Any of These Ten Key Trends for 2017 Surprise You?

Take a look. Any of these surprise you? We’d be interested in hearing your take. Just click “Comment” following the web version of this item.

1. Some Christian groups are growing faster than others.
2. Pentecostals continue with their explosive growth.
3. Cities are growing faster than Christians are moving to them.
4. Christianity is no longer a Western-dominated religion.
5. Only half of Christians live in Christian-dominated nations.
6. Churches have crossed the 5 million mark.
7. Christians possess and are giving large amounts of money.
8. Less of the world is unreached than ever before.
9. Missionaries are growing slowly.
10. More non-Christians will have Christian friends.

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One Response to Any of These Ten Key Trends for 2017 Surprise You?
  1. Mark S Reply

    I think all Western Christian leaders need to read “The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity”
    by Philip Jenkins
    The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity”
    by Soong-Chan Rah
    (as well as “Many Colors” by the same author)
    It will help us better understand the shifts currently at work in both America and in Western Christianity in the next few decades.

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