Season 1: Episode 5 – Communicating the Gospel in Different Cultures

The Same Commission podcast focuses on aspects of mission you might not have considered before. Whether you are thinking about mission for the first time or you’ve been faithfully serving in or supporting mission – this is the podcast for you! Echoes International’s Jim Armstrong and Matt Pitts meet a new guest each week from the world of mission, learn about a new topic and hear ways in which we can pray effectively. Find out how God is moving across His world and be inspired to follow God’s leading.

Season 1 – Episode 5


with Ivan Chow, Bethesda Church Bukit Arang, Singapore

Ivan Chow serves as a senior church leader in Bethesda Church Bukit Arang in Singapore. He has been preaching and teaching the Bible for 25 years in Singapore and cross-culturally in places like Australia, China, Hungary, India, Malaysia, Myanmar and Romania. He also serves as a director at the Evangelical Theological College Asia and is involved in The Gospel Fellowship, a church planting and revitalisation movement.

 “The Word of God is relevant in every age and culture. When we look at the world to  do our cultural analysis, we do so through the lens of this deeper common culture that we find in the Scriptures” Ivan Chow, Bethesda Church Bukit Arang, Singapore

In today’s podcast we deep dive into the differences in culture between peoples and nations today. Ivan Chow argues why mission partners shouldn’t start with a cultural analysis of the country they’re serving in, but should begin instead with God’s Word. Jim and Matt explore with Ivan why this approach is crucial for all believers as we communicate the gospel wherever we are.

Podcast participants: Jim Armstrong, General Director, Echoes International, Matt Pitts, Missions Director, Echoes International and Ivan Chow, Bethesda Church Bukit Arang, Singapore

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KEYWORDS: Mission; Mission partners; Gospel; Christian; Brethren; Believers; Prayer; Missionaries; Faith; Bible; Scriptures; Biblical; Culture; Cultural; Peoples; Nations; Christianity; Word of God; Word; World; Relevance; Assemblies

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