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The Unreached Among Us | May 2014

by John Spadafora, Director of Church Connections

Churches who own Jesus’ global disciple-making mandate should understand the priority on those with little to no access to Jesus — those we call unreached. Part of the good news in our changing world is that the unreached are coming to us. Over the next few months, we’ll look at this reality and some implications for us as the church.

We often hear of the great need in our own country to reach the millions of Americans who do not know the Lord. Recently a Christian university themed its global week, Mission to the Unreached: Reaching Americans with the Gospel. I in no way want to downplay the need to engage a post-Christian America with the gospel. But using unreached in this context minimizes the difference between Americans who have access to the gospel and people in places where there is virtually no one to tell them about Jesus, even if they wanted to hear. Read more.

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