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.