While it is customary for believers to think about the Great Commission in terms of Matthew 28:19-20, there are actually five passages that communicate the Great Commission: Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; and Acts 1:8.
By looking at these passages together, we can get a full sense of the mission to which God has called the church.
I have compiled it this way:
The Great Commission is to go with the authority of Jesus and the presence of Jesus in the power of the Spirit to all people groups, preaching the gospel calling people to repent and believe on Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins, and incorporating them into visible churches through baptism and teaching them the commands of Jesus so that they become disciples who believe his word and obey his commands.
Matt 28:19; Acts 1:8; cf. Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; John 20:21
Matt 28:18; Acts 1:8; John 20:21
Matt 28:19; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; Acts 1:8
Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-47; Acts 1:8
Dave Doran, pastor of Inter-City Baptist Church and president of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary has an excellent extended discussion of the Great Commission in the book For the Sake of His Name: Challenging a New Generation for World Missions (Allen Park, MI: Student Global Impact, 2002), pp. 68-154.