As these verses explain, the mission that Jesus has given us is twofold. First, He sent us to preach the good news of who He is and of what He has done. Second, He sent us to make disciples by teaching those who believe in Him to do the things that He taught us. A true disciple is a believer who follows Jesus and becomes like Him by continuing in His Word and by following the leading of the Holy Spirit. This assignment of preaching the good news and making disciples, known as the Great Commission, is the source of our vision and it is the mission of our local church.