The Lewis A. Drummond Center for Great Commission Studies (CGCS) is the hub of Southeastern's Great Commission efforts, helping develop students and faculty members who are Great Commission servants of their local churches. The CGCS serves the Southeastern community in four major areas: academics, research, mobilization, and convention relationships.
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission.
At Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary we realize that the God-given task of global mission has never been more necessary or challenging than now, as we face the twenty-first century.
The theology of mission at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is founded on certain biblical convictions: that all people without Christ are lost; that a central theme in the Scriptures is God's desire to win the nations unto Himself; that since the coming of His Son, God has chosen that all saving faith be consciously focused on Christ; that the church's task in each generation is to proclaim the Gospel to her generation; and that this progress of the Gospel to the ends of the earth may be hindered temporarily, but there can be no doubt about its final triumph.
Our goal is 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. We seek to engage the churches of our convention and the seminary community as a whole in working toward this end.
We offer the Master of Divinity in International Church Planting, a foundational theological education combined with the unique opportunity for students to apply their education practically in a cross-cultural context. Southeastern links arms with the International Mission Board in allowing students to pursue their divinity degree in conjunction with a two-year International Service Corps (ISC) or three-year career apprentice term with the IMB. Through the campus-based curriculum, along with the field-based education and experience, Southeastern's 2+2/3 students gain a solid foundation from which to plant churches. Similarly, we offer the Master of Divinity in North American Church Planting which combines campus-based education with field-based experience serving with the North American Mission Board (NAMB).
As you browse the site, you will see that we also have a Master of Divinity in Missiology. This will train you in missiological thinking and prepare you for whatever field the Lord might lead after your degree. Additionally, you will find information for a 54-hour Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies degree, as well as a 21-hour Missions Certificate program for non-degree seeking students. These programs equip students for service overseas, but do not have field service incorporated into the curriculum.
We believe that God will draw to Himself worshippers from among all tribes, tongues, peoples and nations and that He would use you to be part of this plan. Let us help equip you for that task.
Please contact us if you would like more information. We look forward to meeting you personally and talking with you about how you can be involved in God's global mission.
D. Scott Hildreth,
DirectorCenter for Great Commission Studies