Communities in the world that have never heard about Jesus are considered unreached. A variety of barriers delay access to these communities and make sharing the gospel challenging.
There are about 7.84 billion people in the world today, with 17,409 known people groups.
7,402 OF THOSE GROUPS ARE CONSIDERED UNREACHED.
The unreached communities do not have a viable church, scripture in their language, or anyone to share the Gospel with them.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Jesus
Language, culture, location, political governance, and generational beliefs are some of the barriers that limit access and make sharing the Gospel challenging in unreached places. These communities are top priority, require creativity, innovation and constant prayer, of course. Shepherd Church is committed to every person having access to a viable community of believers, scripture in their language and experience real transformation.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." - Jesus
Global Partners move to unreached places, learn a new language, adapt to a new culture, and raise families away from relatives, for one reason - to share the gospel.
World Population: 7.84 Billion
Unreached Population: 3.28 Billion = 41.8% of World Population
Some of Shepherd's Global Partners serve in India, Indonesia, China, Japan, Turkey and North Africa.
Give to eliminate "unreached" from our gospel vocabulary.
To learn more visit our sources: Team Expansion and Joshua project