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SCBaptists Named Top Sender of GenSend Participants

SCBaptists Named Top Sender of GenSend Participants

SCBaptists Named Top Sender of GenSend Participants

South Carolina Baptists have reason to celebrate as they have been named the top sending state convention of GenSend students in the country.

Steve Turner, the Senior Director of Next Gen Mobilization for NAMB, shared the exciting news congratulating the SCBaptist Convention’s Collegiate Team.

GenSend is a program launched by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) that focuses on mobilizing college students and young adults to serve on mission in North America. The program provides students with an opportunity to grow in their faith, develop their leadership skills, and gain hands-on experience in various ministry contexts.

South Carolina Leads in Sending College Students

“South Carolina is a sending state,” said Dr. Tony Wolfe, SCBaptist Executive Director-Treasurer. “In my short time as EDT, I have been encouraged by a strategic, healthy culture of mission training and going among the churches, the institutions, and our own staff. So, it came as no surprise to me that South Carolina led the way in sending college students on mission in partnership with NAMB through GenSend this year.”

He expressed that SCBaptists are a family of cooperating churches with one plan, “reach South Carolinians with the Gospel, disciple and educate them in the faith, and mobilize them to reach their neighbors and the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our partnership with GenSend helps us do exactly that.”

SCBaptists Send 56 Students on GenSend Mission

A total of 56 students from South Carolina will be sent on mission with GenSend this year. Baptist Collegiate Ministry groups from across SC, Charleston Southern University, Crosspoint Church of Clemson, and Northwood Baptist Church of North Charleston led the way in sending.

Chad Stillwell, the Director of Collegiate Ministries for the South Carolina Baptist Convention, expressed his excitement and gratitude for the partnership with NAMB and for the opportunity to send students on mission. “We are thrilled to see so many of our BCM and church college students serving with GenSend,” Stillwell said. “SCBaptists are sacrificially investing to reach, disciple and mobilize college students. By God’s grace, we are seeing real movement.”

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is committed to saturating and transforming college and university campuses with the hope of the Gospel. “Working together, our Baptist Collegiate Ministry groups, churches and Baptist universities are focused on sending our best to the places of highest need. We are grateful for partners like GenSend who allow us to do just that,” Stillwell said.

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