OUR MISSION & VISION
We deliver the Word of God in audio format (The Treasure) to oral learners living in unreached people groups.
We will unveil the gospel of the kingdom for every oral learner living within an unreached people group.
66,000 souls...every day.
66,000 people are dying every day from an unreached people group. Never having a gospel witness.HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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WHERE WE REACH
Jesus told us to go and make disciples of all the ‘nations’ in the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. But today 40% of all the people groups or nations in the world still remain unreached. (An unreached or least-reached people is a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group without outside assistance. Or one that is less than 2% Evangelical.) These unreached people are the priority of World Mission!Read more
We also know where these people live. It is a geographic area in the Eastern Hemisphere commonly known as the 10/40 Window that holds 2/3 of the world’s population! 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 often called "The Resistant Belt" and includes the majority of the world's Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. Not only do 8 out of 10 of the world’s poorest of the poor live here but more importantly 90% of its occupants are considered unreached.
If you went to a map and drew a line from Senegal in West Africa to the Philippines in Asia, it would represent the region of the world we send Treasures.
WHO WE REACH
Jesus said to go and make disciples of all nations. That greek word in Matthew 28:19 is actually ‘ethnos’ which is a reference to people groups. This is a group of people bound together by the same culture, manners, customs and other distinguishing features. This is enormously important in missions because we need to go beyond the mentality of countries (only 195) and begin thinking nations (16,500). Particularly those nations that do not have a gospel witness!
World Mission prioritizes these nations that are referred to as unreached people groups. Amazingly 6,685 of all nations are considered unreached yet they receive less than 1% of all the funding that is given to missions.
HOW WE REACH
Resources are only part of the equation to reach those who have never heard of Jesus. We must first mobilize prayer strategies and commitments. How presumptuous of us as Christians to rush into a nation that has been under darkness for generations without first asking the Lord of the Harvest to lead, guide, protect, provide and prepare?! That becomes the leading edge of the ministry footprint at World Mission.
Matthew 9: 37-38 Then He said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest.”
Once we have prayed then we can strategically direct resources that get mobilized. Everything gets channeled through a set of ministry principles guiding every effort we make to obediently follow Jesus command in Matthew 28:19.Read more
Our first steering conviction is that the Word of God changes lives! We are all about distributing God’s Word allowing people to experience supernatural transformation that comes through the power of the living and active message of hope.
Secondly, we rely upon national partners. These are people from the field that speak the language and are passionately vested into the communities from a cultural standpoint. They work in teams and build networks with a goal of establishing listening groups that will ultimately become new churches.
Our third guiding ministry principle is from our understanding that more than 70% of the unreached people living in the 10/40 Window are also oral learners. That means they prefer to learn in a non-literate way. Our Treasure and other technologies deliver the Word in an appropriate format for oral learners assuring the Word goes into their heart.
Finally is the belief that transformation of the heart is frequently hindered by the brutal physical realities holding people in turmoil and challenge. If someone needs to walk 3 miles to get access to daily drinking water it is difficult for them to take time to listen to your message. World Mission started Zoe Waters several years ago to address this specific issue. We also have strategic medical outreaches and disaster relief initiatives. All in an effort to tangibly show the love of Jesus which softens the heart for an incoming gospel witness. (see www.worldmission.help)
Have Lunch with Greg Kelley on Wed., July 19 in Muskegon!
Join Greg in Muskegon for a Complimentary Lunch on 7/19/17: You're needed for our thrift store volunteer team in Muskegon! Interested in learning more? Then join us at Port City Church at 11:45-1pm. Great hour spent to find a way to get involved in overseas evangelism without leaving the States. Even if you only can volunteer 4 hours per week, that translates into audio Bibles for illiterate or oral learning people who have never heard of Jesus!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.534.5689 by Monday, July 17.
Not near that location but in the Grand Rapids area? We have other stores for you to volunteer at! Contact us, please.