State and growth of Christian missions

"All peoples on earth will be blessed through you." -- Genesis 12:3

Facts about world missions: Mission statistics and other information about global Gospel outreach

"I now understand and embrace the strategic sacrifice that will be necessary to accomplish God's global passion. The passion has been ignited in me." -- Nathan F., Nazarene Bible College student


Reaching the lost: External links to missions statistics

The problem is with our passion

arrow pointing rightThe chief problem today in the world evangelism enterprise is our lack of passion. . . [ more ]

    -- Howard Culbertson,


Statistical data can be valuable for individuals and organizations seeking to spread the Gospel worldwide in several ways:

  • Targeted Outreach: Statistical data can help identify regions or demographics where there is greater openness or interest in spiritual matters. By analyzing demographic, cultural, and socio-economic data, missionaries and evangelists can focus their efforts more effectively on areas where there seems to be a greater likelihood of acceptance and receptivity to the Gospel message.
  • Understanding Cultural Contexts: Statistical data can provide insights into the cultural, religious, and social dynamics of specific regions or communities. Understanding these contexts is crucial for adapting the message of the Gospel in a way that resonates with the local population and avoids cultural misunderstandings or conflicts.
  • Strategic Planning: Data analysis can inform strategic planning for missionary activities, such as determining where to allocate resources to organize outreach events or establish new ministries or start new churches. By identifying areas with only a small Christian presence or very limited access to the Gospel, missionaries can better prioritize their efforts to "make disciples in the nations."
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Statistical data can be used to monitor the progress and impact of missionary activities over time. By tracking indicators such as conversions, baptisms, church membership, or attendance at existeing church services, missionaries can assess the effectiveness of their strategies and make adjustments as needed.
  • Resource Allocation: Statistical data can help allocate resources efficiently by identifying areas with the greatest need for support or assistance. For example, data on poverty rates, literacy levels, or access to healthcare can help prioritize humanitarian aid and compassionate ministry efforts that may lead to evangelistic outreach.
  • Cross-Cultural Communication: Statistical data can aid in cross-cultural communication by providing insights into language preferences, communication channels, and media consumption habits of different demographic groups. This understanding can shape the development of culturally relevant messaging and outreach activities.
  • Collaboration and Partnership: Statistical data can facilitate collaboration and partnership between different denominations and organizations involved in world missions ministry. By sharing data and insights, organizations can see how to leverage each other's strengths and resources to maximize their collective impact in spreading the Good News of the Kingdom of God.
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