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Episode #001 – Why Missional Student?

In this first ever episode of The Missional Student Podcast, Phil and Jon talk about what this podcast is, the purpose behind the content, and the story of how it all began. 

Episode #002 – Missional Rhythms

Missional Rhythms
So how does someone live missionally? Well, how does someone do anything? By intentionally working rhythms into their lives. For the next several weeks, Jon and Phil will be talking through how, why and what kind of missional rhythms we should be putting into our lives.

Episode #003 – Missional Thinking

Every action begins with a thought, therefore if we are going to live on mission every day, then we must begin thinking missionally. Jon and Phil talk through practical ways that we can start missional thinking in our lives as our first missional rhythm.

Episode #004 – Missional Loving

Love is an important aspect of every Christian’s life, but is incredibly important as the second missional rhythm. Jon and Phil talk through some of the key verses and commands in scripture about how we are called to love, and who we are called to love.

Episode #005 – Missional Praying

Once God develops a heart of love for someone, then the next step is to start praying to God about them. Jon and Phil talk about the concept of praying in a missional way as the third missional rhythm. We explore why it is important to plead with the creator of the universe to save the souls of the people you have started to love and the importance of following where God leads.

Episode #006 – Missional Listening

Phil and Jon talk about the next step in Missional Rhythms by exploring the importance of listening. We explore how important it is to be heard and how maybe not speaking could say volumes about the gospel.

Episode #007 – Missional Eating

Continuing the series on Missional Rhythms, Phil and Jon talk about just how important food and the table are to living on mission. They talk about the power of food to create conversation and break down barriers as well as some practical challenges for how to eat missionally.
This week’s resource is “A Meal With Jesus” by Tim Chester


Jon sits down with Rachel Heart to discuss more about the biblical and missional implications that sharing a table with someone could have. What does the bible say about the importance of eating and how can we use that to benefit both the body of Christ and other people.

Episode #009 – Missional Serving

Continuing on the focus on Missional Rhythms, Phil and Jon talk about the aspect of missional serving. It is amazing the importance and amazing witness that even serving in a small way can be in communicating about the Gospel.
This week’s challenge is to See a Need and Meet a Need.
This week’s resource is “Irresistible Evangelism” by Dave Ping, Doug Pollock, and Steve Sjogren

EPISODE #010 – Missional Living

St. Francis once said, ” Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.” Living a life that preaches the gospel is vital to living missionally. Phil and Jon talk through this eighth missional rhythm, missional living. How can you live a life that is distinctive to living for Jesus.
Book Recommendation: Disciplines of Grace by Jerry Bridges-
Weekly Challenge – Find where you can stand out and be district in your life this week.


Taking a break from Missional Living, Jon sits down with Zach Simpson to talk about the post that he wrote on Missional Student. They talk through being present, the tension between global and local missions and a lot about what spurred them towards ministry in Mansfield. 

Check out Zach’s Blog Post Here

EPISODE #012 –
Who is Your Mission

Zach Simpson joins Jon for a conversation about his most recent blog post on Missional Student. They talk about how the world is changing, the way that globalization has helped the spread of the gospel, and the importance of not going to a place but to a people.

Check Out Zach’s Blog Post Here

Episode #013 – Missional Sharing

Like any good end to a series, the final installment must have two parts, so Jon and Phil kick off part one of the final missional rhythm with talking about the idea of missional sharing. We should be sharing about Jesus and that all stems from the idea that you share what you love.

Missional Challenge: Share Jesus with someone today, speak about what you love
Phil’s Book Recommendation: Sharing  Jesus without Freaking Out by Alvin Reid.
Find it here

EPISODE #014 –
Missional Sharing 2

Jon and Phil continue their conversation about the importance of Missional Sharing. Using the example of Paul from the book of Acts Phil shares some practical tips and challenges on how to effectively share Jesus with those around you.

Missional Challenge:

  1. Look for Conversation
  2. Be a Learner
  3. Watch for Open Doors
  4. Find Common Ground

Phil’s Book Recommendation: Share Jesus without Fear by William Fay. Get it here.