I find the Great Commission to be virtually unexplored on the Baptist Board, and even in theology in general. So, my question is: Who is the Great Commission intended for, the individual believer, the church, or both? Please be aware, as a missionary I've been down this path before, so I recommend careful reading of all five statements of the Great Commission in context: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts!! :smilewinkgrin: Further possibilities for discussion: what authority is given in the Great Commission? To who? On another thread I brought up baptism in connection with the Great Commission in Matthew--care to comment?