4 Common Misunderstandings With The Great Commission

A conversation around the centrality of discipleship in global missions is an important consideration for globally-minded Christians. The Great Commission clearly illuminates the importance of discipleship in finishing God’s mission. Yet, making a disciple requires more than just getting a person to say certain words or to perform a religious ritual. It requires a deep conversion of the heart that ultimately turns one’s life upside down and sets him or her in an altogether different direction. I’m sure we can all agree that mere conversion is not the goal of evangelism; it is simply the starting point for the process of discipleship. Now that we agree on the foundational aspect of the scope of the Great Commission, let’s examine four common misunderstandings we must address—errors that affect our understanding of the scope of the Great Commission, the means by which it will be accomplished, and the focus of our efforts…

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