The Bible describes them as the “ends of the earth,” or the places where Christ is not yet known.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”.
ACTS 1:8
There are around 3.2 BILLION people in the world who remain untouched by the gospel of Jesus. They have no Bible in their language and no church within their culture. The unreached have had no opportunity to know that there is a God who loves them, gave Himself to provide for the forgiveness of their sins and offers hope for eternity.
UP Global Network is committed to these unreached people groups that are less than 2% Christian and without a church presence.  We exists to make Jesus known where He is not yet known. How?  We seek to establish a pathway to the unreached by developing partnerships, providing training, and assisting strategic development.
UP Global Network seeks to create partnerships between churches, groups and individuals in the West and kingdom workers in strategic locations where unreached people groups exist around the world. We partner with indigenous believers who have a similar language, cultural background, and who are located within the same region. This approach is called the “near neighbor” strategy. Our purpose is to train and walk alongside these national believers as they evangelize, disciple, and plant local churches.
UP Global Network exists to help the Church accomplish its greatest mission. When Jesus commanded us to make disciples of all the “people groups” in the world, He gave us our greatest mandate (Matthew 28:19,20). The foundation of the UP Global Network is discipleship. We disciple North American church leaders. They in turn disciple cross cultural leaders who disciple faithful local leaders who disciple their own people at the grass roots level. Success is a chain of discipling relationships.
UP Global is committed to indigenous movements and leaders. The spiritual fruit we work together toward, grows on their trees. We recognize there is great strength when indigenous leaders evangelize and disciple and give shape to the church within their own people group. We do not want to slow the gospel down by forcing Western methods and structures upon other cultures. Indigenous methods are so important for the free spread of the gospel.
Why Commit to the Unreached?
After 2000 years, the church still struggles to develop a working priority on reaching unreached people groups. Only around 1% of the church’s budget is invested in reaching the least reached in our world. UP Global Network’s desire to shift the priority by providing strategic partnerships in accomplishing our greatest work and finishing the task Jesus gave us.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth
has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
MATTHEW 28:18-20