The Mission Gap Project

The Big Question

God's message to go and make disciples of all nations is clear.
But 99.9% of Christians are not obeying.

There’s a great divide between what we as Christians are called to do and what we actually do. It’s called the Mission Gap, and it presents church and ministry leaders with a powerful opportunity.

Too many Christians' idea of missions work is that it’s for missionaries, ministry workers or full-time clergy … “special” Christians, not everyday people. This should be a red flag for those of us serving in traditional churches and missions agencies. One of Jesus’ central messages and a tenet of our faith is not getting through to our people.

As leaders, to create meaningful change and close the Mission Gap, we must understand Christians better. We need to get an inside look at what they know about the Great Commission. We have to find out if they understand the purpose for their redemption. We ought to develop a sensitivity to what’s stopping them from serving God with their whole lives, and we’ve got to create a strategy for how we can inspire them to boldly push through their fears.



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The Mission Gap report is designed to help you better understand the Mission Gap within your church or ministry, and identify the most effective ways to inspire your congregation for the Great Commission.

The Mission Gap research began as a global initiative designed to gain a better understanding of how to effectively communicate the Great Commission with Jesus followers. It became so much more. The research rapidly evolved into an opportunity to get to the root of why Christians aren’t getting involved in global ministry.

In other words, the Mission Gap research identified why the mission gap exists in the first place. Once we saw "the why" emerge, we knew solutions for how to close the gap were close behind.

The Mission Gap report effectively summarizes our research across 21 focus groups in seven countries and five languages.

Learn about our methodology and get a digital copy of the report.

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