The Cru MPD Podcast

The Cru MPD Podcast

We love that “the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.” We are driven to equip and inspire Christian workers to be Christ-centered, fully-funded, and financially faithful - so that missionary staff can come alongside all people to help them to know Jesus.


February 20, 2024 28 mins

Join Emily and Mark as they talk with the Kentucky Bluegrass Team about what it looks like for them to work on MPD while on assignment. 

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Join Tammy and Mark as they chat with Jason Burris about his stewardship practices and how that relates to MPD.

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January 30, 2024 30 mins

Tune in as Emily and Josh talk with Scott Kelsay about current stewardship realities and MPD!

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January 9, 2024 28 mins

Happy New Year! 2024! Are you thinking about what your MPD habits should be this year? Are you wondering what kind of offerings we have for our staff in MPD? Join us as we talk a bit about some of the MPD offerings for staff they can do on their own or as a team. 

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Tune in today to hear who won each day of the 12 Days of MPD Christmas and who won the grand prize for completing all 12 days. Also, hear how God moved as people took steps of faith in their MPD this December. 

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We are back with the 12 Days of MPD Christmas Challenge Day 7-12. Join us as we continue to share what the remainder of the challenges will be. 

As a reminder, Here is the form you need to complete at the end of the day's challenge to be entered to win.

Here is a little 12 day calendar that you can print and have around as a reminder for each of the 12 days.

Follow along on workplace (if you are cru ...

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November 28, 2023 25 mins

Join us for a 12 day MPD challenge this Christmas! We are kicking off December with the 12 days of MPD Christmas Challenge. Each day we will have a new challenge for you. If you complete that challenge by the end of that day and fill out this form, you will be entered to win $20 to Amazon. If you complete all 12 days and fill out the form, you will be entered to win $100 to Amazon.  All individual 12 day winners and the grand prize...

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Anyone wonder how you could be doing MPD during the holidays? Join Josh and Mike as they talk with Kyle and Rachael Fadeley about how they approach MPD during the holidays! 

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Join Katie and Mike as they chat with Mike's sister Becky about her and Mike's experience growing up as missionary kids and what it was like to raise support at the same time as someone in your family raises support. 

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Join Josh Ferguson and Katie Johnson as they talk with Chris Cushman about how she balances MPD with serving on staff in a part time capacity. 

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October 19, 2023 40 mins

Join Tammy Doci and Katie Johnson as they talk with fellow Cru staff, Nicholas Tifft, about his experience participating in Summer ReConnect this past summer. 

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Join Michele (before she transitioned off staff) and Katie as they talk with Duncan this week about how he continues to point staff he is coaching to Jesus and time in the Word. 

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September 26, 2023 24 mins

Join Michele (recorded before her transition) and Katie as they talk with MPD Coach David Lowry about being in the word in MPD.

Find David's MPD Devotionals here.

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Join Katie and Emily as they chat with Kevin and Melody about a new resource to help you with your End-of-Year Ask!

You can find the EOYA Checklist here.

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September 12, 2023 30 mins

Join Katie Johnson as she talks and introduces the new team of hosts for the Cru MPD Podcast! 

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September 5, 2023 24 mins

Michele Davis is full of wisdom and years of experience in MPD. Join Michele as she shares about a recent transition and all about her 21 years of raising support. 

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January 24, 2023 39 mins

Pete Smith joins Katie and Michele as they all talk about something they have in common: all three are married to someone who does not work with Cru. How has this impacted their MPD? How does it impact their staff life? Do these three coaches have any advice for how YOU might navigate this situation, either now or in the future? Let us know in the comments!

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Part of our MPD Stories series, today’s episode tells a story of two interns who were a part of the 2021 Intern MPD season that saw 100% report rate for the first time ever. We explain what we mean about advocacy in MPD, and how this played a key role in the success of our interns ministry partner development this year. Special thanks to Ana Maria Alaniz Mendoza, Ariana Sibaja, and Corey Park for sharing their experiences and persp...

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Is it really possible to see success in MPD while remaining on full-time assignment? Ryan McReynolds would answer a hearty "Yes!" Listen as he shares how The 4 Disciplines of Execution have helped him and his wife, Alex, achieve focus, experience weekly wins, and see results.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution
4DX Scorecard
Simplified Support Calculator
Ryan's Seminar Notes (2013)

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Need a bit of a pep talk for MPD in the new year? Cue AIA MPD Coaches Brent Batiste and Mark Hammitt! They join Michele and Katie for an encouraging and visionary convo about setting goals that are full of faith and grace. Can we make progress in a busy season? Yes! Can we try some new things and not be bogged down by guilt if it doesn’t go “perfectly”? Yes, yes we can!  

Resources referenced: The Spirituality of Fundraising by...

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