Completing the Great Commission
Mike Schrage, Executive Director
What if all churches worked together to complete the Great Commission? Crazy idea right?
Doug Lucas mentioned in a recent edition of Brigada,
“A couple of years ago, the Director of International Missions at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, wrote an article to encourage local churches to band together globally to fulfill the Great Commission. His point was that, while the Great Commission was certainly spoken to individuals, there’s a lot to be said for the corporate church taking the baton as a group. His basis? He observed that the command was given to a corporate body (all the apostles) rather than to an individual. Jesus told them as a group to pray for more laborers (Luke 10:2) and as a church to support those who go (3 John 8). The idea, he wrote, was to help everyone in all congregations to think and act with a global evangelization mindset. It’s tempting to think, ‘If we don’t go, who will?’ However the truth is, it’s the global church’s job—not any one person or nation… No matter our church’s size, age, resources, or challenges, we are not powerless, poor, or alone. Christ’s promise is for us today. He rules all things, earthly and heavenly, and He is with us to the end of the age. He will complete His mission.”
GNPI is first and foremost a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and secondly an outreach arm of His bride, the Church. Our prayer is to be able to see the unity of the Church, hear the mandate, and go in His power with prayers and provision from the body of believers.
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