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.


Worth Your Time to Check out New Group Blog

Now here is an interesting addition to the blogosphere. Missions at Southeastern is a group blog providing live reports and insights from our students living and serving around the world, missiological reflections by theologians, missiologists, and practitioners, as well as access to useful mission resources.

Next week (April 29-May 9), Danny Akin will be providing real-time updates as he travels through Africa training national pastors. Next month (May 15 – June 7), Greg Mathias will be providing updates as he travels though Central and East Asia; Scott Hildreth will be posting a series, “Lessons from the Grave,” which is an interaction with missional Christians from the past who can help us meet contemporary challenges; and Greg Mathias will be posting a series, “Road Block to Missionary Service.” Other contributors will include George Robinson and Alvin Reid, as well as other faculty, staff, and students.

The Center for Great Commission Studies, the sponsor of Missions at Southeastern, invites you to visit the site, connect through RSS feed, and comment as often as you would rpg mobile games