"If everything is mission, nothing is mission. If everything the church does is to be classed as “mission,” we shall need to find another term..."
— Stephen Neill
This labor of love has flowed from our experience, convictions and passion for the priority of the gospel and its advancement to all nations, tribes and tongues. We stated, “Churches don’t do missions well—because they do not think about missions well.”
Though well-intentioned, the view that everything is missions and every follower of Christ is a missionary comes with significant though unintended mission-impacting consequences. We discuss many of those in our first book.
Current estimates show that there are more than 7,000 unreached people groups in the world, totaling near 3.23 BILLION people, who have little to no access to the Gospel.
An unreached or least-reached people is a people group
(which shared a common language, culture and history)
among which there is no indigenous community of
believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources
to evangelize this people group without outside assistance.
HERE ARE SOME FAST FACTS ABOUT JUST THE 50 LARGEST UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS:
All 50 of these people groups have less than 2% Christ-followers
Individuals in these groups may have very limited, if any, access to the Gospel.
These 50 unreached people groups are comprised of 1.48 billion souls.
One in five people on earth lives in these 50 unreached peoples.
Every group is larger than 10,000,000 in population.
None have an indigenous church capable of taking the Gospel to the entire group.
Primary religion: 23 are Muslim, 18 Hindu, 6 Buddhist, 2 Ethnic Religions, 1 non-Religious.
44 of these 50 unreached people groups are in the 10/40 Window, 47 are in sensitive countries.
Reaching the Unreached by Reality Santa Barbara: