The Great Commission Movement of Ghana (GCMG) is a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International, a worldwide inter-denominational Christian organization. Dr. & Mrs. Bill Bright founded Campus Crusade for Christ International in 1951 in the USA. The Great Commission Movement of Ghana was first registered in Ghana in 1967 and has since grown in developing ministries on the university campuses and in the communities in partnerships with churches and para-church groups.
1967 …Great Commission movement of Ghana was first registered in Ghana with the name Ghana Campus Crusade for Christ by a Ghanaian who came in contact with Campus Crusade for Christ International while studying in the United States of America. The then ministry was involved in ground breaking, profile activities until 1974. – Solomon Asimpe
1974 …Missionaries of Campus Crusade for Christ international firs arrived in the country and settled in Kumasi. Kumasi naturally became the headquarters. Campus Ministry started on the University of science and Technology Campus, Kumasi.
1980 …First Ghanaian joined staff – Dela Adadevoh
“I found it campaign” when many local church denominations joined with Campus Crusade for Christ to reach out to the communities. Over 100,000 people were reached as a result.
1981 …The national Headquarters was moved from Kumasi to Accra.
1983 …Expatriate staff departed, ministry handed over to national leadership in keeping with Campus Crusade for Christ International’s policy. Dela Adadevoh became the first National Director.
1985 …The name Ghana Campus Crusade for Christ International was changed to the Great Commission Movement of Ghana in keeping with our commitment to help fulfill the Lord’s commission of making disciples of all nations, particularly among all people in Ghana.
Jesus Film translation and distribution began. Today it is available in 17 Ghanaian languages. Reaching everyone in their language and where they are.
Explo ‘85’ “Come Help Change the World” brought Christian workers from all over the country one week of training in evangelism and discipleship and spiritual awakening in Accra. While linked to 97 countries in five continents by Satellite.
1989 …New Life Training Centres began. Church members received systematic training in spiritual growth, evangelism and discipleship.
1992 – Gambia Breakthrough I Student Vacation Project
1993 …Gambia Breakthrough II
1995 …“The Damgbe Project” GCMG, with the Damgbe Jesus Film, cooperated with the churches in the geographical areas covered by the Damgbe speaking people, to expose more than 370,000 people to the gospel and out of which more than 190,000 indicated decision for Christ. During the period more than 1,500 volunteers were trained in evangelism and follow up.
1996 … “Operation Joshua”. The Jesus Film used extensively to reach the people around Konongo through to Asante Bekwai. More than 290,000 and 130,000 were respectively exposed and won to Jesus Christ. About 1,600 volunteers were also trained.
1998 … “The Pass it on Campaign”. This massive evangelistic outreach brought together 650 local churches with vision of reaching Ghana for Christ. More than 14,000 Christians were trained in evangelism and discipleship and together with the use of the Jesus Film exposed more than 650,000 to the gospel and more than 260,000 indicated decisions for Christ.
2000 …GCMG launched the CrossRoad Strategy
GCMG launched the Executive Ministry
Currently there are 21 Jesus Film Teams serving across the country.
Our calling To help fulfill the Great Commission of our Jesus Christ by winning, building and sending in the power of the Holy Spirit and helping the body of Christ do evangelism and discipleship
Our Vision To see movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus.
Our Mission Win, build, and send Christ-centered multiplying disciples who launch spiritual movements. We seek to win people by boldly proclaiming Christ so that every person gets a chance to hear the gospel. We build by deeply developing leaders and spiritual movements to equip every believer to lead. And we send by urgently mobilizing co-laborers and partnerships so that every believer is involved in the harvest.
Statement of Faith The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God’s infallible written Word, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.
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