. . . baptize them. . . teach them. . . but make disciples.
Last words are powerful. For those of us who believe in Jesus, you can't help but think of the last words He spoke. His last words came at a strategic departure. Right before He ascended up to heaven, He told His disciples this . . .
I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.