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Jordan Gustafson on the Amazing Opportunity of Long-Term Missions

 “We must invest in people, not just physical goods themselves.”

“[Long-term missions] has given people the opportunity to see something and then say, ‘I wonder if…’ And I think that’s a really amazing and a really powerful thing for laypeople in our churches.”

“We’ve definitely seen revitalization [in U.S. churches], and that’s been one of the sweetest things personally.”

“It’s not easy to be involved in your community…but it’s so important.”

“I believe that when we give people runways to lean in, amazing things happen. People want to be involved…I think the young people in our country are hungry for that.”

“We can’t pursue the Kingdom without the King. We have to be focused.”

“We’ve been able to remain strong and hold strong relationships with our partners because we’ve developed that trust.”

“The question isn’t necessarily if a disaster’s going to happen, but when is a disaster going to happen, and are we prepared to weather it, and are we prepared to press it forward? And what a long-term relationship does is it really begins to address that question.”

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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye