Practical Missions Cohort

Practical Missions Cohort

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This podcast is a part of the Practical Missions Cohort mission agency which exists to carry out the work of missions in Italy and church planting in Italy.Listen to get insight into missionary church planting in postmodern and post-catholic Italian cu…


Update 59 - Wanted: Missionaries
Oct 16 • 14 min
The harvest in Italy is plentiful. The laborers are few. Will you please pray with us for more missionaries?
3rd Quarter Newsletter 2019
Oct 9 • 24 min
A sharing of our 3rd Quarter Newsletter from Italy
Update 58 - Nursery School Drama
Sep 18 • 22 min
A short telling of some of the traumatic experiences for a missionary kid entering nursery school program
Update 57 - New Chapter
Sep 13 • 11 min
A short update as we begin this new season of the ministry in Mestre and Udine, Italy
Edification in Action - sermon
Aug 18 • 39 min
A sermon about Jesus who is building His church by saving individuals and building them up to fulfill their ministry
Bodily Assumption of Mary - holiday
Aug 15 • 8 min
a short talk on the holiday for the bodily assumption of Mary in Roman Catholic culture
Update 57 - August Update: Mestre Lagoon
Aug 12 • 16 min
An update regarding August in Italy and a church plant in Udine
Mr. Thou Art
Aug 1 • 14 min
An evangelism encounter with Mr. Thou Art - lessons on evangelism
Update 56 - Church Plant - Udine City
Jul 30 • 24 min
We are now making plans to carry on the church plant in Udine city after our missionary friends depart for the US
Update 55 - Summer Ministry
Jul 16 • 18 min
An update for our partners regarding summer ministry now happening in Italy
2nd Quarter Newsletter 2019
Jul 5 • 26 min
The reading and expounding of the 2nd Quarter Newsletter
Update 54 - In Italy, at His Service
Jun 24 • 21 min
We are now back to evangelism, discipleship and church planting in Italy
Update 53 - Flying Back to Italy
Jun 15 • 12 min
A brief update from PMc on-field director who is now back in Italy after a 7-week promo trip to the USA
Message - Troubled and Moved
Jun 13 • 32 min
A Italy talk and gospel exhortation from PMc on-field director while in the USA
Update 52 - Final Days in the USA
Jun 3 • 12 min
PMc on-field director and family are now in the final days of the promotional tour and will soon be returning to Italy recharged
Update 51 - Cookies and Coffee
May 21 • 11 min
An update and invite from PMc Italy director to a missions gathering for June 7 in PA
Update 50 - Still in the USA
May 11 • 21 min
We are still in the USA and greatly blessed to see the Lord using your prayers to grow and expand the Lord’s work in Italy
4 Observations While Visiting the USA from Italy
May 7 • 14 min
A few observations of the church in the USA from a missionary in Italy for the purpose of encouragement
Update 49 - In the USA and Would Love to Meet Up
Apr 26 • 15 min
PMc missionaries are now visiting the USA to meet with family, friends and supporters and they would love to meet up
Update 48 - Hope to see you!
Apr 16 • 21 min
A brief mission update before we depart for the US where we hope and pray to see you
1st Quarter Newsletter Expounded
Apr 4 • 32 min
The expounded and personal edition of our 1st Quarter Newsletter from Italy
Q&A 07 - What are the biggest challenges you face?
Apr 2 • 14 min
PMc missionary and founder, Jesse, gives an answer to a question about the challenges we face
Update 47 - Avenues
Mar 26 • 20 min
Our tickets have been purchased and we look forward to seeing you in the US to share about avenues with PMc.
Update 46 - Announcement
Mar 13 • 24 min
A brief update from the mission field with an exhortation from 1 Peter about the ‘living hope’ that all Christians, and only Christians have. We share an announcement regarding an upcoming trip to the US and we share a bit about the very unique experience…
Update 45 - Historic Moment
Mar 6 • 26 min
A brief update from the mission field in which Jesse shares about the historic moment in Mestre, Italy when we did mimes in the piazza for the first time. We also talk about a couple of people you can join us in praying for and about the PMc Vision Trips…
Q&A 06 - Should you send your kids to their schools?
Feb 22 • 8 min
If you work as a missionary in a foreign country, should you also send your children to their schools? I have heard it said that many missionaries don’t make it because they choose to homeschool and then the wife often becomes depressed because she is…
Update 44 - That A Word May Be Given
Feb 20 • 16 min
An update from Italy telling of some new happenings with the ministry and 3 ways you can pray with and for us. Included is an exhortation from Ephesians 6 regarding the need to pray for words to be given us and ability to speak as we ought.Follow this…
Update 43 - Winter Season
Feb 15 • 22 min
An update sharing about another illness endured and a car that has been in need of maintenance. Included is an exhortation from 2 Corinthians about the need to fix our eyes on Jesus during our time in this fallen world. We also share afresh about a…
Update 42 - Recovered
Feb 3 • 25 min
Jesse shares from our most recent email update about how they have, through your prayers, overcome the flu. We also share an exhortation from Acts 21 about the need to determine in our hearts and prepare ourselves to be witnesses. As this new season takes…
Update 41 - Down with Flu
Jan 28 • 15 min
Jesse shares from our most recent email update about the family being down with the flu. We also share about a couple of new blog posts that are worth your time to check out www.practicalmissions.org/blog. Follow this link to see the update sent out by…
Culture Moment - The Good Witch
Jan 9 • 23 min
Jesse shares about an odd tradition in North Itay on January 6th that involves the burning of a witch, not a real one though. Also, included in this update is a reminder of some of the basics of evangelism as well as a short exhortation from Matthew 4:19…
End-of-Year Newsletter 2018
Dec 21, 2018 • 29 min
A brief overview of the 4th quarter and the year 2018 as we serve Jesus in Italy to evangelize, make disciples and church plant. We share from the newsletter that was sent electronically (http://bit.ly/2S39YQR) and will be mailed in early January.…
Update 40 - Christmas in Italy
Dec 13, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode Jesse shares from their recent email update titled “Christmas in Italy” - http://bit.ly/ChristmasIT2018_10dIncluded: an exhortation from a quote by Charles Spurgeon regarding evangelism, Christmas in Mestre photos, things to pray with us…
Giving Tuesday - 2018
Nov 29, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode we share about the opportunity to give and grow PMc towards the work of enrolling and equipping missionaries, biblical evangelism, disciple making, elder training and church planting in Italy. As a faith-based mission we are dependent…
Update 39 - Thanksgiving in Italy
Nov 20, 2018 • 19 min
In this episode Jesse shares from their recent email update titled “Thanksgiving in Italy + video update”: http://bit.ly/TdayOutreach2018_10dIncluded: an exhortation from Romans 12:1, a short video update, photos from Thanksgiving outreach, things to pray…
Q&A 05 - Can some of our women come and lead a women’s study
Nov 16, 2018 • 5 min
Recently we had a group of church leaders come visit us from the States in order to capture a glimpse of our ministry, get to know us a bit and consider how they or their church could join in on the Lord’s work in and through us in Italy. We sat at a…
Update 38 - Resolved
Nov 9, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode Jesse shares from their recent email update titled “Resolved”: http://bit.ly/Resolved_10dIncluded: an exhortation from Acts 19:21, quick update and things to pray with us for, PMc blog links, new episodes on PMc Podcast, useful links,…
Q&A 04 - Would it be beneficial if someone came to babysit?
Nov 2, 2018 • 6 min
Recently we had a group of church leaders come visit us from the States in order to capture a glimpse of our ministry, get to know us a bit and consider how they or their church could join in on the Lord’s work in and through us in Italy. We sat at a…
Update 37 - Prioritized Prayer
Oct 29, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode Jesse shares from their recent email update titled Prioritized Prayer -no hard hearts: http://bit.ly/PrioritizedPrayer_10dIncluded: quick update and 2 things to pray with us for, PMc blog links, new Q&A series on the PMc Podcast, useful…
Q&A 03 - Are there saved Roman Catholics?
Oct 26, 2018 • 17 min
A new series to field and answer any questions related to missions, missions in Italy and missionary life - www.practicalmissions.org/ask-a-missionary. If you have a question about missions please send an email to us at [email protected]
Update 36 - Better Together
Oct 15, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode Jesse shares from their recent email update titled Together is Better - http://bit.ly/TogetherBetter_10dIncluded: answered prayer through a community group, new book recommendations on the PMc blog, new Q&A series on the PMc Podcast, new…
Q&A 02 - Can we come do a VBS?
Oct 12, 2018 • 6 min
Description: A new series to field and answer any questions related to missions, missions in Italy and missionary life - www.practicalmissions.org/ask-a-missionary. If you have a question about missions please send an email to us at…
Q&A 01 - What is your biggest need right now?
Oct 9, 2018 • 6 min
A new series to field and answer any questions related to missions, missions in Italy and missionary life. If you have a missions question please send an email to us at [email protected] we had a group of church leaders come visit us…
3rd Quarter 2018 - News
Oct 3, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode Jesse shares from their latest quarterly newsletter in Italy regarding some of the highlights of the ministry from the past three months. At the end the data storage ran out before a proper closing. Our apologies. Most all of the episode…
Update 35 - One Another
Sep 20, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode we share of a recent church retreat into the Dolomite Mountains in North Italy. The theme of the retreat was the “one another” verses in the Bible and how that makes the church totally different from the world. We share a list of these…
Update 34 - Restoration
Sep 3, 2018 • 27 min
In this episode Jesse shares from our recent email update. He shares about our common need for “restoration” as disciples living in a fallen world and in particular as missionaries serving in spiritually barren Italy. Also there is a Status Update on the…
Update 33 - Mary Ascended?
Aug 17, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode Jesse shares about the national religious holiday in Italy on August 15th. He also shares some new and important prayer requests, as well as a Status Update on the #givemobilitytojeryvee Campaign - www.practicalmissions.org/special-need.…
Update 32 - Summer 2018
Aug 13, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode we give a brief update about the summer ministry still happening. We also share an exhortation from Habbakuk 3 regarding our call to be rejoice in the God of our salvation no matter our circumstances. Additionally we share 3 new prayer…
Special Need - Mobility
Jul 28, 2018 • 8 min
In this episode Jesse and Jeryvee speak of a current special need on the mission field in Italy. The need is mobility for Jeryvee and the chosen solution is a cargo bike. Listen in to hear more and to hear how you can perhaps help meet this need.
Update 31 - Refresh
Jul 19, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode we give a brief update about the summer ministry happening now and the recent missionary retreat we did to unplug and refresh. We also share some new prayer requests, and a brief exhortation from a Puritan named Thomas Brooks - let God’s…
2nd Quarter News 2018
Jul 10, 2018 • 26 min
In this episode Jesse talks from the 2nd quarter newsletter about PMc’s last three months and the work of church planting in Italy.
Update 30 - Summer Ministry
Jun 14, 2018 • 26 min
A short talk about ministry in Italy during the summer. Italy really comes alive in the summer and we can reach many more people as everyone is out and about. We have no groups coming to evangelize this year, but we ask you to pray with us for…
Harvest - Update 29
Jun 1, 2018 • 24 min
A short talk about harvesting and the cultivation process as it relates to missionary church planting. Also a quick update from the mission field in Mestre, Italy, including new prayer requests for the summer ministry, as well as opportunities to serve…
Update 29 - Harvest
Jun 1, 2018 • 24 min
A short talk about harvesting and the cultivation process as it relates to missionary church planting. Also a quick update from the mission field in Mestre, Italy, including new prayer requests for the summer ministry, as well as opportunities to serve…
Update 28 - Inauguration
May 22, 2018 • 24 min
A short update from the mission field in Mestre, Italy. We also talk briefly about how the Christian must also wait, above all for Christ’s return. Included in the update are: new church to pray for, a special need you can help meet, as well as…
Relationships - Update 27
May 11, 2018 • 23 min
A short update from the mission field in Mestre, Italy. We also talk briefly about the challenge of relationships in ministry and life; Paul and Barnabas separated, yet God was not absent. Included in the update are: new people and things to pray for with…
Job Offer | Italy Administrator
Apr 26, 2018 • 20 min
At current we are looking for a person to join the PMc Cohort in Italy in the role of Administrator. This episode gives a detailed, but not exhaustive, explanation of what this position entails. If you would like to discuss this in person please contact…
Overcoming - Update 26
Apr 15, 2018 • 18 min
A short update from the mission field in Mestre, Italy. We also talk briefly about the idea of overcoming by faith in Jesus Christ who overcame the world; if we truly have saving-faith in Jesus than we too have overcome the world and can overcome any…
2018 1st Quarter News
Apr 9, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode we read and expound our 1st quarter newsletter for US supporters and partners with the PMc ministry. Enjoy, God bless, and thank you for being part of the Lord’s work among the Italian people!
Italy Culture Moment + Update 25
Mar 22, 2018 • 23 min
To change things up a bit we are now giving, on occasion, a brief glimpse into the culture of Italy. In this episode we talk briefly about how breakfast works in Italy and how different it is compared to the USA. Enjoy! Included also is a an exhortation…
Mestre Update - 24
Mar 12, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode we hear about we Christians are to be living sacrifices. We also share a brief on-field update, some ways you can partner with us in prayer, some post links on the PMc blog that may be useful for you and some new ways you can personally…
Venetian Wind - Update 23
Mar 5, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode we hear about the sovereignty of God in salvation as revealed in John 3 and why this is such an important concept for Christians to understand, especially in missions. We also share 3 ways you can partner with us in prayer as we serve…
Loved Darkness - Update 22
Feb 20, 2018 • 12 min
In this episode we hear about the depravity of man as revealed in John 3 and why this is such an important concept for Christians to understand. We also share 3 ways you can partner with us in prayer as we serve Jesus in Italy. Thank you for listening and…
Venetian Winter - Update 21
Feb 12, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode we hear about the slow season during the cold, dark and foggy winter of Venice Italy, yet how the Lord is still at work. We share about 5 ways you can pray for us and with us in this season and we give an exhortation from Acts 12 about…
Come to Italy in 2018!
Jan 24, 2018 • 14 min
Do you desire to see and experience the real Italy? Do you desire to be personally involved in Jesus’ global mission? Do you want to play a personal role in reaching lost individuals of an unreached people group? A PMc Vision Trip may be a great option…
Happy New Year - Update 20
Jan 10, 2018 • 26 min
On this episode we review briefly the main accomplishments from 2017, we share about some “wild” events in Italy during the holiday break and we share about our prayers and desires for the new year as we serve Jesus in Italy with PMc. Thank you for…
End-of-Year Giving - Update 19
Dec 16, 2017 • 11 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on December 12th - a reminder from both Jesse and Jeryvee that tax-deductible donations can still be made before the year is over to enable PMc to start well 2018 for reaching more Italian souls for…
Christmas Evangelism - Update 18
Dec 9, 2017 • 16 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on December 2nd - Christmas Evangelism. A short telling of current events on the mission field in Italy: Christmas culture in Italy, 3 prayer requests, Moreno, exhortation from Philippians 1 about how…
Vision Trip - Update 17
Nov 25, 2017 • 22 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on November 10th - Vision Trip. A short telling of current events on the mission field in Italy: 1st PMc Vision Trip photos and info, 3 prayer requests and praises, exhortation from Acts 10 about how…
Quarterly News
Nov 9, 2017 • 26 min
A reading and expounding of our latest Quarterly Newsletter while serving as church-planting missionaries in Italy with Practical Missions Cohort. God bless!
Group Outreach - Update 16
Oct 29, 2017 • 18 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on October 20th - Group Outreach. A short telling of current events on the mission field in Italy. - 500-year anniversary of reformation which did not happen yet in Italy, evangelism group coming from…
Become a PMc Monthly Partner
Oct 20, 2017 • 16 min
Partnering with church-planting missionaries is one of the best ways to be involved personally in the Lord’s global mission. We encourage all Christians to be involved personally with a church-planting missionary. Listen to hear more about why you might…
Not in Darkness - Update 15
Oct 6, 2017 • 20 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on September 29th - Mestre Piazza. A short telling of current events on the mission field in Italy. - a difficult confrontation with a man walking in darkness yet claiming to be Jesus’ mouthpiece…
One Year in Mestre, Italy - update 14
Sep 27, 2017 • 23 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on September 20th - One Year in Mestre. A short telling of current events on the mission field in Italy as we are evangelizing, making disciples and being used by Jesus to build His church; praises…
Freedom - Update 13
Sep 14, 2017 • 20 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on September 9th - Freedom. A short telling of current events on the mission field in Italy as we are evangelizing, making disciples and being used by Jesus to build His church; 2 new prayer requests,…
Joy in Trials - Update 12
Aug 30, 2017 • 18 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on August 27th - Joy in Trials. A short telling of current events on the mission field in Italy as we are evangelizing, making disciples and being used by Jesus to build His church; progress on…
Shut Down - Update 11
Aug 8, 2017 • 21 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on August 3rd - Shut Down. A short telling of current events on the mission field in Italy as we are evangelizing, making disciples and being used by Jesus to build His church; Italy closes down for…
Doubled - Update 10
Jul 31, 2017 • 16 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on July 20th - Doubled. A short telling of current events on the mission field in Italy as we are evangelizing, making disciples and being used by Jesus to build His church; Praises, prayer requests,…
Quarterly News Update - July 2017
Jul 26, 2017 • 18 min
Listen as the Schreck family reads and expounds a bit their latest quarterly newsletter for supporters and partners back in the USA.
Innovative or Faithful?
Jul 6, 2017 • 19 min
In ministry there are unique temptations. Even in missions, today, there is the temptation to be innovative and cool at the cost of faithfulness. It is one of many legitimate issues we must be aware of in ministry and missions if we are to faithfully…
Families - Update 09
Jun 29, 2017 • 15 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on June 26th - Families. A short telling of current events on the mission field in Italy as we are evangelizing, making disciples and being used by Jesus to build His church; Praises, prayer requests,…
At His Service - Update 08
Jun 19, 2017 • 15 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on June 12th - At His Service. A short telling of current events on the mission field in Italy as we are evangelizing, making disciples and being used by Jesus to build His church; Praises and prayer…
Donor Notice - Update 07
Jun 6, 2017 • 9 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on June 1st - Donor Notice: a notice reminding financial partners to now make their financial contributions to the Schreck’s by sending from now on to Practical Missions Cohort.
10-Day Update 06
May 23, 2017 • 12 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on May 22nd: after our home-assignment trip to the USA we share of what is going on back in Italy and how you can join with us in prayer. Also there is a brief exhortation from Joshua chapter 1 about…
1st Quarter News from Italy
May 5, 2017 • 15 min
A reading and expounding of the 1st Quarter Newsletter from the Schreck family serving in Italy as Missionary Church Planters with PMc.
10-Day Update 05
Apr 3, 2017 • 14 min
A 10-Day Missions Update referring to our email update on March 27th: info about how to pray for our church plant context, our upcoming Home-assignment trip and a brief exhortation from John 16:8-9 about the need to trust in the work of the Holy Spirit to…
10-Day Update 04 - Want to Meet?
Mar 23, 2017 • 13 min
A 10-Day Missions Update with info about our upcoming Home-assignment trip and a brief exhortation from Philippians 3:1 about the need to repeat the same things.
10-Day Update 03 - Evangelism and Church Planting
Mar 5, 2017 • 15 min
A 10-Day Missions Update with Prayer Points from Jesse & Jeryvee and Cornelius in Italy with PMc. A great way to stay engaged in what God is actually doing in us and through us. Be encouraged and let your prayers be heard for specific needs in our church…
10-Day Update 02 - Evangelism and Church Planting
Feb 24, 2017 • 12 min
A 10-Day Missions Update, from the Schreck’s serving with PMc in Italy. Stay engaged in what God is actually doing in us and through us, be encouraged and let your prayers be heard for specific needs in our church planting efforts and labors. Thanks and…
10-Day Update 01 - Evangelism and Church Planting
Feb 13, 2017 • 17 min
A 10-Day Missions Update, from the Schreck’s serving with PMc in Italy. Stay engaged in what God is actually doing in us and through us, be encouraged and let your prayers be heard for specific needs in our church planting efforts and labors. Thanks and…
10-Day Update - Evangelism & Church Planting
Feb 2, 2017 • 18 min
The church is often disengaged from the day-to-day happenings on the mission field. This is our 10-Day Update, now available in podcast form, to keep supporters engaged in what God is actually doing in us and through us. Be encouraged and let your prayers…
End-of-Year News Report
Jan 6, 2017 • 24 min
A reading with additional comments of the End-of-Year Newsletter from the Schreck family in Italy serving as missionary church planters with PMc. Enjoy!
PMc Name - the story behind it
Dec 7, 2016 • 15 min
Jesse shares a bit about how the name Practical Missions Cohort came into being and what it entails. Enjoy!
Quarterly News Update - Nov. 2016
Nov 4, 2016 • 27 min
Listen to hear Jesse & Jeryvee read and expound their most recent quarterly newsletter. Enjoy!
Tract Distribution - a Church Planting Fundamental
Oct 28, 2016 • 18 min
An often misunderstood ministry is that of tract distribution. It kind of has a bad name, but is that necessary? We do distributions faithfully, daily and continually here in Italy as a fundamental ministry for church planting. Listen to hear why and how!
Tract Distribution - a Church Planting Fundamental
Oct 28, 2016 • 18 min
An often misunderstood ministry is that of tract distribution. It kind of has a bad name, but is that necessary? We do distributions faithfully, daily and continually here in Italy as a fundamental ministry for church planting. Listen to hear why and how!
Random Lessons - Christian Living
Sep 10, 2016 • 17 min
As we go through different seasons of life our Lord, Jesus, is often at work to have us gain insight from our experiences. The problem is we often don’t take the time to reflect and learn from them before moving on to what the Lord has for us next. Here…
Italy Tragedy - earthquake
Aug 26, 2016 • 13 min
A quick note that we are ok and have not been affected by the earthquake that shook up central Italy this week and claimed over 260 lives. Another tragedy is that there are no evangelicals present to bring the Gospel, and many more die daily in Italy…
Quarterly Newsletter
Aug 13, 2016 • 19 min
Jesse & Jeryvee (and baby Cornelius) read and expound a bit their latest newsletter while serving as church planting missionaries in North Italy. Highlights include: evangelical conference with John Piper, Gregg Allison on a teaching tour in Italy,…
Missional or Missionary?
Aug 2, 2016 • 20 min
Today there is a bit of confusion going around in regards to missions, being missional and being a missionary. It seems there is a misunderstanding of terms. Many refer to all believers as missionaries on “mission” as the trend goes. Is this accurate? Is…
Italian Midwife - Lessons on Evangelism & Church Planting
Jun 16, 2016 • 17 min
A short talk giving 5 important points that we can learn about evangelism and church planting from the Italian midwife. These principles are crucial for fruitful, practical and God-honoring missions. Without an understanding of these principles we are…
Why Most Christians Don’t Evangelize - Church Plant Basics
May 27, 2016 • 15 min
In this episode we briefly explore 3 reasons why most Christians don’t involve themselves in evangelism. It’s important because to not be involved in personal evangelism is to disobey a clear command of the Lord Jesus and that is sin. We suggest that one…
Mission Update - May 2016
May 21, 2016 • 23 min
Jesse & Jeryvee read and expound their quarterly newsletter to fill in the details for their supporters and friends. God bless!
Sermon - Jesus Invades
May 18, 2016 • 51 min
Most Christians shy away from the idea of being invasive. We want to be loving and respectful and we ought to be, but Jesus was different. He had a way of being both loving and at the same time invasive in both Word and deed. Listen to hear more about how…
New Nature - Gospel Basics
May 9, 2016 • 19 min
This episode reminds us of who we are in Christ and as a result how we can, by God’s grace, obey and involve ourselves in Jesus’ mission in our world. A short recap of a 4-part series on “Gospel Basics for Bearing Fruit” that Jesse is taking the new…
Pre-Evangelism or Sowing - Church Plant Basics
Apr 18, 2016 • 16 min
A short talk about the importance of pre-evangelism or sowing in postmodern culture like Western Europe and Italy specifically. It’s the most overlooked aspect of church planting by most missionaries, yet the most important aspect of church planting in…
From Enemy to Saint - Gospel Basics
Apr 11, 2016 • 13 min
This episode reminds us who we were before being saved, who we have become in Christ, and who we are talking to when evangelizing lost people and people groups. Without an understanding of this topic one is susceptible to: (1) Pride in ministry [becoming…
From Dead to Alive - Gospel Basics
Apr 4, 2016 • 16 min
This episode reminds us who we were before being saved, who we have become in Christ, and who we are talking to when evangelizing lost people and people groups. Without an understanding of this topic one is susceptible to: (1) Pride in ministry [becoming…
Sermon - I will build my church
Mar 15, 2016 • 23 min
A short message preached among the Americans from the airbase that are part of the church in Italy. This message reminds us that we are called as Christians to participate in the Lord’s work of building His church. There are ways to be involved in this…
From Slave to Free - Gospel Basics
Feb 29, 2016 • 16 min
This episode reminds us who we were before being saved, who we have become in Christ, and who we are talking to when evangelizing lost people and people groups. Without an understanding of this topic one is susceptible to: (1) Pride in ministry [becoming…
Why Church Plant? What is it?
Feb 16, 2016 • 16 min
A short gospel exhortation as to why we as Christians are to be involved in church planting. After being asked by a missions board/committee in the States as to what it is and why we do it Jesse decided to take a moment to expound the ‘why’ behind church…
Ministry Update 2016
Feb 4, 2016 • 13 min
Jesse & Jeryvee, missionaries of Christ, are being moved forward by the gospel to reach another city and unreached people group for the starting of another church plant. With this move is also a change of ministry agency and partnership.
Jesse’s Testimony
Jan 18, 2016 • 15 min
Recalling how the Lord called him to salvation, true life and missions.
Italy Update - giving thanks
Jan 16, 2016 • 7 min
A short message given on video for our supporters after returning to the field in Italy after our 2.5 month home-assignment in the US.
Images of Italy’s Spiritual Condition
Jan 11, 2016 • 6 min
Some images to help the church better understand the dark spiritual condition of Italy so that we may grow in compassion towards Italy’s people and do something to help. This episode is a clip from a message given while in the USA on home-assignment in…
Not so fun Italy Stats
Dec 28, 2015 • 6 min
Some very important facts and statistics about Italy that all Christians should know. Being aware of these facts may change your life, in view of missions, forever.
Fun Italy Facts all Christians should Know
Dec 22, 2015 • 6 min
A list of fun and interesting facts about Italy and Italian people that will change your life and give you a new appreciation for Italy and it’s people. Clipped from a message that was given in a church in Allentown, PA during the Schreck’s…
End-of-year Newsletter
Dec 16, 2015 • 12 min
Some highlights and challenges we faced in 2015 while serving Jesus as church planters in Italy. This is an expounded version of our printed newsletter. God bless!
Message - Why Italy?
Nov 30, 2015 • 53 min
A message about why Italy needs our support and what God is doing in Italy and would like to do with your participation. Given as a message and exhortation at New Beginnings Fellowship on November 15, 2015 while in the USA on home-assignment.Be blessed!
Supporting is for All
Nov 13, 2015 • 11 min
A short exhortation to all Christians to consider their role in supporting the Great Commission through giving. Few can go, but all can support. Few support, but imagine how the gospel could impact this world if more did support church planting…
Rivalry
Nov 6, 2015 • 11 min
A short exhortation from Ecclesiastes in regards to how we must pray to the Lord in order that rivalry and competition be not the driving force or motivation of our service unto Jesus. Missions and church planting will never be practical nor fruitful if…
One Thing is Necessary
Nov 2, 2015 • 18 min
A short exhortation from Luke 10:38-42. In these days it’s easy to be distracted away from the Lord and what He desires of us as His disciples. As Christian’s we must remember why we are here and be distracted by Jesus to best fulfill our calls in His…
Newsletter - new beginnings
Oct 23, 2015 • 20 min
Recorded in the USA, here we share our latest newsletter and expand it just a bit in order to give some more insight into what we are doing and what the Lord is doing with us as His servants in church planting in Italy.
Update - Pregnant, Visa, USA
Sep 28, 2015 • 11 min
A short update from Jesse & Jeryvee about some answers to prayer and how they will be coming to the USA (Jeryvee for the first time ever) to visit family, friends and supporters.
On Bearing Fruit
Sep 14, 2015 • 20 min
A short exhortation on bearing fruit as we live between two worlds and seek to live out the great commission. Taken from 2 Timothy 4:5. God bless us.
Unity is Never Natural
Aug 24, 2015 • 10 min
Some thoughts on unity and how it is not natural among Christians but it must be created and nurtured if it will be a reality among us.
Quarterly Newsletter - July 2015
Aug 17, 2015 • 12 min
Here we share our latest newsletter and expand it just a bit in order to give some more insight into what we are doing and what the Lord is doing with us as His servants in church planting.
SEE Teams Blurb
Jul 6, 2015 • 10 min
A short explanation of your possibilities to do a missions trip to Italy with SEE - saints equipped to evangelize. More info at www.saintsequipped.org
Why Campaign - evangelism update
Jun 7, 2015 • 12 min
A short update about how your support and prayers are helping us to better reach the lost in Pordenone, Italy. Engaging more people with a less religious look that has people connect life’s realities to Jesus Christ and the Gospel.
Update - news from the field
Apr 20, 2015 • 14 min
Jesse and Jeryvee read and expound their quarterly newsletter to update and inform about what the Lord is doing through them in Italy.
A word of encouragement for those considering missions
Apr 13, 2015 • 8 min
Taken from the missionary panel and Saints Bible Institute, Italy during the winter 2015 semester. This is a word of encouragement for the younger people, in this case the students at SBI, who are considering missions work in their life.
Q -What is the most rewarding part about being a missionary?
Apr 6, 2015 • 9 min
Another question taken from the missionary panel and Saints Bible Institute, Italy during the winter 2015 semester. This question has to do with learning about the most rewarding part of being a missionary.
Q -What is the hardest part about being a missionary?
Mar 30, 2015 • 9 min
Another question taken from the missionary panel and Saints Bible Institute, Italy during the winter 2015 semester. This question has to do with the challenges we face on a regular basis as church planting missionaries.
Q -What is your schedule like as a missionary?
Mar 23, 2015 • 11 min
Another question taken from the missionary panel at Saints Bible Institute, Italy during the winter 2015 semester. The students get to ask the missionaries questions about missionary life. This question has to do with understanding the daily routine, or…
Q -How should you prepare for missions?
Mar 16, 2015 • 6 min
A question asked during the missionary panel at Saints Bible Institute, Italy during the winter 2015 semester. This students question had to do with understanding what one should do to become a missionary; finish college or just go?
Sermon - Worship in Missions
Mar 9, 2015 • 46 min
A message that was delivered in Italy at Saints Bible Institute during the winter 2015 semester. A reminder of how the Lord is worthy of our praise no matter what our situation may, or may not be. A lifestyle of praise is fitting for a Christian and will…
Q -Being a missionary in a 1st world country?
Mar 2, 2015 • 10 min
What are your thoughts about being a missionary in a 1st world country as opposed to being a missionary in a 3rd world country? Another question proposed during the ‘missionary panel’ at Saints Bible Institute, Italy. Students at SBI get the opportunity…
Exhortation - Intercessory Prayer in Missions
Feb 25, 2015 • 28 min
A message that was given during the evangelism week for Saints Bible Institute, Italy in the winter of 2015 - www.saintsbibleinstitute.org. A message about the importance of praying for others: what is necessary to pray for others and how to pray for…
You have it for the sake of the gospel!
Feb 23, 2015 • 13 min
A fresh reminder that all we possess, all that the Lord has brought into being, through providence, is available to us, above all, for the sake of the gospel. Easily we lose perspective in regards to the things we possess and easily the great commission…
Q -What was the hardest adjustment in becoming a missionary?
Feb 21, 2015 • 9 min
Recently the students at Saints Bible Institute had an opportunity to ask the missionaries any questions they wanted at our ‘missionary panel’. This time I wrote down some of their questions in order to answer them for any of our supporters who may also…
Sermon - 3 Profiles of a Disciple
Feb 10, 2015 • 47 min
A sermon preached by Jesse during a fundraising trip to the US in July of 2014. Three identities we take on as Christians: fisherman, servant, soldier. A healthy view of these identities will cause us to have success in God’s eyes.
Update - House part II
Feb 2, 2015 • 15 min
A short update in response to our supporters prayers for us. This is the story of how God provided us a new home in the city where we are planting a church in Pordenone, Italy. To God be the glory.
Update - home
Jan 26, 2015 • 6 min
A short update from Jesse and Jeryvee about how they must again search for a new apartment in the city where they are currently working with the SEE team to plant a church, Pordenone. Listen to get the details and learn how you can join their ministry…
Update - Why Campaign Phase 3
Jan 26, 2015 • 21 min
Another update about this new outreach we are doing in North Italy in order to reach the lost, make disciples and plant churches. Join us in prayer and consider how you can be taking on something similar for your context.
Sermon - Worry and Contentment
Jan 2, 2015 • 54 min
A sermon preached by Jesse Schreck back in 2010 during a fundraising trip back in the US. Some things we ought to worry about, other things are a sin to worry about; all of us ought to be more content in Christ Jesus. Listen to also gain Insight into…
Update - The Schreck’s are Moving!
Dec 27, 2014 • 18 min
A short ministry update from Jesse and Jeryvee who are moving from a small apartment to a more spacious apartment closer to the town center. How might you be called and able to help them meet their financial need in order to get into this new apartment?…
Newsletter - End of the Year 2014
Dec 8, 2014 • 13 min
This is an expanded version of our end of the year newsletter which we are sending out electronically and in the mail. Listen to hear it in more detail from both Jesse and Jeryvee! God bless you friends and supporters for making this all possible!
5 Overlooked Aspects of Leadership in Moses
Dec 1, 2014 • 45 min
A message that Jesse preached during the fall of 2014 at Saints Bible Institute, Italy during a preaching series on Bible Characters. Character - Moses 5 Aspects of Leadership 1. Lead not of your own initiative 2. Obey God at all costs 3. Lead others out…
Intentional Thanksgiving
Nov 27, 2014 • 16 min
A short update about a Thanksgiving Outreach we did in Italy and another one we will do this Saturday. The idea of being intentional in order to give time to eating with lost people for the sake of the gospel and bringing them to Christ. Thank you for…
Learn, Then Move On
Nov 24, 2014 • 31 min
A devotional message preached during an evangelism week with the students from SBI, Italy - Saints Bible Institute. Taken from the gospel of Mark chapter 6 and Luke 24 we look at how Jesus invites us to learn from our experiences and to never cease…
Purpose of practicalmissions.com
Nov 17, 2014 • 16 min
A short but informative message as to the three motivations or purposes of practicalmissions.com.
Update - The ‘Why’ Project
Nov 15, 2014 • 13 min
A short update about a poster project we are doing in Pordenone, Italy in order to reach the lost; bridging the gap between the people and God, the people and the church and the people and us. Your participation makes this possible. This could be…
Q. What is God’s Will for My Life?
Nov 10, 2014 • 16 min
A question that I’ve been asked by several college students during my years of ministry in Italy while being involved with Saints Bible Institute. It’s an important question that we should all ask, but there are also answers we often fail to realize.We…
Don’t Deny the People. Trust and Go.
Nov 2, 2014 • 41 min
A sermon preached by Jesse while in the US during the summer of 2014. The message comes from the Gospel of Mark, chapter 6, and reveals much about Italy’s spiritual condition while challenging all believers to trust God more in order to go the extra…
#08 Why Italy? It’s Context Says it All
Oct 27, 2014 • 13 min
This is a clip from a sermon that Jesse preached in the USA during a fundraising trip in the summer of 2014. It tells of Italy’s spiritual realities beyond the simple statistics.These realities will change you. Let them change you and let them move you to…
#07 - Why Italy? It’s Statistics Say it All
Oct 25, 2014 • 10 min
A short talk about the unknown spiritual realities of Italy. Most evangelicals today are still uninformed of Italy’s reality, but these facts will change your view of things. Consider how the Lord might use you to meet Italy’s spiritual need.
Sermon - The Life of David
Oct 20, 2014 • 49 min
This sermon was recorded at Saints Bible Institute during the fall 2014 semester. It looks at three scenes from the life of David and what we can learn from his experiences.
#06 PM - Project Anonymous
Oct 20, 2014 • 10 min
This tells about a new outreach project that we are doing in our city where we are planting a church to help people living in a postmodern culture to think about the crucial to life questions. Your giving makes a difference!
#03 PM - Missions Week with S.B.I.
Oct 20, 2014 • 5 min
Insight into the evangelism/missions week we did on the streets of Italy with students from Saints Bible Institute.