1 Corinthians 1:17 (NASB)
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel.
The great commission (Mark 16:15) is focused on preaching the good news. The Lord's intent was for us to preach the gospel worldwide. The modern church is obsessed with rituals, observing special celebrations, baptisms, weddings, and other ceremonies. As pious as these may be, ministers often forget or even ignore the simplicity of the great commission. Christ wanted us to disciple the world, not bogged down in procedure and ceremony. The church should return to the basics of its purpose in this world.