IMB to host virtual summit on ‘The Future of Missions’ Oct. 29

IMB to host virtual summit on ‘The Future of Missions’ Oct. 29

The International Mission Board will host an “Every Church. Every Nation.” virtual summit from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

The theme of the event is “The Future of Missions,” and will include various guest speakers who will address three general topics: global realities, cultural realties, spiritual realities.

Paul Chitwood, president of IMB will be the event’s keynote speaker and David Kinnaman, president of Barna, a Christian research organization, will serve on a panel of experts during the event.

Questions that the event’s speakers intend to address include: 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?

“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,” according the event’s webpage at

“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.”

To register for the event, visit (IMB)