8 Global Game-changing Trends

What are the top global trends that will influence your life, work, or ministry for the next several years?

Recently a colleague asked me that question. As I reflect on my continuous diet of news, research, and reading, here are my top 8 Global Game-changers:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Biotech
  3. Globally connected economies and markets
  4. Wealth gap/income disparity
  5. Mobile device as primary personal all-in-one communication/info tool
  6. Shift from hierarchy -> networking model in every institutional form (governments, education, non-profits, Forbes 500 corporations)
  7. Terrorism and extremism’s violence as a norm
  8. Spiritual revival and awakening as people turn to God for answers to 1-7 above

What’s on your list?

Categorized as Leadership

By Ken

Dr. Ken Cochrum (DMin, Bethel University) is Vice President of Global Digital Strategies at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in Orlando, Florida. An avid cyclist and aspiring guitarist, he also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He recently co-founded Indigitous.org, a movement passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies. He previously served as vice president of Cru’s student-led movements worldwide. He and his wife Ann spent 13 years in East Asia where they raised their two children. Ken blogs regularly at www.onleadingwell.com.


  1. Thanks Ken. It’s good to stand back from the day to day and remind ourselves what the overall trends are that we should intercept.

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