Making disciples of every people in our generation is too large a task to accomplish alone, and too important not to do together. Those who attended the Tokyo Consultation recognized this reality. Therefore they took action. They joined together in promise as follows::
We pledge to obey the Great Commission. We covenant together to use all that God has entrusted to us in this obedience. We will seek to know where people are unreached, overlooked, ignored, or forgotten. We will pray for the Holy Spirit to give strength and guidance as we join others in changing that neglect, to love and make disciples in the way of the Cross.
Accordingly, the final paragraph of the Tokyo Declaration remains significant. It recognized the cooperative effort needed to finish the task. Here is how the Declaration concludes:
Finally, we recognize that finishing the task will demand effective cooperative efforts of the entire global body of believers. To facilitate cooperation and on-going coordination between mission structures worldwide, we agree to the necessity of a global network of mission structures. With this in mind, we leave Tokyo pledging cooperation with one another, and all others of like faith, with the singular goal of "making disciples of every people in our generation."
On the final day of the Tokyo Consultation, representatives from thirty networks and mission agencies from around the globe signed the Declaration. In so doing, they pledged their full support to cooperate together in the task of making disciples globally until the task is completed. A list of networks and structures that signed the Declaration is found at its end.
However, it is the hope of the Global Great Commission Network that many more will sign the document. All are invited to do so.
Opportunity is provided for additional individuals and mission structures/organizations, including agencies, associations, churches, networks, and other ministries pursuing Great Commission activities to sign the Tokyo Declaration.
If you have yet to put your signature to it, we encourage you to do so. It is easily accessed by going to
In closing, this series of revisits to the Tokyo Declaration has been intended to show that the Document was not to be agreed on and then shelved and forgotten. It is a living document, crafted and endorsed nearly 10 years ago with ongoing significance today. It is the basis of our going forward together in cooperative efforts to "make disciples of every people in our generation."