(See also: ADOPT-A-PEOPLE)
NOTE: If you are researching a particular people group the following web sites will be some of the best places for you to look on the internet. The most comprehensive site is Joshua Project.
BETHANY PRAYER PROFILES
Created in the mid 1990’s, these are still useful profiles for prayer but it is best to follow these up with research on the Joshua Project web site (see below)
Listing of both the written and unwritten languages of the world
The JESUS Film Project distributes the film “JESUS,” a two-hour docudrama about the life of Christ based on the Gospel of Luke. The film has been seen in every country of the world and translated into hundreds of languages since its initial release in 1979. Their goal is to reach every nation, tribe, people and tongue, helping them see and hear the story of Jesus in a language they can understand.
The jost comprehensive database of unreached peoples on earth! JPII’s missions is to highlight the people groups of the world that have the least Christian presence in their midst and to encourage pioneer church-planting movements among every ethnic people group.
HARVEST INFORMATION SYSTEM
The Harvest Information System is a cooperative effort of several organizations who share a desire to facilitate the task of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the peoples of the world. HIS assists mission sending groups in fulfilling their portion of the task, by improving the sharing of information through the standardizing of categories and codes.
More than 600 missionary Web sites help you focus your praying and involvement. Safely explore our world of people lost without Jesus.
PEOPLEGROUPS.INFO (Specific to North America)
A ministry of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Church, providing web tools to gather ethnolinguistic information on your state, country and zip code.
Research date gathered by the Global Research Department of the International Mission Board (SBC) See also: The Global Research Department of the International Mission Board, SBC
ASIA HARVEST PROFILES
Profiles on China Cities, Peoples of Vietnam and Laos.
VIDEOS OF SPECIFIC PEOPLES
Though this site is no longer being updated, AD2000 & Beyond produced an alphabetical listing of videos of specific unreached peoples and where to find them. Click here for more lists of missions videos.
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN PEOPLE GROUP RESEARCH
EXPLORING THE LAND
This manual is often used by long-term workers and is ideal for church planters, advocates, and others who want to get an insider’s perspective on the culture of an unreached people group. Although this is very comprehensive, it is simple enough to use to train your summer short-term teams on understanding new cultures.
ETHNOGRAPHY TRAINING COURSE (Caleb Encounters)
Typically offered as a six-day course, this class is designed to provide training in the ethnographic research techniques used by research teams. It is designed to equip you with the skills and background to do relationship-based sociological research among the world’s diverse peoples, and learn how to coordinate your own research projects and/or teams.