Reflections from the Hurricane Relief Mission Team

On October 15, the CGCS, in partnership with NAMB, sent a Hurricane Relief Mission Team to Immokalee, Florida for a week to aid those affected by Hurricane Irma. Led by Dr. Scott Hildreth and Dr. Drew Ham, the 19-member team spent their week serving in various ways for the sake of the gospel and bringing […]

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Reflecting on the Pillar Unite Conference 2017

As I reflect back on this past week of events with The Pillar Unite Conference I’m very thankful for the partnership that exists between our churches and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Pillar Network is comprised of churches that define their like-mindedness around these 6 key characteristics: We proclaim the gospel of our Sovereign Lord […]

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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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Generation SEND

Through Generation SEND, Southeastern Seminary and the College at Southeastern mobilized more students on mission than any other endeavor in the year 2016. The North American Mission Board (NAMB) partnered with Southeastern to provide an opportunity like no other to help students learn what it means to live life on mission in the cities of […]

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Training Missionaries in Seminary

Each semester I meet with students who are passionate about missions. For many, their divine call and the pressure they feel as the learn about the needs around the world tempts them to bypass training and jettison theological education. In my experience, this is a recipe for disaster. Success in missions requires more than enthusiasm […]

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Defining Church Planting: Part II

Post 3: Last week we unpacked the first third of the definition of church planting as espoused by Dr. Mike Dodson. I took the definition, turned it into a haiku, and simultaneously chased all remaining readers away by waxing poetic about church planting. For those still reading, thank you for being the salt of the […]

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Today, Pray for our Team in Toronto

This week at SEBTS, students were out for their Easter break. For several this meant a quick trip home to see the family, a random adventure to the beach, or the beauty of working on lingering papers. But, for about 15 of our SEBTS and C@SE students this meant a trip to Toronto, Canada. Our team has been […]

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