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A #GreatCommission Recap

In this week’s #GreatCommission Recap…

We discuss ways you can learn and pray for the ongoing conflicts in Haiti and Syria, share articles from D. Scott Hildreth and George Robinson, and remind you of opportunities to engage in the upcoming weeks.


current events

This week, our hearts have been stirred by the suffering of people around the world. As we read news of Haiti and Syria, let's remember to pray for those who are in harm's way. Also, if you know (or meet) someone from those countries, take time to ask about their families and pray with them.

A Global Christian has an eye to the nations and a heart for God's mission.

To learn more and gain a deeper understanding of how you can pray for these two countries, check out the following resources:


articles

A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR KIDS: IMMIGRATION AND THE GOSPEL

CGCS Director Scott Hildreth provides helpful parenting insights regarding conversations about immigration and the gospel.

“Discussions about God’s mission can confront racist ideas, give a glimpse of hope in the face of deportation, and encourage our children to share Christ with international friends.”

WHY ALL GOOD CHRISTIANS SHOULD CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN

SEBTS Professor George Robinson discusses the importance of engaging our culture on Halloween rather than staying in our Christian circles.

“The reason I propose that good Christians celebrate Halloween and stay home from the ‘Christian alternatives’ is that Halloween is the only night of the year in our culture where people far from God actually go door-to-door to believing people’s homes.”


opportunities

Coming up:

  • Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters Luncheon: Thursday, Oct. 24 | 11:30a

    Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the exposition of Scripture and personal relationships in order to equip the Church to impact this generation. Join them for a free lunch and a chance to learn more about how you can get involved.

  • SEND Network Luncheon: Tuesday, Oct. 29 | 11:30a

    Come join us for FREE FOOD and for a chance to hear more about the church planting work happening in our SEND cities. Send Network provides resources and opportunities to equip you and your church to be mobilized in your local community and beyond.

  • Nehemiah Teams Interest Luncheon: Thursday, Oct. 31 | 11:30a

    Students! Interested in serving overseas next summer + earning class credit? Nehemiah Teams seeks to partner students with church planters around the world and disciple them through their term. Come meet our Nehemiah Teams Mobilizer, Jonathan Derbyshire and learn more about how you can participate in an 8-week summer mission opportunity for students ages 17-29 which strategically involves you in cross-cultural missions among unreached people groups.


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A #GreatCommission Recap

Since August, the Center for Great Commission Studies has hosted numerous events, shared many resources, and even inherited a library from missionary legacy, Dr. George Braswell. Keep scrolling to see some featured content and photos.


LILIAS TROTTER: A WOMAN YIELDED TO GOD'S WILL

Rebecca Hankins introduces us to Isabella Lilias Trotter, nineteenth century missionary to Algiers - a remarkable woman to say the least.

“Lilias Trotter left the world a stunning example of a woman completely yielded to God’s will. She lives on in her extensive writings, beautiful paintings, and the continuing work in North Africa that was started by the Algiers Mission Band.”

WHEN THE NATIONS BECOME OUR NEIGHBORS: UNDERSTANDING DIASPORA MISSIONS

Keelan Cook helps us understand what diaspora missions is and why we should care.

“The last two decades have created a “such a time as this” moment for the church in North America concerning the Great Commission. Many of the least reached peoples are now within arm’s reach of our churches. By reaching them here, we may be able to engage them back at home.”

Living decisively in a world that isn’t

Matt Rogers shares practical and insightful wisdom about honoring the Lord in our decision-making.

“It seems that the reluctance of many to formulate concrete dreams and take strategic steps toward those aspirations represents the spirit of the age more than a trust in the providence of God.”

THE FATHER'S LOVE: REFLECTIONS ON IDOLATRY IN SOUTH ASIA

Marylou Springer shares about her experience in South Asia and the lessons learned while observing the culture.

“It’s difficult to understand such devotion to a god that must be woken up and fed – a god that was created by mere human hands, who makes no sound nor motion. And yet, isn’t this what we do? Worship the created things rather than the Creator?”