To deploy collaborative, Christ-centered teams of military and civilian people of faith to serve the world's most war-torn and impoverished nations.
No Greater Commission, formerly Nation Builders, was born out of a passion to advance the Kingdom of God. “No Greater Commission” speaks to Jesus sending his disciples to be Fishers of Men; Matthew 28: 18-20 “Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” The vision for Nation Builders was inspired by Matthew 22:36-40, “‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?’ And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.’” Kurt and Sandy Parsons take this commandment to heart and have devoted their 21 years of marriage to loving and serving military families.
While stationed at the U.S. Naval Academy, Kurt was blessed with the opportunity to work with young men and women who were interested in doing God's work and not just talking about it. Inspired by these men and women of action, Kurt and Sandy began to develop a vision for international missions work. Over the next several years, a small group of officers, midshipmen and civilians traveled throughout the world, actively seeking local pastors and leaders with whom they could build the Kingdom of God. While Kurt was in Afghanistan on a provincial reconstruction team in 2008, the team founded Nation Builders. Since then, Nation Builders has traveled to and supported fellow Christians in ten nations. Throughout their military and government careers, team members have worked in a combined total of over ninety countries.
In 2015 Nation Builders changed its name to No Greater Commission (NGC) and began fostering a unique vision of seeing military-trained Christ-followers partner with civilian believers to serve the world's most war-torn and impoverished nations.