Get Up and Go – Week 5

Alright! We are a little late getting this posted, but here is the audio from Week 5. We had some issues with the recording from the first session, so this week we only have one audio.

Brian Bell – Conflict Resolution

Book Recommendations


Christianity Rediscovered by Vincent Donovan. The story of a Catholic missionary ministering to the Masaai in Tanzania. What he discovered about faith around the world challenged his own views on faith and religion. Highly recommended.


The Celtic Way of Evangelism by George C. Hunter, III. Concerned about the pagan ways of our culture? Read this book to find out how to share your faith effectively with culture we are facing in America. Yes, it says the Celtic Way, but it very well could say the American Way.

Get Up and Go – Week 4

Here are the links for the week. Enjoy!

Tim Keller – Spiritual Warfare

Here is the sermon from Richard Baxter that Keller mentions is the sermon. “The Cure for Melancholy and Overmuch Sorrow, by Faith”

Jonathan Ferguson – History of Missions


Honest Mission Trip Leader – John Crist


Book Recommendations


Jerry Rankin and Ed Stetzer – Spiritual Warfare and Missions

Offers a great understanding of Satan’s strategy for defeating missions. Highly recommended.


C. S. Lewis – The Screwtape Letters.

One of the best books written on the schemes of the evil forces arrayed against us. Written from the point of view of a senior demon mentoring his young nephew.


Thomas Brooks – The Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices

This book was mentioned by Timothy Keller in the sermon we listened to. I have not read it, but wanted to offer it in case you were interested.

Get Up and Go – Week 3

Audio for Week 3

Peyton and Andrea Jones share on evangelism, using your spiritual gifts, and some awesome stories this week. Note – There was only one session this week, so the audio is longer than other messages in previous weeks.


Upcoming Trips and Ways to Serve

Haiti Medical Mission Trip – contact Julie Gibbs for more details

Vietnam Mission Trip – contact Bruce Nguyen for more details

Vietnam Trip info meeting – March 24th, 9:00 Refuge CCHB Mini-Chapel

Neighborhood Easter Outreach – after services, Sunday March 25th. contact Chase Acuna for more details

A Night With C.S. Lewis – fundraiser for Haiti Medical Outreach

Jog-a-thon Mission Fundraiser – Save the date – April 8th, Golden West College – More Info coming soon


Book Recommendations


Jones, Peyton. Reaching the Unreached: Becoming Raiders of the Lost Art. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2017.

From accidentally planting a church in a Starbucks in Europe, to baptizing members of the Mexican mafia in Long Beach Harbor, Jones has been on the frontlines of today’s missional movement and has lived to tell the tale. In Reaching the Unreached, he teaches church planters, pastors, and church leaders how to convert pew jockeys into missionaries and awake the sleeping giant of Christ’s church, one person at a time.



Coleman, Robert. The Master Plan of Evangelism. Ada, MI: Revell Publishing. 2010.

For more than forty years this classic study has shown Christians how to minister to the people God brings into their lives. Instead of drawing on the latest popular fad or the newest selling technique, Dr. Robert E. Coleman looks to the Bible to find the answer to the question: What was Christ’s strategy for evangelism? This convenient, portable format has an updated look for a new generation of readers.

Get Up and Go – Week 2

Audio for Week Two

Pete Nelson – The Missionary God


Jason Vander Burgh – Holy Spirit and Missions

Biblical Basis of Missions / God’s Heart for the Nations

This short video summarizes the idea of how Missions is interwoven into the very fabric of the Bible.

For more information on this topic, including a longer version of the video, visit Global Frontier Missions

Here there is a longer version of the video, with much more detail!



The Living God is a Missionary God


Book Recommendations



Chan, Francis and Danae Yankoski. Forgotten God: Reversing our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit.  Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2009.

Sadly, most believers and churches are known for talent or intellect rather than supernatural power. What’s worse is that we’re okay with it. Could it be that we’ve forgotten the One who distinguishes us from every religion and cult in the world? Through scriptural support and compelling narrative, Francis Chan reminds us of the Holy Spirit as the Bible describes Him.



Cymbala, Jim. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1997.

In Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, pastor Jim Cymbala shares the lessons he learned when the Spirit ignited his heart and began to move through his people. For anyone seeking to live at the center of God’s purposes, Cymbala has updated this well-loved book to show how God is still working in the Brooklyn Tabernacle years later.

This book sparked a revolution in our own ministry in Nairobi. I mark reading this book as one of the key points in our ministry – when I gave up trying to force my vision for the church, and instead trusted in the power of the Holy Spirit to direct our steps.



Cymbala, Jim. Spirit Rising: Tapping into the Power of the Holy Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012.

You can have regular devotions, great preaching, a strong emphasis on the Bible, a great worship team, and a congregation that is trying, but if you aren’t vitally in touch with God’s Spirit, you are missing out on the life God has for you. The Holy Spirit, he points out, is God’s agent on earth. Yet he is the least understood, least preached about, and least discussed member of the Trinity. That is sad, because without him, our spiritual lives will always become dry, mechanical, and a struggle.

A great follow-up to Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Spirit Rising invited you to experience God in a fresh way.



Mandryk, Jason. Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide to Every Nation. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010.

Whether you are an intercessor praying behind the scenes for world change, a missionary abroad or simply curious about the world, Operation World will give you the information necessary to play a vital role in fulfilling the Great Commission by praying for the people of the world and the nations they belong to.



Pratt, Zane, and David Sills. Introduction to Global Missions. Nashvile: B&H Publishing Group, 2014.

Introduction to Global Missions provides a foundation for readers to consider their own missionary call, whether as a full-time field missionary or a church member on short-term projects. No matter their role, Great Commission Christians need a framework for doing missions well.

I used this as a source book for a missions class at the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Nairobi. It is written closer to a textbook style, but written in a way that it is not a diffuclt read.



Winter, Ralph D. and Steven C. Hawthorne. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A Reader. 4th ed. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 2009.

Writings from more than 150 mission scholars and practitioners portray the history and anticipate the potential of the global Christian movement. Every one of the 170 articles and sidebars offers practical wisdom enabling Christians to labor together in bold, Biblical hope to finish the task of seeing that Christ is named and followed among all the peoples of the earth.

This book is a great resource for anyone who wishes to understand more fully the growth of missions and issues facing missions around the world. Many articles we share during this course are found in this book.

Get Up and Go – Week 1

It was so great to see all of you who made it out to week one of our 2018 Get Up and Go course. It was a great turnout, and I hope you remember the lesson of patience from the puzzles – because we have a few more great activities in store for you over the next few weeks.

Here are the audio files for you for the two sessions from week one. If you missed this week, make sure to listen to the audio before Sunday!

Session One – Jonathan Ferguson – Introduction and the Missionary Call

Introduction and Missionary Call

Session Two – Bill Welsh – The Great Commission

Additional Resources

Here is a great sermon (audio and transcript) from John Piper about the life of George Mueller. An amazing man of faith, Mueller opened schools for children and adults to study the Bible, supported missionaries around the world, and opened five orphanages that cared for 10,024 children in his life – all without asking anyone for support.

Another great website to check out is I have just recently found this website, and only explored a few of the pages, but here is one about knowing if God has called you to be a missionary.

If you are interested in learning more about individual countries of the world, the CIA World Factbook is a great resource to discover facts about geography, government, people groups, demographics and much more.