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  • Keelan Cook at GO Conference: Missions is Changing
    So many changes have progressed the ‘missions movement’ over the last 200 years. Keelan Cook, Urban Resource Coordinator for the Center for Great Commission Studies at Southeastern Seminary, takes 15 minutes to explain the importance this change has on Christians in America. Take time to listen to this session of the GO Conference and tell
  • South Coast Church Plant: Evidence of Grace
    Chad Hartis is going through a blessed season of ministry at South Coast Church in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He highlighted several items in his update, and we felt particularly compelled to share because good news of God’s work is such a refreshing gift. Chad specifically wanted to say thank you SEBTS and everyone in this community
  • Reactive to Proactive: How Your Church can get Serious about Sending Missionaries
    Post By Keelan Cook Evangelicals have a rich history of sending missionaries. We have been doing it for more than 200 years. People volunteering to take the gospel to the nations has been a major part of our tradition ever since William Carey reminded us that the Great Commission still applied to churches today. In
  • Knowing a Simple Phrase in Another Language is Key
    Anyone Can Learn These Three Phrases in Another Language It has been five years now, but I still remember how it felt. It happened more than once while I served in West Africa as a missionary, but it always caught me off guard. I would be working out in the bush, a long long way
  • A New Plant in Connecticut: “Will you Pray for Me?”
    1 Samuel 12 is a moving scene of repentance and conviction in the life of Israel. Upon having their sin revealed to them, Israel pleas for Samuel to intercede and pray for them. Samuel’s response to their plea is a beautiful example for us today. People make the request often, “Will you pray for me?”

The CGCS Blog

The Center for Great Commission Studies exists to equip people to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. With that goal in mind, we want to provide timely interaction with current events related to missions.

Check here regularly for our latest posts concerning missions.


Mission Trips

Here at the CGCS, we’re happy to offer the opportunity for students to take what they’re learning in the classroom and apply it on the mission field. Led by our faculty, these trips are a great means to experience church planting and mission work alongside fellow classmates. Keep in mind that each trip counts for 3 credit hours, for free.

Current Trips


Throughout each year, we host several events to inform and mobilize students as they further refine their role in fulfilling the Great Commission. From panels, luncheons, social events, we try to offer a variety of events that bring our campus together to further promote missional living and missiological thinking.


The Peoples Next Door Project

The Peoples Next Door Project is an effort of the Urban Resource Initiative at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to equip local churches, associations, conventions, and others to discover and engage international people groups in the North America.

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Trumpetting the Story of How Southeastern Students are Fulfilling the Great Commission