Progress Toward Engaging Unreached Peoples
As God continues to lead His church to engage peoples not yet reached with the Gospel, this map illustrates progress toward a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshipping our Lord Jesus Christ. As you view this map, rejoice in how the Gospel has spread among many peoples and pray for the 3,150 people groups that remain unreached and unengaged.
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.
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.
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.
Affinity Groups are large groupings of related people groups that share similar origins, languages and cultures.
Annual reports contain the most accurate information for the stated reporting period available at the time of publication.
Introductory answers to frequently asked questions about people groups and the engagement of unreached people groups.