Missionaries to America Resources
Click on links below (in red script) to view PDF files and links to other resources.
In 2027 the US will have the highest percentage of foreign born citizens, and then the percentage will continue to increase. David Frum’s Article in the April Atlantic Monthly Magazine – By 2027 the foreign born population of the US is projected to equal its previous peak from 1890, 14.8% of the population – and then keep rising. Of 122 Americans who won Nobel prizes from 2000-2018, 34 were immigrants. Four of the five who won Nobels in 2018 were born in a foreign country. Read the whole article at : https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/david-frum-how-much-immigration-is-too-much/583252/
Great article in Religious News Service: Where there is growth in American Christian denominations, it is driven mostly by nonwhites, whether Catholic or Protestant, evangelical or mainline. Over the past half-century, 71 percent of growth in Catholicism, for instance, has come from its Hispanic community. In the Assemblies of God, one of the few U.S. denominations to show overall growth, white membership slightly declined while nonwhite membership increased by 43 percent over 10 years.Very intersting article, especially for the church in America. Click here to find out more.
A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues – A report of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations. November 30, 2018. With Bible Study and Discussion Questions.
The Lutheran Heritage Foundation prints 925 books in 102 languages. Click here to see the list and order!
News Story U.S. Has Highest Share of Foreign-Born Since 1910, With More Coming From Asia https://nyti.ms/2NdppYI–
AP shares some sobering news, reason for churches to reach beyond their own ethnic group! Click here to read.
FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION: This wonderful ministry provides a free wheelchairs to people with disabilities in developing countries.More than one million wheelchairs have been given away since Free Wheelchair Mission began in 2001. To learn more go to freewheelchairmission.org.
51% of Christians in America do not know what the Great Commission is. Barna Research shows who does know. Click here to learn more.
Why America needs more immigrants now, more than ever. Click here to read the story.
Newspaper Report: Since 2016 White Anglo deaths have exceeded births in the United States. Click here to read the full report.
For help with outreach to Spanish speakers in the US, you can contact Adolfo Borges at 407-437-8057. Email: email@example.com. Or, Rev. Lincon Guerra, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about outreach to Muslims, Voice of Faith (Click here) and People of the Book Lutheran Outreach can help. Click here to be connected to POBLO.
For help with outreach to Asian populations, Rev. Terry Chan is available to help you find a direction. He has suggested resources from the Lutheran Heritage Foundation. You can contact Terry Chan at SFMissions@gmail.com. For resources from Lutheran Heritage Foundation, call Rev. Ted Nathalang at TNathalang@LHFmissions.org, or go to www.LHFmissions.org.
Pew Research Center Fact Tank: The Most and Least Diverse US Religious Groups. Click here to view.
The Send Institute is a think tank for evangelism and church planting in North America. “Send” is especially interested in church planing among different ethnic groups in the United States and Canada. Great research and networking for mission in the U.S. is available on the site.
Religious News Service Bulletin: Christian Refugees Outnumbered Muslim Refugees to US in the Last 15 Years. (But non-Christians outnumber Christian immigrants). Over the last 15 years Christian refugees outnumbered non-Christian refugees 497K to 302K. Caveat: the statistics refer to refugees, not to all immigrants. This is one more piece of evidence that the mission field comes to the U.S. – and that God is sending missionaries to them and through them at a time when Christianity has been in decline in the US. Click here to read the article.
Paul Bruns’ “Mission Bible Commentary: Volume 1 – The Acts of the Apostles and The Letter to the Romans.” The only mission commentary on the Bible, written for mission leaders who speak English as a second language. To download a free copy, click here. For the Kindle Version, click here. To buy a print copy, click here.
Paul Bruns’ “Mission Bible Commentary: Volume 1, “The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.” The only mission commentary on the Bible, written for mission leaders who speak English as a second language. Hebrews-James ESV Revised Sept 25 2017 Marked as Final
The Second volume of The Mission Bible Commentary – downlaod a free PDF (Click here), or on Kindle for free (click here). For a print copy, $29.99, click here.
Mohammed Faridi is the director of Destination Ministries. They reach out to Muslims to share the love of Jesus. You can reach them on their website, dnmi.org. Mohammed tells of his conversion in Iran in his book, Forsaking My Father’s Religion. Download and read the book for free in PDF form by clicking this link: Mohamad Amin Faridi
Bruns Mission Commentary on the Bible Luke