Is it already happening? *

A  Great Commission Resurgence is already happening…at least that’s what I hear when I talk to the next generation of pastors.  They are passionately committed to permeating the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

This Missional movement is already taking place…it is inevitable.  It is a movement to the population centers; a movement focused on church planting; a movement to take the Gospel to the hard places and the hidden Peoples of the world.

A Great Commission Resurgence is underway…The only question is whether or not we will adjust our lives and get in on this movement or watch it pass us by.

This movement has deep theological roots.  It is driven by God’s heart for the nations and the Biblical imperatives that seek to restore the centrality of the local church.  It has a clear cry for every individual and every church to lay aside anything that will hinder… and run the race that God is putting before us.

Recently, I met with two men who are pastoring thriving churches…they are seeing lives transformed by the Gospel and their people seem to be willing to adjust their priorities to find ways to serve others.  

These pastors had many questions they wanted to ask me.  Their questions arise from a deep concern that we are stuck in the past.  They questioned the overall effectiveness of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).  And, they wanted to know if we are really willing to change….

While the gospel never changes, the world does. We must admit that the culture and opportunity of our day is entirely different than it was in the day when the SBC structure was first developed.    

I responded to these men by asking them to join us in looking to the future of the SBC and praying for genuine change.  We will, with great urgency, examine every strategy and put everything on the table.  We will adjust and refocus our effort to fulfill the stewardship God has entrusted to us.  We will find more effective ways to reach those around us, and the peoples around the world.

There is a Great Commission Resurgence already taking place.  And, by the Grace of God, we will make the adjustments necessary to get in on it.

*taken from the transcript of my video posted on

Published by Al Gilbert

Encouraging Missionaries and rePlanting Shallowford.Church

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