Great Commission Prioritization of Countries: Helping to Make Completing the Great Commission More Meaningful for All Believers


  • John Pitterle


Where are the people who have not heard about Jesus?  This article seeks to answer this question and address the great need to prioritize the Great Commission.  Because most Christians can more easily locate countries rather than people groups, readily available missions information was used to prioritize the nations using ten criteria.  Data for 15,893 people groups and 222 countries were used to evaluate the status of Christianity in the nations.  The results have many possible applications about world evangelization efforts.  People in nations with little access to the gospel especially need prayer, gospel tools, and new missionaries.  Greater emphasis needs to be placed on bringing the awesome truth of Jesus to the least reached.



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