1 What is the Great
Commission and where can it be found in the Bible?
Matthew 28:18-20 “Then Jesus came to them and said, all
authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.”
2 What is a UPG
(Unreached People Group)?
Usually, a large group of individuals who have a common
affinity for one another because of their shared language, history, religious
affiliation, ethnicity, residence, class or caste, geographical location, other
specific situations, etc. or combinations of these. According to the Joshua Project there are
17,423 People Groups in the world, with 7,410 Groups that are Unreached, meaning less than 2% of the population of
3.19 billion people in Unreached Groups are believers in Jesus Christ and the other 98% of the people have
never heard the Gospel. Other organization’s statistics indicate that as
many as 4 + billion people have never been reached with the Gospel of Jesus
Christ out of a total population of 8 billion people worldwide!
3 What is the 10/40
The 10/40 Window is the rectangular area of North Africa, the
Middle East and Asia approximately between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees
north latitude. The 10/40 Window is
called “The Resistant Belt” and includes the majority of the world’s Muslims,
Hindus and Buddhists. Today the 10/40
Window includes some countries that are close to 10- or 40-degrees north
latitude and have high concentration of unreached peoples. It is estimated that 5.11 billion people
reside in the 10/40 Window and 69.5% of these people are considered unreached
with a population of 3.09 billion.
4 What is the Great
Commandment and where can it be found in the Bible?
Matthew 22:36-39 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment
in the Law?” Jesus replied, “Love the
Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your
mind. This is the first and greatest
commandment. And the second is like it:
Love your neighbor as yourself. All the
Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” And who is your neighbor, anyone you may ever
meet in this world!
you as a Christian, have a role in Missions?
The answer is a resounding “Yes”! From the above questions and words of Jesus, missions
are NOT just for missions’ pastors, missionaries and missions team
members. This is a call for all
Christians to be directly involved in missions, by either learning, welcoming, praying,
mobilizing, sending (supporting) or going (can be local, regional or worldwide while
fewer are typically called to go worldwide).