As we wrap up 2018 and begin dreaming and planning for next year, we wanted to take a moment to talk about missions in the context of the local church. Maybe you’re planning your budget and calendar for next year and want to make sure to include serving others or taking a trip or giving a bit more toward the mission of Christ. We chat with Ashlyn Portero about how you can get involved with sharing the hope of Christ to the nations and your next door neighbors as you serve alongside your church family. Tune in to see how you can participate right now and in 2019!
Ashlyn Portero is an Executive Director at City Church in Tallahassee, FL. She is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a B.A. in English Literature. Ashlyn has served on the Leadership Council with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and has written for online outlets such as the ERLC and For The Church. She enjoys reading, running, and traveling.
Mary Margaret West serves as the Girls Ministry Specialist for LifeWay, which basically means that teenage girls and the women who lead them are her favorite people on the planet. She served several churches as a Girls Minister, has a Master’s degree from NOBTS, and is a former Event Coordinator. Mary Margaret has a passion to equip girls and women to dive deeply into God’s word and live out their calling. Mary Margaret is married to Jonathan and they love living in Franklin, TN. Connect with her on Twitter or Instagram.
Elizabeth Hyndman reads, writes, and tweets. Officially, she’s a Content Editor and a Social Media Strategist. She managed to find a job where she uses both her English undergraduate and her seminary graduate degrees every day. Elizabeth grew up in Nashville, sips chai lattes every chance she can get, and believes everyone should have a “funny picture” pose at the ready. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.
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Quote Us![tr-shareit ]”To get to see different cultures and the way different people live not only opens your eyes, but, at least for me, it also increased the burden and the sense of being overwhelmed at how many places in the world still need the gospel.” – @ashlynportero #MARKEDPodcast[/tr-shareit] [tr-shareit ]”There’s no end to the good that short term mission trips can do if they’re done right.” – @ashlynportero #MARKEDPodcast[/tr-shareit] [tr-shareit ]”We might hear on a Sunday about the global church, but then to get to participate in that is really cool, to think, we’re all in this together.” – @ashlynportero #MARKEDPodcast[/tr-shareit] [tr-shareit ]”There’s something about serving other people that ties your heart together with other believers.” – @marymargaretc #MARKEDPodcast[/tr-shareit] [tr-shareit ]”Every single one of us is called to do something when it comes to making disciples of all nations.” – @marymargaretc #MARKEDPodcast[/tr-shareit]