The Future of Missions

What does the future hold? "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." Hab 2:14

This week the Missions Leaders of North America are gathering together at the 2019 Missio Nexus conference under the topic, “Future Mission.” MissionNext is participating along with most of our partner organizations.

The current global situation is that for every 10 people,
  • One is a Christ-follower.
  • Two have heard the Gospel and either rejected it or fallen-away.
  • Three have not had a presentation of the Gospel, but live within linguistic, ethnic or cultural reach of the Christian message.
  • Four do not live within linguistic, ethnic or cultural distance of the Christian message, largely due to political barriers.
But these long standing gaps are changing with the coming of satellite internet that cannot always be blocked by governments hostile to freedom. Read these promises from Habakkuk 2.

“See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright—but the righteous person will live by faith.” [Hab. 2:4] The proud nations will be brought to naught. See all of Psalm 2.

“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” [Hab. 2:14] This is the direction toward which all of history is moving.

“The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him.” [Hab. 2:20]

Any other gods that we create—anything that takes first place in our lives—has no breath. It is the living, loving, saving Lord that is in charge. We stand amazed!

You can be a part of God’s global cause. Don’t miss out! One way to step forward is to sign up or login at missionnext.org to enter a profile with your skills, interests and criteria for service. Be a part of kingdom history!

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Nelson Malwitz, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Nelson is the generic Evangelical baby-boomer. Born in 1946, raised in the C&MA, he attended Urbana ’67 in college. He holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering and worked in R&D positions in American industry for 33 years. Nelson is an inventor with formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) and served in many leadership capacities of what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext. Locally he attends a Torah study and serves as chairman of the Sewer Commission in his community to be a witness among unchurched leaders.

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