Published December 30, 2010
The challenge is clear.
“My prayer is not that you take them out of the world, but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.”
Mission Georgia 2020 is a 10-year report on the lostness of Georgia that was presented to messengers at the annual convention meeting in November in Albany.
The report shows projections of population growth, shifts in the state’s societal structure, cultural influences, community challenges, and new religious realities that will be faced in the state through the next decade.
GBC Executive Director J. Robert White said, “How Georgia Baptists respond to these changes is extremely important and will shape our ministry in the years ahead. God is giving us a great opportunity as the number of people in Georgia who do not know Jesus Christ as Savior is projected to grow from 7.1 million in 2010 to 9.2 million in 2020.”
The report is based on research from four primary sources: Atlanta Regional Commission Report 2009, a report from North American Mission Board missiologist Van Sanders, a report from International Mission Board missiologist Jim Slack, and the U.S. Census Bureau. It is the initial phase of building a comprehensive vision and strategy for the Georgia Baptist Convention.
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