Thursday, September 24, 2020

Josh and Mindy at the Schools

Are the things that we are busy with having an impact on multiplying God’s kingdom?



If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:

Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Mark and Marla the Lawyers

As you pursue the lost and hope to see a movement of reproducing disciples and churches, you have to question each opportunity that comes your way: Will this help me make disciples or not?


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Show Notes:

Find out more about e3 Partners on these Movements Podcast episodes:

Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Kevin at Amazon

Kevin encourages us to start with our Jerusalem and Judea, but be open to the ends of the earth if God calls.


If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:

Support On the Road here: https://purecharity.com/fundraisers/62982/fund

Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Why September 10th is a great day to support the Lindells

Would you consider a financial gift to my ministry? Any gifts that are given on Thursday, September 10th, will be matched by about 20%. You can give through this link: https://purecharity.com/fundraisers/62982/fund

Thanks for considering. Here's a short story of what God is doing through your support:

During shelter-in-place, I led several online training groups. One of them was a Discovery Bible Study training, where those involved participated in a DBS with the goal of starting a Discovery Bible Study with their own friends and family. (Note: A Discovery Bible Study, or DBS for short, is a simple Bible study format that encourages the application of Scripture.)  Cameron was in that training, and just a few weeks into our time had started a Zoom DBS with several friends he connected with on Facebook. Since then, they've started to meet in person as restrictions have lessened. (After they studied baptism one of their group members got baptized in their home church later that week!) Cameron joined me for at a training recently where we used a simple tool called the Church Circle to consider how his group can be more like the gatherings we see in Scripture.  (See Picture). Cameron left with a plan to challenge the group to be more committed to making disciples. 


God's continuing to work. He's working not just despite COVID but through it.  

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Isaac and Tay in the Bible Belt

Seeing the Bible Belt as a mission field... while working full time.

If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.


Show Notes:

Support On the Road here: https://purecharity.com/fundraisers/62982/fund

Article about the church in Iran.

Other NPL Army Podcasts:

Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Coworkers in the Gospel

Check out this new podcast about how every believer has a role to play in the mission of God. I had originally planned this to be bonus content, but the topic fits so well with Season 2 of On the Road that I made it a stand-alone episode.


If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Mark and Megan in Digital Marketing

Living on mission for Jesus with a career in digital marketing?  Great.  Living on mission for Jesus with a career in digital marketing AND 16-month old twins? Amazing!


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Show Notes:

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Tyler the Army Officer and Sarah the Wife and Mother

“If I don’t approach work as my primary mission field, I’m wasting 60+ hours a week.” - Tyler


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Show Notes:

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Jeff the Family Physician

If we're called to be in line with God's mission, it's imperative we're seeking natural rhythms in our week to make that happen.


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Show Notes:

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Ross the Financial Analyst

"My church would tell me every Sunday morning that 'I’m sent' but I didn’t know what it looked liked to be a sent one and I didn’t know how to do that 9-5 Monday through Friday at my job." - Ross the Financial Analyst. Listen for how things changed for Ross.



If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:
  • On the Road Episode: 15 Second Testimony
  • Find some #NoPlaceLeft Training like the Gospel Conversation Training Ross mentioned.
  • Ross also mentioned his friends in London with some great training for living on mission in the work place. You can find that here: http://bit.ly/SealeTeamTraining
  • Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899
  • You can also use this number and I'll put you in touch with Ross.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Tony in Search and Rescue

Some people jump out of aircraft for their jobs... AND live on mission for Jesus at the same time.



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Show Notes:

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Jared the Military History Teacher

"The gospel and the great commission and the mission of Jesus Christ needs to be super incarnational so everybody can do it. And then I looked around and I didn't see any examples." - Jared. Find out what Jared did next by listening to this episode.


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Show Notes:

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Brandon in the Plastic Factory

How to find a job: 1) Pray.  2) Have Gospel conversations.  Brandon, who is pursuing #NoPlaceLeft at a plastic factory, shares how God lead him to two different jobs through praying and sharing the Gospel.


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Show Notes:

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Gibby the General Contractor

Gibby is a general contractor in North Carolina with some great stories of how God shows up when we faithfully share the Gospel and disciple people to obey the Word.


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Show Notes:

Friday, June 26, 2020

How God is working around the globe and at home

I'm so thankful for a faithful team of financial supporters and prayer warriors. Here's an update of what God is doing.




Let me know if you'd like to join my weekly email prayer team!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

John the College Student

Living on mission at college, plus how sharing the Gospel helps you obey Jesus with all of your life.


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Show Notes:

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Nick in the Fifth Platoon

What is there wasn't any divide between "secular" work and "sacred ministry? Listen to Nick who is living that out.



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Show Notes:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Some thoughts on how to start a podcast

There's some irony in this blog post as I've only had a podcast for about 13 months. I am in no way an expert on the subject, but as I've had a few people ask I wanted to gather some of my basic answers on podcasting in one place.

Before we get into the technical details, I wanted to give a couple words of encouragement:

First, we need your podcast. If there is a subject that you see missing, you should fill that void. When it comes to any topic related to movements of God, we want to see the podcast upon podcast that normalizes following Jesus, pursuing the lost, living on mission, making disciples, planting reproducing churches, etc. I have a podcast because I felt there was something missing in podcasts on movements. Steve Addison's Movements Podcasts had been great at painting pictures of movements for years, but I was looking for something that shared more on the practical tools and had a #NoPlaceLeft bent.  When I couldn't find it, I made an attempt at starting one. Make the show you want to hear.

Second, you (and I) may only podcast for a season (6 months, a year, who knows). The content you put out into the world will still have a great amount of value. After I finished Season 1 of On the Road I took a 3 month break. What I was surprised to find was that my original episodes continued to get downloaded at the same rate throughout that entire break.  People were still seeking and engaging the content. This affirmed for me the value of podcasts as a content distributor (similar to a book in many ways). If you have something to share, that will still have value three years from now, even if you've stopped regular new podcast episodes.

On to some basics on podcasting:
  • I took a very intense but insanely helpful podcast class from Akimbo. Actually at the time of this blog, they are offering that class again. Check it out: https://podcastclub.link/. It wasn't free, and it took some time in my daily schedule for a couple months, but it was the boost I needed to get a decent quality podcast out the door.
  • You get to choose your episode length, format, and feel. I'd rather have your personality come through your show than have it sound like everyone else's podcast. 
  • Sound quality: I bought a decent microphone.  But I also recorded all of Season 3 with regular wired headphones with a built in mic. I've found the biggest factor for decent sound quality is making sure you're in a room that's not a big echo-chamber. Other than that, the sound quality is pretty forgiving.
  • This also goes for people you record in interviews. I have only ever used Zoom for recording interviews. I ask my guests to use a mic if they have one and make sure they are in a relatively quiet space without too much echo. 
  • Speaking of interviews, you can choose how you want to do that too! I like to send my questions ahead of time, hit record, and follow my questions loosely. This leads to a natural conversation but also requires more editing. When I partnered with Steve Addison for this episode I got to see him set up the interview flow before hitting record. Then he asked the very natural sounding questions, but they had already discussed the direction they were going. Another helpful tip from the Akimbo class was: You're in charge. If you are unsure of how the interview is going, you can bet that your guest is. Just lead graciously and it will work out fine.
  • An even more helpful tip: Pray with your guest before you start interviewing. I've definitely seen that inviting Jesus into the conversation makes it more fruitful.
  • I currently use Audacity for sound editing. It actually doesn't work the best with the latest Mac update (Catalina), but since I'm mid season I don't want to learn a new editor. Mary at the Live Ten O Two podcast had great things to say about Alitu, so I would pass on that as a solid recommendation, if not a little pricier.
  • As far as hosting your podcast, I use Simplecast and have been very pleased with it.  The one time I needed to contact customer service it was great. I've also heard good things about Buzzsprout. There are many other options out there, so choose something that seems like a good fit for you.
  • As an FYI, the only marketing I've done is post to my personal Facebook and ask my guests (and those who connected me to those guests) to share with their networks. 
  • Finally, here's a checklist I use to process episodes:
    • Schedule Interview
    • Conduct Interview
    • Rough Edit Interview
    • Send sample to guest for approval
    • Write additional content
    • Record additional content
    • Mix entire episode
    • Run through Auphonic.com (2 hours of free audio clean up each month)
    • Final Listen
    • Schedule Blog & Episode to Publish
    • Share with guest and others to promote
I'll update this blog post as I learn of new tools or have a new experience in podcasting. Reach out if there's other questions I can answer for you. Let me know what you make. All for Jesus until there is #NoPlaceLeft.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Central Illinois Gospel Conversation Training

Saturday, July 18, 9am-130pm | Liberty Bible Church in Eureka Illinois



Join us for a training on how to start spiritual conversations, share the Gospel, and nurture spiritual interest. We'll put what we learn into practice that day. Topics covered:
  • 3 Questions to get to the Gospel 
  • 3 Circles Gospel Tool 
  • 4 Responses to the Gospel  
  • Next steps for you and those you are reaching with the Gospel. 

Friday, June 12, 2020

Free thoughts on personal support raising

I've had many times I've sought to raise personal support over my life. Like most things in life, you don't really know it until you've done it. So here are some thoughts from practical experience.
  • The best way to ask people for financial support is specifically and in person. 
  • Raising money is not a zero-sum game. It is NOT a board game with a defined end and some weird "win" if you get to 100% of your goal by a deadline. We should raise money for what God is calling us to do now and at the same time take the long-term view. A "no" to your request today may turn into a "yes" in the future if you take this view.
  • That being said, sometimes you have specific deadlines and goals to meet. Be honest about them.
  • If someone already knows you, they probably believe in you more than in your specific ministry. Of course, they want to know that your work is legit, but it's more about the person you've shown yourself to be than any slick ministry plan. Sometimes an honest "I'm going to be figuring that out" is one of the best things you can say.
  • There's going to be a dip. Probably a big one. If you're not familiar with The Dip then Seth Godin's book by that title is a must read. A short summary: Anything worth doing will have a slog in the middle that's not very fun. We should expect it, lean into it and pray like crazy as we work through it.
  • Here's the trade: I'll give you 200% of your needed support for the rest of your career in a support-raising field. In return you may never contact any of your current or potential supporters again about anything. Would you take that trade? If you would, support-raising is definitely not for you. (This tip is from this Movements Podcast episode about support raising.)
  • Being good at raising funds doesn't make you a stellar Christian. You may not be walking closely with Jesus at all. Similarly, you might be horrible at fundraising. Which might mean God has a different plan for you, not that you're a failure as a follower of Jesus. (Check out this podcast episode with Dave Miller for how God used his poor support raising as a guide on his journey.)
If you want a great book on support raising, I would recommend The God Ask. If you want a lesser book (but free), I wrote this one.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Tyler the Window Washer

Working on mission, no matter your vocation, actually lends itself to multiplication of ministry.


If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:

Friday, June 5, 2020

Spirit Walk S.W.A.P. Framework Phone Wallpaper

I just finished reading Spirit Walk by Steve Smith. It's one of those books you wish you had read a few years earlier. 

Steve gives a simple framework, S.W.A.P., to help you recenter your life (or your day... or this moment) on walking with the Holy Spirit.

I'd highly recommend the book, but I also know I need some daily reminders to walk in the spirit. Here's a simple phone wallpaper to remind me to SWAP my control for God's control.



My only request is that if (when) you make a better background, you take a minute to share it with me.

Summer Short Term Discipleship

I was recording a podcast interview recently and the topic came up that we often separate our evangelism from our discipleship. Many believers know that they should share the Gospel (even if we're scared to do so), but what happens next?!



You're invited to come learn a simple short-term discipleship set to help you train new believers (or old!) to follow Jesus. We'll be meeting Monday afternoons in Pekin.  Please contact me if you want more details OR let me know if you want to schedule another day and time.


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Kumar on Movement Leaders

Jeff Sundell interviews Kumar, a movement leader, about finding and developing movement leaders.



If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:
  • Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899
  • If you're interested in a transcription of this episode, check out this link.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Summer Online Discovery Bible Study and Training

Starting this Wednesday we'll be leading an online Discovery Bible Study. This is both a place to grow in your own faith and a training ground to disciple others though discovery Bible studies (either online or in person).

The study will be 8-9pm central. We'll use a Three Thirds meeting format and SWORD method to discover the truth out of God's word to apply to our lives.



Let me know if you're interested in joining (or if this day/time doesn't work for you, let me know if you want training to disciple others through a discovery Bible study.)

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Bill Smith on Movement Leaders


Jeff Sundell interviews Bill Smith about movement leaders. Bill shares some great insights on what to look for in a movement leader, a very clear warning for leaders, and a story from Wuhan that doesn't involve COVID-19.


If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:
I took some sporadic notes on what Bill was saying below. You'll be better to listen to it yourself, but if you want quick snapshot, here is what Bill looks for in movement leaders:
    • They are genuinely saved.
    • They have a sense of the lostness of others and God's heart for lostness. They grieve over lostness at some level, even just their own family or village. 
    • They are people that are continually learning. 
    • They are doers: people that are doing something and want to accomplish something in their life.
    • They have suffered to get something. They have been tested and are passing the test.
    • It is someone that you can connect with, spiritually, interpersonally, etc. There is a chemistry with their mentor. Sometimes you can pass people off to others that they will have a better connection with.
    • They are people that say: "I've done what God had asked. What's next?"

    Here are some thoughts from Bill on developing leaders:
    • When you're face to face with someone, be all in on that person for that time. Ask God: What does that person need from me for their next step?
    • Depend on God to bring others into their lives for those next steps.
  • This episode is open source. If you would like a copy of the audio file to distribute on your own channel, please contact me.
  • Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899
  • If you're interested in a transcription of this episode, check out this link.



Wednesday, May 20, 2020

It's time to check on our neighbors

Right now is the time to check on our neighbors. We need to engage our communities with the care and love of Jesus. Ready to get started?

Find a partner, Go to a neighbor, and Use this script.
Opening Line:Hi, We’re out in the midst of (or at the end of) this crisis caring for our neighbors.” 

Three Questions to ask:
  • How are you doing?
  • Do you need anything?
  • Is there anything we can pray about for you or your family?
For more of this guide... visit: www.covidcareandprayer.com

If you want some in person training, we've got space for 10 people to get socially distanced trained on May 31 in Pekin at 10am.  Get in touch with me for more details.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

One Year On the Road... Plus...

It's been one year since I've launched the podcast On the Road to #No Place Left. A huge thanks to everyone who has listened, (nearly 10,000 downloads!) and even bigger praise for those of you who have grabbed an insight or tool or challenge and done something with it.

I'm here to serve you, the person out there sharing the Gospel, making disciples and reproducing leaders and churches, so thanks for letting me do that!  What follows is a conversation with two new podcasters in the movement and no place left world. You'll hear a little more background about On the Road, but also find out about two awesome new podcasts that are great resources.




Show Notes:
  • Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899
  • If you're interested in a transcription of this episode, check out this link.

Celebrating One Year on the Road





Friday, May 15, 2020

Weekly Training for Trainers

We're starting a weekly training for trainers.  

We'll be training Biblical principles and hands on methods to:
- engage the lost,
- share the Gospel,
- disciple new believers to follow Jesus,
- and build a team around you to do the same.

The expectation and challenge is that you would seek to put what you learn into practice and pass on what you learn by training others.

I have a friend with a specific desire to build a team of people that will want to reach the inner city of Peoria with the Gospel.   

Please contact me for information on how to join this weekly training for trainers. If you're interested in the inner city of Peoria you'd be welcome to join us. You are just as welcome if you are interested in the same thing for a different area, demographic or people group.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Achhe on Movement Leaders


Jeff Sundell and Jim Shannon interview Achhe, a movement leader. They also delve into the relationship between outsiders and insiders in pursuing movement.



If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:
  • This episode is open source. If you would like a copy of the audio file to distribute on your own channel, please contact me.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Prepping for post-COVID ministry now

This post is part of an ongoing conversation I'm having with Doug Rumbold regarding post-COVID church. You can find my original post here and his response here.


I think my biggest push-back on the content driven approach most churches used to respond to COVID is the simple thought that the "medium is the message." You cannot talk at people through a screen about the importance of being the church and living as a disciple and expect them to get it.

If we didn't model and train people to be the church and live as a disciple pre-COVID, there is very little possibility they could pick it up through watching our videos during quarantine.

However, I'd rather look forward than look back. So my question is, what do we do now? 

Different areas of the country and even our own state are opening up at different rates. But even so, it looks like we still have a slog until church returns to the 2019 version of gathering we have grown accustomed to.

My question is: What do we do now?  How do we avoid selfishness in quarantine or near-quarantine circumstances? How do we place "love God, love others" on repeat?  

I'll offer a couple of ideas, but look forward to hearing more:
  • Open up the word. How many hours of good, solid, Biblical teaching and preaching have been published to the web since COVID started?  We're so thankful for that resource. But if you personally are not opening God's word to learn from it, you've missed something. If you have a family and you are not opening up the Bible and learning from it together, you've missed something. Open up the Bible and learn from it. Doing so does not exclude getting great Biblical content from your pastor online.
  • Start checking on people. We need to care for the people God has put in our life. Yes, that starts with the church, but it shouldn't stop there. Ask people how they are doing. Find out if there is any way you can help them. Offer to pray for people. Start now being the person you want to be after-COVID.
What do you think? What should we do now to get ready for post-COVID ministry?

Monday, May 11, 2020

Jay in Burma on Movement Leaders

Jeff Sundell interviews Jay, a movement catalyst and trainer on how to develop movement leaders.



If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:
  • This episode is open source. If you would like a copy of the audio file to distribute on your own channel, please contact me.
  • Find out more about Jay at obedience.life.
  • You can read more about Jay's leadership principles on this document he created.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020

What Happens Next - A Discussion about Post-COVID Church

Note: I was discussing these ideas with a good friend and local pastor Doug Rumbold (who blogs at thedimewithdoug.blogspot.com) and we decided to turn this into a bit of a back and forth. Head to his blog in a few days for the response, and as I respond to his response I'll post links to all of our posts.


What happens next?

I think immediately after the quarantine lifts we are going to see a rush back to church. There will be excitement in meeting again and most gatherings of believers will return to their pre-COVID numbers (or maybe even higher!).

My concern is what happens 6 months after we are able to gather again.  I'm worried that that the move to online streaming, videos and content during COVID will actually work against the church in the future. 

When life "gets back to normal" and we all get busy again... sports, long work weeks, other commitments... will we still prioritize gathering as believers?

Or will the average church-goer realize they can get the same experience from their own home, on their own time, and save the hassle of getting to an in-person gathering?  I hope this is a worse case scenario that doesn't play out.

Church was never meant to be a product to be consumed, but a gathering of believers. Did our efforts to feed and care for the church during COVID reinforce a consumer mentality? Or did those efforts help all believers exercise the calling to be a disciple who makes disciples?

I hope I'm wrong with this prediction, but I'm worried I might not be.


Monday, April 27, 2020

Lipok on Movement Leaders

Jeff Sundell interviews Lipok, a movement catalyst and trainer from south Asia, on how to recognize and develop movement leaders.

If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:
  • This episode is open source. If you would like a copy of the audio file to distribute on your own channel, please contact me.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Online #NoPlaceLeft Global Summit May 6-7, 2020

Save the date and get signed up for the Online #NoPlaceLeft Global Summit. May 6-7 2020.


If you can't view the audio player, click here.


More information and registration link here: https://noplaceleft.net/2020summit/ 

There will be 5 panel topics:

  • Established Churches in the Work 
  • Women in the Work 
  • Co-Vocational in the Work 
  • Stewarding Next Generation Leaders in the Work
  • Global Teams in the #NPL Work 
  • Plus dozens of interactive breakouts on Zoom (topics still coming together). 
 Sign up today: https://noplaceleft.net/2020summit/

Thursday, April 16, 2020

David Garrison on Movement Leaders

David Garrison, Executive Director of Global Gates and author of Church Planting Movements, chats with Jeff Sundell recognizing and developing movement leaders.

If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:
  • Here are the twelve characteristics of Movement Leaders that David gives.
    • They have a Magnificent Obsession: Movement leaders "see it before they see it."
    • They have a "My People syndrome": They adopt an unreached people group as their own people.
    • They have a WIGTake (What's It Gonna Take?) worldview rather than a "What am I good at?" way of thinking.
    • They are lateral thinkers: They learn from failures and keep seeking another way to solve problems.
    • They never take no for an answer when it comes to reaching their people for Jesus.
    • Ruthless evaluation: The strategy and tactics change as they pursue the vision. They set aside things that don't work.
    • They recognize this is God's work, not their work. They see themselves as the ant that rides the elephant across a river.
    • They know how the story ends. The promise of Revelation 5:9 is true.
    • It's not about them. It's about God's glory and seeing Christlikeness multiply among unreached people.
    • God can hit straight with a crooked sticked. Movement leaders don't fall out of heaven, but rise up out of hell. Things can be messy. God will work in unexpected ways.
    • This is about the whole body of Christ fulfilling the great commission, not just one church or denomination. Look for super-spreaders scattered throughout the body of Christ.
    • God never places an order that he doesn't pay for. This isn't a fools errand. We are joining God in his work.
  • Find out more about Global Gates here.
  • David Garrison wrote Church Planting Movements and A Wind in the House of Islam.
  • This episode is open source. If you would like a copy of the audio file to distribute on your own channel, please contact me.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Bruce Carlton on Movement Leaders

Bruce Carlton of Oklahoma Baptist University chats with Jeff Sundell and Dave Miller about recognizing and releasing movement leaders.

If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:
  • Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899
  • If you're interested in a transcription of this episode, check out this link.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Chuck Wood on Movement Leaders

Chuck Wood and Jeff Sundell talk about recognizing and investing in movement leaders.

If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:
  • This episode is open source. If you would like a copy of the audio file to distribute on your own channel, please contact me.
  • Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899
  • If you're interested in a transcription of this episode, check out this link.

Monday, April 6, 2020

George Robinson on Movement Leaders

George Robinson of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary chats with Jeff Sundell about his story and how to recognize and invest in movement leaders.

If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:
  • Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899
  • If you're interested in a transcription of this episode, check out this link.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Steve Addison on Movement Leaders

Jeff Sundell interviews Steve Addison on this question: What does a movement leader look like?

If you can't view the audio player, click here to listen to this podcast episode.

Show Notes:
  • Steve Addison hosts the Movements Podcast.
  • This episode is open source. If you would like a copy of the audio file to distribute on your own channel, please contact me.
  • Call/text any questions, comments, or feedback: 321 209 3899
  • If you're interested in a transcription of this episode, check out this link.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

On the Road Season 3: What do movement leaders look like?

Due to the ever changing normal we all find ourselves in, I'm launching a new season of my On the Road to No Place Left podcast. I'm going to be working with Jeff Sundell to interview a handful of people on the question - What does a movement leader look like?

Listen to Jeff for more details, and click here if you can't view the audio player.

Logistically this is a pause right in the middle of Season 2 of On the Road. I still have more than a dozen interviews to publish with people pursuing No Place Left without getting paid for it. Those are still coming.

Because of the timing of the corona virus and the urgency of pursuing No Place Left... that every people and every place would be engaged with the Gospel by 2025... we're going to jump in and do it.
One last thing, everything in No Place Left is open source. So if you want the original audio from the interviews to share on your own channels, reach out and let me know.

Be sure to subscribe as the first interview will be out soon.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Keep the Care Coming

I literally just got two phone calls from two different organizations in a two minute timespan (no joke) both asking how I was doing in the COVID season and offering to pray for me.  And I know that's a small snapshot of the proactive care that is going on everywhere.

I'm super-glad that this chaos we're all feeling has moved us to reach out and connect.

The challenge: Let's not stop when life returns to normal. Is there any reason we shouldn't keep calling and checking on people? Shouldn't we offer to pray for people regardless of the circumstances?

Here's hoping.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Bonus: Pursuing NoPlaceLeft in the COVID Chaos

How do we multiply out ministry in the chaos of coronavirus?

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This is a "best parts" of a Zoom call with about 20 No Place Left practitioners regarding the current corona crisis. There's two questions that we asked:
 1) What are you doing for ministry?
 2) How are you multiplying that out?

We have a tendency in times of chaos to hunker down, but the call to pursue movements of disciples and churches... to see no place left where Jesus isn't known, means we still chase multiplication in uncertain times.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Andy & Danny in Czechia

Time for a story of #NoPlaceLeft work in Europe... from two guys NOT getting paid as missionaries or pastors.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A before/after COVID ministry update - March 2020

Right now most of our lives have a “before COVID-19/after COVID-19 “feel. The pictures and stories in this update are no different.


BEFORE...
Whenever I can I try to pass off training to those I’ve trained. This is Tanner, who is helping me train about 40 people at a Bloomington/Normal Gospel Conversation Training.

And this is Clark at the same training, a pastor who was one of the first people to train me to share the Gospel.

I finished training a men’s group to share their testimony. Adrian (12) took over and taught someone how to share the Gospel using the Three Circles Gospel tool.

We (myself and two youth pastors) have been engaging local students with the Gospel before school starts.

AFTER COVID-19
We are using online technology to keep training. I am facilitating an “Iron on Iron”, which is a tool to sharpen leaders.

Here my supervisor Tom is wrapping up a call with a simple tool reminding us of our identity in Christ.

Despite the changing world we find ourselves in, the #NoPlaceLeft vision remains the same: Give everyone in Illinois the chance to hear the Gospel in a conversation.

The Brutal Facts are that right now, in Illinois, there are ten million people that are far from God and without a relationship with Jesus.

What’s it going to take to reach them with the Gospel?

In Acts 19:8-10 we read of an amazing work of God when a whole province heard the word of the Lord. God used multiplying disciples that carried the Gospel and started churches everywhere they went.

It will take the same thing today. This COVID-19 season has given us the opportunity to train widely online. Will you join me in sharing the Gospel and making disciples until there is #NoPlaceLeft? 

GET TRAINING
Contact me if you would like training. I have several online groups you can join or we can schedule a time that fits your needs.

PRAYER TEAM
Prayer must surround everything we do. In fact, it’s one of the first pieces we train on. Would you be willing to pray for me, my family, and ministry opportunities? Please let me know if I can send you my weekly email prayer updates. 

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

This is a marathon, not a sprint.

This is a marathon, not a sprint.*

I'm referring, of course, to the Covid19 season we find ourselves in.

I know we all hope it's going to be a sprint, but if we can learn from how things have gone in other parts of the world I think we need to acknowledge this could be a long haul.

A sprint mentality means we binge watch our favorite shows and cruise social media for hours.
A marathon mentality realizes life is going to look different for awhile, so we should dig in and set up good habits for this season.

I hope it is a sprint, but I'm not counting on it.

*Thanks to my lovely wife for this line.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Guidelines for Online Gatherings

Since we're all gathering online over the next several weeks here are a few basics to help those gatherings go well.
  • If you're meeting in groups of 5 or more (or you have any background noise in the room), put yourself on mute when you're not talking.
  • Don't dance around. Stay relatively still and focused on the screen.
  • A little attention to lighting goes a long way. Make sure we can see your face.
  • Put your phone on airplane mode and turn off your email. You wouldn't check your email during an in person Bible study, so don't do it online.
  • If you're facilitating the meeting, don't be afraid to remind people of these basics.
  • If your internet connection is weak, turn off your video. Audio only isn't quite as good but it usually improves the quality if you need it.

What other tips and tricks have you found helpful gathering online?

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Ryan and Lexi in Property Management

Ever feel like your full time job is a backup plan for God's work in the world? This will encourage you that God wants to use your vocation to expand his kingdom.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

What to do now that we're stuck inside

With the limit to social interactions for the next 8 weeks (or more), the assumption might be that we can't share the Gospel, make disciples, or advance the kingdom.

Wrong.

Here are some simple practical things you can do right now, while you're stuck inside, to build the church.

  • Pray. Of course I would start with that. But how many of us are using a lighter schedule to spend more time in prayer? Or are we just cruising Facebook or Instagram more?
  • Reach out to your friends and family. People are in need of human interaction. Even if you can't meet in person, schedule a video call and interact. Find out how you can pray for them and pray right then on the phone.
  • Share the Gospel. You can, right now, start a Gospel conversation with the people in your own home. You can use your phone or computer to clearly share about Jesus to those in your life that need His hope the most. 
  • Get training. If you don't know how to pray for the lost and share the Gospel, you can get training online. Even more than watching a video or listening to a podcast, we can meet online and actually train you in the skills you need. We can even practice simple disciple-making skills to make disciples now AND get us ready for the future when we can engage in person again.
So what are you waiting for?


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Brett & Abigail in San Antonio

Can you really pursue #NoPlaceLeft with a job, young kids, and a full schedule? Listen for some great perspective to orient your life around the gospel and discipleship from Brett and Abigail.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Jack the Entrepreneur

What would you do with your time if you could support yourself on two work days each week?  Whose kingdom would you build with that extra time?

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dave at the Dry Cleaners

What does it look like to pursue the lost, make disciples, plant churches, and reproduce leaders... while managing a dry cleaning store? The very things you would expect are challenges also provide some of the best opportunities.


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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Announcing an Online #NoPlaceLeft Cohort

If you are familiar with the Four Fields and #NoPlaceLeft, but need help taking your next steps, this online cohort is for you.


This will be an online launching platform for laborers already using the Four Fields. It will function as an online team for those that have no church or team (or a fledgling team) in their local area. Participants will be encouraged to widely share the Gospel, make disciples and train others to do the same within their sphere of influence until there is #NoPlaceLeft

As this cohort ends, success will mean that each participant has planted something to replace this cohort: preferably a multiplying church, but it could also be a local team or residency or another online cohort with laborers in closer geographic proximity.

For full information about this cohort, please click here.

If you are interested in joining or learning more, fill out this form.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Global Outreach Day

I just found out about Global Outreach day, which in 2020 is a Global Outreach month. This network has the audacious goal of seeing 1 billion Gospel shares in May 2020.

1 billion. That's not a typo. I think it is a both crazy and awesome goal.

Find out more here: https://www.go2020.world/home

If your church needs training so your people can share the Gospel with confidence, please contact me and let me know.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Announcing On the Road Season 2

For any people or place to be fully reached with the Gospel we need to see hundreds and thousands of followers of Jesus living out the Gospel and making disciples as part of their everyday life. This season I wanted to celebrate and learn from those insiders. Everyone you hear interviewed is NOT getting paid by a ministry or church.

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One more thing. Could you share this trailer? A social media share would be fine, but even more I’d love it if you would think of a specific person to share this with and encourage them to subscribe. Thanks for your help!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Spiritual Interest Survey - Pekin Community High School

We recently engaged local high school students with the following questions:

  • Do you have any spiritual beliefs?
  • Which of these best describes your belief about God?
  • Which of the following describes your opinion of Jesus Christ?
  • Which of the following describes what you believe happens after people die?
  • If you could know God personally would you be interested?

Here are the results that surprised me:

  • 74% of students want to know God personally (and equally as many gave us contact information to follow up with them).
  • Over half of students believe that people go to heaven or hell after they die.
  • Only 1/3 of students described Jesus as "the only Son of God"
  • Only 15% of students have a Biblical worldview.

Let me know if you want more details on this survey.

If you or your church would like help gauging the spiritual interest in your community or in a specific demographic, please contact me.


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Prayer Calendar

A prayer calendar is a simple way to pray for the lost in your life. Check out this video to make your own.


How do you do at praying for the lost in your life? Do you have any tools or resources that help you?

Check out this podcast episode for more on prayer.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

March 7 - Bloomington/Normal Gospel Conversation Training

Saturday, March 7, 9am-Noon | Journey Church, Normal Illinois

Join us for a training on how to start spiritual conversations, share the Gospel, and nurture spiritual interest. We'll put what we learn into practice that day. Topics covered:
  • Prayer for the Lost
  • 3 Questions to get to the Gospel 
  • 3 Circles Gospel Tool 
  • 4 Responses to the Gospel  
  • Next steps for you and those you are reaching with the Gospel. 
Snacks and light lunch will be provided. Kids and families are welcome (Note: We will be heading out to share the Gospel, so plan accordingly with young kids!) Click here for more information or to register.


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Thursday Harvest Times

Harvest Time


When: Thursdays 1-230pm
Where: Sunset Hills
What: Learn to engage people, share the Gospel, and what to do next.

If you're interested in joining this ongoing training, contact me to let me know.

If this time, focus or location isn't a good fit for you check out more trainings here.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Monday Morning 3/3rds Discipleship + Harvest Time

Three Thirds Discipleship


When: Mondays 9-1030am
Where: Panera on West Lake
What: Practice a simple discipleship pattern to help you disciple others to grow more like Jesus.


Harvest Time


When: Mondays 1030am-Noon
Where: Lexington Hills
What: Learn to engage people, share the Gospel, and what to do next.

At any point if you're interested in joining us for either of these ongoing trainings, contact me to let me know.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

#NPL Chicagoland MId-Level - March 18



The mid-level training is for 4 Fields practitioners who are regularly involved in the work and committed to a #NoPlaceLeft vision.

March 18, 9am-3pm, Dickson Valley Camp (1 hour outside of Chicago)
Lodging is available on March 17th or 18th if needed.

Click Here to Register

Who? This is for you if you are already attempting 4 Fields/#NPL work (at some level, no need to be an expert). It is not an on ramp for the curious. Geographically we're focusing on Illinois and the midwest, but anyone is welcome.

What?: The Midlevel Leader Retreat focuses on problem-solving in community. The primary goals are to:

  • Celebrate what God is doing (share stories) 
  • Identify barriers & breakthroughs 
  • Train and release problem solving tools (Iron on Irons and Gen maps)  
  • Clarify local vision 
  • Form action items toward the vision that address barriers