By Jim Memory
Europe 2021. What is really going on? How is Europe changing? What can we expect to see in the future?
Those are just some of the questions Christian leaders in Europe need to tackle today. Looking at Europe we see a turmoil of tensions, changes, crises, as well as spiritual and moral decadence…but at the same time, God is at work in Europe, of that we can be certain.
As a mission working in Europe, ECM is particularly interested in understanding the reality of Europe and identifying the threats and opportunities that lie before us. In this report, our Vision and Strategy Group leader, Jim Memory, has done a superb job of helping us to do this. Taking in the whole picture of Europe and being able to translate it into a readable, concise, and interesting report is quite a feat, and we are enormously grateful for the result.
We encourage you to download this report, read it and share it within your networks. In times like these, more than ever we need to keep our eyes open and, as the sons of Issachar, be those who understand the times in wich we are living and know what God’s people should do.
Below you can see some of the many endorsements this report has already received.
Jim Memory has done a great service to all involved in the changing face of mission in Europe. He tackles a broad range of issues and turns what might otherwise be dry and confusing statistics into a meaningful, informative, and challenging report. I pray that the Lord will use this to inform and encourage all of us as we seek to reach Europe with the Good News of Jesus.
Simon Marshall, International Director ECM International
In a world full of data, it is surprisingly difficult to get insightful and reliable information on Europe as a mission field. Jim Memory has done us all a service by pulling together some of the key trends going on today on this rapidly changing continent.
Kent Anderson, British Director of European Christian Mission
Insightful, thorough, relevant, and succinct! This report is a gift to our continent, and a must-read to any leader who wants to have a ‘bird’s-eye view’ of mission in Europe today.
Sarah Breuel – IFES Revive Europe Director
Combining fascinating and timely analysis of social, economic, and political trends, with insightful and forward-looking missiological reflection, this report should be essential reading for all those who, in any part of the world, are concerned about mission in, from and to, the continent of Europe. Thoroughly documented from secular sources and theological expertise, this is the kind of resource that is increasingly needed for intelligent Christian engagement in our alarmingly changed world.
Chris Wright, PhD, Global Ambassador and Ministry Director, Langham Partnership