The Great Opportunity describes the remarkable moment facing the American church today. Commissioned by a private foundation, this independent report estimates that over 35 million young people who were raised in Christian households will walk away from a life with Jesus by 2050. But, if the church can help them engage with Christ at rates from just two decades ago, over 20 million more can know a life with Him.
Weaving together the latest sociological research, examples from church history, and orthodox theology, the Great Opportunity is a hopeful, practical narrative of how the American church—and every Christian—can engage in this singular time.
Planting 250,0000 churches over the next 30 years
with the whole church discipling our next generation from early teens through the college campus
building prominent presence reaching the millions of people asking about faith and meaning online
And in so doing, point people to God’s sacrificial love
For long-term engagement in the life of the mind and the questions of our day
— Tom Lin, CEO of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship