What is the Task?

In some of his last words on Earth, Jesus instructed his followers:

Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matt. 28:19 (NIV)

This task became known as the Great Commission, and it is a call handed not just to those earliest disciples, but to every follower of Jesus.

Much progress has been made since the task was assigned – in fact, we are living in exciting times where our generation has the potential to be the first to see every tribe, people, and tongue reached with the Good News of Jesus.

However, there are challenges to overcome and barriers to break through together. Some people groups live in places where speaking the name of Jesus is forbidden. Others lack the ability to access the Bible in their language. Others still wait for local believers to cross cultural divides. Today there are hundreds of Unengaged, Unreached People Groups (UUPGs) of over 500 people who are beyond the reach of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, approximately 6 million people without access to the light of the Gospel.

You, your church, or your organization can play a role in finishing the task assigned in the Great Commission, bringing the transformational hope of Jesus to the places that need it most.

“These people have been waiting for 2,000 years to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. How much longer do they have to wait?”

Paul Eshleman

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).