Together on God's Mission How Southern Baptists Cooperate to Fulfill the Great Commission

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-01-15
  • Publisher: B&H Academic

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Together on God’s Mission investigates Southern Baptist history, showing how and why the Southern Baptist Convention came to embrace the vision of a cooperative denomination. It also explores how this vision has shaped denominational identity and structure. This historical study is followed by a discussion of the biblical description of how the mission of God determines the mission of the church. This study shows that God’s mission is not simply furthered by churches working together, but rather that cooperation between churches makes up a key component of God’s mission. Finally, the study concludes that the Southern Baptist Convention is uniquely positioned to enable churches to fully participate in God’s mission to redeem the nations and restore creation from the effects of the Fall.

Author Biography

D. Scott Hildreth is assistant professor of global studies and director of the Center for the Great Commission Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: From Missionary Society to a Convention of Churches
Chapter 2: The SBC Adopts a Cooperative Identity
Chapter 3: How Southern Baptists Cooperate on Mission
Chapter 4: Our God is a Missionary God
Chapter 5: God’s Mission and God’s People
Chapter 6: The Early Church and Its Cooperative Mission
Chapter 7: A Proposal for Southern Baptist Cooperation 

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