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nl3-1.jpgThe Future of the Global Church is Here

GMI is thrilled to partner with Patrick Johnstone in developing and publishing his major new work, The Future of the Global Church. Johnstone, author of six editions of the phenomenal prayer guide, Operation World, draws on his fifty years' experience to challenge Christians with a bold vision for the global Church.


The book, to be published by Biblica and Authentic Media in November, 2011, weaves together the strands of history, demographics and religion to present a full-color graphical and textual overview of the past, present and possible future of the Church around the world. Through a thought-provoking glimpse into likely scenarios humankind may face in the next 40 years, The Future of the Global Church identifies significant trends that are largely overlooked in today's media.


The book will be followed up by a line of digital products now in development. GMI is designing and developing the website for The Future of the Global Church, creating the eBook version, and putting the finishing touches on over 1,000 PowerPoint slides – in preparation for publishing an extended DVD-ROM of the book in the future.


The Future of the Global Church highlights the impact of evangelical Christianity over the past two centuries, as well as the astonishing growth of Evangelicalism over the past half century. Johnstone provides a laser focus on the unfinished task of world evangelization, with a special emphasis on the world's 12,000 people groups—especially those that have the least exposure to the gospel.


Johnstone writes for Christian leaders around the world, to help them better understand God's world and better plan ministry initiatives in God's mission to the world. This book examines trends that will have a major impact on the course of world events for a generation to come.


The GMI Team has had the privilege of working closely with Johnstone since GMI began in 1983. And we're delighted now to work with him on what we consider his magnum opus. During the past five years, we've provided extensive cartographic assistance and helped with information technology issues.


GMI's mission is "to produce and present world-class research that fuels emerging mission movements and leaders." This project exemplifies our commitment to serve Christian leaders around the world with the best in missions information resources.


We hope this book will challenge your understanding of the global Church and give you new insights. For more information, go to


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