Podcast #6 Dr. Charles Lawless On Evangelism and Disciple Making


I was privileged to get to know Dr. Lawless this semester. I was greatly encouraged by his humility, zeal for evangelism and godliness. He is Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth at Southern Seminary.

Dr. Lawless has written several books including Membership Matters and Discipled Warriors. You can find his books on Amazon: Chuck Lawless. The Towers has also written a faculty profile on him.

This is the most important interview we’ve done yet.

This interview was recorded 9/10/2007. Dr. Lawless did a great job and said some really important things. Here is a brief list of questions:

  • How would you summarize the Gospel?
  • How do you appraise the current state of the American church?
  • How can churches be more effective in their evangelism?
  • Why are baptisms declining in the Southern Baptist Convention?
  • What do you think is the future of the Church Growth movement?
  • What do you expect the American church will be like in 20 years?

About Dr. Lawless from the Southern Seminary website:

William Walker Brookes Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth (1997); Dean, Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth; Director of Professional Doctoral Studies

* B.S., Cumberland College
* M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Lawless brings to Southern Seminary wide experience in church work, having served as pastor of two different congregations in Ohio. He also has served as a Lecturer in English at the University of Cincinnati. He has contributed articles to denominational periodicals and written Sunday School curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Lawless is the author of five works, including Membership Matters, Spiritual Warfare, Discipled Warriors, and Making Disciples through Mentoring. He is a member of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, the American Society for Church Growth, and the Evangelical Missiological Society.

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9 Responses to Podcast #6 Dr. Charles Lawless On Evangelism and Disciple Making

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  3. Doug Smith says:

    What kind of software/equipment are you using to produce these podcasts?

  4. Tony Kummer says:

    Free software – Audacity plus some cheap mic/headsets from Radio Shack and my trusty laptop. If your on campus on Mondays you can tag along sometime and witness. Just let me know.

  5. Doug Smith says:

    I’m taking Internet classes in SW VA right now, but if I am visiting campus sometime on a Monday, I’ll check it out. I use Audacity but would like to find out how to do some more stuff with it. Thanks for your labors!

  6. Doug Smith says:

    One more Q – do you use a line-in jack, a mic-input jack, or an interface that plugs into USB?

  7. Tony Kummer says:

    The USB will only work with one mic at a time. So I use two headsets that plug into the 1/8 mic jack. I use a spliter and some digital amplification.

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