“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
— Matthew 24:14 NIV

What is a people group?

A people group is an ethno-linguistic group with a shared identity based on language or ethnicity.  It is the largest group within which the gospel can spread without significant barriers to understanding.

There are approximately 11,757 people groups worldwide.

Information provided by The International Mission Board - Global Research

How do we determine if a people group is reached or unreached?

An unreached people group (UPG) is a people group in which less than 2% of the population is Evangelical Christians. Globally there are approximately 6,400 UPGs.

See a world map (GSEC) showing the progress of the gospel among Unreached People Groups.

Information provided by The International Mission Board - Global Research

In a "reached" context (where there is at least some presence of the church) the primary concern for The Church at Brook Hills is to strengthen the existing church.

The primary means to achieve this goal is by sending Short-Term mission teams to serve the church.

We primarily serve with Field Partners to strengthen the Long-Term disciple-making work of the church so the gospel can go forward, disciples can be formed, and a healthy church can continue to multiply in that community and to all nations.

A few examples of how The Church at Brook Hills serves in reached contexts are helping to meet urgent physical need in impoverished communities, hosting Rock the Block Kid’s ministry programs, training local pastors and church leaders, participating in life-skill camps for older orphaned children, and hosting medical clinics through the local church.

Partners we serve with in "reached" contexts are: