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Title: World Mission Update


1
World Mission Update
  • Global Missions Statistics, 2001 AD
  • Prepared by Mobilization DivisionU.S. Center for
    World Mission, Pasadena, CA

2
World Population
  • 6.055 Billion People
  • One third call themselves Christians
  • One third (non-Christians) live in already
    reached people groups.
  • One-third (non-Christians) live in unreached
    people groups

3
Adherents Of Major Religions
  • 2.02 Billion - Christians of all kinds
  • 1.21 Billion Muslims
  • 1.07 Billion - Roman Catholics
  • 925 Million - Atheists Nonreligious
  • 824 Million Hindus
  • 657 Million Evangelicals
  • 364 Million Buddhists
  • 320 Million - Chinese Folk Religionists
  • 231 Million - Tribal Religionists
  • 200 Million - Other Religions
  • 24 Million Sikhs
  • 14.5 Million - Jews

4
Growth Rates
  • World Population 1.6
  • Muslims - 2.6
  • All Christians - 2.6
  • Roman Catholics - 1.2
  • Protestants - 2.8
  • Evangelicals - 4.7
  • Pentecostals and Charismatics - 7.3.

5
Missionaries
  • 425,000 Missionaries from all branches of
    Christendom
  • (Only between 2 and 3 of those missionaries work
    among unreached peoples.)
  • 140,000 Protestant Missionaries 64,000
    Protestant Missionaries From USA

6
Distribution
  • Distribution of Protestant Missionaries Among
    Cultural Blocks
  • 74 Among Nominal Christians
  • 8 Among Tribal Peoples
  • 6 Among Muslims
  • 4 Among Non-Religious/Atheists
  • 3 Among Buddhists
  • 2 Among Hindus
  • 2 Among Chinese Folk Religions
  • 1 Among Jewish Peoples

7
Finance
  • 15,500 Billion - Total Annual Income of
    Christians Worldwide
  • 280 Billion - Giving to Christian Causes (1.8 of
    total income)
  • 16 Billion - To Foreign Missions (5.7 of Giving
    to Christian causes)

8
Where The Go
  • Approx. 87 goes for work among those already
    Christian.
  • Approx. 12 for work among already evangelized
    non-Christians, and
  • Approx. 1 for work among people groups in the
    Unevangelized or Unreached category.

9
Unimax People Groups
  • A Unimax People is the largest group within which
    the Gospel can spread as a church planting
    movement without encountering barriers of
    understanding or acceptance.
  • Of 24,000 Unimax people groups, 10,000 are
    unreached
  • 3700 Muslim 2700 Hindu 2000 Tribal 1000
    Buddhist 400 Other 150 Chinese Folk Religions
    50 Non-Religious/Atheist
  • (Of those Unreached, 1600 have more than 10,000
    persons 8,400 fewer than 10,000. A large number
    of these Unreached Groups live in so called
    closed countries.)

10
The 10-40 Window
  • A group of 50 countries
  • Containing 2.5 billion people
  • Stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean
  • And between 10 degrees North and 40 degrees North
    latitude.
  • Most of the worlds unreached peoples live in
    this area.

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12
Challenges Trends - 1
  • The Challenge Of Islam
  • India The Next Big Frontier?
  • The Decline of Tribal Religions

13
Challenges Trends - 2
  • The Movement Of The Church To The Developing
    World
  • Kingdom Paradigm
  • Power Ministry, Prayer and Spiritual Warfare

14
Challenges Trends - 3
  • 7.      The Global Mega-City As The Center of
    Mission
  • 8.      The Rise of Ethnic Churches In Global
    Cities
  • 9.      Reached To Unreached - Not West To Rest.

15
Challenges Trends - 4
  • 10. Globalization, Labor Movements and
    Opportunities for Tent-Making Minstries.
  • 11. Partnerships To Reach UPGs
  • 12. House-Church Based Church-planting Movements
  • 13. Radio Ministry New Unity Plans
  • 14. Cyber-Mission Mission On The Internet

16
Cyber-Mission
  • Worldwide Internet Population
  • 445.9 million (eMarketer)
  • 533 million (Computer Industry Almanac)
  • Projection for 2004
  • 709.1 million (eMarketer)
  • 945 million (Computer Industry Almanac)
  • Online Language Populations (September 2002)
  • English 36.5 Chinese 10.9, Japanese 9.7,
    Spanish 7.2, German 6.7, Korean 4.5, Italian
    3.8, French 3.5, Portuguese 3.0, Russian 2.9,
    Dutch 2.0 (Source Global Reach)

17
Religion Online
  • There are over 275 million Internet searches each
    day and 80 of all Internet session begin at a
    search engine. (Internetstatistics.com)
  • Religion is one of the main topics people search
    for.
  • Pew Internet surveys found that 28 million
    Americans get religion information online, that 3
    million do so daily, and that 25 of net users
    search for religion-related topics.
  • Barna Research estimates that up to 50 million
    Americans may worship solely over the Internet by
    2010.
  • There is every indication that the Internet is a
    major source of religious information where
    people of many cultures and languages collect
    their spiritual facts and opinions in private.
  • Its a place where missionaries must be.

18
Internet Possibilities
  • Online evangelism using email, web pages and chat
    rooms.
  • Online counselling and mentoring.
  • Web-based distance education such as that
    provided free by the Asian Internet Bible
    Institute (http//www.aibi.ph)
  • Cross-cultural exposure for young people.
  • Using email groups to coordinate missions
    specialists.
  • Reach into closed countries and unreached
    people groups.
  • Evangelistic pen-pals using email.
  • Advocacy, mobilization and awareness raising
    about missions.

19
Your Church And The Internet
  • Set up a Cyber-Missions department where your
    young people can get experience in cross-cultural
    ministry without leaving home.
  • Have a church website that is deliberately
    evangelistic and culturally sensitive.
  • Train your lay workers using online training
    tools so they can train after work / at their
    convenience.
  • Use email to contact church members, missionaries
    etc and have a pen-pals coordinator.
  • Free Paper On Cybermissions http//www.aibi.ph/mi
    ssions/cybermissions.htm

20
For More Information On Missions
  • http//www.aibi.ph/missions/
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