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In this final episode of the Crossing the Street podcast series, Jodie welcomes guests Chris MacCartney and Vivian to explore the theme of 'Being the Good News Together'. Chris is a Mission Mobiliser at Baptist Mission Australia and Vivian is the Team Leader of our Outback Australia team. This conversation delves into what the good news is, how we can 'be' it and why God calls us to work together in sharing it. Jodie, Vivian and Chris also explore the familiar story of the Good Samaritan through the lens of partnership.  It's a rich discussion from three people who have experienced the challenges and joys of ministry partnership for decades. Listen for honest stories, reflections and insights.Watch the full episode: Explore more May Mission Month resources: for joining us for the Crossing the Street series. Missioning will be back with another series in the coming months.Support the show
The Crossing the Street series continues with this episode with Max and Ezzie who have been serving with the Baptist Mission Australia team in South East Asia for 11 years. Together with Jodie, Max and Ezzie explore what modelling the heart of Jesus means and how they are living this out in South East Asia. They also draw lessons from Jesus' encounter with the widow whose son had died in Luke 7:11-17.In this conversation, Jodie, Max and Ezzie share their personal challenges in modelling Jesus' heart, especially in our 'it's my life' world.  Listen to hear inspiring stories from Ezzie and Max's ministry and rich reflections that will spur you on as you cross the street in Jesus' name.   This is the third episode in a four part series.   Explore more May Mission Month resources: the show
In this second episode of the Crossing the Street series for May Mission Month, Jodie speaks with Bek who serves in Mozambique with her husband Scott and their five children. Through stories and insightful personal reflections, Jodie and Bek explore what it means to meet people where they are. Their conversation covers the importance of presence, authenticity and attentiveness to the Spirit. They also dig into what we can learn about mission through Jesus' transformative encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4.  Bek also shares how she and Scott have developed ways of living life as a family that facilitates rich and real missional engagement with their community. Listen to learn how you can adopt some of their attitudes and practices in your daily life.Watch the full episode:  This is the second episode in a four part series.   Explore more May Mission Month resources: the show
We launch our Crossing the Street podcast series for May Mission Month with this rich conversation between host Jodie MacCartney and guests Caz and Andrew Palmer. Caz joins the conversation from her home in South East Asia where she has been passionately serving for many years. And, up until very recently, Andrew was her Baptist Mission Australia State Leader.   This episode explores what it means to be sent, whether we have to 'go' to be sent and the everyday choices we'll be presented with as we seek to follow Jesus and live out our call. Caz also shares a wonderful story of a local believer who has been sent like the Son in her community, and Andrew has the opportunity to reflect on what he has learnt over a decade of journeying with people preparing to go.This is the first episode in a four part series.   Explore more May Mission Month resources: the show (
Crossing the Street... Being the Good News TogetherThis is the fourth and final sermon from Scott Pilgrim in the Crossing the Street series. Scott explores the story of the good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37 through the lens of partnership. We can only do it together!Watch the video of Scott's sermon: more Crossing the Street  resources: the show
Crossing the Street... Modelling the Heart of JesusThis is the third sermon from Scott Pilgrim in the Crossing the Street series. Scott reflects on the story of Jesus raising the widow's son from the dead in Luke 7: 11-17. In the midst of two crowds - one celebrating and one grieving - where is Jesus? Right in the middle. We model the heart of Jesus when we see, feel and act with compassion, love and justice. Watch the video of Scott's sermon: more Crossing the Street  resources: the show
Crossing the Street... Meeting People Where They AreThis is the second sermon from Scott Pilgrim in the Crossing the Street series. Scott draws from the rich story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:1-38. As followers of Jesus, there is much we can learn from this transformation encounter as we seek to step out and meet people where they are.Watch the video of this sermon: more Crossing the Street resources: the show
Crossing the Street... Sent Like the SonThis is the first sermon from Scott Pilgrim in the Crossing the Street series. Scott explores the story of Jesus' baptism in Mark 1:9-15 and his appearance to the disciples after His resurrection in John 20:1-23. He sends them out with the Holy Spirit to cross the street in His name, just as He send us. Watch the video of Scott's sermon: more Crossing the Street resources: the show
It's the time of year where we start to reflect on the highs, lows and lessons of the past 12 months. And it's no different for Missioning! For our special season finale episode, Sulari, Scott and Marcus take the chance to share five pivotal moments from their 2021.Watch the full conversation: not join them in reflecting on your year? The five sections are:1. Top life-giving moment of 20212. Most surprising moment of 20213. Biggest challenge of 20214. Best decision of 20215. Favourite story from Global Interaction's ministry in 2021 This is an engaging and full conversation. Enjoy laughing and learning with Scott, Sulari and Marcus. Scott Pilgrim is Global Interaction's Executive Director, Marcus Wong is a mission-minded young adult and filmmaker and Sulari Nielsen is our Missioning host. Support the show (
What has God been teaching you over the past season? In this episode, Cambodia team members Luke and Rachel share the top seven things they learnt in their first three years as intercultural workers. It's an engaging conversation full of stories, laughs and insights about God, mission and life. And what's amazing is that so many of things they are learning in Cambodia are just as relevant in an Australian mission context. Be encouraged by this episode as you journey with people in your local neighbourhood.Support the show (
10 years ago, Ryan visited the team in South Asia on a Global Xposure trip. This was a pivotal experience that prompted Ryan to ask God if this is where He would have him serve for the next season of his life. A decade later, Ryan and his wife Suzie have joined the Global Interaction South Asia team. In this episode, Ryan shares about God's leading in his life, humility, the life-changing impact of our partner NGO in South Asia and the wrong question to ask about our involvement in God's mission. Ryan has been a physio, Pastor, Global Interaction's VIC/TAS State Leader and is now the Team Leader of our South Asia team. He is also a passionate football fan and history buff! Support the show (
There are a few things in life that are inevitable, and one of them is that we will all experience challenges… but that doesn’t make them any easier to live through!So how do we overcome doubt, disappointment and discouragement? That’s the very question we asked three different people for our second thematic episode of Missioning. Ryan (South Asia), Mel (Silk Road Area) and Mike (South East Asia) share candidly from their personal experience of discouragement and doubt, as well as how they have come out of that space. We pray this episode encourages you in your faith as you hear the stories of others.   Support the show (
This episode is all about prayer, and so are our guests Dema and Carolyn! Dema and Carolyn join Sulari from Thailand where they have been serving with the Global Interaction team for the past 11 years. In this conversation, Carolyn and Dema share the story of Pam, an Ethnic Thai friend who is taking steps towards Jesus... something they and their partnership team have been praying for. Dema and Carolyn also share about their personal prayer practices and how they hear from God. These two faithful followers of Jesus will encourage you in your prayer life! This special prayer episode is one of the resources of Just Prayer. Just Prayer is a weekend of focused prayer for the world and Global Interaction's teams, 12 - 14 November. Explore more at: the full episode here: the show (
What does it mean to go? Can we 'go' while staying right where we are? Our guest for this episode of Missioning is Mel, an amazing young woman who is preparing to join the team in the Silk Road Area. After a short-term trip to visit the team, Mel felt the Spirit's promptings to explore intercultural mission for herself. In this conversation, she talks with Sulari about the human characteristics of Jesus, life as a police officer and the power of prayer. Support the show (
This is part two of the rich conversation Chris and Jodie MacCartney had with Sulari. And it's a true part two... so if you haven't listened to part one then please head back to episode 25 to hear the start of the conversation! In this episode, Chris and Jodie share more stories from their time in Thailand and explore what their new role at Global Interaction is all about. Enjoy!Support the show (
Chris and Jodie MacCartney are Kingdom people! They embody Kingdom values in the way they live their life, love people and serve God. We're excited to share part 1 of the rich conversation Jodie and Chris had with Sulari for this episode of Missioning. Chris and Jodie share about their 14 years in Thailand where they served with UNOH and Global Mission Partners among an impoverished neighbourhood in Bangkok. Now back in Australia, they have joined the Global Interaction team as Recruitment Specialists and are excited to journey with people passionate about partnering with God in His Kingdom work. This is a dynamic and rich conversation that will inspire and challenge you. These two are legends! Support the show (
Imagine you have packed up your belongings, boarded a plane and arrived in another country to become a long-term intercultural worker. It's day one and you are in hotel quarantine. What's going on in your mind? For this episode of Missioning, that's exactly where we meet Mike! Mike has just arrived in South East Asia to serve with the team. In his candid conversation with Sulari, Mike shares what it actually means to go... and why there is a need for people to go in the first place! He also shares what he's excited about as he embarks on this adventure and answers some tricky listener questions.   Support the show (
What would you tell yourself at the start of your mission journey? That's the question we asked three different people at three different stages of their mission journey. This episode is the first in our series of 'Thematic Episodes' which we will intersperse with our regular longer-form interviews. In this episode, we hear from Milard who serves in Lebanon, Lisa in South Asia and Mike in South East Asia. Their intercultural experience ranges from literally just arriving on location to 20 years of service! But they've each got something unique to share. If you want to dive in deeper, you can hear more of Milard's story in episode 21 of the podcast, Lisa's in episode 22 and Mike's in episode 24. Enjoy! Support the show (
What does God's Word say about remembering the poor? And what does this mean for our daily lives? Our guest for this episode, Lisa, is part of Global Interaction's South Asia team, serving as the CEO of our partner NGO. In this conversation, Lisa shares the impact that the NGO is having among the poorest of the poor in South Asia and the importance of sharing God's love through both word and deed. She also reflects on how her time as an intercultural worker in Cambodia continues to shape the way she lives her life. Lisa is a deep thinker with a love for God's Word, listen to be inspired and challenged.  Support the show (
As followers of Jesus we know that we should be sharing our faith with those around us, but sometimes it hard to know how to start. What if I don't know what to say? What if they reject me? If that's where you are at, then this episode with Milard with embolden and inspire you! Milard is a Global Interaction Intercultural Worker in Lebanon and over the past 19 he and Joyce have reached out to their neighbours with the good news of Jesus in powerful ways. Milard is passionate about people, building relationships and most of all... Jesus! Listen for practical next steps to equip you as you step out and start the conversation. Support the show (
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