Challenges of the Impossible – Brother Andrew

Brother Andrew - YWAMIn this Youth With A Mission Teaching Podcast we will hear from Brother Andrew as he shares about “Challenges of the Impossible”.

Based on the story of Gideon in Judges 6, Brother Andrew emphasises that God has faith in people, and man has faith in God. Throughout the teaching that was recorded in 1976, Brother Andrew uses life illustrations which are still relevant today.

Gods Smuggler Brother AndrewWhen Brother Andrew was only 12-years old he was passing secret messages during World War II to help his home country of Holland to come out from the Nazi occupation. After the war he fought for his country in the Dutch East Indies and then after returning to Holland he discovered a new life following God.

After dedicating himself to God and his call, Brother Andrew became a messenger of hope, smuggling Scripture through closed borders and equipping persecuted Christians behind the Iron Curtain. The ministry that he began, Open Doors, continues to shine the light of Christ in the world’s darkest places.

You can read more about Brother Andrew, and the ministry to persecuted Christians around the globe, in his book “God’s Smuggler“.

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The Reconciliation Walk – God Stories with Lynn Green

Lynn Green - Speaker ImageIn 1999, on the 900 year anniversary of the sacking of Jerusalem by Christian Crusaders, The Reconciliation Walk finished at an event in Jerusalem. Unlike the destruction brought to the city by the Crusaders in 1099, the Christians that came to Jerusalem with The Reconciliation Walk came with a message that says the Crusaders:

… betrayed the name of Christ by conducting themselves in a manner contrary to His wishes and character. …(By lifting up the Cross) they corrupted its true meaning of reconciliation, forgiveness, and selfless love.

The message that the walkers brought continued to state:

deeply regret the atrocities committed in the name of Christ by our predecessors. We are simply followers of Jesus Christ who have found forgiveness from sin and life in Him… We renounce greed, hatred and fear, and condemn all violence done in the name of Jesus Christ.

The walkers refer to Jesus’ biblical affirmation that He came to:

proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed.

The Reconciliation Walk was directed by Lynn Green.

Lynn Green and his wife Marti first came to England and began the work of Youth With A Mission there in 1971. From 2004-2011 Lynn was YWAM’s International Chairman. He continues to convene YWAM’s global leadership meetings, and focuses much of his energy on international leadership development. Lynn Green also blogs at lynngreen.net, where you can find more of his thoughts and teachings.

In past years Lynn has been much involved in serving other movements and organisations, including Challenge 2000 (the DAWN movement in England), and “March for Jesus”, of which he was a founder. He is currently a trustee of CARE Trust. Lynn also directed the “Reconciliation Walk”, when thousands of Christians prayerfully retraced the route of the First Crusade, thereby helping to defuse 900 years of bitterness between Muslims, Christians and Jews.

In this talk from Lynn Green he shares with us his personal story from “The Reconciliation Walk”…

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Opium, Emperors, and Missionaries – Storytime with Lynn Green

Lynn Green - Speaker ImageStorytime sessions is a series that highlights some of Youth With A Mission’s values.  In the first session that we offer you on the YWAM Teaching Podcast, Lynn Green shares about Opium, Emperors, and Missionaries.

Lynn Green is a Global Elder in Youth With A Mission and is currently living in the United Kingdom where his desire is to take the good news of Jesus to everyone, with a currently focus on China and the Middle East. About this specific Storytime session Lynn says  …

We usually underestimate the role that history plays in shaping nations and relations between them.  So it is with China and its view of the West.  Every Chinese person I have spoken to has a detailed knowledge of events that stretched from the 1830s to the 1930s, in which “the Western nations oppressed us and kept us poor”.  To understand is to empathise and empathy is a powerful factor even in international relations.

Lynn Green blogs at lynngreen.net, where you can read some very interesting articles, including a fascinating reflection entitled “Is it too late for Hagar and Ishmael to Return to the Table?“.  Continue reading

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Priesthood – Trent Sheppard

trent-sheppardTrent Sheppard speaks to us about Priesthood in this episode of the Youth With A Mission Teaching Podcast.

Trent Sheppard is currently a collegiate minister and teaching pastor in Boston Massachusetts. Trent worked with Youth With A Mission in the United Kingdom for eight years running “The Factory” ministry in Harpenden.

God on Campus - Trent SheppardTrent Sheppard has also written a book called God on Campus: Sacred Causes & Global Effects (Campus America Books) that talks about the legacy of spiritual awakening that stretches from the founding of the earliest colleges in the United States to a global movement of nonstop student prayer.

You can find more Youth With A Mission foundational teachings at the YWAM Podcast Network web-site, ywampodcast.net. While there you can comment on the teaching, let me know what other teaching you would like to hear, and subscribe to receive future episodes.

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Family in Missions – Darlene Cunningham

Darlene CunninghamIn this episode of the Youth With A Mission teaching podcast we have the privilege of hearing from Darlene Cunningham as she shares with us about families in missions.

Through some extremely personal and inspiring stories from her own life as the co-founder of Youth With Mission, as well as a full-time mother and wife, we hear some great principles that Darlene and her husband Loren Cunningham have used in their family as they raised their children and co-founded a global ministry.

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God’s Perfect Logistics – Corrie Ten Boom

The Hiding Place Corrie Ten BoomIn this Youth With A Mission teaching Podcast,  Corrie Ten Boom teaches and shares her experience of “Gods Perfect Logistics”. With experience gained from personal hardship she humbly shares how victory comes when we look at Jesus, rather than ourselves or others – our security is in Him and nothing else.

Corrie Ten Boom stood up against the Nazis during The Second World War in Holland. They hid many from the Nazi regime, but were eventually betrayed and put in Nazi concentration camps. In this time of sharing from Corrie we hear how she was days from being put to death when by a miracle, she was released from the camp. Unfortunately Corrie was the only member of her family to survive the war.

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Belief Tree – Darlene Cunningham

Darlene CunninghamFrom an early age Darlene Cunningham was aware of a distinct calling from God on her life. Loren and Darlene Cunningham co-founded Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and have been ministering around the world for over 50-years.

Darlene is a “prime mover” in YWAM in the areas of facilitation of vision and leadership development. One of her greatest heart motivations is to discover leadership gifts in young men and women, and to help them reach their full potential in God.

Darlene is eagerly sought as a speaker worldwide because she is recognized as a woman of faith and wisdom who hears from God. She is uniquely qualified and experienced to give leadership to those within Youth With A Mission because she understands the lifestyle, pressures and joys of the Mission from an inside perspective. Whatever the context, she constantly points the hearer to God’s faithfulness in every situation, and His great grace

The Belief Tree is one of our most requested teachings from Darlene Cunningham. You can read the teaching on the web-site, www.ywampodcast.net, as well as watch a YouTube video, or listen on this podcast.

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Alignment – John Dawson

John Dawson SpeakingIn 2003 John Dawson began serving as the International President of Youth With A Mission. Prior to that he served as the director of YWAM Los Angeles, the International Director of Urban Missions, as well as the founder of the International Reconciliation Coalition. John is now one of the Global Elders of Youth With A Mission.

John Dawson is a well known and respected international speaker, who has visited and taught in many nations around the globe. He is also a best selling author of the book “Taking our Cities for God” and “Healing America’s Wounds“.

When John took over the presidency of Youth With A Mssion in 2003 there was a sense in the mission of the need for “Alignment”. Although the message that you will now hear is 13-years old, alignment is still something that we believe God desires in our mission …

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The Seven Spheres of Influence – Loren Cunningham

Loren CunninghamOne of the key foundational principles to the establishment of the University of the Nations, Youth With A Mission’s training arm, is the idea of the seven spheres, influences, or mountains, of society. The seven spheres are:

  • Family
  • Religion / Church
  • Education
  • Government
  • Media
  • Celebration (Arts, Entertainment, and Sports)
  • Economics (Business, Science, and Technology

The idea behind the seven spheres is that it is through influencing those areas of society, that the entire society can be influenced with the gospel.

In this episode of the YWAM Teaching Podcast Loren Cunningham, the founder of Youth With A Mission and the University of the Nations, shares about those seven spheres, and how God is influencing the nations through them …

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Leadership with John Dawson at YWAM Together

John Dawsons Speaks on Leadership YWAM TogetherJohn Dawson, one of the past Presidents of Youth With A Mission, shared at YWAM Together about Leadership and the YWAM Family, about what it means to lead the family, and how God is leading us as global ministry in this area. You will also get to hear input from Loren and Darlene Cunningham, Larry Baldock, and others who were in attendance at YWAM Together in Townsville, Australia.

John Dawson is former President of Youth With A Mission and a well-loved author and leader. He is founder of the International Reconciliation Coalition, a global network dedicated to healing wounds between people groups and elements of society. He is former founder/director of Youth With A Mission-Los Angeles and the International Director of YWAM Urban Missions.  Continue reading

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