Season 2 Episode 7

When is Safety an Obstacle to the Great Commission?

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When is Safety an Obstacle to the Great Commission?

Can the American Dream be an obstacle of the great commission? God often calls His followers toward and not away from danger for the sake of the Gospel, yet in our culture we have a love affair with safety. From car seats to bicycle helmets, we are obsessed with removing all of life’s risks.

Now some of our desires for safety are right and good, but some of them are actually dangerous for our souls. Some of those desires may even be Satanic.

Because of our love affair with safety do we…

  • Have in mind the things of men rather than the things of God?
  • Value the temporal more than the eternal?
  • Prize safety and security more than the Gospel?

You won’t want to miss this provocative and critical conversation as we consider when safety can be an obstacle to the Great Commission.


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Table Guests

Denny Spitters

Vice President of Church Partnerships Pioneers USA. Denny has served in many church staff roles as worship, missions, and small group pastor and understands the significance of missions in the local church. As missions pastor, he had multiple short-term and cross-cultural experiences. 

Matthew Ellison

Matthew is President and Church Missions Coach at Sixteen:Fifteen he devotes his time to serving local churches across the country by coaching them in strategically focused missions and helping them to discover and use their unique gifts in partnership with others to make Christ known among all nations.

Jeff Jackson

Jeff Jackson has planted a church in both the Central Philippines and the San Diego area. He founded Shepherd's Staff in 1999 and currently serves as the Director of Church Relations and Missionary Care.


Phil Auxier

Pastor Slave of Jesus, Husband to Meghan, Father to 4, pastor to Crestview, Phil also facilitates some community leadership programs in his community.

Chip Lusko

Chip Lusko

Calvary Chapel Pastor, Manager of Connection Communications- Calvary Albuquerque, New Mexico, Documentary Producer, Radio Network Director and Mission Supervisor - Calvary Kendall, Florida