And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit… And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Some may say the most important word in this passage, is the word Go. People will tell us all about the tense and the intention of this word, in the original text.
Personally, I believe that the driving force behind this Great Commission is somewhere else.