The future challenges in Europe

A missiological trend report

Europe is a tremendously complex, diverse and dynamic context for Christian mission. There are so many trends and influences that getting to grips with all of them can seem an impossible task.

‘Europe 2021: A Missiological Report’ by missiologist Jim Memory attempts to do just that. The report identifies the crucial issues and trends which are shaping the context for Christian mission in Europe today. It provides an analysis of the key political, economic, social, environmental, and technological trends; of the most important spiritual challenges; and of the shifts in mission thinking that are impacting the practice of Christian mission today. And in every case, it considers how the Covid-19 has impacted these trends.

The report concludes with an exploration of the implications that each of these trends has for those who are involved in Christian mission in Europe today.