World Christianity: Quick Facts for Mission-Minded Christians

by Center for the Study of Global Christianity

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Retail: $3.99
Binding: Pamphlet
Pages: 14
Pub Date: October 2019
ISBN: 9781628625325
ISBN-13: 9781628625325
Item Number: 625325
Categories: Christian Living; Missions and Evangelism

Product Description

The last commandment Jesus gave to his disciples was, “Go throughout the world and preach the gospel to all humankind” (Mark 16:15). More than two thousand years later, his twentyfirst- century disciples are still spreading the Good News around the globe. Whether you are considering a missions project, want to know where best to direct your resources for giving, or simply want a prayer guide for Christians around the world, World Christianity: Quick Facts for Mission-Minded Christians has up-to-date information in a concise, easy-to-use pamphlet.

This pamphlet combines data from the World Christian Database (from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) with Rose Publishing’s trademark visual style. It’s packed with maps, charts, and infographics on current global data, such as:
• Religion
• Indicators (health & socioeconomic) for Christians including: development, corruption, income per capita, education, adult literacy, internet use, access to physicians, infant mortality, life expectancy, access to safe water
• Bible translation
• Christian income and assets distribution
Fascinating facts from this pamphlet that you may not know:
• South Korea sends the second-largest number of missionaries worldwide (the United States sends the most).
• Asia is the historical homeland of many of the world’s religions including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Sikhism, and, as a result, is the most religiously diverse continent in the world.
• Papua New Guinea grew from four percent Christian at the beginning of the twentieth century to ninety-five percent Christian today.
• Latin American countries with the most Christians are Brazil (187 million), Mexico (120 million), and Colombia (46 million).
• The average age of a Christian in Africa is nineteen.
• Although Africa is the continent with the most Christians in the world, only fifty-six percent of people have access to the full Bible in their own language.

Author Bio

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity is an academic research center that monitors worldwide demographic trends in Christianity, including outreach and mission. They provide a comprehensive collection of information on the past, present, and future of Christianity in every country of the world. Their data and publications help churches, mission agencies, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to be more strategic, thoughtful, and sensitive to local contexts.