Adoption of Unreached peoples
The traditional church missions approach is to support several missionaries around the globe, without much involvement from the congregation. This is a “shotgun” approach. A more recent and highly effective missions strategy is to adopt an unreached people group or other strategic focus, and pour constant congregational prayer, education for all ages, partnerships, support, short-term trips, and long-term missionaries into that focus people group or community. This “rifle approach,” in turn, inspires the entire congregation to get more active in missions, including that of their own neighborhoods and workplaces.
(1) The Tam@jaq People of Niger, 2008 – Through prayer and research LCCC
identified a movement of God among the unreached Tamajaq people of Niger. We
formed a primary partnership with SIM, a church planting mission working with
Tamajaq. Over a decade of this strategic mission focus we have sent, supported,
funded, networked, prayed, and praised God in countless forms. We eagerly
anticipate what God has in store for the next 10 years.
(2) People Groups of D@gestan, 2018 – In 2018 we launched our second strategic focus, which aims in the opposite end of the 10/40 Window, in the D@gestan region. Our adopted three proximate unreached people groups in this area are the K-umyk, @kkin, and Nog@i. Pray for breakthrough among these extremely difficult groups to reach.