The Great Commission Center (GCC) exists to help East Texas Baptist University and the area Christian community to fulfill Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations. To achieve this mission, the GCC engages in three primary tasks:
Promote Missions and Ministries
The GCC works to increase awareness and support of missions and ministry efforts in East Texas and around the globe. This is accomplished through special events, guest speakers, media promotion, donation drives, scholarships, consultations, and a missionary-in-residence program.
Prepare Individuals for Serving
The GCC trains students, faculty, staff, and local church members in community ministries and cross-cultural missions. The GCC also provides formal and informal mentoring opportunities for individuals who feel called to vocational mission service.
Provide Opportunities for Service
The GCC provides regular opportunities for Christian service both locally (ETBU Cares) and globally (ETBU Goes). These include service learning projects, volunteer opportunities, and mission trips. Faculty, staff, students, and local church members are invited to serve.