What is Unreached?

What is an unreached people group (UPG)?

An unreached people group (UPG) is a people group in which less than 2% of the population is Evangelical Christians. An unreached or least-reached people is a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group.

There are approximately 6,400 UPGs worldwide.

What is an unreached, unengaged people group (UUPG)?

Unengaged unreached people groups have no coordinated evangelical Christian missionary presence among them. Unengaged unreached people groups have never heard the Gospel, or they may have been exposed to the Gospel in the past, but have been forgotten.

There are approximately 5,845 UUPGs worldwide.




1520 Unreached takes its name from Romans 15:20. “It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation.”