About Peoples Next Door

The Peoples Next Door Project is designed to equip local churches, associations, conventions and others to discover and engage international people groups in North America with the gospel. The project is an effort of the Center for Great Commissions Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is in its fourth year.

Our hope is to see a movement of local churches across the US and Canada reaching out across cultures to share the good news of Christ and plant churches in many languages among previously unreached peoples. We accomplish this by researching the movements of people groups and creating resources that help local churches understand how to discover and engage people groups around them.


  • Peoples Next Door Blog – Visit sebts.edu/peoplesnextdoor for access to regular articles and posts about local missions and evangelism and how to engage the people groups in your area with the gospel.
  • Strategy Guide – The Peoples Next Door strategy guide is designed specifically for local churches. It is a step-by-step guide to walk pastors and church members through the beginning phases of people group discovery and engagement in their area. This resource is freely available on the website.
  • Personal Consultation – Much of the work through the Peoples Next Door project is individual consultation with churches or institutions on developing and implementing ministries for unreached people groups in your area. Each church or organization is different, and we are happy to provide specialized help to those who want to reach the international people groups in their area.

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