How to choose a people group
Step 1: Find Your Unreached People
Pray for Guidance – Making a commitment to share good news with an unreached people group begins with and is sustained by prayer. Ask God for guidance as your church or small group considers undertaking this significant task.
Consult – Consult specialists on the staffs of Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship and Presbyterian Center for Mission Studies for assistance in thinking through which unreached people group you might choose.
Use your "Natural Bridges of God" – You may be surprised by connections your church already has with an unreached people group. Does your church have missionary connections with the unreached? Has God brought the frontier mission field to a city near you, perhaps to your local university? Looking for those already established natural affinities for a people can lead you to your people group.
Learn – OK. You’ve got several possible groups in mind. Now learn some things about them. There will be more information on some people groups than others. You may decide that you want a people group about whom there is much information. This also allows you to network with other churches who selected the same people group. Or, you may be challenged to commitment to a group about whom little is known.
Step 2: Choose Your Unreached People
Choose – With input from the church mission committee and the congregation, the session should select an unreached people group.
Inform us – Inform us at (888) 728-7228, x5262 of your commitment using the form Commitment to Share Good News Statement of Intention. Copy it and submit the form to the Office of International Evangelism.
You will officially join a growing network of Presbyterian churches committed to seeing “a church for every people and the Gospel for every person.” A special Commitment Certificate is available and can be presented to your church at your presbytery meeting or mailed directly to you.