24 episodes

Great Commission Conversations is a podcast encouraging church leaders to remain focused on advancing the church and making disciples among the nations. Join Chuck Lawless & Keith Whitfield as they help pastors find ways to connect, care, and lead their people. At the same time, we also should feel the need to reach their community so this show provides a place for you to hear solutions and ideas so we can fulfill the Great Commission in our daily lives.

Great Commission Conversations Chuck Lawless & Keith Whitfield

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Great Commission Conversations is a podcast encouraging church leaders to remain focused on advancing the church and making disciples among the nations. Join Chuck Lawless & Keith Whitfield as they help pastors find ways to connect, care, and lead their people. At the same time, we also should feel the need to reach their community so this show provides a place for you to hear solutions and ideas so we can fulfill the Great Commission in our daily lives.

    The Importance Of Rest & Spiritual Renewal

    The Importance Of Rest & Spiritual Renewal

    It's been 1 year since COVID-19 forever changed what life would look like our country as well as the rest of the world. What this time has revealed to so many of us is our limitations as humans and our desperate need for rest and spiritual renewal.


    Dr. Chuck Lawless and Dr. Keith Whitfield share some ways that they implement these important spiritual disciplines into their lives and how we as ministry and church leaders can recalibrate so that we can not only take care of ourselves better, but also those we love and are responsible for. 


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    • 30 min
    How The Enemy Attacks Us Through Spiritual Warfare

    How The Enemy Attacks Us Through Spiritual Warfare

    This week on the podcast, Dr. Keith Whitfield and Dr. Chuck Lawless discuss the subject of spiritual warfare and how the enemy manifests himself in the lives of everyday believers as well as leaders.


    A few years ago, Chuck co-wrote a book with Bill Cook called Spiritual Warfare in the Storyline of Scripture: A Biblical, Theological, and Practical Approach which offers practical insights into some of Satan’s most common attacks on believers, and strategies for how we might stand against his onslaught. Through this book, they help you gain a more complete understanding of what the Bible teaches about spiritual warfare in order to live in victory, confident that Satan is an enemy who has already been defeated.   


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    • 31 min
    How You Can Make Sharing The Gospel A Part Of Your Lifestyle | Guest: Dr. D. Scott Hildreth

    How You Can Make Sharing The Gospel A Part Of Your Lifestyle | Guest: Dr. D. Scott Hildreth

    What if talking about your faith felt as natural as discussing your family, your work, or your hobbies?

    Evangelism doesn't have to be uncomfortable. You're under no pressure to prove anything. It really just amounts to having a conversation, and almost any context provides the opportunity for evangelism. You can spot these opportunities when you listen, because people talk about what's important to them. So think of evangelism as building a relationship with someone and intentionally planning to share Jesus as a part of everyday living. 


     


    On this episode of the podcast, Dr. Chuck Lawless and Dr. Keith Whitfield interview Dr. D. Scott Hildreth about a book that he co-wrote with Steven A. McKinion called, "Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out: Evangelism the Way You Were Born to Do It".


     


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    • 29 min
    How To Stay Consistent In Your Walk With The Lord | Guest: Dr. Jim Shaddix

    How To Stay Consistent In Your Walk With The Lord | Guest: Dr. Jim Shaddix

    This week, Dr. Chuck Lawless and Dr. Keith Whitfield bring on one of their colleagues from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Jim Shaddix, to discuss how church and ministry leaders can remain consistent when it comes to their personal relationship with God. In these roles that leaders serve, it can get really easy to ignore our own spiritual tank so we can pour into others, but that honestly can be one of the most destructive things we can do for those we serve. 


     


    Dr. Jim Shaddix serves as Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, occupying the W. A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching. He also serves as a Senior Fellow for the Center for Preaching and Pastoral Leadership, which exists to resource pastors in local churches.


     


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    • 31 min
    The Task Of Ministry Preparation

    The Task Of Ministry Preparation

    Chuck and Keith are back this week as they start 2021 sharing their individual stories of ministry preparation from when they first started all the way up to present day. If you're feeling called into ministry, just like preparing for any job, there is knowledge to gain and skills to acquire in order to become successful in what you do. As you respond to God’s calling and pursue a career in ministry, both Dr. Lawless and Dr. Whitfield share about some things to keep in mind.


     


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    • 34 min
    Living Generously For The Great Commission | Guest: Art Rainer

    Living Generously For The Great Commission | Guest: Art Rainer

    This week, Dr. Lawless & Dr. Whitfield have on one of their colleagues, Art Rainer, to share about how all of us have the ability to leverage our finances and resources for the advancement of His Kingdom. Art Rainer is a Vice President at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and an MBA from the University of Kentucky. He writes widely about issues related to finance, wealth, and generosity. You can read and hear more from Art at ArtRainer.com.


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    • 31 min

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One of my favorites!!! Don't miss this podcast!

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I think a lot of churchmen could learn something’s from these gentlemen. I certainly do. Like how they are religious narcissists.

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