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 Hope […]

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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 Your […]

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Why Read History?

Several months ago, I was asked to develop a free online course on the history of Christian missions. (If you are interested, in the course, click here) At first, I wondered why in the world would anyone want to study history. I like history, but for many people that makes me weird. But you know, […]

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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. Preaching […]

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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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“I love to live on the brink of eternity.” David Brainerd What concerns you daily? Do you worry about finances, children, health, or a job? These concerns are all normal, yet we are frequently distracted by earthly issues and we ignore eternity. The Psalmist wrote: “My life span is nothing in Your sight. Yes, every mortal […]

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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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When Refugees Move to Town

The following blog post is the transparent story of what I learned from my first interaction with a refugee to the US.  The purpose of this post is not to take a political stance. Rather, my desire is to “humanize” the issue in a way that may bring a bit of understanding to Christ followers.  […]

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