Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Finishing the Task

In February, I read of a group of Christian organizations, mission agencies, and churches who have formed an association called Finishing the Task, which you can read more about here. Here are some facts about the task to be finished:

• There are 3,021 people groups that are still beyond the reach of the gospel.
• There are 1,369 known, unengaged people groups located in 169 different countries. These have a combined population of more than 30 million.
• 711 people groups have been adopted but do not yet have any effort for church planting.
• 758 have no gospel recordings.
• 1,747 have no oral Scriptures.
• 986 have no written Scriptures.

This information was taken from Sounds, the monthly publication of Global Recordings. Global Recordings is a member of FTT.

It is wonderful to have a task that can be finished. The Great Commission has an objective greater than making Scriptures available. The Church’s objective is making disciples of all nations and teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded his disciples. The unfinished task of FTT is to provide Scriptures to these 30 million people. The rest of the Church is charged with making disciples of all 7 billion people on earth. The end is not in sight like it is for FTT. They know what their task is, but the Church of Jesus Christ does not seem to know what their own task is.

With a colleague, I am writing a series of books to prepare the majority of Christians to be effective in evangelizing the 7 billion.

No comments: