Whether you are a missions specialist for a denominational or missions agency, pastor a church that wants to reach the nations in North America, or a regular church member who cares about missions and wants to share the gospel with your new neighbors, the following websites all serve as resources for this unique task. These initiatives represent the various efforts of our partner agencies to provide training and equipping for the church.
The Peoples Next Door Project (PND) is an effort of the Urban Resource Initiative at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to equip local churches, associations, conventions, and others to discover and engage international people groups in North America. This website serves as the online home for the PND project. Here you will find articles and resources for engaging internationals with the gospel as well as the occasional musings on mission, both domestic and overseas. The website also houses many resources available as free downloads.
The aim of the Peoples Next Door NC Initiative is to mobilize the 4300 churches of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina to engage the 158+ unreached people groups living with the state of North Carolina with the Gospel for church planting and cross-cultural missions. This initiative is directed through the Office of Great Commission Partnerships and implemented by a team of former international missionaries serving as People Group Engagement Catalysts.
A joint initiative by the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board, PeopleGroups.info is a hub for people group research in North America. Use the tools at this site to discover people groups in your community, and even contribute as you gather information of your own.