Summer 2018 Missions Internship Opportunity: Panevėžys, Lithuania

The SBC of Virginia has a newly established partnership with churches in the city of Panevėžys, Lithuania with the eventual goal of planting a healthy, reproducing Baptist church in the city. This internship would help us solidify those relationships and help set a strategic course for accomplishing our goal. Intern would help local Lithuanian partner […]

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Why put Missions on Hold to Go to Seminary? Continuing the Conversation

The International Mission Board released a blog last week that answered the question, “Why put missions on hold to go to seminary?” (https://www.imb.org/2018/03/13/why-put-missions-on-hold-to-go-to-seminary/) I agree with the IMB’s answer. I’ve lived this question. I remember sitting on the floor of my apartment in seminary begging the Lord to answer it. While desiring to be overseas, […]

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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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Interested in a Summer Missions Internship?

Still looking for summer plans? Interested in gaining experience in local missions and leadership through a local church? Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem is hiring a paid summer intern to join their missions staff for ten weeks from May 29-Aug 2, 2018. Calvary Missions exists to lead millions of people to make a personal connection with Christ […]

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5 Ways to Think About Evangelistic Conversations

In my book Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out I emphasize evangelistic conversations over one-sided presentations. Here are five ways you can grow in this: 1. Stories Everyone has a story. Ask the other person about her story. Then, share your story. As a believer it’s not possible to tell your story without talking about Jesus, […]

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Reflections from the GO Conference

This semester, Dr. Mathias is teaching a college and seminary class in which students attend the GO Conference in addition to the regular class requirements. The 2018 GO Conference took place on February 16-17 at Southeastern, and these students, along other attendees coming from across the southeast region, sat under the teaching of D.A. Horton, […]

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Interested in Church Planting in Vermont?

Long crooked rivers, steep sprawling mountains-lush green in the spring and summer, intense and vibrant shades of oranges, reds, yellows in the fall. Cold winters, white with ice pouring over the edges of rocky cliffs define our mountainous region. Vermont is the winter playground for the east coast of the United States. In the summer […]

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Mayhem and the Mission

This is an adaptation of an earlier blog post that can be found here. Links to other articles for further reading included below. Our country has been once again rocked by an act of savagery beyond the scope of our imagination. Questions swirl. Politicians seek policy answers. Parents struggle to answer questions from their children. […]

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