The future of Missions

The Future of Missions
A new report coming soon!

Next week, we’ll be releasing a new report called The Future of Missions, which looks closely at how younger generations view international mission work.

Today, we want to share three big findings with you for free.


Over and above evangelism and discipleship, nearly half of churchgoing young adults—say they want missionaries “to save lives.”

Christians under 35 are almost twice as likely as older believers to judge that missionaries should never use donations as their source of income.

The blending of business and social good has become common, and even expected, especially among younger generations. Millennial Christians show significant enthusiasm for nontraditional missionary roles like entrepreneurs, artists, and business leaders.

And stay tuned next week for the full report, which includes:

•What young people value about missions and what they want to change
•10 ministry questions the Church must answer with the next generation
•Profiles of current missionaries in various parts of the world
•Perspectives from people connected to missions in different ways (parents, sending organizations, former missionaries)
•And much more!
Until then!

—Barna Group

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