October 2012
Newsletter #2
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Dear Co-Laborer in Christ:
The vision and purpose of the Global Great Commission Network (GGCN) emphasize the importance of discipleship, specifically:
We envision every people group reached and in the process of being discipled in this generation.
The GGCN exists to stimulate worldwide mission efforts that promote the making of disciples of every people in our generation.

What does "making disciples of every people in our generation" mean? Where are we currently in our obedience to Jesus' command to "make disciples?"


Disciples Defined

Producing authentic, lifelong followers of Jesus is the goal of making disciples.  These individuals evidence their genuineness in the faith by their progress in spiritual maturity that transforms their beliefs, behavior and worldview.  Thus, here is an appropriate definition of a disciple:


A consistent lifelong follower of Christ whose life is progressively being transformed into the image of Christ.  He joyfully walks with Christ, is constantly being informed by Scripture, prayer, the Holy Spirit and other believers, with the chief end of glorifying God.  

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Sign the  Tokyo Declaration
SignDeclaration One of the significant outcomes of Tokyo 2010 was the Tokyo Declaration, a joint effort that was signed at the consultation by 30 global, regional, and national mission structures that were in attendance.  Now you and/or your organization are invited to make the same commitment, as follows

I pledge myself and/or my organization to the Tokyo 2010 Declaration and specifically to cooperate with one another, and all others of like faith, with the singular goal of "making disciples of every people in our generation.

The Global Great Commission Network exists to stimulate worldwide mission efforts that promote the making of disciples of every people in our generation.  We invite you to pledge with co-workers from around the world to this common task.  Signing the declaration does not commit you to membership or any other participation in the Global Great Commission Network.  It's simply your pledge to work together on our common goal.
Join with Tokyo 2010 delegates and many others around the world by adding your own pledge.  Click the "Sign the Tokyo 2010 Declaration" icon at  www.ggcn.org to make a commitment for your organization or for you personally. 


Opportunities for Global Great Commission Network Participation
When you visit the GGCN web site, you will find several projects are in the development stage.   Here's a list of some ways you can connect and be part of our common efforts:


Associations, Networks, and Agency Listings with GGCN
The vision of the Global Great Commission Network (GGCN) is to list, profile, and promote global, regional, national, and other mission associations and networks plus mission sending agencies, mission service agencies, and mission sending churches.  If your organization is listed under either Associations/Networks or Organizations at www.ggcn.org you can check to (1) confirm that the information is accurate, including any network affiliations, and (2) identify your organization as a signer of the Tokyo Declaration, as noted above.  if it is not listed, let us know at [email protected] and we'll add your organization to the database.

Discipleship Resources                                                               
An initial list of Discipleship Resources can be found at www.ggcn.org/discipleship.  We encourage your discipleship resource suggestions in various languages as well as your other input at [email protected].


Networking Tools

Two online networking tools in the development stage, and experienced beta testers and other power users are needed to bring these tools online.  See www.ggcn.org for the GC Network and Unreached Peoples menu options.  If you have social networking skills or unreached peoples interest and research expertise, we want to hear from you at [email protected]. 


Prayer Networks, Mission Resources, and Mission News and Events

We want to promote Prayer Networks, Mission Resources, and Mission News and Events from around the world and have made a start toward that goal at www.ggcn.org.  Do you know of prayer networks or prayer resources that can be listed and featured?  How about significant mission resources including publications, blogs, web pages, service ministries, and much more that should be featured? Are there sources of mission News and Events in your geographic or ministry area that would encourage and bless others.  Pass those along or volunteer to coordinate information from your part of the world.  Let us hear from you at [email protected].


We look forward to hearing from you.  Let us know how you can help and keep an eye on www.ggcn.org for further developments. 
We invite you to participate in the Global Great Commission Network and utilize the resources that are being developed at no cost and in any way that will serve you and your ministry.  Let us know your questions and we'll do our best to answer.  

In His Mission,
David Hupp
Global Great Commission Network - Coordinating Team