Resources: New Books on the SBC

Here at the CGCS, we like to highlight resources that edify, equip, and encourage students, alumni, pastors and even lay church members in their efforts to fulfill the Great Commission. We want to make our readers aware of two important books about the mission and function of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read an excerpt of an article highlighting these books below:

Who runs the Southern Baptist Convention? The simple answer is, you do.

This is how the authors of a new book, SBC FAQs: A Ready Reference, emphasize the vital role that individual Southern Baptists have in the life of their convention.

In SBC FAQs, Keith Harper, senior professor of Baptist studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Amy Whitfield, SEBTS director of marketing and communications, seek to explain how the 173-year-old convention operates through a series of questions and answers.

Also new from another SEBTS faculty member, Scott Hildreth, is Together on God’s Mission: How Southern Baptists Cooperate to Fulfill the Great Commission, setting forth the importance of cooperative missions.

Harper and Whitfield wrote SBC FAQs to bring awareness to how the SBC operates and remind readers that individuals have a voice and are vital to its decision-making process. “They can’t use their voice if they don’t know it exists...” Click To Tweet

Knowing that many Southern Baptist church members lack a general understanding of the purpose and practices of the convention, Harper and Whitfield wrote SBC FAQs to bring awareness to how the SBC operates and remind readers that individuals have a voice and are vital to its decision-making process.

“They can’t use their voice if they don’t know it exists,” said Whitfield, noting that a lack of understanding can lead to a lack of participation.

CLICK HERE to read the full article and find out more about these two great books!

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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.
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