The Missional Student Podcast

The Missional Student Podcast
Missional Student is a website that seeks to equip students to live on mission in their schools, homes, and lives. The Missional Student Podcast works in tandem with blog posts to talk to students, parents, young adults, and youth pastors about the importance of living on mission every day in all aspects of life. Find out more at

015 “Missionary” Redefined
Jul 1, 2019 • 24 min
Jon sits down and talks with Alyssia Leach about the blog post she wrote for Missional Student. She talks about the trouble she has had being seen as a missionary just because her mission field is not the traditional mission field. Alyssia is a teacher at…
014 Missional Sharing Continued
Jun 24, 2019 • 31 min
Jon and Phil continue their conversation about the importance of Missional Sharing. Using the example of Paul from the book of Acts Phil shares some practical tips and challenges on how to effectively share Jesus with those around you. Missional…
013 Missional Sharing
Jun 17, 2019 • 25 min
Like any good end to a series, the final installment must have two parts, so Jon and Phil kick off part one of the final missional rhythm with talking about the idea of missional sharing. We should be sharing about Jesus and that all stems from the idea…
012 Who is Your Mission
Jun 3, 2019 • 28 min
Zach Simpson joins Jon for a conversation about his most recent blog post on Missional Student. They talk about how the world is changing, the way that globalization has helped the spread of the gospel, and the importance of not going to a place but to a…
011 Mission Where You Are
May 27, 2019 • 19 min
Taking a break from Missional Living, Jon sits down with Zach Simpson to talk about the post that he wrote on Missional Student. They talk through being present, the tension between global and local missions and a lot about what spurred them towards…
010 Missional Living
May 20, 2019 • 22 min
St. Francis once said, ” Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.” Living a life that preaches the gospel is vital to living missionally. Phil and Jon talk through this eight missional rhythm, missional living. How can you live a life…
009 Missional Serving
May 13, 2019 • 18 min
Continuing on the focus on Missional Rhythms, Phil and Jon talk about the aspect of missional serving. The importance and amazing witness that even serving in small way can communicate about the Gospel. This week’s challenge is to See a Need and Meet a…
008 Missional Eating Explored
May 6, 2019 • 19 min
Jon sits down with Rachel Heart to discuss more about the biblical and missional implications that sharing a table with someone could have. What does the bible say about the importance of eating and how can we use that to benefit both the body of Christ…
007 Missional Eating
Apr 29, 2019 • 16 min
Continuing the series on Missional Rhythms, Phil and Jon talk about just how important food and the table are to living on mission. They talk about the power of food to create conversation and break down barriers as well as some practical challenges for…
006 Missional Listening
Apr 22, 2019 • 21 min
Phil and Jon talk about the next step in Missional Rhythms with the importance of listening. We explore how important it is to be heard and how maybe not speaking at times can build bridges to share the gospel later.
005 Missional Praying
Apr 15, 2019 • 16 min
Once God develops a heart of love for someone, then the next step is to start praying to God about them. Jon and Phil talk about the concept of praying in a missional way as the third missional rhythm. We see why it is important to plead with the creator…
004 Missional Loving
Apr 8, 2019 • 18 min
Love is an important aspect of every Christian’s life, but is incredibly important as the second missional rhythm. Jon and Phil talk through some of the key verses and commands in scripture about how we are called to love, and who we are called to love.
003 Missional Thinking
Apr 1, 2019 • 14 min
Every action begins with a thought, therefore if we are going to live on mission every day, then we must begin thinking missionally. Jon and Phil talk through practical ways that we can start missional thinking in our lives as our first missional rhythm.
002 Missional Rhythms
Mar 25, 2019 • 16 min
So how does someone live missionally? Well, how does someone do anything? By intentionally working rhythms into their lives. For the next several weeks, Jon and Phil will be talking through how, why and what kind of missional rhythms we should be putting…
001 Why Missional Student?
Mar 18, 2019 • 19 min
In this first ever episode of The Missional Student Podcast, Phil and Jon talk about what this podcast is, the purpose behind the content, and the story of how it all began.