About

Who is Reliant?

We were born in 1989 as a mission support agency for a small group of campus church planters. A lot's changed since then! (Less stonewashed jeans, for one).

Today we mobilize church planters and missionaries across like-minded missional groups and church-planting networks. As we've expanded our partnerships, we've adopted a new name. Yet our devotion to Jesus' command to "Go and make disciples..." remains. It's who we are.

Our Story

1989

Founded

Founded as the mission agency for the Great Commission Association of Churches. GCM is created to solve a challenge: how do you plant churches to reach students with the gospel? With help from Campus Crusade for Christ, we launch our first missionary support class for campus church planters.

2001

Growth and Leadership

GCM becomes best known as a leadership network of campus ministries and churches. While we continued missionary support services, we also host large conferences for young leaders and more.

2006

Re-Focusing

As the Great Commission movement matures, it spins off multiple independent church leadership groups with various callings. God leads our board of directors to choose a clear focus: missionary mobilization. GCM begins a new chapter offering our experience in mission services to like-minded gospel-centered groups in the evangelical world. GCM is no longer a single-association agency.

Today

Celebration

2013 marks a move to a new Orlando office and training center and is at the same time our largest missionary training year on record. 2014 finds us at 450 missionaries from 246 in 2007. We see six straight years of record growth in financial giving.