Friday, February 1, 2019 / Matt and Laurie Crouch

Exploring the Cultural Impact of Christianity Around the World.


A carpenter’s son was their leader—this small group of “rebel” Jewish men including a tax collector, a tentmaker, and some fishermen who were committed to following Him, even unto death. But the carpenter’s son was not an ordinary man; He was the Messiah. And this ragtag group of followers were full of the Holy Spirit. Christianity was born.


Mar Saba Monastery near Bethlehem

Filming a documentary at the Jordan River for the State of Faith.That small church in the country, the large church in the city, and TBN’s global television network—all owe their existence to the early Christians who were relentless in their quest to obey the Great Commission issued by Jesus Christ to go and make disciples of all the nations.


We know that Christianity exists in some form in every corner of the earth, shaping history and impacting nations and cultures with the “salt and light” of the Gospel message. That’s a powerful story, but how did it happen? How did Christianity reach Russia, Fiji, Greenland, Iran? What struggles did Christians face around the world? And how can we reach the billions who still do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior?


Year-long Global Media Coverage …


In an effort to answer these questions, TBN is undertaking an ambitious campaign to uncover and document Christianity’s impact around the world. The State of Faith is a multi-year multimedia exploration of the history, cultural impact, and significance of Christianity on today’s society. 


Throughout the year, we’ll capture more than 200 feature stories that illustrate the work God is doing around the world. We’ll provide updates in upcoming newsletters that will give you a glimpse of the rich history of Christianity in different regions and offer unique accounts of faith and God’s miracles happening in the lives of individuals, families, and communities around the globe.


Multimedia Rollout Next Year …



Then, in 2020, the State of Faith will debut on TBN, taking viewers on a tour of one of 20 different regions of the world every 17 days. Live events and immersive interactions will provide a closer glimpse of how the Christian faith spread and how it is being lived out in different parts of the world today. Viewers will discover these regions through a cinematic 6-part documentary series that reveals true, unvarnished stories of Christianity’s journey from Biblical Jerusalem to the world of the 21st century.




We will also unveil an engaging interactive website and a massive social media campaign. We encourage you to watch the features on TBN, explore the website, share what you see, and learn more about the history of Christianity with family and friends. If you’re on social media, like and share the excitement with your online community. 


People experience salvation, hope, healing, and transformation from Jesus in the context of their culture, and that is really powerful. Our goal is to show the effects of Christianity, both historic and current, throughout this year-long journey we call the State of Faith.


You are among our most faithful partners in this mission to spread the hope and grace of Jesus Christ around the world. You have built the largest Christian broadcasting network in the world, and we’re asking you to stand together with us in faith for what God can do next. 




FEATURE STORIES:  We’ll share stories about what God is doing around the world, featured on TBN’s website, Praise episodes, and stand-alone 30-minute shows.


INTERACTIONS: Our team is going all out to create opportunities for people to connect and engage through the website and social media.



LIVE EVENTS: Advance teams are active in every region in search of live or “near live” events to join.

DOCUMENTARIES:  Extensive, well-researched documentaries will focus on the truth about Christianity in each region, from the early church to today.



Matt and Laurie Crouch


"We aim to reveal the impact Christians and the message of hope and grace have had over generationsfrom the biggest cities in the world to the most remote villages."     Matt and Laurie Crouch





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Sending the hope and grace of Jesus to the world!