Great Commission church movement

Great Commission Churches

Founders

Jim McCotter

Type

Evangelical Christian Church Association

Founded

1965 with no official name

1970 as The Blitz Movement

1983 as Great Commission International

1989 as Great Commission Association of Churches

2005 as Great Commission Churches

Headquarters

Columbus, Ohio

Origins

Plymouth Brethren

Staff

Herschel Martindale

John Hopler

Rick Whitney

Dave Bovenmeyer

Tom Short

Mark Darling

Brent Knox

Chris Martin

Dennis Clark

Area served

International

Focus

Planting and building churches

Members

43,000 (2005)

Slogan

New Testament Christianity In Action Today

Website

http://www.gccweb.org/

The Great Commission church movement is a broad term used to describe the entities associated with an evangelical Christian movement formalized in the USA in 1970. The largest of these organizations today is Great Commission Churches (GCC). Other associated organizations include Great Commission Ministries (GCM), Great Commission Latin America (GCLA), and Great Commission Europe (GCE). The movement has grown in size and scope through its focus on church planting in the United States and abroad. Between 1978 and 1994, the movement attracted criticism for alleged authoritarian practices and a high degree of control over members (see Criticism). GCC formally acknowledged these criticisms in 1991 (see 1991 GCC Statement of Church Error). GCC is a member of the National Association of Evangelicals, and one or more organization within the movement has continuously been a part of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability since 1992.[1][2]

From: Wikipedia



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