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Introducing the Center for Great Commission Studies

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As we begin a new academic year, we thought an introduction to our center would be fitting. For those of you who are already familiar with who we are and what we do, hopefully this will serve as a helpful refresher. Who knows – you might even learn something new! We sure did.

WHO we are

The Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies is the hub of missionary mobilization at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. We exist to mobilize and equip students, faculty, staff, and the broader Christian community in the fulfillment of the Great Commission. We accomplish this in the classroom, in our community, and among the nations in partnership with local churches, state conventions, NAMB, and the IMB. Simply, we are responsible for helping our Southeastern community obey the Great Commission and fulfill God’s missionary call on their life.


As we mentioned above, the CGCS is named after Lewis A. Drummond, the fourth president of Southeastern. Drummond was elected in 1988 and served as president until 1992. Though it didn’t happen during his presidency, it was Drummond’s vision to one day have a center devoted to missions and evangelism. Today, the CGCS is a fulfillment of this original vision as we help our students and faculty reach their neighbors and the nations with the gospel.


Our center does a lot of different things! We help send students all over the world every semester. The mission trips we offer are an incredible opportunity to go with our professors to see how God is at work globally and to participate in His amazing work.

The CGCS also hosts conferences, meals, conversations, seminars, and other events throughout the year. These events serve as opportunities to equip and network our students. You can keep up with all of our events on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. You can also check them out here on our website.

Finally, we have a blog that we encourage you to keep up with. One of the reasons that this website exists is to be a source of encouragement and to provide resources to students, pastors, church leaders, and missionaries.


The CGCS is housed in the Jacumin Simpson Missions building on the main campus at Southeastern. You can find out directors and staff in their offices, the classroom, and participating in other events around campus. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you follow God’s call for your life.

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