Title: The State of the Gospel – 2010
Jason Mandryk, Operation World
September 2, 2010
Description: In our inter-connected and changing world, traditional norms are being overturned. The status quo for the past century in terms of population and religion, church and mission is no longer the case. The who, what, where and how of mission have shifted significantly in the last generation. Even as the Church multiplies, it finds itself under siege on many fronts. The State of the Gospel examines trends and issues in demographics, faith and the Great Commission as well as some of the implications for the global church. We can no longer understand these dynamics in isolation from each other or solely from a local perspective. Combining a sweeping vision with detailed awareness from the Operation World resources, this presentation seeks to INFORM us about what is going on in God’s world INSPIRE us by both the challenges before us and the breakthroughs we are seeing INVOLVE us strategically in the monumental task of world evangelization. Since 1995 Jason Mandryk has worked with Operation World, focusing on researching the global Church and the Great Commission and communicating the challenges to praying Christians. He is the co-author of the 2001 edition of Operation World and the author of the 2010 edition.