Alliance for the Unreached Helps U.S. Churches Recapture Global Gospel Vision

The photo shows people with the Third of Us mark, symbolizing the roughly one-third of humanity that has never heard the story of Jesus. (Photo courtesy of A Third of Us on Facebook)

In the Great Commission, Jesus commanded His disciples to spread His story around the world. Millions of people today have not yet heard the news.

But many North American churches don’t talk much about this. Steve Johnson, executive director of the Alliance for the Unreached, says, “I think one of the things that happened goes back to the tragic events of 9/11. I think even subconsciously within the Church, we began to view the unreached as the enemy, as the bad people.”

“But ultimately, the unreached are people that need Jesus. That’s what’s going to change their hearts.”

Other churches have become entangled in local culture wars, seeing their neighbors as enemies.

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Johnson says believers need to renew a global perspective about their faith. “When you think about the Third of Us campaign, that really is a staggering number, to think that a third of the world’s population hasn’t yet heard the Gospel.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller


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