What is the future of the global church, and how and where do we fit into that picture The Future of the Global Church has grown out of fifty years of passion, research, and study beginning with the first edition of Patrick Johnstone s highly esteemed book Operation World It weaves together the history, demography, and growth of the major world religions including ChrisWhat is the future of the global church, and how and where do we fit into that picture The Future of the Global Church has grown out of fifty years of passion, research, and study beginning with the first edition of Patrick Johnstone s highly esteemed book Operation World It weaves together the history, demography, and growth of the major world religions including Christianity, giving us a visual and textual overview of the past, present, and possible future of the global Church.A fascinating glimpse into the next 40 years, FOTGC includes Data and extrapolations that highlight likely scenarios for evangelical Christian ministry in the coming four decades Interpreted overviews of the worldwide impact of the first 20 centuries of Christianity Comparisons of the impact of Christianity and those of the other world religions Summaries of the past, present, and likely future contributions of the different Christian traditions and streams
The Future of the Global Church History Trends and Possibilities What is the future of the global church and how and where do we fit into that picture The Future of the Global Church has grown out of fifty years of passion research and study beginning with the f
This year, Biblica formerly known as the International Bible Society formally sold the book publishing part of their ministry to Intervarsity Press Intervarsity has been busy in promoting this partnership, and many of the new books they will be able to offer through the Biblica imprint One of the first books released in this partnership is a smart, slick book on the state of the church around the world called The Future of the Global Church.The Future of the Global Church is an excellent resourc [...]
When I was a student in university, God used Patrick Johnstone s Operation World and other similar resources to begin to educate me and give me a burden for what He was doing and wanted to do in the world around us Some years after that, I lived for 16 years as an international worker in one certain corner of the world, Partly due to preoccupation with what I was doing here during that time, and partly due to our organization cutting back on missions resources previously made available to missio [...]
According to Johnstone, by 2050 Christianity in Europe and the Pacific will have continued its catastrophic decline, but Christianity in Asia, Latin America and Africa will have continued its massive growth, largely amongst Evangelicals especially Pentecostals The book is a massive statistical project, plenty of fantastic maps, charts etc, of a reference than one to read cover to cover I loved the section on Church History, especially the 20 pairs of maps tracing every major minor empire and th [...]
This basically gives a lot of global demographics, along with demographics of the Christian world For instance, Johnstone takes the region of the Indian subcontinent and shows which people groups affinity groups are related For example, the Himalayan peoples are a different people group from most of the people groups of India, but the Himalayan peoples are further subdivided by tribe and clan That type of thing Then he discusses the extent to which each of the groups has been impacted by the gos [...]
A comprehensive look at the church including statistics that leave the reader well informed.