Equipping young adults in every area of life to live out the Great Commission

What is Great Commission Team (GCT)?

Great Commission Team is an 11 week long summer discipleship intensive through Parkwood Baptist Church for college students ages 18-22. It involves an international exposure trip, training in leadership, evangelism, and discipleship, theological teaching, hands-on learning about the local church, and extensive personal development. The purpose of GCT is to train young adults on how to live out the great commission in every area of life and discern God’s calling on their lives.

Who should participate in GCT?

GCT is a great opportunity for growing, mature, professing Christians with a teachable spirit and desire to grow. The program is suited for students considering a call to full-time ministry in the local church or missions, as well as a career in the workplace. Prospective students should understand that a large portion of the curriculum involves learning about vocational ministry, church planting, and global missions. We will only be able to accept 15 students on the 2024 team.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment for GCT is May 20 – August 1, 2024. We will host a training in the spring, and Students will be required to travel from May 24-May 31, June 22-29, and July 22-August 1. GCT will be off for vacation July 1-5. The daily schedule for GCT is Monday-Thursday 5-9pm. Sunday Mornings 9:30am-12:30pm, and an event every other weekend.

What is the cost?

The cost for GCT is $2,500 per student. This includes travel, a daily meal, food, event expenses, housing if applicable, and all books and materials for the summer. Students who participate in GCT typically fundraise 100% of their cost with a fundraising network built through the church.  

What is the application process?

Any college-aged student is welcome to apply to GCT. The applications will be reviewed, and GCT staff will follow up with you for an interview. You must have graduated from high school at least one year prior to the start of GCT in the summer of 2024. Applications are due by January 31st, 2024. We will start meeting with applicants immediately following their application submission and begin filling our team spots. If you feel certain you will apply for GCT, apply sooner rather than later! 

“To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.”
Ephesians 4:12 (ESV)

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