LTD Podcast E27: Pastor Raudel – The Body of Christ Needs Each Other
Pastor Raudel is a directional elder and campus pastor for the Spanish Campus Summit in Espanol located in Durham. Pastor Raudel is married with three kids. He holds degrees from Duke University, Miami Dade College, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also loves road course racing. He grew up in Cuba and moved to Peru in November of 1988. He moved to North Carolina in 1998 where he found Christ. He planted a few churches by vocationally until J.D. Greear convinced him to go to the Summit Church where he eventually planted a Spanish mission.
He believes that people need to hear the gospel in their native tongue. But he also takes seriously the call to be one. And even though we’re not. Pastor Raudel says that they have a long way to go and it was a very bold move but God has honored his faith in that. He shared the story of how he and J.D were talking about how Summit Church can start reaching Latinos. Since then, the Summit Church has become the mindset of a multinational church. Pastor Raudel believes that churches have to grow in learning how to do inner-city ministry and even learning their processes. For at times they don’t realize that they are unintentionally for the affluent population. There’s still room there for people that are not like your congregation. And God calls us to reach out and see the beauty of his body in that community as well.
He shares the things that he has seen Summit Church do to avoid the Latino ministry from being just a notch in the belt. One of these is executive leadership where he was given a place of authority so he can first serve then represent. And there is the approach to learning where one does not have to learn everything. The body of Christ needs each other. You don’t just give people a face, you need to give them value.
Pastor Raudel also talks about compelling church numbers. He shares that it is no longer a matter of if the church in America will be diverse or not. It will be diverse in 2050. Everything points to churches no longer having any majority. And Pastor Raudel wants to be there and wants to take Christ to these people groups now. And they want the church to welcome them now instead of later.
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About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
As a seasoned entrepreneur, Kevin has started and helped start hundreds of businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations. Kevin is an expert in church leadership and business development. Kevin’s shepherd’s heart can be seen in his speaking and writing. He integrates Biblical principles and worship into everything he does. Kevin’s strategy is to help people transform into the likeness of Jesus. Find more from Kevin White including his blog, podcast shows, YouTube Channel, and Generously Blessed 1MM One Minute Motivational Series at https://kevinwhite.us
About Global Hope India
Kevin White is the Founder/Executive Director of Global Hope India, a Christian mission organization focused on sharing the gospel in India and among Indian Nationals world-wide. We facilitate virtual mission teams to India and short-term mission teams in-person in India. These teams empower the church in India with pastoral training, youth pastor training, children’s ministry, church planting strategy, church planting ministry, and medical missions.
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