Discover how the dream of reaching the world for Christ by 2000 took shape in the ’90s, only to collapse due to misguided millennialism.
These essays, largely by Dr. Jay Gary, chronicle the journey of Christians to make AD 2000 and the turn of the millennium a milestone in worship and service.
- The Birth of the AD 2000 Movement
In 1989, I ran the founding conference of the AD 2000 movement in Singapore. Here is how we positioned things.
- The Rise of Millennial Evangelism
I wrote these articles on AD 2000 evangelism from 1989 to 1992. It was a season of great expectations.
- The Fall of AD 2000 Evangelism
By 1995, it was evident that evangelicals would not reach their “by the year 2000″ goals. I was the first to call for self-criticism and suggest a “beyond 2000″ horizon for world missions.
Read words that inspired millions to mark the year 2000 as Jesus’ jubilee, the first and highest millennial focus.
From 1989 to 1994, I worked closely with this research group (later renamed), led by Dr. David Barrett, to monitor the AD 2000 evangelism phenomena.
- AD 2000 & Beyond Movement
This coalition, led by Luis Bush, had great promise, but like its 19th century predecessors, failed to reach its century-end targets.
- What Mean These Stones?
Here is the 20th anniversary “Watchword Consultation Report,” from a conference I hosted in March 1999. Note the forecasts for the year 2025. A fitting summary.