Sharing Jesus Across Faiths and Cultures: Embracing the Great Commission
The Blue Cord, by iHOPE Ministries
by iHOPE Ministries
1w ago
About the Guest(s): Becca is a passionate follower of Jesus who has a heart for sharing the love of Christ with people from different faiths and cultures. She grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus into her heart at a young age. However, it wasn't until college that she became aware of God's heart for the nations and the importance of sharing the hope of Jesus with people from all backgrounds. Through her involvement in campus ministry and building friendships with international students, Becca has seen firsthand the power of love and authentic relationships in drawing people to Jesus ..read more
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Overcoming Doubts and Assumptions to Be an Authentic Witness
The Blue Cord, by iHOPE Ministries
by iHOPE Ministries
2w ago
About the Guest: Jill Lowry grew up in Bakersfield, California, in a culturally Catholic family. She accepted the Lord at the age of 11 and felt called to be an evangelist and a missionary. Jill and her husband served as missionaries in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for over 26 years, working with pastors, women in prostitution, and various other ministries. They also lived in India for three years, where they worked with the majority Hindu and Muslim populations. Jill currently serves as the representative to the Western US, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska for International Ministries ..read more
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Overcoming Awkwardness: Sharing Your Faith Early with Non-Believers
The Blue Cord, by iHOPE Ministries
by iHOPE Ministries
3w ago
About the Guest: Clay is a talented worship leader and church planter. He has been working behind the scenes editing all the Blue Cord Podcast episodes. Clay and his wife, Beth, have been dear friends of the hosts for over a decade. They have traveled the world together, shining the light of Jesus and sharing their faith. Clay's personal journey has taught him to shine his light for Jesus in his everyday life. Episode Summary: In this episode, Karen and Clay discuss the common problem of not knowing how to bring up spiritual topics or share their faith with non-believers. They share personal ..read more
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Building a Community of Faith-Sharing Women: Inspiring Others to Share Jesus
The Blue Cord, by iHOPE Ministries
by iHOPE Ministries
1M ago
About the Guest(s): Shannon is a passionate advocate for sharing the hope of Jesus across faiths and cultures. In 2017, she discovered her calling to actively share her faith and realized that it was not just for missionaries. Shannon's heart was deeply moved during a trip to Indonesia in 2019, where she encountered Muslim women and felt a burden to share the love of Jesus with them. She has experienced disappointment and rejection from her church friends who did not share the same passion for sharing Jesus. Shannon is a part of Arise, a movement that mobilizes women to share the gospel local ..read more
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How to Start Spiritual Conversations with Confidence and Boldness
The Blue Cord, by iHOPE Ministries
by iHOPE Ministries
1M ago
About the Guest(s): Karen Bradford: Karen Bradford is a former high school reading teacher who has a passion for sharing her faith with others. After working in industry and traveling to Indonesia, she developed a heart for reaching the nations with the gospel. Karen has been involved in various outreach efforts, including training on how to reach Muslims with the gospel. She is dedicated to modeling and teaching others how to start spiritual conversations and make a difference in their everyday lives. Episode Summary: In this episode, Karen Bejjanni and Karen Bradford discuss the importance ..read more
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How God's Love Transforms Our Witness to Non-Believers
The Blue Cord, by iHOPE Ministries
by iHOPE Ministries
1M ago
About the Guest(s): Linda is a seasoned traveler and worker who has spent over a decade working with immigrants, refugees, and church planters in Europe. She has been actively engaged in reaching out to people from other faiths, particularly Muslims, and has a heart for sharing the love of Christ with them. Linda is affiliated with a European church planting organization and has been involved in training and equipping Europeans to engage with people from other faith backgrounds. Episode Summary: In this episode, Karen and Linda discuss the transformative power of God's love and how it affect ..read more
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How Doubt Impacts Your Witness (and What to Do About It) - With Andrena
The Blue Cord, by iHOPE Ministries
by iHOPE Ministries
2M ago
About the Guest: Andrena Sawyer is an author, business strategist, and survivor of the civil war in Sierra Leone. She left Sierra Leone at the age of nine and experienced her first encounter with God at the age of seven or eight during an altar call at church. Adrena's family was able to leave the country during the civil war due to her mother's employment at KLM Airlines. Adrena's parents were on fire for the Lord when they arrived in the United States, and she followed in their footsteps, becoming involved in ministry and youth outreach. Adrena has faced doubt and unbelief in her Christian w ..read more
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5 Simple Ways to Model Sharing Your Faith Across Cultures for Your Kids
The Blue Cord, by iHOPE Ministries
by iHOPE Ministries
2M ago
About the Guest(s): Amy McBrayer: Amy is a busy mom of two sons, a teacher at a local school, and a PhD candidate working on her thesis on the topic of modeling sharing faith across cultures. She is intentional about teaching her children to be authentic witnesses in their daily lives and has practical tips to share with other parents. Episode Summary: In this episode, Karen interviews Amy McBrayer, a mom and teacher who is passionate about modeling sharing faith across cultures for her children. Amy shares five simple ways that parents can teach their kids to be authentic witnesses in a mul ..read more
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NEW Season: Cultivating Compassion: A Path to Authentic Witnessing
The Blue Cord, by iHOPE Ministries
by iHOPE Ministries
2M ago
About the Guest Lily (pseudonym) is a former school administrator with a heart for engaging the nations who live among us. She is currently engaged in purposeful interactions with people from various nations in a large city in North America. Lily is intentional about cultivating compassion for those who don't know Jesus and seeks to be an authentic witness in her daily life. Episode Summary: In this episode, Karen and Lily discuss the importance of cultivating compassion for people who don't know Jesus. They explore personal experiences and moments of compassion, emphasizing the role of the Ho ..read more
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Sneak Peak of 2024 (Bonus Episode)
The Blue Cord, by iHOPE Ministries
by iHOPE Ministries
4M ago
It's a wrap! In this special, year-end BONUS EPISODE, Karen gives you a sneak peek of 3 BIG things coming for The Blue Cord in '24, and ways you can get involved. Watch for new Season 6 episodes in February '24. Until then, make sure you’re on our Blue Cord email list so you get all the latest updates. Sign up at www.TheBlueCord.org. Thank you for being a part of this Blue Cord community. Your heart for God's Kingdom always inspires and encourages us, and your partnership in this great commission work is something we never take for granted. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Key Takeaways: Th ..read more
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