From the Professor’s Desk

As you all know we desire to produce relevant biblical content regarding missions practices and theology for our growing readership. We have primarily focused producing great written content so far and this has help us get some great resources out for public consumption. Another way we want to communicate is through video, speaking about various areas […]

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Calling Out the Called- Panel Discussion

Steve McKinion, David Sills, and Scott Hildreth discuss the specific calling to pastoral and missionary service and ways for pastors to recognize this specific calling in their church members. This panel discussion dives deep into topics such as “What is a call?” and “Is every Christian vocation a calling?”. Watch Here.

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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 Find […]

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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 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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Women’s Marches and Missions

This weekend, the nation witnessed a momentous occasion. Hundreds of thousands of women gathered in cities all across the United States and the world to peacefully assemble and march for women’s rights. I spent some time reading the signs women carried at the march. While I recognize that there are some signs that Christians cannot […]

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The Tension of Evangelism

Tension. What does this word conjure up in your mind? I asked a class this week whether their immediate response to the word “tension” was positive or negative. Almost all said negative. We see tension as something bad, something that’s a nuisance at best or a hindrance at worst.  I would beg to differ. Our […]

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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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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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#30DaysofGoing

Throughout the month of September, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is challenging all students to actively engage in Gospel conversations and evangelism everyday of the month. The following list is extracted from my Evangelism Handbook which expresses many ways to share Christ with the lost. Will you go? Will you join us these 30 days? 59 Ideas […]

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