In a world with dissolving borders, global “affinity groups”—large groupings of related peoples that share similar origins, languages, and culture—act as a lens through which we can view lostness and focus strategy to share the Gospel. This visualization provides an overview of the world's nine affinity groups.
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People Group Research
Mapping resources currently available from IMB and leading missions organizations.
Trends and Issues
Collection of articles, papers, and analysis on topics related to fruitful practices, contextualization, and church planting among unreached peoples.
Church Planting Movements
Monthly updates of the Global Status of Evangelical Christianity (GSEC).
Frequently Asked Questions
The GSEC model describes the progress of the gospel among the peoples of the world by considering:
1. The extent to which a people group is Evangelical.
2. Accessibility to the gospel.
3. Church planting activity, whether localized or widespread, within the past 2 years.
The model establishes the criteria for the subset of the world's peoples who should be identified as "Unreached People Groups".
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EAST ASIAN PEOPLES
HORN OF AFRICA
NORTH AMERICAN PEOPLES
SOUTH ASIAN PEOPLES
SOUTHEAST ASIAN PEOPLES
TIBETAN / HIMALAYAN PEOPLES
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