1010, 2019

What’s a People Group?

October 10th, 2019|

  The great commission tells us to go into “all the world.” That phrase can literally be interpreted as “all the ethnicities” or “all the people groups.” And that’s why missionaries are always talking about unreached people groups of the world.  The Joshua Project defines a people group as “the largest group within which the gospel can spread [...]

310, 2019

What On Earth is a UPG Priority Matrix?

October 3rd, 2019|Tags: |

Missionaries. We love acronyms and important sounding titles for our projects. All the infographics you’ll see at are created using data from our UPG Priority matrix. So, we should probably explain what exactly that is and why it matters. To put it simply, the UPG Priority Matrix is a list. It’s a list that tells us what [...]

2609, 2019

What is an unreached people group? And why should we care?

September 26th, 2019|

If you are a follower of Jesus, the Great Commission is in your DNA. It’s the commission to follow in the ways of Jesus--to teach and baptize among all of the nations of the world (Matthew 28:18-20).  Many people and cultures have received the good news of the gospel. You are probably a part of one of them [...]

909, 2019

A short term mission trip can change the course of your life

September 9th, 2019|

God can use anything to reveal His calling upon someone’s life. A short-term mission trip can be a great avenue to learn your calling and what a good next step might be. One woman shares how the Lord used Global Gates to help her find her God-given passion to serve international women. It’s truly a story that only [...]

309, 2019

Overcoming fear of sharing the gospel

September 3rd, 2019|

Sometimes fear is the greatest obstacle between us and taking a step of obedience. One college student shares how God used a Sifting Week with Global Gates in New York to help her face her fear and engage in His mission. I was feeling anxious about sharing my faith while preparing for my mission trip to New York [...]

2503, 2019

What an Opportunity!

March 25th, 2019|

It's not often that we can claim to know what is in the minds of Muslim men and women in our communities; today we can be certain. After the deranged attack on two mosques in a New Zealand city called, ironically enough, Christchurch, Muslims around the world, particularly those in our own global gateway cities, are wondering: Are [...]

1911, 2018

Most Significant Unreached People Group Communities in Metro NY

November 19th, 2018|

Some ethnic groups in North America have almost no exposure to the message of Jesus in a way they can understand. Nowhere is this reality more evident than in New York City, where the diversity and volume of peoples are overwhelming. Global Gates has recently updated a list of the people groups who are most in need of [...]

2208, 2018

It Starts Small

August 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , |

Big things, both good and bad, often start small. Global Gates was born in a growing storm. The storm began several years ago with suspicious murmurs about immigrants: "Are they legal?" "Are they taking our jobs?" "Are they dangerous?" "Are they terrorists?" What began as suspicions soon became a groundswell of opposition to the strangers in our midst. [...]

808, 2018

“The Lord of the Dance”

August 8th, 2018|Tags: |

Jesus is the Lord of the dance. That means He’s the dance instructor, DJ, has the first and last dance, and the authority and power to dance whenever, wherever, however, and with whomever He wants. He picks the music, can spontaneously drop some fresh beats, release a new hit remix or bust a breath-taking move at any time. [...]

1707, 2018

“What do you weep for?”

July 17th, 2018|

Stephen Davey, a pastor in Wake Forest, a small town outside Raleigh, NC once preached a sermon where he asked, “What do you weep for?” Christian, I want to ask you that same question ... What do you weep for? What do you weep for? What breaks your heart? Or, to be more direct and specific, when is [...]