RSS Recents posts at the CGCS blog:

  • I am Going at His Command
    By Ali Red clay crackled beneath our feet as Lily touched my arm and said “jao,” which means “go” in her language. The young woman was walking us to the caravan of SUVs waiting to transport us out of the South Asian forest. We had just concluded an intimate time of worship and prayer with
    SEBTS Communications
  • A Mile in Their Shoes: People Group Catalyst
    As a means of helping people see the various roles involved in people group discovery and engagement, I plan to periodically interview practitioners. These people will come from a variety of places (state conventions, sending agencies, research organizations, and of course local churches) as we look at all the ways people can be involved. Let’s
  • Darkness is Evident During Obon: Pray for Japan
    The following story was written by one of our 2+ families serving in Japan. Please take time out of your day to read and pray for the people of Japan who are living as silhouettes in darkness. They are lighting a path with materialistic and traditional lanterns instead of understanding who the true Light is.
  • Step-by-Steps for Reaching a People Group in Your City
    As promised, we are going to use Fridays as a way to highlight our work with the Peoples Next Door project. Over at the PND blog today, I’m interacting with an article by Justin Long, an excellent missionary thinker with ActBeyond. The article brings up two points that I want to spend some time considering
    Keelan Cook
  • Today, Pray for a Church Plant in Seattle
    Essential Church strives to “magnify Christ and multiply His kingdom” in Seattle, WA. One way Essential church embodies their mission is through an annual summer event called LOVE Bellevue. Since their launch a few years ago, this event has consistently proven effective. However, God was especially at work in 2015. Below are some highlights and

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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