On this Ephesiology Podcast, Andrew and Michael respond to one listener’s question about the importance for pastors and church leaders to think like a missionary. Perhaps more importantly, they discuss the role of APEST in equipping the entire church with skills and abilities to cross cultures, speak to cultural issues, do the work of an evangelist, as well as care for those in the church and teach proper doctrine. The conversation also engages with the idea that the dogmatic manner of some theological systems often stifle productive discussions in different cultures and do not allow for theology to be expressed in a local context. Join us for the first of a series of podcasts responding to listener’s questions.
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Michael is the missiologist in residence with East West where he focuses on equipping and empowering church leaders in evangelism, discipleship, leadership, and catalyzing church planting movements in the most difficult to reach places on the planet. He is the author of Ephesiology: The Study of the Ephesian Movement.
Andrew is a pastor, husband and father who desires all to know the one true King. He happily serves at Neartown Church in Houston, TX with a vibrant and growing community. He is the co-host of the Ephesiology Podcast. He is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Kairos University.
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