But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 01:30

How to Give an Effective Missions Testimony

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I’m fresh off a couple of mission trips this past summer, one to Chicago and another to Kiev, Ukraine. Early this fall, we heard testimonies from members of our Young Pros ministry from these and several other trips. I LOVE such testimonies. I love hearing about how people are taking the...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 03:30

Making 2018 a Missionary Year

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I am not a huge fan of New Year’s Resolutions. They always seem to be good ideas that fail within a few months. On the other hand, I am a huge fan of taking advantage of the changing calendar for reassessment and re-alignment. When I was in high school, I did a little surfing on […]

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017 22:30

Recommended Reading Over the Holidays

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Have a lot of extra time on your hands now that classes are complete? Looking for some last minute Christmas gifts? Want to find new resources to equip you for ministry? The Center for Great Commission Studies has shared what they’re reading currently and what is on their to-read lists....

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When you think about Christmas and the holiday season, certain things tend to come to mind; presents, Jesus, time with friends and family, among other things. But some families will spend this season without their loved ones, I am referring to those families who have or had a loved one in the...

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This is a follow-up post to an earlier post about families engaging singles during the Christmas season. Be sure to check that out here. The holidays usually mean a myriad of emotions for single Christians. Some singles look forward to this time because of the opportunity to be a part of all the...

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Friday, 08 December 2017 05:30

Reflections from the Middle East Team

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This Thanksgiving holiday, a team of 5 students, led by Dr. Mathias, spent their break in the Middle East sharing the gospel to those who have never heard it. The trip, taking place November 17-25, was an eye-opening experience for the team to the reality of the lostness over there and the...

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Monday, 04 December 2017 20:30

Engaging Singles During the Holidays

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When I was a child, my parents went to great lengths to ensure we had beautiful Christmas memories and fun family traditions. One tradition was that Christmas Eve was always an open invitation to people who had nowhere else to go. My mother would cook a Tex-Mex feast and invite the single...

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This past April my book Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out: Evangelism the Way You Were Born to Do It was released by B&H Academic. Response has been amazing. So many pastors, students pastors, college and small group leaders have used it. It’s designed to help everyday believers share...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 20:30

4 Verses for Cultivating Thanksgiving

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The end of A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving always puts a smile on my face. Two things stand out. In the midst of a Thanksgiving feast, Charlie Brown and friends have popcorn and jellybeans on their plates. Such simple food, but it makes total sense for kids to have these foods at...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 06:30

How Long, O Lord

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When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God and the testimony they had given They cried out with a loud voice: Lord, the Read More ...

Authors: Scott Hildreth...

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Monday, 30 October 2017 21:30

So You Want to Serve the Nations…

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“Oh, no, no, I cannot take that. It is too dangerous in my country to have this,” the man responded, kindly but emphatically, as I offered him a New Testament in the official language of his native country. His country’s Read More ...

Authors: Rebecca Hankins...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 21:29

Reflections from the Hurricane Relief Mission Team

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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 Read More ...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 02:14

Reflecting on the Pillar Unite Conference 2017

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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 Read More ...

Authors: Zach Nelson...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 01:46

SEBTS Students and Hurricane Relief

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5 Things to Pray We have a team of 19 on the ground in Florida this week helping with hurricane relief. Take a few minutes and pray these five things for them today: Holy Spirit – pray for dependence upon Read More ...

Authors: Courtlandt Perkins...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 21:30

4 Reasons Many Believers Don’t Share the Gospel

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Why do so many believers find talking about Jesus so hard? Part of the reason comes from the very way we church leader types have taught people to share Christ. Let me say how grateful I am for so many Read More ...

Authors: Alvin Reid...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 05:00

Mayhem and the Misson

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Our country has been once again rocked by an act of savagery beyond the scope of our imagination. Questions swirl. Politicians seek policy answers. Parents struggle to answer questions from their children. Pastors search the scriptures for a sermon. These Read More ...

Authors: Scott...

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Sunday, 01 October 2017 21:31

Crescent Project National Conference

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In the book Firefall 2.0, Alvin Reid and Malcom McDow discuss Jonathan Edwards’ “marks of a true movement of God. The first two marks are: When the operation is such to raise their esteem of that Jesus who was born Read More ...

Authors: Scott...

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 06:37

Hurricane Relief Trip Now Free

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Due to the recent tragedies of this current hurricane season, SEBTS is partnering with the North American Mission Board to send a group of 20 students from SEBTS for hurricane relief efforts on October 15-21. This aid effort will consist Read More ...

Authors: Courtlandt Perkins...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 21:39

Too Much Hustle, Too Little Heaven

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“The professionalization of the ministry is a constant threat to the offense of the gospel. It is a threat to the profoundly spiritual nature of our work. I have seen it often: the love of professionalism (parity among the world’s Read More ...

Authors: Greg...

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I look back all the time on the lessons I learned from football. Here are a few: The TEAM comes First. The more you focus on helping others the better it becomes for you. Be a servant leader. If you Read More ...

Authors: Alvin Reid...

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Football is BACK! I love this time of year. In some ways no better time exists: the soon-coming cooler temps, the excitement of a new school year, and the many new faces both in my classes at SEBTS and at Read More ...

Authors: Alvin Reid...

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Free Admission for First 50 SEBTS Students Just wanted to make you aware of an exciting opportunity in our area this Saturday. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, along with several state conventions, associations and churches is sponsoring the Courageous Conversations Conference. Read More...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 01:19

Summer 2018 Missions Opportunity

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Nomad Truck Venture Interested in learning more about exploring a mission opportunity to the nomadic people groups of Central Asia? The below information is a collaboration between The Nomadic Peoples Network and Frontier Ventures and could potentially be a “defining Read More ...

Authors: CGCS...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 01:34

9/11: A Missiological Reflection

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I still remember where I was and what I was doing on that morning 16 years ago today. As my co-workers and I gathered around a television to see what was going on, we watched with a mix of confusion Read More ...

Authors: Greg...

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Saturday, 09 September 2017 02:31

The Weekly Amen

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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 Read More ...

Authors: Courtlandt...

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