riding or hiking. Read or Listen →

  • Making the Most of an Accident
    May 24, 2018 Miracle for Jen

    When Jen Barrick was fifteen, her life was affected forever by a drunk driver. But rather than complain, Jen shares Jesus. Read or Listen →

  • I Was Naked and You Clothed Me
    August 6, 2013 Mission-Minded Families, with Ann Dunagan

    Ann Dunagan’s family visited Africa and was struck by the number of children without adequate clothing. Jesus' words about clothing the needy came to mind. Read or Listen →

  • Unleashing Your Children's Talents
    August 5, 2013 Mission-Minded Families, with Ann Dunagan

    What talents has God given your children? The world is waiting for those talents to be unleashed for God’s glory. Learn how to develop those talents. Read or Listen →

  • A Massive Gospel Opportunity
    May 11, 2018 Opening Your Home to a Child with Christie Erwin

    What do you think is the greatest opportunity for sharing the gospel in our day? Christie Erwin says foster parenting is a huge need and opportunity. Read or Listen →

  • Foster Parenting Means Dying to Ourselves
    May 8, 2018 Opening Your Home to a Child with Christie Erwin

    When the Lord called Christie Erwin and her husband to become foster parents, it was a call to die to themselves. Read or Listen →

  • Foster Parenting and the Love of Our Father
    May 9, 2018 Opening Your Home to a Child with Christie Erwin

    Christie Erwin and her husband want the foster kids in their home to know what it’s like to have a parent’s unconditional love. Read or Listen →

  • How Do You Say Goodbye?
    May 10, 2018 Opening Your Home to a Child with Christie Erwin

    As a foster parent, Christie Erwin loves children like they’re her own. So it really hurts when they have to leave her home and go back to their birth parents. Read or Listen →

  • God Blesses You for a Reason
    June 29, 2015 Opening Your Life to Serve Others (Eric Mason)

    God doesn’t just pour out blessings on you so you can enjoy more and more. God wants to bless others through you. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Leviticus 19:9-18
  • A Heart to Reach the World
    August 14, 2013 Revival That Leads to Evangelism (Sammy Tippit)

    In the 1980s churches in Romania faced intense persecution. So when a young evangelist arrived, he found a revived church that no government could stop. Read or Listen →

  • A Revived Church on the Move
    August 15, 2013 Revival That Leads to Evangelism (Sammy Tippit)

    In the 1980s Sammy Tippit was expelled from Romania and told to never come back. Before he was kicked out, he watched as revived churches spread the gospel. Read or Listen →

  • A Country-Wide Burden
    March 22, 2012 Revived Hearts in Latin America

    Do you see a lot of lifeless, joyless Christianity? Do you ever wonder if God is working anywhere? Find out what God is doing in the Spanish-speaking world. Read or Listen →

  • Praying for Revival in Latin America
    March 23, 2012 Revived Hearts in Latin America

    “Si, Senor.” For 3,000 women in the Dominican Republic, these two little words have become very significant. Read or Listen →

  • A Daughter's Faith and a Mom's Faith
    June 3, 2019 Riding the Waves of God’s Mission

    Karen Melby was afraid for her daughter’s safety. Her daughter had a big idea involving orphans in Uganda, a paddle board, and a volatile body of water. Read or Listen →

  • Persevering Through the Storm
    June 4, 2019 Riding the Waves of God’s Mission

    Ginny Melby spent the night out on Lake Michigan, cold, wet, and sleep deprived. Find out why she chose to do this all night long. Read or Listen →

  • An Unlikely Convert, Day 5
    February 11, 2016 Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, with Rosaria Butterfield

    What do your neighbors really know about you? Do they know about your faith? Catch a vision for what God could do in your neighborhood. Read or Listen →

  • A Faithful Servant
    June 5, 2015 Serving Like the Savior

    In today’s economy you hear about the benefits of providing good service all the time. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis
  • A Servant's Heart
    June 4, 2015 Serving Like the Savior

    We operate in a service economy, but the concept of service goes back to ancient times. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 24
  • Qualifications
    June 1, 2015 Serving Like the Savior

    It seems like everybody’s trying to create an impressive bio. But there’s an important concept that gets forgotten far too often. Read or Listen →

  • Service and the Kingdom of God
    June 3, 2015 Serving Like the Savior

    If one worker at one store is rude, it’ll affect your buying habits. Read or Listen →

  • Seven Snapshots
    June 8, 2015 Serving Like the Savior

    If you’re cleaning bathrooms today, you can do it with a servant’s heart. Read or Listen →

  • The Highest Calling
    June 2, 2015 Serving Like the Savior

    It’s a lot easier to be a servant at 9 a.m. than it is to be a servant at 4 p.m. Read or Listen →

  • Today's Servants
    June 9, 2015 Serving Like the Savior

    Become a servant. That’s a nice, biblical-sounding phrase. But what does it look like in real life? We’ll hear from several women who flesh it out. Read or Listen →

  • Sharing a Passion for the Beauty of the Gospel
    May 15, 2019 Sharing a Passion for the Beauty of the Gospel

    Anna's family faced persecution for their faith in their native Russia. Now free in the United States, God has put a burden on Anna's heart to return. Read or Listen →

  • How to Care for Caregivers
    July 20, 2011 Sunsets, with Deborah Howard

    When someone you love dies, do they become an angel watching over you? Hospice nurse Deborah Howard takes a biblical look at these types of questions. Read or Listen →

  • Sharing the Stories That Truly Matter
    July 30, 2018 Telling Good News Through 'Story-ing'

    Telling stories is as old as humanity. It is a very powerful way to tell people about Jesus in some very difficult places in the world. Read or Listen →

  • The Power of a True Story
    July 31, 2018 Telling Good News Through 'Story-ing'

    Across the Middle East and Asia, there are places where Bible teaching isn’t welcome. But these are also places with a great appreciation for well-told stories. Read or Listen →

  • Ten Things I've Learned
    September 12, 2011 Ten Things I've Learned in Ten Years of Ministry

    As we celebrate the 10th anniversary, Nancy reflects on ten recurring, undergirding themes in her life and ministry from the past ten years. Read or Listen →

  • Becoming a Gospel Patron
    February 12, 2019 The Beauty of a Generous Heart

    The biblical writer Luke tells us about a group of women who traveled with Jesus. Why would they give generously so Jesus could travel, teach, and heal? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 8:1-3
  • Giving Like God Has Given to You
    February 11, 2019 The Beauty of a Generous Heart

    Women helping meet the needs of Jesus' ministry would have been radical. Explore why these women would reject social norms to give generously to Jesus. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Luke 8:1-3
  • The Contagious Joy of Generosity
    February 13, 2019 The Beauty of a Generous Heart

    Would others describe you as a generous person? Hear from generous women and be challenged to understand the joy of generosity in greater ways yourself. Read or Listen →

  • A Massive Gospel Opportunity
    December 28, 2018 The Best of 2018

    When you think of the greatest opportunities for sharing the gospel in our day, what comes to mind? Read or Listen →

  • The Heart of Compassion
    March 1, 2007 The Counter-Cultural Woman: A Fresh Look at Proverbs 31

    The poor and needy are all around us. God sees them and moves toward them, not away from them. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Proverbs 31
  • The Courage to Get Involved
    July 28, 2016 The Courage to Get Involved

    Imagine you’re sitting in the mall when you hear a woman talking very loudly into her phone, making plans to get an abortion. Do you get involved? Read or Listen →

  • The Courage to Get Involved
    December 6, 2012 The Courage to Get Involved

    Imagine you’re sitting in the mall when you hear a woman talking very loudly into her phone, making plans to get an abortion. Do you get involved? Read or Listen →

  • A Surrendered Mom
    November 25, 2004 The Joy of a Surrendered Life

    We've been talking with a guest, Shannon, about surrender this week on Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • One Surrendered Life
    November 22, 2004 The Joy of a Surrendered Life

    This week on Revive Our Hearts we get an update from the first guest to ever appear on Revive Our Hearts. Read or Listen →

  • Two Submitted Lives
    November 24, 2004 The Joy of a Surrendered Life

    How can you know if it is God's will that you marry the person you love? Read or Listen →

  • Two Surrendered Lives
    November 23, 2004 The Joy of a Surrendered Life

    Hear a beautiful love story and see the hand of God working in the lives of two devoted missionaries. Read or Listen →

  • The Power of a Consecrated Life, Part 1
    November 28, 2001 The Power of a Consecrated Life, with Shannon Etter

    Nancy Leigh DeMoss speaks with a special guest, Shannon, who has been called to the Mission Field. Read or Listen →

  • Channels of God's Generosity
    July 17, 2018 The True Woman Manifesto: Declarations, Part 2

    Nancy says the church has been called to provide for the poor. But in many cases, the church has given that role up. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • James 1:17
  • Share What Jesus Is Doing in Your Life
    July 16, 2018 The True Woman Manifesto: Declarations, Part 2

    Every follower of Jesus feels pressure to become better at witnessing. Nancy shares practical ways to explain the gospel to others. Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Matthew 5:13-16
  • To Gain What You Cannot Lose, Day 1
    January 6, 2016 To Gain What You Cannot Lose

    “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot did give up his very life living this quote out. Read or Listen →

  • To Gain What You Cannot Lose, Day 2
    January 7, 2016 To Gain What You Cannot Lose

    Sixty years ago this week, five missionaries gave their lives while trying to share the gospel in Ecuador. Hear about the power of a surrendered life. Read or Listen →

  • To Gain What You Cannot Lose, Day 3
    January 8, 2016 To Gain What You Cannot Lose

    If one of your close family members was killed, can you imagine going to their killers and telling them about the love of Jesus? That actually did happen. Read or Listen →

  • How Imperfect Women Can Help Other Imperfect Women
    March 29, 2019 Transformed Women: Meet Denisse

    When the Lord called Denisse Cabrera to invest her life in discipling other women, she felt extremely inadequate. Can you relate? Read or Listen →

  • Embracing Truth When Your Children Are Shaken
    August 15, 2019 True Girl, with Dannah Gresh

    Our daughters are constantly hearing conflicting ideas about gender. We need to pass along the truth of God’s Word in a way they can understand. Read or Listen →

  • What Legacy Are You Leaving?
    February 25, 2019 Walking with God, the Life of Enoch

    Do you realize that every choice you make is contributing to a legacy? What will you be remembered for when your life is over? Read or Listen →

    Scripture References

    • Genesis 4:17-5:24