The Future of Missions
Every Church, Every Nation Summit, October 29, 2020, 7–9 PM EDT

What does diversity in missions look like? What are the long-term implications of urbanization? What is the state of the U.S. church? How does Gen Z think about missions?

One night. Two hours. Together, we’ll begin a conversation about our future.


God’s mission never changes. John’s vision, revealed in Revelation 7:9, remains our vision—a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ.

Yet our world and the people who inhabit it are changing every day. What are the implications of these changes on our collective work toward the Great Commission? At IMB, we believe every church has a role to play in reaching every nation with the gospel. That means every follower of Jesus must consider their role in light of the realities we face today.

Let’s talk about the future of missions.


Please join Dr. Paul Chitwood, President of the IMB, David Kinnaman, President of Barna, and a panel of experts on October 29th at 7pm EDT for a 2-hour virtual event:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the global, cultural and spiritual realities shaping and impacting missions
  • Receive practical tools and actionable takeaways for you and your church to be part of fulfilling the Revelation 7:9 vision
  • Be inspired to pray, give, go and send so that lives can be transformed


Global Realities icon
Global Realities Population, urbanization, refugees and globalization
Cultural Realities icon
Cultural Realities Humanitarian aid, diversity, Gen Z and missions funding
Spiritual Realities icon
Spiritual Realities The Church, lostness and the urgency of the task
October 29, 2020
7–9 PM EDT
Virtual Event
Donations welcome

“As I reflect on the IMB vision statement from Rev. 7:9, I’m praying we can see many more people join us in Great Commission work. We’re grateful to celebrate 175 years of sending out missionaries through the IMB but we also recognize that the IMB can’t keep doing things the way we’ve always done them. As church membership, missionary-pipelines, and giving streams decline, we feel compelled to be more informed about the changing perception of missions around the world, and to search for new solutions to increase engagement with future generations so that we can all step in to the future of missions together. One way we can better engage with Southern Baptists is to gather more frequently around topics that are relevant, interesting, and actionable. We need more people to understand the weight and the urgency of the global, cultural, and spiritual realities of our world. I hope that you’ll join us on October 29th at 7pm EDT.”

— Dr. Paul Chitwood, IMB President