Losing Two Missionaries: How Should we Pray?

Yesterday, Southern Baptists lost two missionaries. According to reports I have seen, Randy and Kathy Arnett were killed in an automobile accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I have known, and worked with, Randy and Kathy for several years as they worked to develop theological education opportunities for African pastors. While we all know […]

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On the Changing President of the IMB

By now, most would have heard that Dr. David Platt has asked the trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) to begin searching for a new president. (Click here for news story) For many, this news comes as a shock. For some, it may even be a point of frustration and fear. The IMB is, […]

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The New Process of Going with the IMB

Last week, the CGCS hosted a room full of those interested in the new changes to the IMB candidating process. Alan Garnett, IMB consultant for North and South Carolina, was with us to explain the new process and answer questions. If you missed a chance to engage in this evening, take a look at this […]

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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 If […]

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The Weekly Amen

What 9Marks Purists Should Know About Church Planting At 9Marks, we’ve long appreciated those with whom we have the most important things in common, yet disagree with us constructively (Prov. 27:6). This article by Ed Stetzer is an example of putting that appreciation into practice. We hope you’ll benefit from him, just as we have. […]

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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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“Mission is understood as being derived from the very nature of God” — David Bosch Where did the idea of missions come from anyway? Missions is expensive. Missions is inconvenient. Missions is frightening. Missions is frequently promoted with guilt and seems impossible to accomplish. There is no question these statements are true. But these, and […]

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Your Curriculum Won’t Make Disciples

Henry Blackaby. Beth Moore. “Explore the Bible”. “The Gospel Project”.  I’m thankful to God for them all.  Blackaby’s “Experiencing God” helped me to understand that as a Christian I needed to “Find where God is at work and join Him.”  Moore taught my wife that her identity is in Christ through a myriad of her […]

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Mission Field North America

In a previous series, Defining Church Planting, we discussed the foundational and theological framework for the tasks of Church Planting in general. Today and in the following series of posts, the goal will be to take this foundation and begin to apply those principles when considering the North American context (US and Canada). Before we […]

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Lottie Receiver Gives Thanks

Give to Lottie Moon Today We often ask you to pray for our students and missionaries serving overseas but rarely are we able to update you on their behalf. During this time of the season every year, the terms Lottie Moon and Christmas Offering ring loud in the Baptist churches around the nation. If we’re […]

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