Go Make Disciples: The Call of Every Believer
Chad Burchett | February 02, 2024
Our mission to equip students to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission means training students as disciple makers in every walk of life. That is why Southeastern Seminary and The College at Southeastern not only train students for vocational ministry but also equip them to make disciples in their homes and on nearby campuses, at their offices and in major city centers, through their artistry and in everyday relationships.
At Southeastern, we are convinced that the Church’s mission is the Great Commission and that we serve churches best by equipping students as faithful disciple makers.
Since the task of making disciples is not limited to vocational ministry, we help students approach all of life from a Great Commission perspective. That means we help students rightly interpret, apply, and teach God’s word in the path of holiness and communion with God and in the practice of evangelism and discipleship.
Our hope is to see generations of students transformed by God’s word and motivated by a passion to make disciples of King Jesus wherever he sends them. In God’s kindness, we hear stories every semester of how students are making disciples at their nine to five jobs, through their hobbies and crafts, around the table with friends and family, and in the mundane rhythms of everyday life.
These stories remind us that the Great Commission extends to these common spaces — the everyday routines and places where God has called us to live for Jesus. Their stories challenge us to leverage all of life for Jesus and encourage our community to stay focused on the mission of making disciples.
The Great Commission extends to these common spaces — the everyday routines and places where God has called us to live for Jesus.
Throughout the spring semester, we will feature some of these stories, narrating how God is at work in the ordinary rhythms of our students’ lives and how he is using their Southeastern training as they make disciples in creative ways. Join us in praying for these students and their families to be faithful to God’s mission and consider how God may be calling you to pursue theological education as you make disciples where he has placed you.
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