Annual Event for International Day for the Unreached

Annual Event for International Day for the Unreached

May 20th 2018 | Colorado Springs, CO

The Alliance for the Unreached is hosting their annual event focused on raising awareness and mobilizing the church to the remaining 2 billion-plus unreached people groups across the globe.

The event is celebrated on May 20 because it is Pentecost Sunday—the day when the Holy Spirit fell on the early church, empowering members to take the good news to the ends of the earth.

Fanned by interest on social media channels, Internet traffic and increased attention among a host of church and mission groups, a Facebook Live broadcast of this year's International Day for the Unreached is poised to double last year's audience of nearly 20,000, along with a doubling of the social media exposure of 11 million in 2017.

The event will include a performance by singer and American Idol finalist Phil Stacey. It will feature video reports from around the world, updates from Alliance leaders, and panel discussions about the unreached challenge.

The international nature of the event and a groundswell of interest are propelling the third annual event to new heights.
-Wayne Pederson, executive director of the Alliance for the Unreached

As part of its campaign, the Alliance for the Unreached is urging reclamation of the real meaning of the word "unreached," which it says has been diluted and so lost its impact. Unreached peoples are not just all non-Christians, members emphasize, but rather those who have yet had no access to the gospel because of political or religious barriers, geographical location or simple neglect.

The 'unreached' are those who have not yet had the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel. We're not talking about our friends, family, neighbors or co-workers who may not be Christians. These people are not unreached, because they have us. The truly unreached live in places where no one is there to tell them about Jesus.
-Jon Fugler, Reach Beyond's event chairman

Event Location & Ticket Information

Colorado Springs-area residents can participate as audience members for the live event, which will be held at Focus on the Family's headquarters, 8605 Explorer Drive in north Colorado Springs. Free tickets are available at

More Info About Partnering Organizations

The International Day for the Unreached is an initiative of the Alliance for the Unreached, a group of evangelistic ministries and other organizations, including Bibles For The World, Frontier Ventures, InChrist Communications, Mission Network News, Missio Nexus, Operation Mobilization, Partners International, Reach Beyond, William Carey International University, World Mission and ZimZam Global.

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