The CGCS: How to Pray Properly for Missionaries

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday morning at Between the Times we highlight the work of Southeastern’s Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies. Directed by Scott Hildreth, the CGCS exists to produce students who are grounded in the scriptures, culturally sensitive, prepared to make disciples and equipped to plant churches that are healthy and reproductive. Scott and the team at the CGCS maintain a blog, Missions at Southeastern, as one part of this effort. So, every Wednesday we point you to their writing so that you might be better equipped as you and your churches go.


Recently, CGCS director Scott Hildreth wrote about how churches can pray properly for missionaries. Here’s an excerpt:

Pray that the Gospel Would Be Alive and Run Freely – One of the most frustrating aspects of serving as a missionary is the daily realization that you are only one person, one mouth and there are thousands who need to hear. At times the gospel seems to be like maple syrup in a Vermont Winter. But, in our verse, Paul asks the church to pray the gospel will sprout legs and sprint. 

Read the full post here, and be sure to check out the CGCS blog throughout the week.


A Lottie Moon Testimony from South Asia

The Missions at Southeastern blog has just posted an encouraging video from two of our students serving in South Asia. We would encourage you to go their website and watch the video.


These students are supported by the Cooperative Program and by the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Our national goal for the LMCO this year is $175 million. We would urge all Southern Baptists to give sacrificially to the LMCO during this Christmas season. 100% of your money goes toward supporting missionaries like Matt and Heather who are making Jesus famous among unreached and underserved people groups all over the globe.

If you want to learn more about our master of divinity in international church planting, where students spend two years at SEBTS and then finish their degree while laboring in a foreign mission field, then check out this FAQ page or email the staff at the Center for Great Commission Studies.