Here’s a link to the latest article by J. Lee Grady: “Has the Baton Been Passed to the Asian Church?”
Grady asks this question in a visit to Singapore and observes that the Asian Church is coming of age. For years, those of us in the West have looked upon the church in Asia as a mission area. Now I have heard many talking about how the Asian church might actually be found leading the way in the near future.
I have a cousin that travels to South Korea on business who mentioned to me 10 years ago that Korea was well on its way toward becoming a Christian nation. Then recently I have read about the expanding house church movement in China and have seen several forecasts that China could actually become a Christian nation within 20 –25 years at the current pace. Remarkable and exciting.
In his article, J. Lee Grady list 3 reasons why the Asian Church will be come a major factor globally in the future:
1. They are taking world evangelism seriously.
2. They understand the importance of the Holy Spirit’s power.
3. They are investing in the next generation.
It is really amazing what is transpiring in Asia but also in Africa and in South America too, along with a secret harvest going on in Muslim countries. A world wide harvest/revival is ongoing just about everywhere except in North America, Europe, and the West.
Asian churches are beginning to send missionaries into North Korea and the Middle East plus African churches are actually sponsoring new missions in the UK and Europe.
If the current trends do continue then Grady could be correct. What use to be the mission field and the tail is well on the way toward becoming the head.