Resources: Books & Articles

This attractively-designed 16-page booklet helps Christians understand how to begin gospel conversations with Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jews, and Sikhs. The booklet not only describes basic beliefs of adherents of these religions, but serves as a guide on how to steer conversations with them so that the gospel can be shared in a way that they can understand, while avoiding pitfalls that would unnecessarily hinder the conversation.

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Wind In The House Of Islam

by David Garrison

God is doing something unprecedented in the Muslim world today. Over the past 14 centuries, Islam and Christianity have engaged in a global contest with eternal implications. During the first 12 centuries, tens of millions of Christians were assimilated into the House of Islam, that broad expanse of territory encompassing more than 1.6 billion Islamic adherents. During those same centuries, there were only three, yes three, movements of at least a thousand Muslim conversions to the Christian faith. That pattern began to change at the end of the 19th century when two new movements of Muslims appeared: one in Indonesia and the other in Ethiopia. Then, in the latter third of the twentieth century, a further 11 movements of Muslims to Christ took place. Now, in just the first 13 years of the twenty-first century, we have seen an additional 69 movements of Muslims to faith in Jesus Christ. Though still tiny when compared to a religion that adds nearly 30 million to its number every year, this unprecedented awakening in the Muslim world is significant.

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Superplan: a journey into God’s story

by Chris Clayman

In a 21st century pilgrim’s progress, Chris Clayman takes us on a journey into God’s Superplan. An encounter with Jesus propels Clayman from his American Christian middle-class lifestyle into an adventure with God that leads him from Texas to Cambridge University to Muslim West Africa, eventually leading him to discover God’s global gateways to the ends of the earth through New York City. Clayman’s journey of faith will challenge readers to live for God’s story instead of their own, and experience for themselves how God uses ordinary disciples to accomplish the extraordinary.

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“Reaching the Nations Through Our Cities” proposes that the next challenge for missionary pioneers is reaching busy, hidden, influential unreached peoples who have migrated to cities. Based on several years of research on the immigrant populations in Metro New York, this paper will seek to answer the question, “What will it take to reach the unreached peoples in our cities?”

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What is a Missionary

By Chris Carr

“The word missionary produces more divergent definitions and opinions than nearly any other missiological term. This Ph.D. paper from Global Gates Canada Director, Dr. Chris Carr, examines pertinent sections from the Old and New Testaments regarding what and who we now term as a ‘missionary’ and the attendant tasks, as well as answering questions regarding who/what is a missionary, who may be a missionary, and what is a missionary’s work and responsibility according to biblical precedent.”

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Resources: Videos

Resources: The Most Significant Unreached People Groups in the Greater Toronto Area and Canada

Where should Christians prioritize work and prayer to see the least-evangelized peoples in Canada reached with the gospel? Below is a list from a working spreadsheet that attempts to determine the most significant unreached people group communities in Canadian cities where missionaries are needed. The list is sorted using an overall significance score based on a matrix of weighted factors including global status of evangelical Christianity, population size in the city, ministry engagement in the city, same culture Christians in the city, and the global significance of the people group’s presence in the city.

Resources: The Most Significant Unreached People Groups in
North America

Where should Christians prioritize work and prayer to see the least-evangelized peoples in North America reached with the gospel? Below is a list from a working spreadsheet that attempts to determine the most significant unreached people group communities in North American cities where missionaries are needed. The list is sorted using an overall significance score based on a matrix of weighted factors including global status of evangelical Christianity, population size in the city, ministry engagement in the city, same culture Christians in the city, and the global significance of the people group’s presence in the city. To access the working spreadsheet on google docs, click here. Within the spreadsheet, you will see an explanation of the factors above, the weight assigned to each factor, and how the people groups scored for each factor. Feel free to insert comments if you have input on the table’s data to make it better. Also, if you have information (even if incomplete) on an unreached people group in a North American city that should be added, please submit the information through this form (the people group must number at least 5,000 in the city to be included).