Celebrating Our Mission

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One of the causalities of canceling the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention this summer was losing the opportunity to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the International Mission Board. The IMB is, in many ways, the reason we exist as a denomination. We came together in 1845 in...

More Missionaries

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Vision 2025 consists of five strategic goals, recently endorsed by the SBC Executive Committee, to be presented for consideration by the SBC annual meeting in June 2020. My hope is they will be adopted by Southern Baptists – not just voted and forgotten—as our North Star for the next five years.

On Mission

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It’s been my privilege and delight to spend the past several days working with a Gateway team of students and faculty in partnership with the IMB and national personnel in South Asia. God is moving in many places around the world and it was good to join him – and see him – at work.

Bookends

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This past Saturday, Gateway hosted an organizational meeting for a future association for International Mission Board alumni in California. It was an amazing gathering of veteran, retired, and recently returned IMB personnel. They had served on every continent, catalyzed all kinds of missionary...

Summer vacation

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“What did you do on your summer vacation?” is a cliché writing assignment children do to get back into the swing of school responsibilities. We are a bit beyond that as a graduate school, but we still enjoy catching up with each other when faculty members return from summer ministry travels.

A success story

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Today, getting the gospel to unreached people groups is a missional priority. While the language is new, the concept is not. Southern Baptists have been sending missionaries to difficult places to launch gospel movements for a long time.

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