Demographic Shifts

Dr. Mark DeYmaz shared the following statistics with church planting leaders last year…


  • By 2042, 1 in 2 people will not be white, the US will become a Majority-Minority nation.
  • 48.3% of children 5 and under are minorities, compared to 19% of people over 65.
  • 1 in 7 marriages are interracial, 6x the intermarriage rate of 1960.

 

“Pastors and planters can no longer afford to ignore the implications for their own ministry or for the people they seek to influence in the future. Failure to recognize the changing landscape or to adapt in accordance with Scripture may soon render their work, or worse yet their message, irrelevant.”
Why?
“In an increasingly diverse and cynical society, people will no longer find credible a message of God’s love for all people when it’s preached from unnecessarily segregated congregations.”
DeYmaz asks this haunting question…

If the kingdom of heaven is not segregated


then why on earth is the church?

Today’s Missional Challenge

As you consider the changing demographics of America — how will your church adapt?

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Dave DeVries

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Dr. Dave DeVries is a coach, trainer and strategist – and founder of Missional Challenge. He is passionate about coaching and training church planters and missional leaders. His training skills have been used to mobilize church planters, pastors and ministry leaders across the country and around the world. Missional Challenge partners together with churches, networks and denominations to advance disciplemaking movements globally.With 25+ years of church planting and leadership development experience, Dave brings his passion and encouragement to those he trains and coaches. He created The Multiplication Cycle™ to assist church planters to start churches by making disciples. He has trained and coached hundreds of coaches and church planters across the United States and internationally.Dave has been coaching pastors and church planters for more than ten years. His experience in church multiplication led to his doctorate in transformational leadership at Bakke Graduate University. He also received a Master of Divinity from The Master’s Seminary and graduated from Biola University with a B.S. in Business Administration.
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