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30 Years of Connections – Mapping and Missions

30 th anniversory 30 YEARS OF CONNECTION Mapping & Mission Maps move with the times. As the realities of missions change, maps both respond to new questions and shape new perspectives. With the 5 maps gmi : below, GMI celebrates 30 years of progress in visualizing global mission. GUATEMALA PROGRESS OF THE GOSPEL BY PEOPLE GROUP Based on the Josua Project Progress Scale Mapping People Groups Seeing the world through the lens of people groups rather than nation states helped NUMBER OF CHURCHES 1981 50 - 100 100 - 150 150 - 200 200 - 400 400 - 600 OVER EELEE humanize the mission and redefined the Great Commission task. 600 sOURCE PRceDES Oc SEPAL HONDUR KEKCHI POKOMCHIW People Grep Stat 1985 Joshua Project CLORAL MAPPINE PROJECT ARGENT INA Scripture Status LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD Pin-Pointing Languages As attention to people groups gained prominence, so did the locations of their languages. Many times there is more than one language in an area so this created a challenge of displaying geographic overlapping data. O e Serlatere O trealatie la Prgre Ite frletie LANGAGES 1987 World Language Mapping System 16 Three Religious Blocks & The 10/40 Window Countries with majority Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist THE DOMINANT RELIGIOUS BLOCKS within the 10 Window Looking Inside the 10/40 Window A series of global maps on religion, living standards, health concerns and justice revealed an area of the world with great need. Luis Bush named this area of the world, the 10/40 Window. This provided a framework for people to see where many of the least reached lived. 36 Mulim Countries - Pp a AD - u Bllion 2 Hiede Contrie- Pup sl ADo L Nion 1 Bahit Ceentrics pat A 27 Millien 1991 Operation World DVD-ROM Total 44 Countries WHERE ARE THE WUSLIMS? Papulation by Country Size POPULATION DISPERSION OF THE WORLD'S MUSLIMS 2010 The Growth of Islam From Indonesia to the African Tension Belt and rapid diaspora growth in Europe, the growth of Islam has become a prominent mission interest in the last 30 years. 1988 Operation World DVD-ROM EVANGELICAL GROWTH RATE ANNUAL OWIN A 00S 20 Evangelicalism in the Global South Far outpacing the growth of Islam is that of evangelical believers, especially through conversion. With the greatest growth in the Church happening in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the evangelical world is reframing around the emerging Church in the Global South. 1987 Operation World DVD-ROM anniversary To find more infographics Sponsored by a generous donation to GMI in honor of its 30th Anniversary. from GMI visit ....... gmi

30 Years of Connections – Mapping and Missions

shared by GMIMissiographics on Oct 28
As GMI celebrates its 30th Anniversary, it seems like a good time to take a look at the maps that have defined the mission movement over the past 30 years and how those maps have changed. Take a look ...


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