Our ultimate mission is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. In this present age, however, we have another temporary mission. A co-mission, if you will: We are to make disciples. A disciple is one who thinks, feels, and behaves the same way his Master does.
Who - all Jesus' followers
What - make disciples of all nations - this is the only imperative command, grammatically
When and Where - as you are going in the present age
How - ultimately by His power and presence, but also the 3 participles (go, baptize, teach)
- Go (Incarnation) - embody the Word in community, sharing life as you go - John 1:14
- Baptize (Initiation) - Lead them into complete functionality within the body - Hebrews 5:14
- Teach (Indoctrination) - teach the essentials, expecting transformation and multiplication - 2 Timothy 2:2