Other Important Lists and Subsets
HIS Registry of Peoples / ROP (http://www.harvestinformationsystem.info)
The Harvest Information System Registry of Peoples is an effort to standardize coding (but not content) of ethnic people groups. ROP is a code set whose purpose is cross-referencing and is not intended to include extensive information about people groups. A six-digit code is assigned to particular people groups without reference to countries. ROP had its origin in Joshua Project and is now managed by the IMB. ROP coding is used in the CPPI and Joshua Project lists to facilitate cross-referencing. The latest ROP release was Sep 2010 and currently has very active updating. Suggested updates can be submitted to <JCourson@imb.org>.
Etnopedia is a wiki-based, multi-lingual people group profile system online. Etnopedia is an editable website for the global Christian community to translate ethnic people profiles into other languages. Many research efforts and researchers representing different ministries and organizations contribute to the information found on Etnopedia. In general, Etnopedia uses people group information from field inputs and Joshua Project data. In some cases information from the IMB and WCD peoples lists is also used. Suggested updates can be submitted to <email@example.com>.
Finishing the Task / FTT (http://www.finishingthetask.com )
Finishing the Task (FTT) is an association of mission agencies and churches who want to see reproducing churches planted among every people group in the world. FTT uses a subset of the IMB / CPPI peoples list exclusively focusing on the unengaged, unreached peoples greater than 50,000 in population. Statistical data on the FTT list is updated mainly from the overall CPPI list. Engagement status is gathered from the CPPI list, national networks, denominations and other sources. Presently FTT defines unreached as less than 2% Evangelical only. Adding the criterion of less than 5% Christian Adherent is being considered. The FTT list use the IMB / CPPI definition for “unengaged” meaning no active church planting movement is occurring. Suggested updates can be submitted to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Call2All is a worldwide movement calling the church to a renewed, focused collaborative effort to fulfill the Great Commission. The Call2All congresses are primary mobilization efforts to recruit workers for their seven major themes: 1) Scripture Translation and Distribution. 2) Unengaged, Unreached People Groups, 3) Evangelism– esp. among Muslim, Hindus and Buddhists, 4) Orality and the Oral Story Bible, 5) Church Presence and Church Planting, 6) Prayer and Unity and 7) Ministries of Compassion. At its congresses, Call2All uses a subset of the IMB / CPPI peoples list primarily focusing on the unreached people groups greater than 50,000 in population as well as lists of groups over 5,000 in population in the geographical region of the congress. Call2All defines unreached as less 2% Evangelical. One of the Call2ALL objectives is to help recruit workers for all unengaged people groups. Contact email is <email@example.com>
Global Trends Fruitful Practices / GTFP
GTFP is a network of mission organizations focused on pioneer church planting among unreached Muslim people groups. The current GTFP list of people groups is a subset of the IMB / CPPI peoples list focusing on the unengaged and unreached Muslim people groups over 100,000 in population. According to GTFP, a people group is considered engaged when a people group meets the following criteria: 1) A pioneering effort in residence, 2) Commitment to work in the local language and culture, 3) Commitment to long-term ministry and 4) Sowing occurring in a manner consistent with the goal of seeing a church planting movement (CPM) emerge. Suggested updates can be submitted to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
YWAM (Youth With A Mission) 4K Project (http://www.4kworld.com)
4K is a system that uses geographic areas to provide a lens to understand the overall mission task. Approximately 4,000 geographic regions called “Omega Zones” have been identified based on civil divisions using an “ABC – 369″ system. World “A” Omega Zones are 3 million in population and are where the gospel is moderately available and World “C” Omega Zones are 9 million in population and are where the gospel is widely available. The focus is on where the gospel is most needed. 4K seeks to gather and provide geographic, demographic, language and people group information by Omega Zone. 4K uses people group data from the three global lists. Contact email is <email@example.com>