John Smithwick is the founder and president of Global Ventures. Along with his wife Martine, he has mobilized thousands of short-term missionaries to over 20 nations around the world. They live in Tulsa, Oklahoma with their two sons.

044: Evangelist Daniel Kumar | God is Moving in India

In this episode John is joined by Pastor Daniel Kumar, who’s groundbreaking work with one of the largest people groups in India and the amazing individual transformations he’s seen using tools that you and I often take for granted.


If you’d like to connect with Pastor Daniel and his ministry, email us at info@globalventures.tv and we will help you become a part of how God is moving in India.

043: Pastor Mark Brazee | The Missions-Minded Church Part 2

In this episode, John is joined by longtime friend and Pastor, Mark Brazee! This is the second of a two-part conversation where Pastor Mark shares with John what has caused his church to grow and flourish over the years, and some surprising things the Bible illustrates about the relationship between The Church and missions.


To learn more about Pastor Mark and his ministry visit woctulsa.org

042: Pastor Mark Brazee | The Missions-Minded Church Part 1

In this episode, John is joined by longtime friend and Pastor, Mark Brazee! This is the first of a two-part conversation where Pastor Mark shares with John what has caused his church to grow and flourish over the years, and some surprising things the Bible illustrates about the relationship between The Church and missions.


To learn more about Pastor Mark and his ministry visit woctulsa.org

 

041: John Smithwick | Passionate Evangelism

In this solocast, John talks about evangelism, how to get started engaging people where you are, and answers questions he’s gotten over the years. This subject is one of the closest to his heart, and his extended wisdom and experience in the subject will leave you excited to do more in your everyday life as well as outside of your normal circle of influence.




Are you inspired to come on a trip with Global Ventures? Register now at global ventures.tv/go!

040: Jim Schmitt | Leadership Through Humility Part 2

In this episode, John is joined by long-time friend and missionary to Ireland, Pastor Jim Schmitt! John and Jim talk about Jesus’ example of what Godly leadership looks like, focusing especially on the important quality of humility! This is the second of a two-part conversation with Jim, and both episodes are full of wisdom, heart, and inspiring insight!



To learn more about the Schmitt family’s church in Limerick, Ireland at www.wocc.ie!

039: Jim Schmitt | Leadership Through Humility Part 1

Welcome to the second season of The Reach Podcast! In this episode, John is joined by long-time friend and missionary to Ireland, Pastor Jim Schmitt! John and Jim talk about Jesus’ example of what Godly leadership looks like, focusing especially on the important quality of humility! This is part one of a two-part conversation with Jim, and both episodes are full of wisdom, heart, and inspiring insight!



To learn more about the Schmitt family’s church in Limerick, Ireland at www.wocc.ie!

038: Summer Series | 2017 Stories from the Field

In this final episode of the summer series (and final episode of The Reach Podcast, Season 1) John is accompanied by the Global Ventures’ International Coordination Director and Missions Trip Director, Dave and Marlana Young! Just days off of the missions field, they all share fresh stories of victory, miracles, and even some challenges where God showed Himself in a very big way! This exciting season-finale is full of heart and hits right at the core of what we’re about!



Thank you so much for listening and sharing your feedback about The Reach Podcast, Season 1! If you’ve enjoyed the podcast, want more episodes about a certain subject, or just want to say “Hi,” we would love to hear from you! You can reach the podcast family at media@johnsmithwick.com and you might even see your feedback featured on social media. We will see you in September with brand new, powerful episodes!

037: Summer Series | Change That Lasts

In this episode of the summer series, Helen and Sarah join John in the studio to dive into the importance of follow-up ministry, working with and through the local church everywhere we go, and teaming up with others to make everything possible. You’ll also hear compelling stories of God’s faithfulness during extended ministry overseas!



To find out more about our ongoing projects in nations across the world and what you can do to be a part, visit globalventures.tv/partner

036: Summer Series | Raising Up Leaders

In the third episode of our special summer series John is joined by Anna and Cory, both of whom graduated The CORE Program here at Global Ventures. They talk about the importance of raising up leaders and hands-on mentorship, both from the leader’s perspective as well as the one being trained. Whichever position you find yourself in, this episode will speak to you!



If you’re interested in The CORE Program, enrollment for the 2017-2018 year is still open for a limited time! Learn more about the program at globalventures.tv/core

035: Summer Series | That All May Know

The summer series continues with John joined by long-time GV staff member and experienced harvester, Holly! They openly discuss the heart, benefits, and logistics of what mass evangelism projects look like nation to nation. This episode is full of passion, and likely to inspire you to be more involved in harvest ministry than ever!



We will be announcing brand new trips for 2018 soon! In the meantime, follow us on social media for exciting updates, miracle stories, and opportunities for you to engage in mass evangelism projects yourself! Facebook: Global Ventures // Twitter: @JohnRSmithwick // Instagram: @_GlobalVentures

034: Summer Series | God’s Heartbeat

Kicking off our summer series, John is joined by Cory and Mike, long-time Global Ventures veterans. They all open up through personal stories and scripture about how God’s heart for people is shown and how we can exemplify it in our own lives. This episode will help you discern what things in your life could be distracting you from seeing people the way that God sees them, and incite new passion in you for the lost!



Listen throughout this summer as we release special episodes every other week focused on reaching the lost effectively and what global Ventures is doing around the world that you can be a part of!

033: Jimmy Shaw | God is Setting You Up

This week, John sits down with his friend Jimmy Shaw, founder of the organization Project Doxa and missions veteran, to talk about how God is constantly working behind the scenes on your behalf.  Through their own stories and through Biblical examples, John and Jimmy share about God’s faithfulness and willingness to use those who make themselves available to Him.



To learn more about Jimmy and Project Doxa, visit www.projectdoxa.com!

032: John Smithwick | How to Discern Truth

In this solocast, John discusses how we can discern what is truth in today’s slew of information. It can be all too easy to drown in theories and ideas in the midst of the hype, but it is possible to keep a level-head and stay true to our faith in the midst of culture. This episode will open your eyes to the practicality of finding truth. Below is a list of websites and resources that will help you as well!



Here’s some resource links that you might find helpful while searching for different things.
Completeplanet.com is 70k searchable databases and specialty search engines // Refdesk.com news headlines and links to reference resources // www.bestofhistorysites.com has tons of history links including biblical times. // www.virtualreligion.net/vri is another study site for ministry and missions. // Usa.gov to access many u.s. govt sites. // www.ceoexpress.com for business news material. // Infoplease.com is like a very extensive almanac. // www.Joshuaproject.net for information on unreached people groups and other missions related things. // www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html “The World Factbook” // Snopes.com is a great place to check the validity of articles and information you read online, as well as Factcheck.org // Also, check out “The Extreme Searcher’s Internet Handbook” (latest version available) by Randolph Hock. Happy searching!  Disclaimer: I cannot vouch for all information on any one of these sites:

030: John and Martine Smithwick | Cultivating a Healthy Marriage Part 2

In today’s world, the stresses on marriages are growing, and Christians are not immune. In this special 2-part session, John and Martine discuss how to maintain a healthy and God-centered marriage. The word of God is full of marital wisdom that we don’t always see in the world around us. We hope this episode give you new perspectives, hope, and a greater understanding of God’s love, no matter what your marital status might be!



 

029: John and Martine Smithwick | Cultivating a Healthy Marriage Part 1

In today’s world, the stresses on marriages are growing, and Christians are not immune. In this special 2-part session, John and Martine discuss how to maintain a healthy and God-centered marriage. The word of God is full of marital wisdom that we don’t always see in the world around us. We hope this episode give you new perspectives, hope, and a greater understanding of God’s love, no matter what your marital status might be!



 

028: Pastor Tony Paul | Walking Out Your Calling Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series that explores the God-given callings on each of our lives. Pastor Tony Paul has been a pastor in the New England area for over 10 years and has witnessed some incredible miracles and healings. He also has extensive experience in coaching people to find their God-given callings. If you are curious about different callings and how you can began to walk in yours, this podcast is for you!



To learn more about Pastor Tony and Go Church visit gochurchinfo.com

027: Pastor Tony Paul | Walking Out Your Calling Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series that explores the God-given callings on each of our lives. Pastor Tony Paul has been a pastor in the New England area for over 10 years and has witnessed some incredible miracles and healings. He also has extensive experience in coaching people to find their God-given callings. If you are curious about different callings and how you can began to walk in yours, this podcast is for you!



To learn more about Pastor Tony and Go Church visit gochurchinfo.com

026: John and Martine Smithwick | Our Story

We believe this will be a treat for everyone! This week, John & Martine sat down together to share a very important story to them both – their love story! Not only is their story exciting, but it’s also full of Biblical principles that can be applied to each of our lives when it comes to following after God’s plan with reckless abandon. And If you like this episode, in a mere few weeks John & Martine will return to share about marriage principles and answer questions from Facebook – don’t miss it!



 

025: Martine Smithwick | Why Kids Ministry Matters

In this solocast, Martine Smithwick shares about the necessity of kids ministry and how God highly values young people and those who minister to them. Through the Word of God and her own compelling stories, what Martine delves into in this episode is valuable and needed in our churches and ministries today. Whether you are in ministry, have your own children, or simply have children in your life, this message will help and encourage you!




John and Martine Smithwick conduct dynamic and effective children’s ministry on each Global Ventures trip. If this episode stirs your desire to be a part of an upcoming GV trip, you can register now at globalventures.tv/go!

024: John Foy | A Father’s Love

In this episode, John is joined by fellow evangelist and long-time friend John Foy to discuss what love really looks like in the Bible and how it transforms our lives. John Foy opens up about how the revelation of God’s love became very personal in his life after a game-changing encounter. Love is something we all need and can grow in.



To learn more about the Foy family or purchase John’s books, please visit http://www.salt1620.com/

023: Jon Coats | Living Led By The Spirit

In this episode with guest Pastor Jon Coats, we explore essential ways to be led by the Holy Spirit in our everyday lives, from the most difficult situations to simple day-to-day decisions. This episode will help you gain a clearer understanding of the nature and workings of the Holy Spirit in your life specifically, in the church, and in the world.



To learn more about Jon Coats and Father’s House visit fhtulsa.com

021: Holly Button | Finding Your Purpose

Purpose and fulfillment are two things that we all desire in our lives. In this special episode, John and former director of the Global Ventures TV series, Holly Button, define purpose and explore the ways we can find fulfillment in our lives long-term. It does not matter where you are in life or what you may have done, God has not changed His mind about your purpose. This recording will encourage you to go after your purpose with reckless abandon!



To get involved in reaching people worldwide and experience the purpose of God in a new way, check out GlobalVentures.tv/GO for upcoming missions opportunities!

019: Pastor Tim Earnhardt | Reaching People Part 1: The Motivation

In this week’s podcast, John sits down with Pastor Tim Earhart to talk about the essential ingredient to reaching people around you. Pastor Tim shares how to share the Gospel out of love and compassion instead of obligation. If you struggle to witness to others or have been soul-winning for years, this podcast is for you!



If you would like to learn more about Pastor Tim and Occupied Church, visit occupiedchurch.com.

 

018: Dr. Edwin Miranda | Speaking God’s Word Over Your Life

This is the second session between John and Dr. Edwin Miranda. This week, John & Edwin talk about the life-changing power of knowing and speaking the word of God over your life. If you are feeling powerless in your life, this episode will help fuel a new passion for becoming what God has destined you to be – emboldened, effective, and victorious!



To learn more about Dr. Edwin Miranda and his ministry, visit edwinmiranda.com!

017: Dr. Edwin Miranda | God’s System Vs. the World’s System

In this episode, John and Dr. Edwin Miranda discuss how we can live victoriously everyday no matter our circumstances. They point out differences in the system that world lives by and God’s system that we have access to as believers. You’ll learn about the authority that you have to live in health and at peace. If you need some solid encouragement today, this is your podcast.



To learn more about Dr. Edwin Miranda and his ministry, visit edwinmiranda.com!

016: Stephen Macri | When the Going Gets Tough Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series that focuses on stepping out and discovering God’s faithfulness. John’s guest Stephen Macri and his family have experienced several setbacks while on the missions field in Australia and the South Pacific Islands over the last 6 years, but through the Lord’s strength and faithfulness, they have never given up. If you have ever felt like giving up, this podcast will give you encouragement and strength.



To learn more about the Macri family and their ministry, visit freedomharvestministries.org.

015: Stephen Macri | When the Going Gets Tough Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series that focuses on stepping out and discovering God’s faithfulness. John’s guest Stephen Macri and his family have experienced several setbacks while on the missions field in Australia and the South Pacific Islands over the last 6 years, but through the Lord’s strength and faithfulness, they have never given up. If you have ever felt like giving up, this podcast will give you encouragement and strength.



To learn more about the Macri family and their ministry, visit freedomharvestministries.org.

014: Evangelist Daniel King | Is Mass Evangelism Effective? Part 2

This is the second part in a conversation between John and Evangelist Daniel King, discussing what the Bible says about mass evangelism, what mass evangelism looks like around the world, and how effective it is from culture to culture. They also share personal stories from ministry experiences throughout their lives.



To learn more about Evangelist Daniel King, visit www.kingministries.com!

013: Evangelist Daniel King | Is Mass Evangelism Effective? Part 1

This episode is the first half of a conversation between John and Evangelist Daniel King, discussing what the Bible says about mass evangelism, what mass evangelism looks like around the world, and how effective it is from culture to culture. They also share personal stories from ministry experiences throughout their lives.



To learn more about Evangelist Daniel King, visit www.kingministries.com!

010: Brent Sharpe | Stress, Anxiety & Grief Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series on mental health issues and the church’s role in reaching out. Whether these subjects are a part of your reality or someone you love, we hope this leaves you encouraged.



Brent Sharpe is a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as a licensed counselor. He and his family founded Life Connection Counseling in Tulsa, OK. To learn more about Brent and Life Connection Counseling, visit lifeconnectioncounseling.com.

 

009: Brent Sharpe Stress Anxiety and Grief Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series on mental health issues and the church’s role in reaching out. Whether these subjects are a part of your reality or someone you love, we hope this leaves you encouraged.



Brent Sharpe is a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as a licensed counselor. He and his family founded Life Connection Counseling in Tulsa, OK. To learn more about Brent and Life Connection Counseling, visit lifeconnectioncounseling.com.

008: John Smithwick | God’s Will for Healing

In this solocast, John teaches on what the Bible says about God’s will regarding physical healing and addresses common misconceptions and cultural contradictions. Prepare to be encouraged, whether you are in need of physical healing, know someone who is, or just want to dive deeper into knowledge of how much God loves you and wants good things for you!



007: John Smithwick | Thanksgiving

In this solocast, John pulls from the historical narrative of the United States and dives into how God’s plan for us is always working, and the freedom that gives us to live a life of gratitude!



Have a very happy Thanksgiving with those close to you, and we will be here next week with another great set of guests!

005: Pastor Paul Daugherty | Love’s Response to Today’s Culture Part 2

This is second of a two-part discussion between John and Pastor Paul Daugherty, discussing relevant societal issues and how we, as Christians, can follow Jesus’ demonstration and respond in love without compromising our character. They also talk through practical, effective ways to minister to those around us who are caught in destructive lifestyles.



To learn more about the ministry of Pastor Paul Daugherty, please visit pauldaugherty.org. If you are looking for a great church in the Tulsa area, we encourage you to check out Victory.

004: Pastor Paul Daugherty | Love’s Response to Today’s Culture Part 1

In this episode, John and Pastor Paul Daugherty discuss relevant societal issues and how we, as Christians, can follow Jesus’ demonstration and respond in love without compromising our character. They also talk through practical, effective ways to minister to those around us who are caught in destructive lifestyles.



To learn more about the ministry of Pastor Paul Daugherty, please visit pauldaugherty.org. If you are looking for a great church in the Tulsa area, we encourage you to check out Victory.

003: John Smithwick | My Journey with the Miraculous

In this encouraging solocast, John shares about how healing and miracles became a part of his everyday life from the time he was young, and what a vital role it has played in his evangelistic ministry around the world. It’s full of exciting stories, biblical wisdom, and practical insight for those who want to see the miraculous in their own lives.



Do you want to see God work powerful miracles through your hands? As a part of a Global Ventures team trip, you’ll get to be a part of sharing the gospel with those who have not heard, divine healings and miracles, and more! Register now for one of our 2017 trips at GlobalVentures.TV/GO!

002: Hayne Schurz | Real Spirituality Part 2

This is the second part of a discussion between John and Pastor Hayne Schurz about the difference between what society perceives as “spiritual” and what the Bible describes, especially the example that Jesus set while He was on the earth. The content is challenging, but very encouraging to all of us who have struggled at times feeling like a failure.



Visit theglobalseedcompany.com to learn more about Pastor Hayne and the ministry he and his family are a part of around the world!

001: Hayne Schurz | Real Spirituality Part 1

This is the first part of a discussion between John and Pastor Hayne Schurz about the difference between what society perceives as “spiritual” and what the Bible describes, especially the example that Jesus set while He was on the earth. The content is challenging but very encouraging to all of us who have struggled at times feeling like a failure.




Visit theglobalseedcompany.com to learn more about Pastor Hayne and the ministry he and his family are a part of around the world!

000: John & Martine Smithwick | Introducing The Reach Podcast

In this introductory podcast, John and Martine Smithwick quickly share from their heart about who they are, why they chose to start recording The Reach Podcast, and some of the interesting topics you’ll be hearing about in the near future. This short session is full of heart and sets up many great moments to come!



Visit globalventures.tv to learn more about how you can connect with the work of Global Ventures.

     

The Reach Podcast with John Smithwick features weekly interviews with a variety of influencers about relevant issues that the Body of Christ is facing today.

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