The Center for the Study of Global Christianity Assess Access to the Gospel in Mongolia
Gordon-Conwell’s Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC), co-directed by Dr. Todd Johnson and Dr. Gina Zurlo, partnered with Haggai International’s Accelerate Ending Gospel Poverty Initiative (AEGPI) to assess access to the gospel in Mongolia.
CSGC analyzed the historical, social, religious, and national context of Christianity in Mongolia and produced a report “that aims to show that gospel poverty is a far broader issue than merely sharing the Christian message. The assessment, which will also be translated into Mongolian, will help further prepare Christians to share the gospel in a nation where only 1.9% of the population affirms faith in Christ.
As the collaborative report describes, “Evangelization (related to gospel poverty, or gospel access) is concerned with a person or people group having adequate opportunities to respond to the gospel message of Jesus Christ. For the last 56 years, the CSGC has been studying the spread of Christianity around the world, producing data that is used by mission organizations, churches, and denominations to measure accessibility to the gospel. One’s ability to accept or reject Christ is dependent on several factors, including the presence of renewal movements within the church, the country’s overall human development, religious restrictions (governmental and social), availability of the Scriptures in local languages, status of Christian education, and the indigenization of Christianity. Mongolia is serving as the first case study for the AEGPI because of its small size (approximately 3 million people), small Christian presence (63,600 people), large percentage of unevangelized (approximately 48%), and an active missionary presence.”
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About The Center for the Study of Global Christianity
CSGC is an academic research center at Gordon-Conwell that monitors worldwide demographic trends in Christianity, including outreach and mission. They provide a comprehensive collection of information on the past, present, and future of Christianity in every country of the world. Their data and publications help churches, mission agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to be more strategic, thoughtful, and sensitive to local contexts.
About Haggai International
Haggai International equips and inspires strategically positioned, influential leaders to more effectively demonstrate and present the gospel of Jesus Christ and to prepare others to do the same. During its 52-year history, Haggai International and its over 500 self-sustaining, self-organizing national ministry organizations have equipped over 125,000 leaders in 189 nations. Haggai leaders serve to end gospel poverty and to see their nation redeemed and transformed through the gospel of Jesus Christ. For more information, please visit www.haggai-international.org.