WORLD-WIDE POPULATION

GLOBAL

  • 7,174,611,584 (July 2014 est.)
  • Median age - total: 29.7 years
  • Life expectancy - total population: 68 years

TOP TEN MOST POPULOUS COUNTRIES

(in millions)

  • China: 1,355
  • India: 1,236
  • United States: 318
  • Indonesia: 253
  • Brazil: 202
  • Pakistan: 196
  • Nigeria: 177
  • Bangladesh: 166
  • Russia: 142
  • Japan: 127

WORLDWIDE

  • Total People Groups: 16,761

UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS 

Less than 2% Evangelical Christian.1

  • Total Unreached People Groups: 7,050
  • Total Population of UPGs: 2.88 billion people
  • Total Percentage of world: UPG’s make up 42.1% of world population

UNEVANGELIZED PEOPLES

Greater than 2% Evangelical Christian but still great numbers of unsaved.

  • Total Unevangelized People Groups: 2,854
  • Total Population: 900 million
  • Total Percentage of world: the unevangelized make up 17% of world population

REACHED PEOPLES

Greater than 2% Evangelical Christian or majority Christian Population

  • Total Reached People Groups: 6,857
  • Total Population: 3 billion
  • Total Percentage of world: the reached population makes up 40.1% of world population

WHAT IS THE 10/40 WINDOW?

Most of the unreached people groups are located geographically in what some scholars call The 10/40 Window from West Africa across Asia between 10 degrees latitude north of the equator to 40 degrees north.

  • Total Population in 10/40: 4.5 billion people
  • Total People Groups in 10/40: 8,717 people groups
  • Total UPG’s in 10/40: 5,874 Unreached People Groups totaling 2.75 billion people. 41.58% of all individuals
  • 60% of unreached people groups live in countries closed to missionaries from North America.
  • 1,047 of the unreached people groups are NOT in the 10/40 Window, these total 82,406,000 individuals. (joshuaproject.net)

ANIMISM

  • 206 Million worldwide 
  • 2,800 People Groups
  • 1,004 UPGs
  • 2.9% of the world population

HINDUISM

  • 1.028 Billion worldwide 
  • 2,595 People Groups
  • 2,314 UPG’s
  • 14.7% of the world population 

CHINA

  • 1.291 Billion individuals 
  • 519 people groups
  • 428 Unreached People Groups
  • 18.6% of the world population

Sources: Operation World and Joshua Project

ISLAM

  • 1.537 Billion worldwide 
  • 3,431 Total People Groups
  • 2,854 UPG's
  • 22% of the world population

BUDDHISM

  • 621 Million worldwide
  • 581 People Groups
  • 449 UPGs
  • 8.9% of world population

CHRISTIAN

  • 2 Billion worldwide (all Catholic, Protestant, etc.)
  • 6,876 Total People Groups
  • 28.6% of the world population

ALL CHRISTIANS

Christians number 2.2 Billion worldwide (all Catholic, Protestant, etc., within 6,876 total people groups compromising 28.6% of the world population.  

EVANGELICALS

Evangelicals Christians total 550 million (Operation World 2015).

Evangelicals have grown from only 3 million in AD 1500, to 550 million worldwide, with 54% being Non-Whites.

In ministries, there are 4.19 million full-time Christian workers and 95% are working within the Christian world. [original source, Frontier Harvest Ministries, 2007]

There are 900 churches for every one unreached people group. (USCWM, Mission Frontiers, 2001)

There are 78,000 Evangelical Christians for every one unreached people group.

TOTAL LANGUAGES: 

There are estimated 6,909 Languages worldwide.

Three Largest languages:  

Mandarin Chinese 12.44%, Spanish 4.85%, English 4.83%, (first language speakers)

BIBLE TRANSLATION:

4,400 languages are without Scripture portions available, with some 634,000,000 speakers. Translation projects are in progress in an estimated 1,600 languages that currently are without adequate Scriptures. There are about 2,500 languages needing Bible translation work to begin. (joshuaproject.net)

Of the world's approximately 6,900 languages, 4,765 have at least one of the following: Bible portions, the Jesus Film, Christian radio, or Gospel recordings. Total speakers of these languages is 6.2 billion which represents over 95% of the world's population. 2,135 languages have none of these resources available, with about 195,000,000 speakers.

Language Source: 

Operation World

International students

There are an estimated 886,052 international students in the U.S.

62% of internationals are from 10/40 Window countries. Total Number of Students from 10/40 Window Countries studying in US: 451,568 from 68 Countries

Top 10 Countries:  China, India, South Korea, Canada, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Vietnam, Mexico, Turkey.

Why reach out to internationals?

80% of those students will return to their countries having never been invited to an American home.

40% of the world's 220 Heads of State once studied in the US.

Only 10% of international students are reached by ministries while in the United States.

Source:

Open Doors Report

WHAT CHRISTIANS HAVE TO GIVE: 

Annual Income of all Church Members: $42 trillion.  [1]

(Annual income of Evangelical Christians is approximately $7 trillion.)

HOW PEOPLE GIVE:

Given to any Christian causes: $700 billion (1.7% of All Christian income). [1]

That's also how much we spend in America on Christmas.

Given to Missions: $45 billion, (0.107%). [1] That's only 6.4% of the money given to Christian causes of any kind.

That's also how much we spend in America on dieting programs.

HOW MISSIONS MONEY IS DIVIDED.

Money that goes toward the Reached world: $609 billion

(that means 87% of the money given to "Missions" goes to areas with "reached" status or access to the gospel already). [2]

Money that goes toward Unreached Peoples: $450 million (that's only 1% of what is given to "Missions.") [2]

That's also how much Americans in 2011 spent on Halloween costumes (for their pets).

The $450 million (going toward UPG's) is only .001% of the $42 trillion Income of Christians. (for every $100,000 that Christians make, they give $1 to the unreached.)

HYPOTHETICAL OBSERVATIONS

Evangelical Christians could provide all of the funds needed to plant a church in each of the 6,900 unreached people groups with only 0.03% of their income.

The Church has roughly 3,000 times the financial resources and 9,000 times the manpower needed to finish the Great Commission.

If every evangelical gave 10% of their income to missions we could easily support 2 million new missionaries.

Sources: [1] World Christian Database, 2015,*Barrett and Johnson. 2001. World Christian Trends, pg 656, and [2]. Baxter, Mark R. 2007. The Coming Revolution: Because Status Quo Missions Won't Finish the Job, pg 12. 

ALL MISSIONARIES

  • All Missionaries in the World (Catholic, Protestant, etc.):  400,000 foreign missionaries [1]
  • Missionaries in the Reached World : 309,315 foreign missionaries  (77.3%) [2]
  • Missionaries in the Unevangelized : 77,610 foreign missionaries (19.4%) [2]
  • Missionaries in the Unreached : 13,315 foreign missionaries  (3.3%) [2]

CHRISTIAN WORKERS

  • Full time Christian Workers in the World : 5.5 million workers
  • Christian workers in the Reached World : 4.19 million local workers (75.9%)
  • Christian workers in the Unevangelized : 1.3 million local workers (23.7%)
  • Christian workers in the Unreached : 20,500 local workers (0.37%)

MORE TTT OBSERVATIONS

The number of current UPG missionaries compared to the total 2 billion Christians in the world equals the same probability of being in a plane accident (.0005%).

The ratio of UPG workers the total unreached world is: 1 missionary for every 216,300 people.

There are 78,000 Evangelical Christians for every one unreached people group.

Young people have traditionally led the way in going and there are roughly 21 million university students (2014).

Sources: [1] World Christian Database, 2015,*Barrett and Johnson. 2001. World Christian Trends, pg 656, and [2] Atlas of Global Christianity 2009

CONCLUSION

Is God to blame for not "Calling" People to Missions?

If everyone is obeying God’s “calling” to be a missionary wherever they are then God is calling 99.9995% of people to work among the 44.3% of the world population that already has the gospel, and calling virtually no one (.0005%) to relocate among the other 53.7% of the world population that are not Christian. You have a better chance of being in a plane crash than being one of the few missionaries to the unreached out of the total 2 billion Christians in the world.

In light of God’s word, this seems unfathomable and it appears to be almost complete disobedience on the part of the Church worldwide to go make disciples of all the nations. Financially we are hoarding 99.99% of our income to ourselves and what little is given is mostly directed toward reached people groups.

The current status quo is to do virtually nothing to reach the UPG’s of the world. The percentages of man-power and money focused on UPG’s are almost undetectable they are so small. The amount of resources that fall off the Christian table for unreached peoples is more comparable (I Googled it…) with the number of skin cells you lose over a month’s time: something hardly worth calling a sacrifice of the body.


DOWNLOAD SOURCE INFORMATION

2014 Overview of Unreached People Groups

Status of Global Christianity 2015

 2001 Status of Global Mission

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