“Committing ourselves to be a Great Commission school means that we explore as many ways as possible to prepare persons for Great Commission work,” says the school’s Web site. “It also means that we must try to eliminate any barriers to that purpose. . . . This new name enables us to provide alumni greater access to ‘closed’ and ‘limited access’ countries, thus to most of the unreached/unevangelized world; recruit more students for Great Commission vocations by more accurately communicating our academic quality; facilitate acceptance of alumni into many graduate schools; and communicate that we are a degree-granting institution to those in foreign countries where ‘college’ means a ‘technical school.’’’
The name change will officially take effect July 1. The school’s new Web site is www.JohnsonU.edu.