"I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest."

- John 4:35

"And He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward Him and find Him."

Acts 17:26-27


Diaspora People making disciples locally and in their indigenous homelands.


Helping Churches take the gospel to diaspora people.

EMBRACE / Join God's Plan for Diaspora People. Learn More.
ENCOUNTER / Connect with Diaspora People. Learn More.
ENGAGE / Make Disciples of Diaspora People. Learn More.

Diaspora People  refers to ...

"... the dispersion of any people from their original homeland. They are often found first-hand in many urban areas throughout world as cities become more diverse ... socially, ethnically, and linguistically. Specifically, they come as immigrants, refugees, or international students. Diaspora do life in two places: the country that they presently reside and also  maintain ties with their homeland through a variety of means not necessarily in combination (e.g. political, social, economic, emotional, etc.)."

Reaching the Nations: People that Change the World by Bryan K. Galloway

Make Disciples involves fulfilling the missionary task among diaspora people, which includes the following six components ...

  • Entry
  • Evangelism
  • Disciple Making
  • Healthy Church Formation
  • Indigenous Leadership Development
  • Exit to Partnership

For a more detailed explanation of the six core missionary tasks, see International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention

Helping Churches involves ...

"Furthermore, IMB assists churches, associations and state conventions in collaboration with the North American Mission Board to evangelize unreached and underserved diaspora people groups within North America. Many of the unreached people groups around the world also have a presence in North America. The valuable experience and knowledge gleaned from work overseas can better equip churches as they endeavor to make disciples of these people groups in North America. Such collaboration demonstrates the long history of Southern Baptists focusing together in one sacred effort."

IMB Diaspora Statement listed on SBCNET.
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"After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb."
(Revelation 7:9, NIV)
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