The Great Disconnect
The Report and
When a 2017 Barna survey showed that 51% of U.S. churchgoers were unfamiliar with the Great Commission, many missions-minded believers asked, “Where do we go from here?” This fueled a desire for further research, prompting the release of The Great Disconnect.
Click the button below to gain a deeper understanding of our “why” behind the report and how it will help you re-think your missions strategy!
The Great Disconnect
What’s the right way to do missions work? How valuable are global mission efforts? What country should receive the most missions funding? Barna breaks down the U.S. Church’s views on these questions and more in a brand-new report. Use it to identify your church’s blind spots and maximize the impact of your missions strategies!
We’re Not on the Same Page
Barna’s research shows that, while pastors and churchgoers agree on the definition of missions, they have differing views on how the work should be carried out globally. Church leaders lean more heavily toward an indigenous model, while those in the pews value a sending model.
The Truth About Millennials
Did you know that Millennials have surpassed Gen X and Boomers in giving to missions? Church leaders have a great opportunity here: When it comes to making decisions on how to financially support missions, Millennials are just as likely to take action based on their own research as they are based on their church’s recommendations.
How to Take Action
The Great Disconnect has eye-opening insights on the U.S. Church’s perspectives around global missions. But this only matters if we apply the findings in our own spheres of influence! We want to help your church view this report as not just interesting data, but a fresh perspective that will steer you toward more fruitful missions work. Let’s re-center your church to align with Jesus’ heart for the Great Commission!
After you read The Great Disconnect, you may ask yourself, “how do I deploy the findings within my church to better align our missions strategies?” Well, we’ve go the toolkit just for you! Starting on April 19, you will be able to purchase a church toolkit that includes materials you can use in Bible studies, sermons, staff meetings, and everything in between.
Walk through the key findings of each chapter in The Great Disconnect in a four-video series with David Chakranarayan, Director of Church Engagement at Mission India. Learn about misconceptions, barriers, funding, and more as it relates to missions!
Roundtables for Church Leaders
Let’s get together and unpack the findings of this report with other local church leaders!