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www.finishers.org Thoughts on the people and processes that will serve God ’ s mission to all nations
www.finishers.org Dr. Paul McKaughan Paul McKaughan has more than 40 years of mission experience ranging from 14 years on the field in Brazil to denominational and para-church leadership roles.
www.finishers.org “I am intensely interested in the future because I expect to spend the rest of my life there.” “Futurists exist to make soothsayers look good at predicting the future.” 85% of what will exist 25 years from now is already with us. I am not a prophet! I will tell you what I am seeing, hearing and reading and what I think it means. Remember: My conclusions may be totally wrong.
www.finishers.org Response from Mission Execs who travel globally U.S. Church growth is transfer growth How the U.S. Church has changed ??? The future of the Mega Church
www.finishers.org Mission Establishment has plateaued. We are a “ Mature industry. ” Support is increasingly individual not corporate. Little relationship with the growing parts of today ’ s Church We are numerically much smaller than the global churches we planted.
www.finishers.org Flowing through new streams.
www.finishers.org Never greater Little progress reaching the least-reached The rich/poor gap has widened. The challenge of the future The Great Commission never rescinded
www.finishers.org I will not consider technological trends and their impact. The Center of Church influence will continue to shift to the Majority World. It will be Chaordic. Our role becomes supportive/enabling.
www.finishers.org Mission in bursts Bi-vocational lifestyles Less corporate support More individual initiative required Lifetime commitment to Christ and the Great Commission Relationally facilitated and driven
www.finishers.org Number of career missionaries will be much smaller. Number of those periodically engaged will be much larger. It will be a mission world of paradox.
www.finishers.org Be informed (reading & interaction). Know who you are (as couples). Build relationships.
www.finishers.org The world changes continually. (God ’ s Word is eternal) God is calling out a people from every tribe. You can choose to be a part or just watch.
The PP slides and recording of this webinar will be posted at www.finishers.org.www.finishers.org The Upcoming October Webinar Every Believer a Missions Mobilizer: Fulfilling the Great Commission by Becoming a Successful Missions Mobilizer Presenter: Mark Stebbins with the Navigators When: Wednesday, October 19, 11:00 PDT (2:00 EDT)
www.finishers.org Put this on your calendar: October Webinar Every Believer a Missions Mobilizer: Fulfilling the Great Commission by Becoming a Successful Missions Mobilizer Presenter: Mark Stebbins with the Navigators When: Wednesday, October 19, 11:00 PDT (2:00 EDT)
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