The last verse our kids memorize as part of the Juniors Class graduation is Matthew 28:19. It's the verse behind our church's vision to "Win souls and make disciples." It's part of the Great Commission, and part of what it means to be a Christian.
Let's expand: "Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'" Matthew 28:18-20
What do you think of when you read these verses? Becoming an evangelist? A missionary? Going door to door with Gospel tracts, or standing in the street corners with a Bible? How about leading a Bible study, participating in Prayer At the Pole, or volunteering in a ministry?
Sure, all those and more. Jesus commanded us to tell others about God's love and the salvation through Jesus, and to teach them to obey His Word. Then Jesus promised that He is with us all the time. Basically, Jesus told us to go. Go and be Jesus to the world. We can do this by praying for a classmate, helping someone in need, visiting a sick family member in the hospital, and so much more.
So let's go. Go and make disciples. Go and teach God's Word. Go and spread God's love. Go and be Jesus to the world.
Check out this video about the Great Commission.