Summary and Analysis of the GREAT COMMISSION COURSE 2013 PDF Print E-mail

Cape Town

4th – 23rd January 2013

 

  1. 1.Why did you come to the GCC?

“Learn about Missions”; “I want to do Missions, want to be equipped”; “To become a better, bolder witness for Jesus Christ”; “I planned to be equipped, refreshed in ministry and obtain credentials”; “To be part of the family and prepare for the future”; “To learn and get closer to God:”; “I wanted to learn and have my worldview challenged”; “To improve my ministry”; “To learn and grow”; “To learn to do practical Evangelism”; “For more knowledge”; “Get more training and to help”; “Learn about Missions intensively. New experience”; “To learn more about Missions and Missionary examples”; Leadership development”.

 

  1. 2.Were your expectations met?

Nearly everyone answered ‘Yes’. Others answered with comments such as: Awesome”; “Way above what I expected”; “I received more than I hoped for”; “Yes, definitely”; “Yes thank you very much”; “Yes and more”.

 

  1. 3.What have been your impressions of the Great Commission Course?

“It covers many aspects of ministry, provides theoretic knowledge and excellent practical reinforcement and Bible activities”; “It is a course that gives you a real life preview of what is required in missions”; “Wonderful participation in many things!”; “Very informative, challenging and intense. Covers a great deal of information and different aspects of Missions”; “Very well-run, well-organised, very relevant, very informative, well-balanced”; “It is great”; “Very good course with very good training and exciting and helpful practicals”; “This was the best Great Commission Course that I have done; well organised, participants had good attitude, good weather”; “The workshops, outreaches, and hikes were the highlights for me”; “Impressive and electrifying new outlook towards the Great Commission”; “Great course, will be sending friends and family”; “Very stretching, awesome, tiring at times, but it’s good for you, learned a ton, much enjoyed the fellowship, challenged for Christ”; “So good”; “Very full schedule, well thought out programme and informative presentations”; “A good group of responsive, teachable participants eager for Missions”.

  1. 4.In what ways have you benefited from the Great Commission Course?

I have benefited both physically and spiritually and it has been an encouragement to me”; “Become bolder and much more confident about witnessing, became fitter, better at talking to people, better at fighting satan, prayer and learned a ton in lectures”; “Learning to evangelise effectively, learning Scripture, learning discipline”; “I have gotten a bit fitter, I have made Godly friends, and I have been encouraged in my walk with God”; “Learning more to stand for what I believe”; “Renewed inspiration; got to know myself better”; “Understand the ‘behind the scenes’ of Missions more, to see there is more to Missions than we think”; “I learnt a lot, I overcame my fears of one to one Evangelism, the rough schedule brought out many things”; “Encouraged to do practical Evangelism and Missions and to trust others”; “I have been challenged in my Evangelism as well as dealing more strictly with sin in my own life”; “To focus on Missions, that was an eye opener, Thank You”;


““Physically I have learnt the discipline of fitness and perseverance through all conditions. Spiritually I have learnt to be ready in and out of season”; “I have learned and discovered details about Missions; been greatly inspired and encouraged; we obtained excellent materials for further work; have practically experienced outreaches”; “Physically and spiritually fitter!”; “I learned much from great Missionary pioneers of the past; my devotional life has been revitalised; my physical fitness has increased; I’ve learned to be more disciplined”.

 

  1. 5.What were the most useful, or helpful lectures or presentations, to you?

Livingstone: The Best Friend Africa Ever Had

17

Challenges in the Field

8

Call for Discernment

14

Reformation 500 FIRE

8

Hospitality – Giving and Receiving

14

The Mountains of God

8

Understanding Islam

13

Priorities in Missions

7

William Carey: Father of Modern Missions

13

Answers for Skeptics

7

Hudson Taylor: Apostle to China

13

Hypocrites in the Church

7

Full Salvation and Repentance

12

Evangelising Hindus

7

Cross-Cultural Communication

12

Faith Under Fire in Sudan

7

Motives for Missions

12

Peer Pressure

7

Living By Faith

11

Christian Action

7

Discipline and Discipleship

11

What is a Christian?

7

Evangelising Muslims

10

The Eschatology of Victory

7

Missionary Pioneers

10

Serving South Sudan

6

The Duty of Discernment

10

The Power of Prayer

6

The Greatest Century of Missions

10

Understanding Animism

6

Public Speaking and Debating

9

Campus Mission Fields

6

What Can Go Wrong on a Mission?

9

Zambia for Christ

5

Egalitarianism and Respecting Elders

9

Debating Skills

5

Evidence for Skeptics

9

Culture and Christianity

5

Evangelism and Prayer

9

Caring for the Poor and Needy

5

Preparing for the Field

9

Zimbabwe

5

Survival in the Field

9

Resisting Sharia in Nigeria

4

Demonology and Deliverance

8

Skeptics Answered

4

Coping with Capture & Imprisonment

8

Planning for Success

4

To Succeed In Missions

8

Look at the Fields

3

 

  1. 6.What were the most useful, or helpful films and workshops to you?

Way of the Master – film series

17

Self-Defence Workshop

15

Beyond the Next Mountain – film

11

First Aid Workshop

11

Vehicle Maintenance Workshop

10

Film Evangelism Workshop

9

Sudan – The Hidden Holocaust – film

9

Eetou! – film

8

Terrorism and Persecution – film

5

Evangelising in War Zones – film

5

Caught – film

3

Eric Liddell – film

3

To End all Wars – film

3

 

  1. 7.What were the most useful, or helpful practicals, day trips and outreaches to you?

Table Mountain Hike

15

Malay Muslim Outreach

7

Night Hikes – Newlands Forest

14

Adultery World Night Outreach

7

Salt & Light Radio Tygerberg

13

Eagle & Cheetah Encounters

7

Lion’s Head Hike

12

Castle Tour

7

Andrew Murray Centre

12

KSB Mission Work Party

6

Marie Stopes Abortuary Prayer Vigil & Outreach

10

Other:  Straatwerk

2

Weapons Training & Archery range

10

            Wynberg Station

1

Prison Ministry Outreach

10

            Khayelitsha

1

Sunday Sermons

9

 

 

Cravenby Outreach

8

 

 

 

8.       Were there any lectures, films, workshops, practicals, outreaches or day trips which you think we should NOT schedule for future Great Commission Courses?

Most left this question blank. Three answered No. Other comments included: “Was needed at that point in the individuals lives”; “Caught film”; “Everything was informative”; “I found everything meaningful”; “Caught’ – A film with a cross-cultural mission focus may have been more appropriate, ‘To End All Wars’ – Too much offensive language”; “We should organise our own late night Cape Town Evangelism – without bright yellow bibs and focus on Way Of The Master and Evangelism Explosion Evangelistic conversations”.

 

9.       In what ways do you think we could have improved our programmes or presentations?

“Organisation seems to have improved”; “I am convinced of the professional and dedicated preparation and presentations”; “I realise that the pressure element that could be in the field, some time allocated for reading would be nice. Maybe a lecture on sermon writing would assist for more preachers”; “We need to have standardised answer sheets for exams, remove repeats of questions, have a better marking strategy. We need to have a lecture on Hermeneutics and Bible exposition, maybe show the Herman Who? DVD”; “Get support through e-mails and contacts”; “You provided best programmes”; “Maybe recognising African meals in the menu”; “Teaching also the Sabbath is Saturday as the Jews are still keeping it today, and where the Sunday really comes from”; “I would like more lectures and less practicals”; “I can’t think of anything. Very professional”; “Ensure that the participants receive their assignments as soon as the course starts”; “Five minute breaks between lectures need to be planned on the schedule”.

 

10.     What were the highlights (best aspects) of the Great Commission Course for you?

Outreaches

17

Practicals

11

Presentations/Lectures

15

Films

9

Hikes

14

Day Trips

8

Fellowship

13

Questions & Answers

7

PT

13

Other: Just A Minute

1

Bible Drill

12

 

 

Workshops

12

 

 

 

11.     What actions would you recommend that we take to reclaim Africa for Christ?

“Get out there and witness, Evangelise, mobilise other Christians”; “Start doing the Great Commission, renewing our mind and reforming our churches according to the Bible”; “Start acting! Take a stand and do something. Obey the Great Commission”; “To reach schools and youth groups”; “All Christians to motivate the Church to Missions, do more Evangelism and stop making excuses but to actually be in the world”; “Go out and Evangelise anywhere and everywhere”; “Be informed. Go and evangelise, get the Churches active!”; “Taking the Gospel to the whole world”; “Live a Christlike life, pray fervently and committedly, be involved in the fulfilment of the Great Commission”; “Seek Revival and Reformation in their own lives, then family, church, community and nation. Prayer and action is vital”; “Do more reading of all materials, take more courses and actually do them”; “We need to pray and get onto the streets and share the Gospel”; “Mobilise and train Evangelists, increase learning through Reformation Societies, take firm stands against political pressure, pray”; “Livingstone 200 and Reformation 500 FIRE!”; “Read autobiographies of Great Missions to inspire themselves to greater sacrifice and more fervent Missionary endeavours”.

12.     Has this course led you to make any commitments or decisions?

To spend more time in prayer for the nations

17

To study the Word of God more regularly

15

To commit yourself to studying for and working in missions

13

To read more good Christian books

12

To fully surrender to the Lordship of Christ

11

To disciple at least one person per year

11

Offer your time to a Missionary organisation

11

To help distribute Frontline Fellowship literature and recruit subscribers for FF News

8

To join the Christian Action Network

8

To financially support a Mission

7

To start a Missions Prayer Fellowship or Reformation Society in your school, college or community

6

To sign up for Frontline’s Missionary Apprenticeship Training Programme

3

 

Other decisions included: To Evangelise and get out of my comfort zone more regularly”; “To try and see if every person, Mission that I evangelise will get the Truth of God’s Word and encourage them to become disciples and make disciples for Jesus!”; “To lead my Church into action”; “To read my Bible every day, and talk to friends more about God”;

 

Thank you for praying with us for God’s ongoing work in the lives of all who participate in Great Commission Courses.

A 2 disc, 38 message MP3 Great Commission Course 2011 boxset is now available.

The Great Commission Course 2013 lectures will soon be available in MP3 and audio CD format. The textbooks: The Greatest Century of Missions, Practical Discipleship, Discipleship Training Manual and the Great Commission Manual are also available from:

Christian Liberty Books

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For more information on upcoming Great Commission Camps, Seminars and Courses in Africa visit: www.frontline.org.za and view Upcoming Events. You can also view Great Commission Course pictures on the Frontline Fellowship Facebook page.

 

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