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

Loaves and Fishes by Steve Nelson

Rio PrayerIn 2007, inspired by Jesus’ Great Commission, the Summitview churches in Ft. Collins and Greeley, Colorado teamed up to send a group of thirty adults to El Paso, Texas.

We were not a group of amazing and dynamic church planting people. We were


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Offering Mercy by Jeff Groen

Jeff GroenWhen Jesus was asked, “Who is my neighbor?” he shared the Good Samaritan story. This story often applies to immigrants in our communities: we can ignore, shun, or help. The needy individual in Jesus’ story received all three types of


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