The Great Imbalance 

Did you know that today nearly half of the world’s population is still waiting to hear the good news of Jesus for the first time?

Before Jesus ascended, he gave one final command: to "go and make disciples of all nations.”

When Jesus used the phrase “all nations,” he was not referring to countries. Instead, he was referring to the Greek word “ethne” which means ethnic people groups. This means a people group with a shared ethnicity, people group, and culture. 

Today, there are 17,000 unique people groups in the world, and yet 7,000 of them are considered Unreached (meaning they little or no access to hearing the gospel). 

It’s important to note that Unreached people groups are not the same as unsaved people.

 

While unsaved people have had an authentic opportunity to respond to the gospel, Unreached people groups have never met a Christ-follower, held a Bible, been a part of a church body, or heard the name of Jesus.

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

 

That means that the Great Commission, the greatest mission of all time, won’t fully be complete until disciples have been made among every people group in the world.

So with 7,000 of the 17,000 people groups waiting for the gospel, we can see what Jesus meant when he said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” 

So where do we start? 

Please join us next week as we unpack The Great Imbalance and see how our generation is more equipped than ever to send workers into the harvest field - for all to hear.