Which countries send out the most missionaries? And the top 5 faiths in the world

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The Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary calculates that Christians sent out approximately 400,000 international missionaries in 2010. And nearly half of the world’s top missionary-sending countries are now located in the global South.

The CSGC reports that „of the ten countries sending the most missionaries in 2010, three were in the global South: Brazil, South Korea, and India.” Other notable missionary senders included South Africa, the Philippines, Mexico, China, Colombia, and Nigeria.

However, the United States still tops the chart by far in terms of total missionaries, sending 127,000 in 2010 compared to the 34,000 sent by No. 2-ranked Brazil.


The CSGC also estimates that in just seven years, more than 9 in 10 people in the world will be religious, up 2 percent over similar data collected in 2010. It predicts that Christianity will be only the fifth-fastest growing religion in the world, coming in behind the Baha’i faith, Islam, Sikhism, and Jainism.

Read the entire article here – http://www.christianitytoday.com/

Dr. Darrell Bock – Culture Shock: How to live faithfully overseas

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VIDEO Published on Jul 15, 2013 by dallasseminary

Dr. Darrell Bock and Dr. Scott Cunningham discuss cultural engagement on a global scale, focusing on the Christian’s challenge of faithfully living as a social minority in overseas contexts.

00:11 Faithfully serving Christ and society as a social minority overseas
11:22 The challenge of cultural engagement in the workplace
15:39 How courses help students integrate the Christian worldview and their careers
18:20 Cultural engagement lessons learned overseas
22:25 Examples of engagement in cultures which hold mixed values
32:33 Awareness, intentionality, and integration in overseas contexts
34:57 How cultural context impacts reading of Scripture

Christian Leadership Training Around the World

Dr. Darrell Bock and Dr. Scott Cunningham discuss cultural engagement on a global scale, including Christian leadership training in non-Western cultures and the Christian’s challenge of faithfully living as a social minority in overseas contexts.

The not so nice side of the Maldives –

The people living on the island of Maldives don’t even have the Old Testament translated in their own language… the people working on that translation all died mysterious deaths… pray for the Gospel to reach the people living in the Maldives.


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Light Reveals Darkness

A Christian worker, who ministers in the Maldives, shares thoughts in this heartfelt letter.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

“How do I begin to share with you what is in my heart for the Islanders? Indeed there is much to tell. Let me begin by saying thank you. Thank you for taking a step into the faith adventure that will take you into the heart of paradise, the Maldives. Despite its beauty, you will be surprised to see that the true heart of the Islands is empty and dark, for it doesn’t have the light of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“The Body of Christ in Maldives is very weak and hurting. To be a Christian in this paradise country is a living hell. The few believers are scattered and in hiding for fear that they may lose family, friends, property, and rights if the authorities find out that…

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