standing with the global church

Strategic Priority

The Least-Reached

Although 70% of the world's population has heard the gospel in some form, 30% of the world (two billion people) has had virtually no exposure to the gospel message. As a result, there exists 1,600 people groups in which less than 2% of their population is evangelical Christian. The majority of these least-reached peoples live in areas of religious restriction, with great language and cultural barriers to the spread of the gospel.

Our Response

For the past 25 years, our missions policy has explicitly stated our intention to give priority to those areas in which the opportunity for hearing the gospel is relatively small. Today some of the largest least-reached people groups are found in India, China, Pakistan, Yemen, Indonesia, Iran, Tunisia and Vietnam.

Seven goals of missions growth

Saturated in Scripture. Strengthened through Strategy. Sustained by the Spirit.

5% congregational growing through the personal witness of our members.

10% of our members going as missionaries.

25% of our congregation engaged in outreach to the foreign born.

50% of church giving directed to missions.

50% of our adult members experiencing a STAMP trip.

100% of our congregation praying for our missionaries and the unreached.

100% of our congregation rallying under our commitment to the gospel and missions.

Out of every dollar of Christian giving to all causes, less than one penny goes toward pioneer church planting among unreached peoples.

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