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What is a People Group?

A “people group” is an ethnolinguistic group with a common self-identity that is shared by the various members. There are two parts to that word: ethno, and linguistic. Language is a primary and dominant identifying factor of a people group. But there are other factors that determine or are associated with ethnicity.

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Unengaged Unreached People Groups (UUPGs)

An Unreached People Group is one in which less than 2% of its population are Evangelical Christians.  It is Unengaged when there is no church planting strategy consistent with Evangelical faith and practice underway.  A people group is also Unengaged when it has been merely adopted, is the object of focused prayer, or is part of an advocacy strategy.

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The Core Missionary Task

We believe that a faithful reading of Scripture applied to practical missiology denotes six basic components that we’ve labeled the core missionary task: entry, evangelism, disciple making, healthy church formation, leadership development, and strategically planned exit and partnership.

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Church Planting Movements

What is a Church Planting Movement? A simple, concise definition of a Church Planting Movement (CPM) is a rapid and multiplicative increase of indigenous churches planting churches within a given people group or population segment.

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Affinity Groups are collections of related people groups that share similar origins, languages and cultures.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions about people groups and the engagement of unreached people groups.

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Global Status of Evangelical Christianity