Furthermore, Encounter is Great Commission oriented. The intent of the Encounter with God Model is to—as the Commission states—MAKE DISCIPLES.
It has been said that the great tragedy of the world is not that it is unreached, but that it is undiscipled. (“Building the Church,” Brochure. South America Mission, 2009) AJC believes that the Great Commission is more than just taking the gospel to new locations, but in seeing it bear the full fruit of discipleship that marks true transformation.
A Great Commission focus demands a balance of evangelism and discipleship follow-up. There must be the reproduction of new life on a regular basis, but there must also be a systematic approach to maturing each one of these converts.