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Steven P. Wade
Director of Great Commission Equipping Network
Internship Coordinator for the Great Comission Equipping Network
The Great Commission Equipping Network @ SEBTS
“Equipping leaders to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission in cooperation with local churches”
What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also (2Ti 2:2 ESV)
What is equip?
Southeastern Seminary believes that theological education is best done in partnership with the local church. Therefore, we established equip the Great Commission Equipping Network as an initiative to identify and partner with churches and para-church organizations to provide practical theological education through internships.
The mission of SEBTS is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission. To assist in this mission this mission, the equip initiative has 4 goals:
equip has three levels of participation. The majority of participants are Partners who provide mentoring and training for our students in their field ministry experience. Some participants are Members. These are typically churches that have leaders who are qualified to co-teach classes relative to pastoral and/or church planting training with SEBTS professors. A few participants have SEBTS faculty members in their organization who assist or lead the internship program. These Centers have additional opportunities to offer various occasional classes through their internship program.
- To provide the highest level of theological training in conjunction with local churches and para-church organizations;
- To provide opportunities for churches and organizations to help students who are called to the ministry begin, continue or complete their theological education while firmly tied to local ministry;
- To develop healthy, working relationships between SEBTS and church/para-church organizations;
- To develop the GCEN as a network of mutually edifying relationships in which all participants communicate, encourage, teach, and challenge one another.