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Southeastern celebrates 15th anniversary of Southeastern Classic golf tournament

Southeastern celebrated a record-breaking year of fundraising and participation at its 15th annual tournament. Keep Reading

Riding the rails at 50 mph, IMB missionaries circle the city in prayer

Read an article orignially published by the International Mission Board telling how SEBTS alumni Carlton Walker, Scott Bradford, Daniel and Tara Rice, and others are fulfilling the Great Commission in Japan. Keep Reading

Graduation Spotlight: Brogan Gaskill

Originally from Rock Hill, South Carolina, Brogan Gaskill came to SEBTS with a hungry heart and a moldable mind to learn where and how he could fulfill the Great Commission. That's why he began his Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry, building a firm theological and ministerial foundation for the future.     Keep Reading

Southeastern graduate challenges next generation to live on mission

Mallory Simpson recognizes the value of spiritual investment. Through a mentor in 9th grade, she realized that her identity in Christ was the foundation and driving force of everything in life. That foundational truth led her to serve from 2016-2018 as a Journeyman in Eastern Europe, and it also prompted her to come to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), where she received her Master of Arts in Church planting in December 2020.  Keep Reading

Graduation Spotlight: Uniting Theology and Ministry in an NYC Community during COVID-19

Stephen Stallard, a recent Ph.D. graduate from SEBTS, shares about how his education has helped fuel his ministry in New York City during COVID-19. Keep Reading

Acts 1:8: How one military chaplain is sharing Christ among comrades

U.S. Army chaplain James G. Burke shares his story of what it looks like to fulfill the Great Commission as a military chaplain. Keep Reading

Acts 1:8: Creating conduits of gospel growth at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

In the summer of 2020, millions will gather to watch more than 11,000 athletes compete in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. For Daniel and Tara Rice, International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries to Japan and affiliates of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), this is a prime time for national and international believers alike to bring the light of the gospel into a country that is less than .5 percent evangelical regenerate believers. Keep Reading

Acts 1:8: How one Southeastern student is reaching the nations in New York City

Brittany Hall, a current SEBTS student, is serving in Queens, New York with a NAMB church plant, Jackson Heights Community Church, and an NGO called Urban Nations Outreach. Read about her ministry in NYC here. Keep Reading

Elizabeth Graham: ‘The Lord has equipped me to serve the local church through event planning’

Sometimes the most effective leadership happens from behind the scenes. This was certainly the case for Elizabeth Graham, director of events at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and owner of Yellow Brick Events (YBE). During her time at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), the Lord developed in her the skills and passion to pursue event planning as a way to serve the church.  Keep Reading

Southeastern celebrates first two graduates from the Hunt Scholars Program

As Chad Welch and Kevin Cox crossed the stage of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s (SEBTS) Binkley Chapel, they celebrated not only a personal accomplishment but a monumental milestone in the life of the seminary as the first two graduates from the Hunt Scholars Program. Keep Reading

Tourism sparks gospel proclamation among unreached

*Kevin and Lisa Brown discovered the reality of lostness in the world, a burden that not only continued to grow within them but called them to action as God brought the two together to serve as a couple in Southeast Asia. Keep Reading

‘Emphasizing the power of Christ’ in Madagascar

Jade Marlin, a junior studying global studies and business at The College at Southeastern, shared her experience serving in Madagascar. Keep Reading

Every Place Matters

The kingdom of God isn’t God’s people living under God’s rule. Not fully. The kingdom of God is the people of God living under his reign and rule in the place that he has prepared for them. Keep Reading

Persian ministry fuels couple's future service abroad

Whether sharing a meal in a home or spending hours of fellowship and Bible study together, *Azah and Haley see their ministry with Persians living in Raleigh-Durham to be of great value as they prepare to serve long-term in Central Asia. Keep Reading

From the Dominican Republic to Dallas: How one M.Div. student is passionately pursuing the Great Commission

It started with a prayer. In his home country of the Dominican Republic, Moises Gomez and his pastor asked the Lord to provide a way for Gomez to be equipped for full-time ministry. Keep Reading

‘Proximity makes all the difference’: How one M.Div. student moved neighborhoods for gospel outreach

*Ray didn’t expect to see so many Indian families at the park when he and his wife, Lauren, visited one Friday evening in Morrisville. Keep Reading

Finding a sense of place in a life of transience

On day one of being missionaries in Southeast Asia, my husband began petitioning for us to buy a motorbike. In our city of two million, almost everyone navigates the streets on two wheels, zipping in and out of traffic. My husband regularly presented me with all the ways our lives would be enriched by a bike. Keep Reading

College graduates pursuing the Great Commission

Brianna Copeland and Ashish Bhandari, two graduates from The College at Southeastern, shared how they are going to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

Making Christ known in Bulgaria

Caleb Waller and his wife, Sarah serve as church planters in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more about how the Lord called them overseas and is using them in amazing ways in Eastern Europe. Keep Reading

Q&A with Wake Forest church planter, Trea Brinson

Trea Brinson, a church planter in Wake Forest, North Carolina, shares his story of how Southeastern prepared him for his ministry as lead pastor of Restoration Church. Keep Reading

Southeastern student, Derrick Rudolph, works with disaster relief in Puerto Rico

Derrick Rudolph shares about how he had the opportunity to work in Puerto Rico this semester, how he came to know the Lord and what led him to pursue theological education. Keep Reading

Southeastern equips family to serve better together

Scott and Lesley Hildreth, along with their daughter Rachel Hildreth Breniser, have not only received degrees from Southeastern but have seen the Lord's faithfulness in equipping them to fulfill the Great Commission. Keep Reading

They Say “Yes": Reflections From Zambia

As part of the Acts 1:8 series, Janet Sullivan Claytor shares her time serving in Zambia. Keep Reading

Southeastern student mobilizes Las Vegas church plant to intentional prayer

Heiden Ratner is a church planter in Las Vegas, pastoring WALK Church, and is seeking to challenge his church to intentional prayer in the aftermath the Las Vegas shooting. Read his story. Keep Reading

Equipped to reach the unreached in Central Asia

Doug Coleman, a Southeastern graduate, has worked in Central Asia for nearly two decades. Read about his story here. Keep Reading

Making disciples in the 4/14 window

Meet Stephanie Jackson, director of children's ministries at North Wake Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This story is the third in our series of Acts 1:8 Stories. Keep Reading

Q&A with Ken Caruthers: IMB, training and missionary calling

Ken Caruthers, associate vice president of training at the International Mission Board, shares his views on how to discern missionary calling and how to be equipped to serve overseas. Keep Reading

From Ghana to GO Certificate: distance learning student achieves goal

Betty Prempeh-Twimasi overcame the challenge of distance-learning, leaning English and taking care of her family to receive a theological education. Keep Reading

Couple serving unreached for more than a decade

Benjamin and Abigail Breeg share how God called them to work among Muslims and the challenges that come with this line of work. Keep Reading