The Great Commission wasn't given by Jesus to individuals in isolation from one another. Rather, it was given to a group of disciples. It was given to the church. His task is greater than us and our individualism. We believe that Jesus calls us to set aside petty differences and partner with others for the spread of the gospel and the expansion of his Kingdom.
The Southern Baptist Convention was formed with a Gospel vision. Its founding charter identifies its singular focus: "...for the purpose of eliciting, combining, and directing the energies of the Baptist denomination of Christians, for the propagation of the gospel..."
For more info, go to: sbc.net.
The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) is a network of nearly 2,000 Southern Baptist churches in Missouri whose mission is to serve together to grow Great Commission churches. MBC’s vision is to make Great Commission disciples, in cooperating Great Commission churches, transforming communities with the gospel.
For more info, go to: mobaptist.org.