7.5 billion people
3 billion people are living in unreached people groups
40% of the world’s people groups are unreached
“…and this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
It is therefore God’s plan and purpose that every ethno-linguistic people group has an opportunity to hear and embrace the Good News of Jesus Christ.
World Outreach is a missions agency, which means we’re a ministry organisation that exists to facilitate Christian missionary endeavour. This includes things like: evangelism, discipleship, church planting, community development, and humanitarian aid.
We’ve been around since 1932.
Pentecostal and Charismatic in ethos, WO has a passionate belief in the life-changing power of the Gospel and a dependence on the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit.
“World Outreach exists to evangelise and disciple unreached people groups, equipping them to disciple their own and other peoples.”
A people group is an ethno-linguistic group, distinguishable by their language, culture, or beliefs. There are 16,000 people groups in the world. Of these, a staggering 6,000 are classified as unreached.
The term ‘unreached people group’ (UPG) is used in missions circles to describe an ethno-linguistic people group “among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group without outside assistance”.
There are 3 billion people living in an unreached people group with little or no opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Unreached people groups often live in difficult places, speak difficult languages, and are hard to reach. But we are compelled by the love and message of Jesus to go and reach these people.
Our goal is not evangelism alone, but, through discipleship and leadership training, to enable them to disciple their own people and plant their own churches, then go to reach other peoples with the Gospel.
We primarily REACH these UPGs through five main focuses:
Our workers are in many different locations all over the globe, reaching people who have little or no access to the Gospel.
Unreached people groups
Bruce has served as International Director of World Outreach since January 2017. He joined the World Outreach team in July 2010 as Leadership Development Director, a role he served in up to his appointment as International Director.
Bruce has been in full-time Christian ministry for over thirty years and has a wealth of experience and wisdom. He is known and respected around Australia for his prophetic and insightful preaching. For nine years (2000-2009) Bruce pastored one of Australia’s largest churches.
Bruce has been married to Fiona since 1983 and lives in Melbourne. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.