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Don’t simply defend your faith, be a leader! This podcast is designed to help students and young professionals grow in faith and leadership as they navigate the stages of young adulthood. We address important faith topics and provide practical life tips to help build your faith as you engage in a changing culture.

Lead Defend Arkansas Baptist State Convention

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Don’t simply defend your faith, be a leader! This podcast is designed to help students and young professionals grow in faith and leadership as they navigate the stages of young adulthood. We address important faith topics and provide practical life tips to help build your faith as you engage in a changing culture.

    [Lead Defend 2022] Mobilizing the Next Generation with MAVEN (Brett and Erin Kunkle)

    [Lead Defend 2022] Mobilizing the Next Generation with MAVEN (Brett and Erin Kunkle)

    In this episode, Ryan and Brock talk with Brett and Erin Kunkle of MAVEN. They were speakers at this year’s Lead Defend Foundations Conference
    MAVEN was created by Brett and Erin to help equip and mobilize youth and beyond to share the Gospel in a broken world. The guys talk to them about their mission, what they’ve seen through it and how it came to be.
     
    You can check out and connect with MAVEN here.
    To watch the video, click here. 

    • 33 min
    [Lead Defend 2022] Finding the Truth with Kolby King and Brock Caldwell

    [Lead Defend 2022] Finding the Truth with Kolby King and Brock Caldwell

    In this episode, Brock sits down with one of Lead Defend Foundation speakers, Kolby King.
    Along with his wife, Mary Beth, the King’s created ThreeThirty Ministries. They travel to churches, camps, youth groups, etc. sharing the Gospel in fun and unique ways like ventriloquism, fire-eating, balloon animals, drama, humor, stunts and more.
    Brock and King talk about rooting yourself in the truth, how to accomplish that and what the world might be telling you otherwise – and Kolby might perform an allusion so be sure to watch this episode on Youtube!
     

    • 22 min
    [Lead Defend 2022] Defending the Faith with Jamar Andrews and Ryan Scantling

    [Lead Defend 2022] Defending the Faith with Jamar Andrews and Ryan Scantling

    As we continue our series of hearing from Lead Defend 2022 Conference speakers, Ryan sat down with Jamar Andrews, pastor at Word Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
    Andrews led a session on how to defend your faith with scripture and led students through an exercise where he pretended to be an atheist or non-believer and challenged students on how to answer his questions and defend their faith. He walked Ryan through this session with examples of texts and illustrations he used as well.
     
    To connect with Jamar, email him at jandrews@wordbaptist.com
    To watch the video, click here. 

    • 20 min
    [Lead Defend 2022] Deconstruction with Rhyne Putman and Ryan Scantling

    [Lead Defend 2022] Deconstruction with Rhyne Putman and Ryan Scantling

    In our first episode live from the Lead Defend 2022 Conference, Ryan sat down with Rhyne Putman to talk about this new “fade” of Deconstructing Christianity. He led a session at Lead Defend this year on this very topic, and the dynamics behind the reason people are going towards this new trend - and how we can deflect from it.
    Putman is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of Worldview Formation & a Professor of Christian Ministries at Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.
     
    To get in touch with Rhyne, email him at: rputman@williamsbu.edu
    To watch the video, click here. 

    • 20 min
    Reaching the Next Generation - Brock and Ryan feat. Shane Pruitt

    Reaching the Next Generation - Brock and Ryan feat. Shane Pruitt

    In another live episode from the Evangelism conference in January, Brock and Ryan sat down with National NextGen Director at the North American Mission Board, Shane Pruitt. 
    Shane loves Gen Z and shares his heart for how God will use them. They also talk about his time touring with Winter Jam, how we're called to ministry/missions right now, not just the future, how to share the Gospel better and be a little less scared and more! 
     
    To watch this video, click here. 

    • 22 min
    Importance of Going On Mission - Ryan and Brock feat. Dithson Noel

    Importance of Going On Mission - Ryan and Brock feat. Dithson Noel

    In this episode of Lead > Defend, we recorded a couple of live shows at this year's ECON (Evangelism Conference) held in Little Rock with the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. 
    Ryan and Brock sat down with Dithson Noel, who works with the International Mission Board (IMB) and the Go2 Initiative. They talk about that work, plus dive into why it's important for college students to consider doing missions work after college. 
     
    To get connected with Go2, click here. 
    To watch the video, click here. 

    • 21 min

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