What Should The Unreached Peoples Priority Be? To know, one needs to look closely at the different world people databases. Most of us would agree that the focus should be unreached peoples, but which ones? Let’s average the numbers of ethnic peoples of the different databases for simplicity. EXAMINING MAJOR DATABASES, THE AVERAGE NUMBER IS PROBABLY […]
Recently one of our community members was interviewed by the Global Community of Information Workers.
I was recently at a missions conference and had the privilege to spend a few days with fellow unreached people group researchers. One was with the International Missions Board and the other was from the U.S. Center for World Mission.
We have been trying for years to mobilize people toward unreached people groups. I have worked for over ten years in the Adopt-A-People campaign and thought many times that something is missing. I may have finally found what it is. It has to do with a personal encounter with the idea. We truly need to […]
I receive many emails from the circle of researchers dealing with unreached people groups. In these emails I see something fairly often. Decisions are being made about the people group data from the research office where I believe that field data is needed to confirm that decision first. I have some experience with this as I work both […]
This past week we had the pleasure of having Duane F. of the Joshua Project in our office. Duane is concerned and confirms what I have been hearing more and more; Individual unreached people groups are too small and numerous to focus on. I have also heard things such as “small people groups need to […]
Remember back in the mid 90’s when they told us we need to be training and discipling young leaders? The premise was that there was a crisis of leadership worldwide. There were too few leaders and that it was going to get worse as we moved into the future. It’s happening because the older generation […]
Etnopedia has a system in place to deal with people clusters. We call them “people groupings” on Etnopedia. There is a lot of talk these days about people clusters. I need to say from the beginning that I do believe that they are strategic. However I do not believe that we should move away from […]
Several people have asked why Etnopedia does not use programs to automatically update or translate information between the different language portals. So I would like to take some time to answer the questions in-depth.
World people group databases are complicated. They have so many fields and related tables, it is no wonder we have not yet gotten many local mobilization efforts involved in field research. Actually, the global people database has little value without field research driving it. We need field researchers gathering fresh data on the people groups […]