MF Celebrates 20 Years of Charting the Growth of the Frontier Mission Movement, 1979-1999
Presenting Sample Issues and Major Events for Each of the Last 20 Years
EFMA Exec. Retreat on Unreached Peoples
"A Church for Every People by the Year 2000," first coined by McGavran, Bliss, Gill
Urbana '79, 75% response,
Mission Frontiers, first published
Pioneers, a new frontiers focused mission agency founded
Melbourne, Conf. on World Mission and Evangelism
Adopt-A-People concept is first introduced in MF
Pataya, Thailand, Congress on World Evangelization
Edinburgh '80, World Consultation on Frontier Mission
International Student Consultation on Frontier Missions
Frontier Fellowship founded, Global Prayer Digest follows
IFMA Frontier Peoples Committee formed
Urbana '81, 90% response, See 1979
March: Chicago agreement on definitions of Unreached Peoples, Hidden Peoples
Publication of monumental World Christian Encyclopedia
Cameron Townsend finishes his race. Well Done!
Bryant/ Concerts of Prayer meeting, Chicago
"Wheaton '83" (World Ev. Fellowship) - 3rd track stresses frontiers
John Piper first begins to proclaim God's glory and worship as the motivation for missions
Both IFMA and EFMA exec etreats emphasize the Unfinished Task
IFMA/EFMA/AEPM joint retreat, at USCWM, confirms frontier interest
Founding of the International Journal of Frontier Missiology
Christianity Today features the Dr. Winter and the "Hidden Peoples"
Perspectives course expands to 59 centers in U.S. and abroad
First national-level, true mission conferences held in Latin America
Unprecedented "Explo'85" meeting by CCCI, harnessing global satellite TV
McGavran gathers missiologists to consider GIANT STEP and Mission 2000
Mandate '86 (800 students in Illinois), nine other regionals
Theological Students for Frontier Missions meets at USCWM
Caleb Resources meets 13,000 students face to face, works with agencies
Asia Missions Association meets on world level
Mission '87 (7000 TEMA students meet at Amsterdam)
COMIBAM '87, First Latin American Congress on Missions
Last $1000 Campaign finishes with enough pledges to pay off USCWM campus.
IFMA annual meeting focus is Countdown 2000
WEC targets 21 unreached peoples to be reached by 1990
Korean World Mission 1988 in USA draws 1400 to mobilize Korean Americans.
January 1989 GCOWE I in Singapore, AD2000 and Beyond Movement is launched to reach every people and person.
2nd Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization
The Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse founded.
The USCWM burns its mortgage! No more debt!
Dr. Donald McGavran dies,
South African student missions movement emerges
The Baptist General Conference targets 27 unreached peoples.
African Inland Mission launches into the Adopt-A-People movement.
National Evangelism Movements emerge as part of the AD2000 and Beyond Movement
The CoMission is launched with 45 mission agencies joining together to reach Russia.
500,000 March for Jesus in the US and Europe.
October 1993, The first "Praying through the Window" prayer intitiative for the 10/40 Window is launched
The fifth edition of Operation World is published.
June 24, "The Day That Changed the World" the largest prayer meeting in history, with 1 million in Korea alone, is focused on the unreached peoples
Wycliffe completes 400th New Testament translation .
GCOWE '95 Seoul, Korea: most representative Christian meeting in history and focused on reaching unreached peoples.
Joshua Project 2000 launched by the AD2000 Movement to reach every people over 10,000 population with special MF issue.
Gospel Recordings tops 4,680 languages with Gospel messages.
The revised Joshua Project 2000 list of unreached peoples printed in Mission Frontiers.
GCOWE '97 in Pretoria, South Africa helps African mission leaders focus on the unreached peoples.
Praying Through the Window III focused on the unreached peoples.
Jesus Film Project reaches 1 billion people and targets 4 billion more by AD2000
Bethany World Prayer Center reaches its goal of producing profiles on all 1739 Joshua Project peoples over 10,000 population.
Revision of Perspectives reader completed.
Patrick Johnstone's new book,The Church is Bigger than You Think , is released.