Its mission is to return the Church to her disciple-making roots. In May 2013, it hosted the Global Discipleship Congress (GDC 2013) in Manila, gathering over 7,400 delegates from 61 nations, with plenary messages from the likes of Robert Coleman, Randy Pope, Luis Bush, Peter Tanchi, Bill Lawrence and others. The IDMC Global Alliance is missional. It promotes biblical discipleship and intentional disciple-making in local churches to empower churches towards the disciple-making mission of the Church.