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1 Pressure Points Twelve Global Issues Shaping the Face of the Church J.D. Payne

2 J. D. Payne @jd_payne


4 The Church and the Pressures of the Age Introduction



7 Challenges of the Age

8 The Stewardship of Innovation


10 Great Commission

11 Spirit-Filled Church Kingdom Innovation

12 “Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way” (Proverbs, 19:2, ESV).

13 Unreached People Groups “ The Bread of Life is simply not available to hundreds and hundreds of millions of people. ” David A. Fraser

14 Nations: from Countries to Peoples

15 What is a People Group?

16 Unengaged and Unreached

17 11,342 total people groups 6,422 unreached people groups (not including the US and Canada 571 unreached people groups in the US and Canada 3,133 unreached-unengaged people groups

18 Why Evangelicals?

19 Where Is Our Priority?

20 Strangers Next Door

21 Cross-Cultural Disciple Making Needed

22 The West as a Mission Field “The west is, once again, a vast mission field.” George G. Hunter III

23 Post-Christian Mission Field

24 Global Status of Evangelical Christianity 2013 Edition


26 From 35,000 to 15,000 Feet

27 Least Evangelical US States, 2010 StateEvangelical Percentage Utah2.3 Rhode Island2.5 Massachusetts3.4 New Hampshire3.6 Vermont3.6 New Jersey4.3 Connecticut4.4 Maine4.5 New York4.5 Delaware7.2

28 Urban Contexts in the US under 5% Evangelical Metro AreaEvangelical Totals% of Evangelicals Provo-Orem, UT2,5400.5 Logan, UT-ID1,7461 St. George, UT2,3452 Pittsfield, MA2,8172 Kingston, NY4,1042 Barnstable Town, MA5,2813

29 Urban Contexts in the US under 5% Evangelical (cont.) Metro AreaEvangelical Totals% of Evangelicals Salt Lake City, UT29,4983 Providence-New Bedford- Fall River, RI-MA45,0073 Boston-Cambridge- Quincy, MA-NH146,8383 Norwich-New London, CT9,3203 Ogden-Clearfield, UT18,6893 Glens Falls, NY4,5024

30 Urban Contexts in the US under 5% Evangelical (cont.) Metro AreaEvangelical Totals% of Evangelicals Utica-Rome, NY10,5804 Springfield, MA24,6454 New Haven-Milford, CT33,4844 Portland-South Portland- Biddeford, ME20,2274 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ- PA 750,4074 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh- Middletown, NY27,2364

31 Faiths on the Move

32 Returning to the Apostolic

33 From Simplicity to Complexity

34 From Apostolic to Pastoral

35 Need for Scaffolds

36 Both/And

37 “It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade” (Mark 4:31-32, ESV). Growth of the Majority World Church

38 An Enquiry into the Majority World Church

39 Select Countries with Evangelical Percentages CountryEvangelical Percentages Kenya49% Uganda37% Central African Republic32% El Salvador32% Zimbabwe31% Nigeria31% Nicaragua30% Burundi27%

40 Forgetting About the Mustard Seed

41 Select Missionary-Sending Countries CountryMissionaries India82,950 China, PRC20,000 Nigeria6,644 Philippines4,500 Indonesia3,000 Ghana2,000 Ukraine1,599

42 Select Missionary-Sending Countries (cont.) CountryMissionaries Mexico794 Bangladesh500 Thailand468 Malaysia380 Argentina350 Japan300 Romania130

43 Kingdom Opportunities

44 Pluralism and the Plurality of Faiths “I am the Way…No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6, ESV).

45 Pluralism: How the Pressure Is Felt---Internally

46 Plurality of Faiths: How the Pressure is Felt--- Externally

47 Folk Religionists 405,120,000 Hindus 1,033,808,000 Buddhists 487,540,000 Jews 13,850,000 Others 58,110,000 World Totals

48 CountryEstimated Population China700,680,000 Japan72,120,000 United States50,980,000 Vietnam26,040,000 Russia23,180,000 South Korea22,350,000 Germany20,350,000 France17,580,000 North Korea17,350,000 Brazil15,410,000 Total Found in All Countries1,126,500,000 Countries with the Largest Number of Religiously Unaffiliated

49 Countries with the Largest Muslim Populations 2010, 2030 Country2010 Pop. (millions) CountryEst. 2030 Pop. (millions) Indonesia205Pakistan256 Pakistan178Indonesia239 India177India236 Bangladesh149Bangladesh188 Egypt80Nigeria117 Nigeria76Egypt105 Iran75Iran90 Turkey75Turkey89 Algeria35Afghanistan51 Morocco32Iraq48

50 2010, 2030 Comparison of Muslim Proportions by Selected Countries and Regions Country/RegionPercent of pop. 2010Percent of pop. 2030 Austria5.79.3 Belgium610.2 Canada2.86.6 France7.510.3 Israel17.723.2 Sweden4.99.9 United Kingdom4.68.2 United States0.81.7 Asia-Pacific24.827.3 Sub-Saharan Africa29.631 Europe68

51 Global Estimates of Muslim Background Believers, 2005 CountryEst. Muslim Background Believers, 2005 Indonesia6,000,000 Nigeria500,000 Iran500,000 Ethiopia400,000 United States300,000 Burkina Faso200,000 Tanzania150,000 Bangladesh130,000 Algeria100,000 Cameroon80,000

52 Global Estimates of Muslim Background Believers, 2005 (cont.) CountryEst. Muslim Background Believers Kenya70,000 Ghana50,000 Saudi Arabia50,000 Benin40,000 Bulgaria40,000 Canada40,000 Uganda30,000 Kazakhstan25,000 Sudan25,000 United Kingdom20,000 World Total8,970,000

53 Contextualization Matters

54 International Migration “ And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place” (Acts 17:26, ESV).

55 3% 214 Million

56 The Divine Maestro

57 God Is Working in the United States

58 Countries with the Highest Numbers of International Migrants, 2010 CountryEstimated Number of International Immigrants As Percentage of Global Total United States42,813,28120 Russian Federation12,270,3885.7 Germany10,758,0615 Saudi Arabia7,288,9003.4 Canada7,202,3403.4 France6,684,8423.1 United Kingdom6,451,7113 Spain6,377,5243 India5,436,0122.5 Ukraine5,257,5272.5

59 Select Places of Origin of International Students in US, 2011-2012 Country2011-12 Academic Year China194,000 India100,000 South Korea72,000 Saudi Arabia34,000 Taiwan23,000 Japan20,000 Vietnam15,500

60 The Potential of the Strangers Next Door

61 Your Team Stranger Next Door


63 Globalization “It’s a small, small world.” -- Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

64 From Solids to Liquids

65 From Heavy to Light

66 Problems of Globalization

67 Practices Under Pressure

68 Poverty “Remember the poor” (Galatians 2:10, ESV).

69 As Old As the Garden

70 The Pressure in the World

71 Global Undernourishment

72 Global Undernourishment by Region 2010-2012 RegionUndernourishment in Millions Developed Regions16 Southern Asia304 Sub-Saharan Africa234 Eastern Asia167 South-Eastern Asia65 Latin America/Caribbean49 Western Asia/Northern Africa25 Caucasus/Central Asia6 Oceania1

73 Challenges and Opportunities

74 Growth of the Cities If current projections are anything to go by, virtually the whole of the world’s demographic growth over the next 30 years will be concentrated in urban areas. UN Human Settlements Programme

75 Select Countries with Urban Percentage of Population CountryPercent Urban Venezuela93 Argentina92 Australia89 Brazil87 France85 South Korea83 United States82

76 Select Countries with Urban Percentage of Population (cont.) CountryPercent Urban Saudi Arabia82 Canada81 United Kingdom80 Mexico78 Spain77 Russian Federation73 Iran71

77 CountryPercent Urban Turkey70 Ukraine69 Japan67 Iraq66 Algeria66 North Korea60 Angola59 Select Countries with Urban Percentage of Population (cont.)

78 CountryPercent Urban Cameroon58 Morocco58 Nigeria50 China47 Sudan40 Pakistan36 India30

79 Global Realities of Our Urban World

80 Population

81 Countries with the Largest Populations (2015 Estimates) RankCountryEst. Population (millions) 1China1,378 2India1,247 3United States323 4Indonesia248 5Brazil202 6Pakistan194 7Nigeria179 8Bangladesh176 9Russian Federation139 10Japan125

82 Megacities: Suns in the Solar System

83 World’s Megacities, 2011 MegacityPopulation (millions) Tokyo, Japan37 Delhi, India23 Mexico City, Mexico20 New York-Newark, USA20 Shanghai, China20 São Paulo, Brazil20 Mumbai (Bombay), India20 Beijing, China16 Dhaka, Bangladesh15 Kolkata (Calcutta), India14 Karachi, Pakistan14 Buenos Aires, Argentina14

84 World’s Megacities, 2011 (cont.) MegacityPopulation (millions) Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, USA 13 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil12 Manila, Philippines12 Moscow, Russian Federation12 Osaka-Kobe, Japan12 Istanbul, Turkey11 Lagos, Nigeria11 Cairo, Egypt11 Guangzhou, Guangdong, China11 Shenzhen, China11 Paris, France11

85 Diversity

86 Migration

87 Poverty

88 RegionPercent of Urban Population in Slums North Africa13 Sub-Sahara Africa62 South Asia35 Southeast Asia31 East Asia28 West Asia25 Latin America/Caribbean24 Oceania24 Percent of Urban Residents Living in Slums in 2010

89 Wealth

90 Pace of Change

91 Children and Youth “But Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven’” (Matthew 19:14, ESV).

92 Global Realities

93 Children and Ethnic Change in the United States

94 Let Them Come to Me

95 Health Care “But a Samaritan…when He saw him, He had compassion” (Luke 10:33, ESV).

96 Present Realities

97 2010-2015 Countries with Longest Life Expectancies RankCountry/AreaLife Expectancy 1Japan84 2China, Hong Kong SAR83 3Switzerland83 4Australia82 5Iceland82 6Israel82 7Italy82 8Spain82 9France82 10Sweden81

98 2010-2015 Countries with the Lowest Life Expectancies RankCountry/AreaLife Expectancy 1Sierra Leone48 2Guinea-Bissau49 3Dem. Republic of the Congo49 4Lesotho49 5Swaziland49 6Afghanistan49 7Central Africa Republic50 8Zambia50 9Chad50 10Mozambique51

99 Children

100 2010-2015 Infant Mortality Rates AreaInfant Mortality Rate (deaths per 1000 live births) World42 More Developed Regions6 Less Developed Regions46 Africa71 Asia37 Europe6 Latin America/Caribbean19 Northern America6 Oceania19

101 2010-2015 Under 5 Mortality Rates AreaUnder 5 Mortality Rate (deaths per 1000 live births) World60 More Developed Regions8 Less Developed Regions66 Africa112 Asia49 Europe9 Latin America/Caribbean24 Northern America8 Oceania24

102 Countries with the Highest Under-5 Mortality Rates in 2011 RankCountryDeaths per 1,000 Live Births 1Sierra Leone185 2Somalia180 3Mali176 4Chad169 5Dem. Rep. of the Congo168 6Central African Republic164 7Guinea-Bissau161 8Angola158 9Burkina Faso146 10Burundi139

103 Maternal Health


105 Countries Most Affected by HIV Infections, 2009 CountryHIV estimated percentage in 2009 among those 15-49 years of age Swaziland26 Botswana25 Lesotho24 South Africa18 Zimbabwe14 Zambia14 Namibia13 Mozambique12 Malawi11 Uganda7

106 Sanitation and Clean Water

107 Oral Learners “Faith comes from hearing” (Romans 10:17, ESV).

108 Present Global Realities

109 Orality

110 Categories of Learning

111 Faith Comes by Understanding

112 Pornification of Societies “Flee from sexual immorality” (I Corinthians 6:18, ESV).

113 The Size of the Industry

114 The Global Reach

115 The Influence of Pornography

116 Internal and External Pressure

117 Conclusion Global Engagement in a World of Pressure Points

118 Understand the Pressure Points

119 Know Your Box in View of the Pressure Points

120 Recognize Internal Pressures

121 Develop a Missionary Strategy

122 Keep It Simple Reproducibility Complexity

123 Share Today’s Stories Later Today

124 Remain Grounded in the Word of the Ages

125 Pressure Points Twelve Global Issues Shaping the Face of the Church J.D. Payne

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