Spreading Vision for the Unreached
Looking for ideas about how to spread vision for unreached people groups?
Here are some creative ways others have developed. Check out the Wall of the Unreached, the 533 Challenge, the Children's Prayer Card Games, a unique Unreached Prayer Card Display, Prayer Card Curtains and an Unreached Peoples Christmas Tree
Wall of the Unreached
Imagine a 140 foot, 27 panel, "Vietnam Memorial style" prayer wall listing every unreached people group. The Wall of Unreached Peoples is a powerful way to convey a vision for the unreached at your local church or mission conference. Unleashed for the Unreached has two such walls available.
The Wall of Unreached Peoples is a traveling exhibit, designed to convey the true immensity of reaching the world’s remaining unreached peoples. The Wall features the list of approximately 7,000 unreached peoples from Joshua Project. Combined with information from the Unleashed for the Unreached, the experience will provide concrete next steps to learn, pray, send, go, welcome, and mobilize others to do the same.
Unleashed for the Unreached is an initiative that connects local churches with unreached peoples and cities, facilitated by trained Project Fulfillment Specialists, peer mentoring, and abundant prayer. We'd like to raise up a core group of intercessors and advocates for unreached people groups across the globe.
The 533 Challenge
Prayer Card Games
Prayer Card Display
Following a recent International Mission Board's missions theme, "Are We There Yet?", the First Baptist Church of San Antonio created a unique display in their foyer to raise the awareness of missions and the needs of unreached people groups to hear the Gospel.
Within 3 weeks, all 307 cards were taken by people desiring to lift up these neediest unreached people groups in prayer. They also are a great resource for personal devotions or as discussion starters around the dinner table or for small groups. This project helped raise the mission awareness of the church.
Associate Pastor Larry Soape says the church is already thinking about next year's display and how to encourage people to engage with the unreached.
Prayer Card Curtains
The International Orality Network Conference did something to help others to see unreached people in a different way.
To help conference participants visualize the vastness of LOSTNESS that is across the globe, they downloaded prayer cards from the Joshua Project site, printed and assembled them to suspend from the ceiling of the area used for the prayer room. The entire room was filled floor to ceiling with the prayer cards on strings!
As the conference participants came into the room, they had to work their way through the people - literally moving through them to get through the prayer room. Some participants commented: "How moving it was to pass through the masses" and "For the first time I understood and saw first-hand the peoples of the world who need the Gospel."
When one participant got home from the conference, the Lord impressed her to ask at her church to do something similar. In their Prayer Chapel they have two small alcoves that really been used just for storage. They set up an area to help others how to understand and pray for the unreached.
Many groups are now coming back and using the prayer chapel to pray together for unreached people groups in a whole new way. They have had lots of activity and positive feedback.
Christmas Prayer Tree
The Children's Department of the First Baptist Church of Eunice, Louisiana came up with a unique seasonal idea to promote awareness of the largest 100 unreached people groups.
Their youth minister printed out information and a picture for each of 100 unreached people, and then the children created ornaments (one for each group) to hang on a Christmas tree at the church.
They asked each family in church to take an ornament from the tree and pray for that people group during the Christmas season. All the ornaments were gone by the end of services!
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