The Weekly Amen

The Weekly Amen is a list of articles, videos, and other resources that I’ve recognized as content we want to “Amen”. This content will come from various platforms and highlight various perspectives on topics that affect the Church’s collective witness and contributes to influencing our emphasis on the Great Commission here at the CGCS His […]

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Mission Field: The North American Rural Context Part I

In our last post, Mission Field: Urban Context Part 2, we discussed application and approaches that can be utilized in the North American urban environment. Today, we will pivot again to discuss and define the rural context(s) of North America.   What Is “Rural?” by the Numbers   The U.S. Census Bureau identifies “rural” as, […]

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Gods of this Age

What lessons can those of us living in a hyper-modern world learn from a missionary anthropologist who wrote about primitive folk religion and animism? Several years ago, missionary anthropologist Paul Hiebert wrote an important article, “The Flaw of the Excluded Middle.” The article sought to explain how the worldview of Animists should determine missionary strategy. […]

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Easter and God’s Mission

This week is the most important of the Christian calendar. We celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus and we remember our salvation. As Christians with a passion for missions, this week serves as one of our primary sources of motivation. This post presents a brief glimpse into God’s mission and shows how Easter sends […]

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Mission Field: North America Urban Context Part II

In our last post Mission Field: The North American Urban Context Part I,, we discussed what defines the Urban Context in NA. Today, we will transition from the numbers and definitions to focus more upon strategy and application. Strategy and Application With the populations growing, demographics constantly in flux, and the urban influence expanding in […]

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The Weekly Amen

The Weekly Amen is a list of articles, videos, and other resources that I’ve recognized as content we want to “Amen”. This content will come from various platforms and highlight various perspectives on topics that affect the Church’s collective witness and contributes to influencing our emphasis on the Great Commission here at the CGCS.   […]

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Mission Field: The North American Urban Context

When I consider the mission field of North America (NA), Jesus’ actions and words often come to mind as a good reminder and strategic thought process for engagement. He was going through all the cities and villages, teaching and proclaiming the gospel, and healing diseases and sicknesses (Matthew 9:35). Let’s sets the stage with that […]

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The Weekly Amen

The Weekly Amen is a list of articles, videos, and other resources that I’ve recognized as content we want to “Amen”. This content will come from various platforms and highlight various perspectives on topics that affect the Church’s collective witness and contributes to influencing our emphasis on the Great Commission here at the CGCS.   […]

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The Missing Piece in American Missions

The International Mission Board (IMB) gave The Center of Great Commission Study at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary sobering data on the current missionary personnel as of January 2017. The data revealed that there are currently about 3500 missionaries serving internationally and the ethnic backgrounds represented  among missionaries showed the following: 0.44% of current international missionaries […]

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Cooperation Essentials

There has been a lot of conversation about cooperation within the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Program. It is easy to criticize what we have, but it is equally important to understand the value and benefit of it as well. Not only is the Cooperative Program an extremely successful funding machine, it also supports […]

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