I want to alert you to an excellent article on the Leadership Network Advance website. It’s called “Eight Trends That Will Shape the Future of Global Missions.” The author, Eric Swanson, is one of the leaders of the Network. He interviewed fifty leaders of large churches with world-mission outreach, asking them about what they were seeing now and in the future. Then he distilled these interviews into eight trends. Here’s the list:
Investing in Leaders
Combining good deeds with good news
Greater financial accountability
Business as mission
I encourage you to check out the original article for Swanson’s discussion of these eight trends. He’s insightful and concise.