MISSION TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY:
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
While Providence Baptist Church strives to meet the needs of our field partners and goes to great lengths to avoid trip cancellations, we also take the safety of its short-term mission trip (STMT) team members very seriously. Our aim is to be both servant-hearted towards those we want to serve on the field, while also being wise in avoiding unnecessary risks. Currently, our STMT policy as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is as follows:
Cancellation By The Field Partner
Cancellation Due To CDC Guidelines
We desire to equip followers of Jesus to actively take the gospel to the nations and support those that are on the mission field.
What Is A People Group?
An ethnolinguistic group with a common self-identity that is shared by the various members. For strategic purposes, it is the largest group within which the gospel can spread without encountering barriers of understanding or acceptance. There are approximately 11,755 people groups in the world.
*Information on people groups gathered from the IMB research website: peoplegroups.org.
Unreached People Groups
A people group is considered unreached (UPG) when there is no indigenous community of believing Christians able to engage this people group with church planting. Technically speaking, the percentage of evangelical Christians in this people group is less than 2 percent. Currently, there are 7,086 UPGs in the world.
Unengaged People Groups
Unreached people groups are unengaged (UUPG) when there is no church planting strategy, consistent with evangelical faith and practice, underway. Gathering believers and planting churches are the keys to establishing an effective and multiplying presence among these people groups. There are currently 3,167 UUPGs.
Providence offers two homes for missionaries to use for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of a year at a time. People who have been sent out or are currently supported by Providence receive priority reservations for the house but like-minded people from other organizations or churches may also apply for housing. Learn more by clicking below.