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.

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

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

     

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.