What is the percentage of China that isn't Christian?
7%, Christian pop. growing rapidly
What % of the world is unchristian?
Current pop. of China?
How many people are being persecuted for their faith?
How many people cannot access clean water?
What percentage was urbanized?
51% of world, 4% shift
What percentage live in the 10/40 window?
Blending or mixing of religions
ethnicity for missions
Basic question of Worldview
what is real?
Contextualization issues deal with what _______ of the gospel do to ______ their message, resulting churches and even themselves to new cultural contexts
different language than daily language
cultural language, but vocabulary "Christian"
neural setting, Muslim background but call themselves "Christian", most ideal
religious forms used, Muslim in Christian community
follow Jesus but remain culturally and officially muslim
secret or underground Muslim followers with little or no community
meaning within the environment
What is good or best? They are "pre-set" decisions that a culture makes between choices commonly faced. It helps those who live within the culture to know what "should" or "ought" to be done in order to "fit in" or conform to the pattern of life.
the area between the latitudes 10 degrees and 40 degrees north of the equator and between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.
great spiritual challenge
The lack of the Scriptures for the _________ languages of North Africa was a significant factor in the surprising disappearance of the once larger North African Church between the coming of Islam in A.D. 698 and the 12th century. The same was true for Nubian peoples of the Upper Nile, who eventually succumbed to _____ after being Christian for 1,500 years.
The great cities of our world are the source of most of our wealth and misery, wisdom and depravitym innovation and sin.
"Three Self Paritotic Movement"
was formed with the encouragement of the government to "liberate the church from the control of Western imperialism"
As much as _____% of the Christians in China are part of house churches.
Urban poverty and suffering
some of the worst suffering is found among people who have recently arrived in cities
Key causes of urbanization
poverty, racial ethnic cultural diversity, religious pluralism, anti-urban attitudes, high cost
Aren't trying to obey a _______ but determined to join in with what Jesus is ___________
"missionary vision" doing pressing his Kingdom forward
admire and ignore
"volunteer to freely be with him"
official language of China
There are more Chrisitans alive in the world today than
at any other time in history.
____________ is currently the fastest growing religious movement in the world today.
Africa, in 1900 ____ million Christians, 2000 ______ million despite ecomonic stagnation, hardship and decline
rapid growth, 22 million 1900 to 370 million 2005, least evangelized, 83% non-Christian
experienced significant decline in its Christian pop.
spread the good news, Jesus died for ours sins, raised from the dead, offers forgiveness, gift of spirit to those who believe
one and diverse, given yet adapted to its audience
formuals, images we have to imploy
combination of ____________ to fact of revelation with commitment to the _____________
model for world evangelization
The imbalance of in food distribution is the number one reason a ________
hunger problem haunts our world today.
What does tuberculosis, pneumonia, diphtheria, influenza, and smallpox have in common?
most widespread diseases, preventable, immunizations are not available
most widespread, parasitic
AIDS epidemic is the world's leading cause of premature death among men and women
4 practices of the World Christian
going, welcoming, sending, mobilizing
Kwast's layers of culture
behavior-what is done?
values- what is good or best?
beliefs- what is true?
worldview-what is real?
Africa, Asia, Latin America
Most vigorous growth
Africa, 10 million Christians from 1900 to 360 in 2000.
Fastest growing portion of global Church
leading language of church membership in the world
first Spanish, southern language-Chinese, Swahili
4 reasons why the Bible is indispensable in evangelism
mandate, mesage, model, power
fastest growing portion of the global Church since 1970