Transforming Teachers - Great Commission

  • Disciple nations

    As Christians, how do we define the Great Commission? This task, given by the risen, victorious Christ to his disciples, is correctly understood to be the definitive mission statement for the Church. As such, rightly understanding the Great Commission is of utmost importance for every Christian. Yet there are significant differences on how it is understood. How, for example, do we know when it has been accomplished? Christians don't measure the completion of this task in the same way, and the differences aren't trivial.

  • On the vital ministry of teaching

    "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen"

    The Great Commission, as it is known, is broader than many Christians realize. First of all, it involves Christians being sent into all the world. "As my Father hath sent me," said Jesus to the disciples, "even so send I you" (John 20:21). Then, just before His return to heaven, He told them what they would do as they went, "Ye shall be witnesses unto meā€¦unto the uttermost part of the earth." But how could they (or we) possibly do such a thing? "Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you" (Acts 1:8), was His statement.