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


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


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


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

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


Given to any Christian causes: $700 billion. [1]

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

Given to Missions: $45 billion

That's only 6.4% of the money given to Christian causes of any kind (2015). [1]  *5.6% reported in 2010, GAC [2]

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

Embezzled:  If you are doing the math and realize there is $50 billion missing, this is where it went. [1]


Pastoral ministries of local churches (mostly in Christian nations):  $677 billion (96.8%) [2]

"Home Missions" in same Christian nations:  $20.3 billion (2.9%) [2]

Going to Unevangelized Non-Christian world: $2.1 billion (.3%) [2]  *This is different than "Unreached"

Money that goes toward "Unreached Peoples:" *Estimated $450 million [3]

*In 2001 only 1% of what is given to "Missions" went to unreached - if that trend holds true today it would be $450 million) [3]

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.)


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: Download "Status of Global Christianity below.  [1International Bulletin of Missionary Research, Vol. 39, No. 1,  also World Christian Database, 2015,*Barrett and Johnson. 2001. World Christian Trends, pg 656, [2] Todd Johnson, Global Atlas of Christianity, pg 296, [3]. Baxter, Mark R. 2007. The Coming Revolution: Because Status Quo Missions Won't Finish the Job, pg 12. 




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


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.


2014 Overview of Unreached People Groups

Status of Global Christianity 2015

 2001 Status of Global Mission

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