About Finishing the Task

Finishing the Task (FTT) is a movement of 1,600 churches and organizations coming together to reach the Unengaged, Unreached People Groups (UUPGs) – those with no access to a Bible, believers, or a body of Christ.

The network’s history dates back to the 2000 Lausanne Conference in Amsterdam where a key group of mission leaders began a strategic relationship for the purpose of seeing every people group engaged with sustainable church planting initiatives.

To date, FTT has been a rallying point and a synthesizer of vital data for the work of initiating engagement of every people group on the planet. FTT has done incredible work advancing toward the target of adopting and engaging every people group. The list of UUPGs of over 500 people is 233 – 91 of which were adopted to receive engagement efforts at the 2019 FTT Conference!

Pastor Rick Warren recently accepted the leadership of FTT, and we are entering a new era in the movement – one of broader vision and greater partnership where we reach towards the goal of Bibles, Believers and Bodies of Christ for everyone, everywhere.

Pastor Rick Warren

Since 2005, the Finishing the Task Network has contributed to and reported:

  • 3,096 People groups engaged by 5,093 teams
  • 29,593 Full-time vocational workers sent by 412 engaging ministries
  • 86,636 Bi-vocational and part-time workers
  • 41,954 Churches planted
  • 3,364,711 New believers

Looking ahead, our aim is to raise up the global Church to adopt the mantel of reaching the unreached as we foster partnership across geographic and denominational boundaries. Our prayer is that God would use us to advance the spread of the Gospel, and that we would have the privilege of seeing in our lifetime a Bible in every language, a believer in the life of every person, and a body of Christ within walking distance of everyone.

This work is so vital – reaching the lost is what Jesus died for. We know God wants his lost children found; nothing matters more than that.

Pastor Rick Warren

Our Vision & Mission

To see every people group in the world engaged with an indigenously led church planting movement.

To form a global network of local churches, denominations, church planters, and mission agencies that are willing to work together in partnership to see church planting initiatives launched among these 284 Unengaged, Unreached People Groups (UUPGs).

About Finishing the Task

Finishing the Task is a global network of local churches, denominations, church planters, and mission agencies working together in partnership to see church planting initiatives launched among the remaining Unengaged, Unreached People Groups (UUPGs).

Unreached people groups are those where a church planting movement does not exist because there is no indigenous church capable of reaching the group without cross-cultural missionary assistance. They are the areas of the world where the light of Jesus has yet to permeate, where millions of people will live without the hope of Jesus and die separated from Him for eternity, unless something is done.

Finishing the Task brings together a network over 1,660 local churches, denominations and organizations with a burden for the lost so that together, through knowledge sharing, partnership, and mutual encouragement, we can work faster and more efficiently to fulfill Jesus’ call to go and make disciples of all the nations.

Our generation can be the generation that truly reaches the world with the Gospel, working together towards the goal of seeing people of “every nation, tribe, people and language” worshiping Jesus together in heaven (Rev. 7:9).