Research resources from and for missional Christian leaders

International Mission Board SBC



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Church Planting Movements (IMB)

Church Planting Movements (IMB)

In 1998, the International Mission Board’s Overseas Leadership Team adopted a vision statement: We will facilitate the lost coming to saving faith in Jesus Christ by beginning and nurturing Church Planting Movements among all peoples. This vision statement guides the work of nearly 5,000 IMB missionaries serving in more than 150 countries around the world. So, what is a Church Planting Movement? A simple, concise definition of a Church Planting Movement (CPM) is a rapid and multiplicative...


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Global Research (IMB)

Global Research (IMB)

Includes Featured Resources and Global Status of Evangelical Christianity graph. Featured Resources contains items like: Progress Toward Engaging Unreached Peoples Unengaged Unreached People Groups Church Planting Movements What is a People Group? For more information go to Archives on the Global Research/IMB website. The above link opens in a new tab.


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Map Resources (IMB)

Map Resources (IMB)

Downloadable resources (and sometimes an interactive map) for: Progress Toward Engaging Unreached Peoples Global Status of Evangelical Christianity Understanding Affinity Groups Unengaged Unreached People Groups Plus several other links. For more information go to Map Resources on the Global Research/IMB website. The above link opens in a new tab.


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Mapping Resources (IMB)

Mapping Resources (IMB)

Download print ready PDF maps and presentation ready PowerPoints or explore a variety of interactive maps. These include Affinity Groups, Progress / Global Status of Evangelical Christianity, Unengaged Unreached People Groups, and An online gallery of current interactive media we publish, including Virtual Prayerwalks, Map Carousels, an Affinity Group Country App, a Country Indices App, and more. For more information go to Mapping Resources on the PeopleGroups website. The above link opens in a...


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Media (IMB)

Media (IMB)

Media includes Photo Library, Video Gallery and Missions History Podcast The above links open in a new tab.


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Newsroom (IMB)

Newsroom (IMB)

Contains news by Type or Topic. Type includes: Press Release, President’s Desk, From the Field, and In Memoriam. Topic includes: Praying, Giving, Going, Sending, Lottie Moon, Reports, Healthcare, Trustees, and Relief Ministry. For more information go to Newsroom on the IMB website. The above link opens in a new tab.


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People Group Research (IMB)

People Group Research (IMB)

Researching a people group requires patience, imagination, creativity, and a lot of hard work. Learn the basic process of people group research using these resources. Included are: People Profile guide Field Research Guide Advocacy Brochure Country Profile guide Worldview Survey questionnaire Harvest Fun worksheet. For more information go to People Group Research on the PeopleGroups website. The above link opens in a new tab.


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Research (IMB)

Research (IMB)

Research is an important part of the work of missions. Understanding the peoples and places among which we are working is key to doing so effectively, and the International Mission Board has a long history of engaging in various types of research and creating useful tools for engaging the nations with the gospel. Through the links below you can find specific parts of that research by way of maps, research reports, and our historical archives. Maps, Reports and Archives and Records are the...


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Research Archives and Records (IMB)

Research Archives and Records (IMB)

The International Mission Board provides archives and records management services to researchers and staff for the study of Southern Baptist missions history. Our Mission: Preservation The mission of the archives and records service is to identify, organize, and preserve information that details the Southern Baptist international missions experience. We seek to inspire future generations by sharing the rich history of Southern Baptist ministry among the nations. Search: Board Minutes Lottie...


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Research Data (IMB)

Research Data (IMB)

Research Data (IMB) Monthly updates of the Global Status of Evangelical Christianity (GSEC). For more information go to Research Data on the PeopleGroups website. The above link opens in a new tab.


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Research Data (IMB)

Research Data (IMB)

Contains Datasets and map/graphs. Datasets are downloadable and include: GSEC Overview GSEC Listing Of Unreached People Groups GSEC listing of UUPG GSEC listing of People Groups GSEC listing of Unengaged Unreached People Groups GSEC Field Descriptions. The map/graphs are customizable by Affinity Bloc, Country, and Primary Religion. For more information go to Research Data on the Global Research/IMB website. The above link opens in a new tab.


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Training Resources (IMB)

Training Resources (IMB)

Preparing people for mission. As intimidating as it may seem, God actually calls local churches to prepare people for mission. IMB Training equips churches with essential tools for raising up faithful cross-cultural workers. So much of missionary training is basic discipleship—loving and following Christ. IMB Training resources work with the discipleship efforts of local churches. Our materials and courses are practical, current, and culturally informed. We draw upon the experience and wisdom...


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Trends and Issues (IMB)

Trends and Issues (IMB)

Includes articles such as: Affinity Blocs and People Clusters: An Approach Toward Strategic Insight and Mission Partnership by Patrick Johnstone What is a People Group by Orville Boyd Jenkins The Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: A Model for Assessing Priority People Groups by Scott Holste and Jim Haney Priority Peoples: A Customized Approach by Todd M. Johnson and Peter F. Crossing and many more. For more information go to Church Planting Movements on the PeopleGroups website. The...


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Understand (IMB)

Understand (IMB)

Contains graphs with an Affinity Overview and World Religions. And also has links to : People Group Research, Mapping Resources, Trends and Issues, Church Planting Movements, Research Data, Frequently Asked Questions For more information go to Understand on the PeopleGroups website. The above link opens in a new tab.


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