Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Disparity of the gospel (World Christian Encyclopedia)

Cost per baptism:

Africa 13,888
Antartica 1,677,852
Asia 61,071
Europe 933,371
Latin America 144,910
Northern America 1,518,991
Oceania 634,479

Full-time Christian workers per million

Africa 1,018.3
Antartica 6,666.7
Asia 185.0
Europe 2,482.6
Latin America 890.7
Northern America 5,399.2
Oceania 3,285.1

A good bit to analyze here. But, for starters - seeing how ripe the mission field in Africa is should we not be spending more laborers to that harvest? North America has more than its fair share of workers with precious little receptivity to the gospel to show for it.

Other points to be made?



At 3:40 PM, Blogger Neil said...

What a huge disparity! I have a real passion for Africa, and Kenya in particular. I'm glad to be supporting that part of the world. Looks like I should shift even more giving from the U.S. (and Antartica :-)) over to Africa.

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Evangelism Coach said...

What source are you using?

Pastor Chris


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