“Some people are good at gathering data. Some are good at interpreting data. Some, like Michael, are good at both. More than once I have gone to Michael with the question: What do these numbers mean? I’ve always found his input helpful. He can do research, interpret the results, and help you make sense of it all in ways that are actionable.”

+ Steve Moore
President, nexleader; Founder & President, Growing Leaders; Former President & CEO, Missio Nexus

“Michael’s abilities place him in a small group of analysts who can speak authoritatively about global realities in Christianity and religion. He is an excellent researcher and writer. He quickly uncovers facts and trends and writes with a penetrating clarity. His insights are backed by a lifetime of global interactions, in-depth reading, and analysis.”

+ Todd Johnson
Eva B. and Paul E. Toms Distinguished Professor of Mission and Global Christianity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Co-Director, Center for the Study of Global Christianity; Visiting Research Fellow, Boston University Institute for Culture, Religion, and World Affairs

 “Michael Jaffarian brings an extraordinary range of experience and capabilities to the cause of global Kingdom initiatives. He’s worked in a wide range of geographical settings; has designed and executed countless genuinely productive research projects; and brings both the detail and wholistic perspective that’s needed for organizational, strategic consulting. His current availability to the Kingdom community is a real asset!”

+ Phill Butler
Non-Profit Organization Management Consultant; Senior Strategy Advisor, visionSynergy; Founder & Former President, InterDev; Former Roving/Free Lance Correspondent, ABC News; Founder & Former President, Intercristo

 “I highly recommend Michael to anyone seeking to make decisions using data. He has a remarkable grasp of the world and the trends driving it. At the same time, he has a unique ability to look underneath the obvious trends for some of the unique data points that can help you see your world in new ways. His highly personal style makes even the wonkiest conversation enjoyable and rewarding. Whether he is working on major demographic publications, doing program evaluation, or helping research an important pattern or behavior in the market, Michael brings clarity and professionalism.” 

+ Jon Hirst
Chief Innovation Officer, SIL International; Former President and CEO, Global Mapping International (GMI).

 “Michael Jaffarian is a significant contributor to nonprofit research in our generation. His participation in numerous research endeavors have given him a unique perspective on world need and solutions. More than ever this authoritative perspective is needed. He is also a person who takes great interest in others. His research gift extends to all areas of life. He is a prolific writer. You should search out his writings, as they will enrich your life.”

+ David Markham
Founder & Project Coordinator, Etnopedia.org, Oaxaca, Mexico; International Director, Alcance Una Etnia COMIBAM

 “Michael has given me keen insights for over 30 years. Sometimes people hesitate to comment on “the elephant in the room.” Not Michael. That doesn’t mean he says the obvious. Quite the contrary. He is willing to be contrary, if it will help the organization.” 

+ Rick Griffith
Professor of Bible Exposition, Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary; Former Director of the D.Min. Program & Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Singapore Bible College

 “I recommend Michael for multiple reasons: (1) he thinks clearly, and asks good, fundamental questions; (2) he’s curious about life and shows a wonderful capacity for lateral thinking; (3) he writes clearly, and (4) his sense of humor helps to keep difficult issues in perspective – a great gift!”

+ Darrell Dorr
Contributing Editor, Frontier Ventures

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