“…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. Our calling is clear – to serve until the task is complete, engaged in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting — changing lives for eternity.
7.8 Billion People
3.27 Billion People are living in Unreached People Groups
42% of the World’s People Groups are Unreached
Who Are We?
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.
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.”
Yes! We’ve been around since 1932.
What Is An Unreached People Group?
A people group is an ethno-linguistic group, distinguishable by their language, culture, or beliefs. There are 17,400+ people groups in the world. Of these, a staggering 7,400 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 still 3.2 billion people living in unreached people groups 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.
How Do We Do It?
We primarily R.E.A.C.H. these unreached people groups through five main focuses:
We are committed to the ongoing development and discipleship of leaders across the majority world.
All Nations Mobilisation
We are passionate to see Christians encouraged, equipped, and mobilised to make disciples among their own people.
We are dedicated to sharing the Good News with the world’s children, then discipling them, and providing loving and supportive care.
Where We Are
Unreached people groups
Our International Director
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-five 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.