LTD Podcast E42: Reach the Community and Change the World
“For the son of man came to seek and to save those who are lost.” – Luke 19:10“I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. And all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” – Matthew 16:18
As believers, we have been given a witness of the Lord Jesus Christ, regardless of our street address, zip code, community, and nation. We need to understand that if we reach our community and we are merely reaching people just like us, we can go change people just like us, but that’s not the world. We need to realize that there is a variety of skin tone, languages, and cultures all over the world. And we need to reach those communities in order to change the world.
The community that used to be all white has obviously become a mix of blacks and whites. The community that used to be all black has become a mix of blacks and whites. And in the last five or ten years, all of those communities throughout the entire USA and even around the world, have become even more diverse. Where we have whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians all living in the same community, we have an opportunity to reach the community and change the world.
The church today spends more of its resources getting people to come into the church than getting people to become the church. As far as going out, Jesus said, “come follow me”. And as soon as He says that, He actually says, “now go ye therefore out into the world, the church”. We need to reach the entire face of our community – the white, the black, the Hispanic, the Asian – all of the foreign born internationals, along with the people who have been born in our community. We have an opportunity when we make Christ known among the foreign born internationals living and our community. The potential for you and I to change the world dramatically increases.
God is entrusting the church in the USA with this opportunity to reach foreign born internationals. When we do, we then have the capacity, the opportunity, the potential of changing the world. They partner with us in the great commission. And that’s an opportunity that not enough churches in the USA are seizing in this moment and in this time. But if you will begin to pray and you will begin to ask God to position you in the lives of foreign born internationals to cross your path with them. And you just began to simply become a friend, get to know them, know their names, know their face, recognize them, have a friendship with them; you will be amazed at the power of the gospel that can be unleashed through you and to their life.
Global Hope India: For over 20 years we have been watching God radically transform thousands of Americans & Indian Nationals through missions. We’ve taken nearly 1,000 Americans on short-term mission trips to India. We work with 12 long-term indigenous church planting partners located in North, South, East, & West mainland India as well as Northeast India. We empower The Church in India to make Christ known through leadership, child, & village development projects. Global Hope India is a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Morrisville, North Carolina. All gifts are tax-deductible. More about GHI. Living the Dream Podcast: The Living the Dream podcast is where Church staff and volunteers get comfortable and aligned with the reality that God is moving millions of foreign-born internationals into our communities. We focus on this incredible opportunity God is giving us to change the world! We know how this story ends! Rev 7:9-12 shows us a Church filled with EVERY nation, tribe, & tongue gathered together worshipping Jesus. Welcome to Living the Dream podcast where we help The Church be on earth as it is in heaven. More about Living the Dream Podcast. Meet Pastor Kevin: Pastor Kevin is Founder and Executive Director of Global Hope India and your host for Living the Dream Podcast. He’s a poor kid from rural North Carolina, but get this… He just returned from his 50th trip to India in 20 years. If he doesn’t yet hold the Guinness Book of World Records for the most trips to India then he’s got to be close. He’s flown over a million miles to 27 different countries. He’s taken nearly 1,000 people on mission trips to India. Global Hope India has seen thousands of Indian Nationals and Americans radically transformed by God through missions. The miracle continues! More about Pastor Kevin.
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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.
Global Hope India is a Christian charity that raises funds for India. 92% of every dollar given benefits gospel outreach projects in India such as church planting, orphan care, clean water projects, bibles, medical clinics, etc. Our partners in India serve the Baptist mission in India, Church of God in India as well as independent Christian churches. We do one thing – advance the gospel in India. We do it in one way – through the local church in India. Join us today by praying for India, giving to God’s work in India and going virtually or in person to make disciples in India. Find out more information at https://globalhopeindia.org