The wording of the commitment in that last session at CROSS was very intentional and focused on biblical principles. It wasn't simply a generic commitment to missions. It was a commitment to go back to your church leaders and tell them that you want to be sent to the nations.
This element of "go back to your church leaders" creates a tornado effect for those around you. You've got energy, direction, and passion to reach the unreached with the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. You want to make a difference in final fulfillment of the Great Commission. But you can't do it on your own.
If you reach out and pull others into the vortex of commitment and support, you GAIN their energy and resources behind you. By God's grace, they get impelled to come along with you, to join your tornadic drive to the field. That's what you want. Otherwise commitment may risk becoming only another transient whirlwind or dust devil.
Then, think about it for God's glory and not your own. How much grander and more glorious in God's great plan for the church's involvement would it be for you to be an instrument of stimulation, an occasion for your church to step out and join your tornadic obsession to reach the nations? Ah, now we can imagine the greater impact of the specific wording of that commitment. God may use you and CROSS and the commitments made on that last night to change the landscape of the evangelical church in North America! -- There could be hundreds of tornados like you causing holy havoc by turning churches from "building our kingdom" to "building God's kingdom" mentality.