“If you make disciples you’ll always make a church, if you make a church you won’t always make disciples.” What an incredible truth. While preparing to minister to the communities and neighborhoods in the San Diego area, we first gathered as a team and dug into the word. James Gordon, our team coach, instilled in us the importance of realizing our identity in Christ as we serve, but most importantly as we grow in faith. In Romans 5:1 we see that, “since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” The term justified means to be ‘declared right in the eyes of God.’ The fact that God identifies us as His own gives us peace to live fully for Him.
While studying the scriptures for the first few days and learning our teammate’s desires, skills and struggles we were ready to hit the city. We could not have begun to imagine the work that God was about to do in and through us.
The San Diego GenSend team is made of students from schools in Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Thirteen of us came from Southeastern and have developed into a family already! Let me introduce the team to you:Sean Robinson is leading our group as the team mobilizer- organizing our schedule and partnership with The Catalyst Church in downtown San Diego! Our team is made up of (Left to Right, Front) Lauren Turner, Trevor Forbis, Micheal Gibbons, Rebekah Pitts, Charisa Kelly, L.B., Myself (Ebbie Davis), Vickie Ward, (Back)Cameron Stanley, Sean Robinson, Dillon Pegram, Tyler Buff and Laki Green.
As we grow together and serve the city of San Diego please commit to pray for us.
- Pray for gospel centered conversations.
- Pray for daily opportunities to share the Gospel to the people we’re riding the bus with, having dinner with, or walking by on the streets.
- Pray that Catalyst church would be encouraged and that we serve them well.
- Pray for the concerns from back home and pray against the spiritual warfare.
The Great Commission Studies (CGCS) is the hub of Southeastern’s Great Commission efforts, helping develop students and faculty members who are Great Commission servants of their local churches. The CGCS serves the Southeastern community in four major areas: academics, research, mobilization, and convention relationships.