Unreached People Groups have been our neighbors in the United States for many years.  Least reached areas have always existed.  Many times though the Church in the United States has either ignored these realities or not known where to start to engage.

The Church at Brook Hills has set aside people and resources to no longer ignore the unreached people groups living in our city of Birmingham, Al.  For the past two years, members have formed teams, Engage Teams, to strategically go together and genuinely form friendships with UPG’s living in our city.  The aim is to make and multiply disciples, and start reproducing healthy churches.  Here are a few examples of how God is working.

In 2016 – Relationships were established and friendships were formed with many men and women from these people groups living in Birmingham, AL.

  • Kurds (Turkey)= Unreached
  • Persians (Iran) = Unreached
  • Omani (Oman) = Unreached
  • Bali (Indonesia) = Unreached
  • Bosniak (Bosnia) = Unreached
  • Jordanian (Jordan) = Unreached
  • Yemeni (Yemen)  = Unreached

Some of the above are still in relationship with members from Brook Hills, continuing to hear the gospel. One of the above now professes Christ.

In addition to those from unreached people groups, more than 75 foreign-born people from 25+ countries in Birmingham were engaged in gospel conversations over the past year, including people from:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad
  • Mexico
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Ukraine
  • Ivory Coast
  • Nepal
  • Yemen
  • Turkey
  • Bosnia
  • Jordan
  • Syria
  • Nigeria
  • Canada
  • Kenya
  • Iran
  • Micronesia
  • Bangladesh
  • Serbia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Haiti
  • Congo

If you are interested in joining one of our Brook Hills Engage Teams or want to know more information on the strategy and vision of these teams, please email churchplanting@brookhills.org to begin the conversation. 

For additional resources on Unreached People Groups in the United States check out this ebook by J.D. Payne, Pastor of Church Multiplication at The Church at Brook Hills.

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