The Narrative of a Church Plant: Why DC?

Why DC? Rather than writing a typical “do-this-and-you’ll-succeed” series of blogs on church planting, the CGCS is displaying the story of a new team; the highs, the lows, the flaws, the successes, the providence, the frustration; all of this will be present in the blogs and cover various topics.  Sometimes they will be writing blogs […]

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MACP: A Degree for the Busy

Our Gift to You             It gets my adrenaline going to think about the opportunity the leaders of the Center for Great Commission Studies have developed for church planters. Remember this degree name: the Master of Arts in Church Planting. If you are reading this, and this degree doesn’t necessarily apply […]

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Student Writer: Jeremy Bell I am grateful to attend a school like Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where their mission ‘seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.’ This mission statement does not exist in order to look good on the top of a syllabus […]

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Movement in Montreal

Aaron Boswell, a church planter and pastor of Renaissance Church in Montreal, Canada, has an update on how ministry is going. Praise God for His faithfulness! Every detail in this update counts! Please continue to support this church and Montreal with your prayer.  16 people at our worship gathering (excluding 8 regular attenders that couldn’t […]

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I Went Because of Them

Student Writer: Alonda Heyward I’ve had many opportunities over the years to go and serve, but have always said no to going out of the country. However, I would be the first person to encourage anyone else to serve internationally in a heartbeat.  Signing up for the Japan spring break trip was me laying my ‘yes’ […]

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Pray for Japan: A Glance of Emptiness

First time on a plane, first time over seas, 12 hours over the ocean to pray over my first international mission trip. After months of planning, preparing, learning Japanese phrases, and studying customs, a diverse time of students from SEBTS embarked on a weeklong trip around the world. Excitement and nerves made an interesting combination […]

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Church Planting and the Attributes of God

As Colby Garman unpacked the Biblical-Theological rationale for church planting, I wanted to write in that same vein to look at what attributes of church planting can be found in different aspects of God. Given the fact that God himself is infinite, it is difficult to narrow such a list down. However, Dr. Dodson has listed […]

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Mission Trip Recaps and Forward-Looking

Guest Writer: Daniel Rice What if you knew you would likely be returning home permanently in about a year, but you just got to visit for a week? Well that is how my wife Tara and I felt about the SEBTS mission trip to Japan. Over spring break, we joined a diverse team of twenty […]

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Redemption Hill Celebrates 5 Years!

Church planting is always teetering on the edge of succeeding (which is hard to define, but what I have in view is the pastor’s salary is being paid and the congregation can continue to meet—you know, the minimum) or utter failure. When we get reports of churches not just succeeding, but thriving, it is time […]

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