After our Lord’s resurrection, he gave to his disciples the Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20). This should be the mission statement for every local church. We may recast it in pithy or clever statements, but the charge has remained the same for over two thousand years. We have all been given a global mission: we are to be internationalists, people who committed to spreading the message of Christ’s death and resurrection to the whole world.
The charge is to all Christians everywhere, what we call the universal body of Christ. But it’s the local church who carries this out by evangelizing, making disciples both locally and through its missionaries worldwide, baptizing new converts, and teaching new converts to obey all that Jesus commanded.
This conference will unpack all the important elements of the Great Commission and give many practical suggestions for how a local church and its leaders can become a Great Commission church.
Speaker: Alexander Strauch
You can use this material in a conference or small group format. Below are the videos and audio files along with handout notes (including discussion questions to use after each video).
Handouts For the lecture notes and discussion questions, print down this file (front and back of paper). You will need to replace page 5 with the schedule for your time zone.