“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 111,757 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 7,088 UPGs.

What is an unreached, unengaged people group (UUPG)?

Unengaged unreached people groups have no coordinated evangelical Christian missionary presence among them. Unengaged unreached people groups have never heard the gospel, or they may have been exposed to the gospel in the past, but have been forgotten.

There are approximately 3,146 UUPG’s worldwide:

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 an “unreached” context (where there is no existing church) the primary concern for The Church at Brook Hills is to establish the church.

The primary means to achieve this goal is with Long-Term Church Planting efforts.

We prioritize serving with Field Partners and sending Mid-Term and Long-Term workers to “unreached” contexts. We want people to go plant their lives among the nations so the gospel can be heard, disciples can be made, and healthy, multiplying churches can be established.

Partners we serve with in “unreached” contexts are: