You don’t have to look far—either inside or outside the church—to find fodder for discouragement. But we must not overlook the manifold ways the kingdom of God is growing and multiplying in the United States and around the world.

In this discussion, TGC Council members Kevin DeYoung, Miguel Núñez, and John Onwuchekwa discuss the numerous ways they see God working in their local context and abroad. There are kingdom advances happening even in places where it’s difficult and dangerous to be a follower of Christ. But, as Núñez remarks, “Whenever you increase the pressure on the church, the church gets purified.”