In today's climate of an ever-gathering darkness, no challenge is more vital than that of Jesus compelling His followers forward to take the gospel message into a lost and dying world. Such continues to be the burning passion and purpose of long-time professor and evangelist, Dr. Alvin L. Reid. This powerful festschrift, written in his honor, captures and explores topics related to Reid's personal ministry as a catalyst igniting within God's people the commitment to carry out Christ's Great Commission. In its pages, well-known Christian leaders and scholars address issues related to Great Commission leadership, history, strategies, and vision, which have characterized Reid's life work. A dynamic teacher, inspiring speaker, and accomplished author, Reid currently serves as professor of evangelism and student ministry occupying the Bailey Smith Chair of Evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. A Passion for the Great Commission provides an enduring testament to his legacy and ministry. This collection of writings from friends, colleagues, and former students, expressing their gratitude for Reid and his work, continues to fan the flame of conquest for the hearts and minds of an unbelieving world.