ONE in FOUR people alive today live in groups where they have NO HOPE of really hearing about Jesus before they die!
They live in Frontier People Groups (FPGs), where less than 1 in 1,000 identify with Jesus.
HALF the population of ALL FPGs—
roughly ONE BILLION people—
live in the 31 largest FPGs!
This Prayer Guide will:
- Inform your prayers for God’s blessing on these FPGs.
- Reveal how Jesus movements can transform these FPGs.
- Accelerate God’s purpose among these FPGs.
- Lead you to share Father God’s compassion for these FPGs.
Informed, united prayer will release God’s blessing in Jesus to multiply through the precious households of these FPGs.
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. (1 Tim. 2:1)
What are Frontier people groups?
Frontier People Groups (FPG’s) are defined as less than 1/10th of 1% Christian, with no established Jesus movement multiplying God’s blessing among them (yet).
Who Are the 31?
The 31 are the largest and most influential Frontier People Groups, each with population of nearly 10 million up to 150 million. One tenth of mankind—half the population of all FPGs, live in the 31.
Why pray for these 31?
Once a Jesus movement starts within a people group, it can spread rapidly to transform the whole group. And as these largest FPGs are transformed, many neighboring groups will also be impacted.
What remains unfinished in God’s Great Global Purpose?
Much has been done and is being done to complete the Great Commission—
except among Frontier People Groups.
This six minute overview provide essential context for prayer, partners, and strategy.
From one person God made all peoples who live on earth, and He decided when and where every nation would be. God has done all this, so that all will look for Him and reach out and find Him. (Acts 17:26-7)
Throughout the book of Acts, God’s Word multiplied rapidly through believing households—even without personal Bibles, church buildings or salaried preachers.
“And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly …”
As Jesus had directed, the first 120 disciples sought God together daily for the promised Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit then emboldened and empowered their witness, in fulfillment of Jesus’ commission to disciple all nations in loving obedience to all He commanded …
Throughout history, the effectiveness of mission efforts has been tied directly to informed prayer. For example, prayer for Unreached People Groups (UPGs) has grown steadily since the late 1970’s. Today researchers are tracking 660 Acts-like gospel movements…