Great Commission Churches

GCLI Resource Papers

The following GCLI papers, written by pastors in our association, address issues facing Christians who desire to follow the New Testament in today's world. Although the specific and exact views presented in these articles are not necessarily shared by every pastor in our association, the general views expressed in these articles are commonly held in Great Commission churches. These papers have been used in the Great Commission Leadership Institute to inspire, challenge, and encourage each leader to be a more devoted follower of Jesus Christ. The complete set of GCLI books, which are available for purchase, are described on the Publications page.

Changed Lives

From Boredom to Adventure by Rob McAlister

Rob OutreachFor much of 2014 the way I would describe my life was “boring.” I was thriving at work, enjoying friendships, and with a ministry team at my church. But something was still missing that had the power to satisfy my deepest longings and


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One Life at a Time by Mary Knox

AnifsonMatthew Anfinson is a college student at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Matthew is Haitian, and the adopted son of Byron and Heidi, founding members of the Urban Refuge. Matthew was adopted at 18 months old when his adoptive mother was pregnant


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