What will it take to get the gospel to unreached people groups?

It’s Southern Seminary Global Evangelism Week where we, as a school, spend a concentrated week thinking about what it means to be serious about missions. One of the highlights of the week so far was hearing Billy Graham School Dean Zane Pratt preach in chapel.

In his missions message, Dean Pratt sought to answer the question, what will it take to get the gospel to unreached people groups? He established four key principles:

  1. Deliberate planning – It’s not enough to have a desire to reach unreached people groups; we must also have a plan to reach them.
  2. Intentional resourcing – It’s not enough to have a desire to reach unreached people groups; we must also have funding and other resources to reach them.
  3. Proactive communication – It’s not enough to simply to be a presence among unreached people groups; we must also intentionally share the gospel with them.
  4. Prioritized destinations – It’s not enough to have a desire to reach unreached people groups; we must also leverage strategic sending to reach them.

Global Evangelism Week continues with Pastor John Piper in chapel today, followed by the sold-out Resolute Conference this weekend. May God do a mighty work in the lives of the Southern community to equip and deploy us to the worldwide front lines of the spiritual battle.

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