Archives for tag: GCR

Q&A 7: How Do We Promote Faithful Giving to the Great Commission?

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10.4.2011 Question: In light of your work with the Great Commission Resurgence, what are some things, other than faithfully giving to our local churches and missions agencies, that we can do to promote giving money to reach unreached people groups worldwide? Reply: Rob, I think there are a number of … Read More »

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Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism

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In October 2009, Union University hosted a conference titled Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism. The conference was held in conjunction with the four hundredth anniversary of the Baptists. It also revisited an oft-asked question: what is the relationship between Southern Baptists and American evangelicals? You can listen … Read More »

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Thank You State Conventions!

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At the recent Executive Committee meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in February in Nashville, Dr. Frank Page shared that the leaders of our State Conventions recently voted unanimously to move as quickly as possible to a 50/50 split in Cooperative Program allocation between the State and National Convention in … Read More »

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The Story of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1950-2010 (Part Four)

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Author’s note: This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This is the final of four posts commemorating that history. Every Classroom a Great Commission Classroom, 2004-Present In January 2004, Daniel L. Akin was elected the sixth president of Southeastern Seminary. Akin, a professor of both theology … Read More »

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Akin’s Passion for a Great Commission Resurgence

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Southeastern Seminary President Danny Akin has written a guest post for the sharefaith blog. His topic is the “Why I Am Passionate for a Great Commission Resurgence among God’s People.” In his post, Akin concludes, It is time for Christians in America to get serious about the Great Commission. It … Read More »

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Why I Will Remain Passionate for a Great Commission Resurgence among Southern Baptists

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In late April/early May my wife and I joined a number of other believers on a mission trip to the Southern Sudan. We would be in an area of extreme poverty with no running water or electricity. It was hot and the conditions were, to say the least, Spartan. However, … Read More »

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On Great Commission Church History Classrooms

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According to our mission statement, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20). We also like to say that at Southeastern, “every classroom is a Great Commission classroom.” But what does that look … Read More »

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Way To Go KBC! A BOLD GCR Vision!

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You can go to http://t.co/t7bd94H and see the report that has been issued by the GCRTF of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. All I can say is wow and way to go KBC! This state convention has aggressively committed itself to a GCR for the churches of Kentucky. This is a … Read More »

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Facts and Feelings from Orlando: The Road Back for Young Leaders and the SBC, Part 2

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In part 1 of my post (link), I pointed out that the SBC messengers were not as young as we might have hoped. Since facts are our friends, we need to ask, “Why?” Certainly, this is not just an issue for Southern Baptists. Five decades ago, few would have written … Read More »

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Facts and Feelings from Orlando: The Road Back for Young Leaders and the SBC, Part 1

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It sure looked a lot younger at the SBC annual meeting this year. Many of us commented on the presence, involvement and impact of young leaders and an intergenerational look to the meeting. The Pastors’ Conference elected “contemporary” (sorry to use that word) leaders in their late 30′s, early 40′s. … Read More »

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