Great Commission Leadership Institute

2019: September 8-21 in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Deadline to Complete Application (Including References): 1st August 2019

I have been the Missions Director for my denomination for over 3 years and have been praying about ways to get the pastors and churches in our denomination to be involved in the Great Commission. At the GCLI, I have been equipped with the necessary tools with which to mobilize my church to pray and seriously get involved in the Great Commission. I recommend GCLI to all mission minded pastors and Christians. – Rev. Lewis Fiadjoe, Missions Director, International Christian Gospel Church, Ghana

SVM2 has a unique focus on equipping the global church to mobilize for mission. The Great Commission Leadership Institute gives you the sort of equipping to propel your ministry into the far reaches of the globe. – Ted Esler, President, Missio Nexus, USA

The Great Commission Leadership Institute (GCLI) is a two-week program empowering local church and campus ministry leaders to mobilize and equip their local ministries for the Great Commission. These leaders receive biblical, theological and practical understanding related to the Great Commission.

The GCLI combines classes with corporate prayer, bible study, dynamic reflection, group discussions and the development of a strategic action plan for each local ministry.

Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, leaders experience a unique opportunity to study and encounter God in the context of an unreached people group.


  • Participants will be able to implement a proven framework for mobilizing and equipping their local ministry in the Great Commission.
  • Participants will cultivate a discipleship emphasis toward deepening the individual and corporate spiritual life.
  • Participants will implement four proven cross-cultural mission mobilization tools
  • Participants will develop and execute a sending strategy to unreached/unengaged people groups
  • Participants will empower every member of their ministry to identify and become activated in their individual role in the Great Commission

Group Photo of GCLI Graduates


Local church pastors, Members of pastoral leadership teams, Leaders of campus ministry fellowships, Bible school directors.

Program Components

  • Corporate Prayer Times
  • Outreach Experience
  • Bible Teaching
  • Abandoned Devotion Gathering
  • Six two-session course segments (4 hours of teaching)
    • What is the Great Commission and its Current Status?
    • The Future of the Global Church
    • Proven Tools For Activating Great Commission Ministries
    • Roles for Every Disciple
    • Abandoned Devotion in the Church
    • Effective Leadership for the Great Commission
  • Group Discussion Sessions
  • Two Hours Daily in the Global Harvest Prayer Room
  • Group Bible Study
  • Final Action Plan




Optional Master’s Level Credits


The Great Commission Leadership Institute offers optional Master’s level credits through Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (Baguio, Philippines) that can then be transferred to most Seminaries/ Bible Schools internationally.

Instructors include experts in issues of mobilization. Participants are from a range of denominational, organizational and cultural backgrounds.





Cost: $350 USD per person – includes:

  • transportation to/from airport
  • food
  • accommodation
  • materials


Thai, Chinese, and Spanish language tracks available.

Partial and Full Scholarships Available


New Online Application form!

Application Submission Deadline: 1st August 2019

Contact: Bew for more information

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