Canadian Evangelical Missions Engagement Study

22 February 2017

The Canadian Evangelical Missions Engagement Study Series is the first ever comprehensive national research on how Canadian Evangelicals engage with “mission” or “missions.” With over 3,400 Canadians polled and qualitative interviews with 56 Evangelicals, this series of reports provides a snapshot of how and why Canadian Evangelicals engage with missions, and forms a baseline for future study.

A forthcoming fifth report in this series will look at mission definitions and mission geography. These reports are produced in cooperation with the Canadian Missions Research Forum.

Report 1: Canadian Evangelicals and Short-Term Missions

  • This report looks at evangelical practice and belief with respect to short-term missions: who goes on short-term mission trips, where they go, what they do, and what motivates them to go on these trips. Read the report.

Report 2: Canadian Evangelicals and Long-Term, Career Missions: Calling, Sending and Training

  • This report looks at how Canadian Evangelicals understand calling to missions, the local church’s roll in sending missionaries and what training Evangelicals think a contemporary missionary needs. Read the report.

Report 3: Canadian Evangelicals and Mission Priorities

  • This report looks at local church priorities in mission activities and mission support, as demonstrated in church budgets and spending. This report also examines the influences and factors in making decisions about supporting missions. One key trend throughout the report is that lay people who attend religious services and read the Bible frequently were more aware and engaged with long-term career missions. Read the report.

Report 4: Canadian Evangelicals and Missions Promotion in the Local Church

  • This report examines how local churches connect and communicate with missions and missionaries. It looks at who promotes missions within local churches, as well as when, where and how missions content is communicated and relationships developed.  Read the Report