If you ask most people what the great commission is, most likely they will say "make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father. Son and Holy Spirit."
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
But if you read the above passage where the great commission comes from, you have to stop reading right in the middle of Jesus’ statement in order to reach the conclusion that it is only about making disciples and baptizing them. Jesus continues His command with more than that, which is why the translators placed a coma and not a period after Holy Spirit found in Matthew 28:18-19.
In other words when Jesus says "baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit," we find a comma after Holy Spirit. This means Jesus is not finished giving His great commission. The complete statement of the great commission continues with verse 20 with Jesus also saying "teaching them to observe all that I commanded you."
So to know what Jesus was saying in the great commission, we have to know what Jesus commanded them to do. So what else did Jesus command the disciples to do? We find an answer in Matthew 10.
Matthew 10:1 Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness…
8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.
Cutting Jesus’ commission off in mid sentence is rude at best and is at the very least, misleading. In fact, if we carried out the true great commission, the one that doesn’t stop half way through Jesus' statement, we would actually see the kind of results Jesus was looking for. There would be many more opportunities to baptize disciples from all nations.
The reason is that demonstrating the power of God through healing and deliverance certainly leads those who witness it to an encounter with the risen Christ which frequently leads to faith. This will unquestionably lead to baptizing disciples from all nations in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Sprit. Doesn't that seem like what Jesus originally had in mind?