Before ascending to heaven, Jesus commissioned his disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:18-20). As communicated in the article God’s Mission for the Church — The Great Commission, there’s much more to this directive than evangelizing the world around us. If we look at the outline from the above mentioned post, we can come up with a number of assessment questions.
Assessment Questions to Ask Based on the Great Commission
The Great Commission encompasses more than missions or evangelism as seen in a breakdown of Matthew 28:18-20. How are we doing in all aspects of the mission God’s given us?
Cradle of Authority – Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
- How much and in what ways do we communicate that it’s about getting people on page with the Lord rather than alignment to our personal agendas?
Charge of Responsibility – go and make disciples of all nations
- What steps do we take to ensure that we’re constantly looking at what we do in light of God’s big picture?
Center of Focus – baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
- How do we demonstrate that we’re as concerned about seeing people grow in the Lord as coming to a saving knowledge of Him?
Case for Confidence – And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
- In what ways do we demonstrate that we’re constantly looking to the ever present Lord as our help or do we lean on our own understanding?
The Steering the Church Toward Discipleship Leadership Guide includes 2-3 more questions for each of the above aspects to help us further reflect on our alignment with the encompassing nature of the Great Commission.
All Posts about Assessments
- Do Assessments Really Fit into God’s Character and Ways?
- The Right Standard for Assessments
- Using Assessment Results in Ways that Line Up
- Guard Body Life When Doing Assessments
- Great Commission: Encompassing or Complicated?
- Assessment Questions from the Great Commission
- Christ-like Standard in Assessments
- Assessing Christ-like Character
- Assessing Christ-like Conduct & Conversation
- Assessments Leading to Eternal Results?
- Alignment with the Gospel in the Assessment Process
- Involvement of the Holy Spirit in the Assessment Process
- Prayer in the Assessment Process
- Pulling on Spiritual Gifting in the Assessment Process