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CFTROU 0039: Helping the Lone Ranger

Today we welcome Pastor Wadson Vasconcelos who currently pastors Family Church Portuguese. He started out his journey with Jesus as a lone ranger – a lone ranger with a passion for the gospel and Portuguese-speaking people. While still holding down a full-time job, Wadson began hosting Portuguese Bible studies in his home. The numbers kept growing and growing and soon he realized that his “hobby” was actually a calling from God. A friend introduced Wadson to other pastors at Family Church who came alongside Wadson. He joined the Family Church Residency Program, grew his Bible study into a Seed Church, and then
launched as Family Church Portuguese in February 2018. It’s a fascinating journey from lone ranger to Family Church pastor with encouragement to anyone who finds himself on either side of that equation. We also discuss the importance of mother tongue ministry, the importance of brotherhood, and why those who feel like lone rangers need to reach out for support.

Key Points:

  • Learn more about multicultural ministry.
  • How to develop a passion for a people group.
  • The importance of speaking to people in their heart language.
  • Moving from lone ranger to seed church to church.
  • How a church training program can help equip those who are called.
  • Training a team to come alongside called pastors.
  • How stronger churches can take responsibility for new churches.
  • The importance of brotherhood and reaching out for support.

Hear the story of Wadson Vasconcelos – a person with a passion for a people in a place – Portuguese speaking people in Palm Beach County. Click To TweetWe believe strong churches need to take responsibility for new churches and struggling churches. Click To TweetGod didn’t make us to walk with Him as lone rangers and God doesn’t call pastors to pastor alone. Find some brothers. Find somebody who needs your help Reach out for help. Click To Tweet

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Family Church Portuguese

Pastor Wadson Vasconcelos

Family Church Residency Program

Jimmy on Twitter

Sharper! 2019

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