Trends In Mission Sending
- The proportion of long-term missionaries sent from the Global North is in decline (53%, down from 80% in 1970)
- The number of missionaries being sent from countries in the Global South is on the rise, with 203,000 (47 % of the total) in 2021, up from 31,000 (12 % of the total) in 1970. Northern America and Europe continue to send the bulk of cross-cultural missionaries today (53 percent), but Brazil, South Korea, the Philippines, and China each send large numbers as well.
- The countries with the greatest number of Christians typically get the largest number of missionaries, while countries with the fewest number of Christians receive fewer missionaries.
- Missionaries are sent from everywhere to everywhere, but there is an imbalance of Gospel equity among the unreached peoples and places.
- Mission work among the diaspora (refugees, immigrants and others living outside their country of origin) is a growing aspect of global missions for many congregations.
some information taken from: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2396939320966220