of the Great Commission
of the Great Commission
The book of Hebrews tells us that every one of us is running a race. The question is:
What is the finish line?
Finish lines are a way to strategically focus on what Jesus commanded us to do.
Prayer, Compassion, Evangelism, Bible Engagement and Christian Community, as finish lines, give us a comprehensive framework to see this nation transformed and discipled. What would happen if the Body of Christ came together around these common goals of the Great Commission?
Let us give ourselves fully to the task of reaching every person in all of America. When we look at these areas as ‘finishable’ our strategies and plans take on a new urgency and hope.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
Every person in America prayed for by name, churches committed to regular prayer, and community-wide prayer initiatives in every city.
The goal is to prepare spiritually by increasing prayer in each community through:
We must see every household and campus adopted in prayer and every person prayed for by name.
Sign-up for a prayer chain or a monthly day/half-day of prayer with the goal of praying for your community 24/7.
Special times of coming together to pray for your community.
Why is it important to begin with prayer? Join Brian Alarid, president of America Prays, as he shares about the value of prayer and how you can take practical steps towards the goal of every person in America being prayed for by name.
Brian Alarid – President of America Prays https://www.americaprays.org
Every person shown God’s love in action by identifying and meeting practical needs, educating, equipping, and working with specialized services.
Learning the needs of those around us will lead to natural opportunities to meet those needs and share the Gospel.
The church is to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need around them and to affect lasting change in their lives.
Addressing issues like absentee parents, sex trafficking, and addictions of all kinds.
What does it look like to reach your city with the compassion of Jesus? Join Jonathan Thomas, Andy Byrd, and Jimmy Seibert as they talk about what they are doing to reach out to communities that are hurting and in need of hope.
Jonathan Thomas – President/CEO of Civil Righteousness (https://civilrighteousness.org/)
Andy Byrd – Leader in Fire & Fragrance (https://www.fireandfragrance.com/)
Jimmy Seibert – Co-Founder of Antioch Ministries International (https://antiochwaco.com/)
Every person hears the Gospel multiple times in relevant ways through personal evangelism, public proclamation events, and social media evangelism.
Be intentional with those you are praying for and connect with them on a personal level, leading to natural opportunities for Gospel conversations.
As a part of the strategy for the All initiative, the public proclamation of the Gospel via evangelistic campaigns should take place in multiple venues in your area.
This layer of strategy will allow for every person in a specific area to be targeted with a Gospel message online – tailored to their demographic group.
Do you have a desire for others to know God? Stir up your faith by listening to these passionate evangelists talk about what makes them love to tell others about Jesus. You will hear some of the best practices on sharing your faith and creating a more missional culture in your ministry.
Personal / Public / Social Media Evangelism Training
Kimberly Johnson (GO2020) – Host
Dave Gibson US Director of GO2020 (https://go2020usa.com/)
Greg Stier – President of Dare2Share (https://www.dare2share.org/)
Aaron Pierce – Steiger International (https://steiger.org/)
Every person engaged with the life-giving words of the Holy Scriptures by eradicating Bible poverty, educating our society and equipping churches.
The Bible must be made available to every person using relevant languages and formats.
The foundational principles in the Bible for all areas of life – Education, Family, Government, Economics, Religion, Media, Arts, Entertainment and Sports.
Implement plans for personal and corporate Bible studies. This would include making the Scripture available to new Christians.
What does it mean to engage with the Bible? Join the Year of the Bible as they feature different tools, ministries, and more to encourage the Body of Christ and give practical ways to engage with the Word of God.
Year of The Bible (https://yearofthebible.com)
David Bowden – Founder of Spoken Gospel (https://www.spokengospel.com)
Mike McDonald – Director of Global Focus and Strategic Relationships for The Bible Project (https://bibleproject.com)
Esteban Shedd – Executive Director of Streetlights (https://www.streetlightsbible.com)
Tara-Leigh Cobble – Host at The Bible Re-Cap (http://www.thebiblerecap.com)
Brian Chung – Co-Founder of Alabaster (https://www.alabasterco.com)
Nick Brandt – Senior Event Director with Pulse (https://movecloser.org)
Trauma Healing Institute (disasterrelief.bible)
Sam Harrell – Table Coalition (https://thetablecoalition.org)
Nick Hall – Founder of PULSE (pulsemovement.com)
Every person who comes to Christ connected to Christian Community through personal discipleship, small groups and church-based discipleship.
Effective discipleship happens through relationships. Everyone who prays and connects with those around them is already positioned to follow through with these new believers.
Some of the best settings for discipleship are home groups, workplace Bible studies, school clubs, and wherever you do life – pursuing Jesus together to encourage growth in godliness.
This provides Christians opportunities to use their gifts and connects them to teaching, worship, and a greater network of personal and group discipleship movements.
How do you create a culture of discipleship? Join Drew Steadman and Brian Phipps as they share how they have been challenged to practically live out a life of discipleship and how they’ve seen it transform their communities!
Drew Steadman – US Director of the Antioch Movement (https://antiochwaco.com)
Brian Phipps – Founder and President of Disciples Made (https://disciplesmade.com)