The CGCS on Planting Churches to Fight Ebola

Every Wednesday we highlight the work of Southeastern’s Center for Great Commission Studies. Recently, Keelan Cook wrote about the efforts of a TN church to fight Ebola through church planting. 

Here’s an excerpt:

Several years ago, First Baptist Church in Humbolt, TN adopted the Susu people group in West Africa. The Susu are an unreached people group and staunchly Muslim. The spiritual soil is hard indeed. However, through obedience to the Great Commission, God has used this church to do miracles in West Africa.

 

The following update briefly discusses their missions strategy and its effectiveness. In addition, the villages where they worked to plant church are the same villages reeling with Ebola. Yet, God is working miracles in his church in this area. Read and see what it looks like for a church to roll up their sleeves and get involved in a specific area.

 

Read the full post here.

In Case You Missed It

1) Art Rainer, VP of Institutional Advancement at Southeastern, offers some reasons why ministry leaders often quit after three years. He also provides some resources to help.

2) Ed Stetzer takes a look at the connection between biblical literacy and Bible engagement.

3) At First Things, Timothy George, Dean of Beeson Divinity School, writes about the life and mission of William Carey and the lessons we can learn from it.

4) From the Center for Pastor Theologians, Todd Wilson offers some valuable advice to seminary students. “Don’t begrudge the suffering that God sends into your life.”

5) Jeremy Writebol discuses how Christians should respond to Ebola in the U.S.

In Case You Missed It

Each Friday at Between the Times we point you to some of this week’s blogposts we think worth your time. Some are written by Southeastern faculty, alumni, or students. Some are from others outside Southeastern who have something to say. Either way, we want to keep you updated in case you missed it.

1) On Tuesday at thomrainer.com, Southeastern’s Dean of Graduate Studies and Professor of Missions and Evangelism, Chuck Lawless wrote about the 8 ways the enemy attacks the church.

2) Over at SEND Network, SEBTS alum and church planter Trevor Attwood discusses how a small church develops substantial leaders.

3) The foolishness of an Ebola doctor was actually part of God’s wisdom, says Collin Garbarino at First Things.

4) Selma Wilson, President of B&H Publishing, explains the top needs of teenage girls.

5) At CT magazine, Kate Tracey with an eye-opening piece on the world’s top church-destroying countries.

6) From last weekend, but a great reminder from Mark Movsesian on how we must, somehow, help Iraq’s Christians.

7) Alan Noble, assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, asks: “Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?”