We Serve in International Ministries

Candace Fish

Church Mobilization Associate

  • Missions

Converge International Ministries is reaching the least-reached tribes, tongues, and nations from east to west. Together, we ask God to create a gospel movement among every least-reached people group – in our generation.

But, what is a "least-reached" people group and why are they worth our focus?

Before we understand least-reached, let me quickly define a people group: "A significantly large group of individuals who perceive themselves to have a common affinity for one another because of their shared language, religion, ethnicity, residence, class or caste, situation, etc., or combinations of these" (1). This is who Christ is referring to when telling his followers (that's us!) the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20, "Therefore 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. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

So what makes a people group "least-reached?" In order to be considered an unreached people group (UPG) or least-reached, there must be less than 2% Evangelical Christians and less than 5% Professing Christians. Many times this means the community has no access to other believers, no church within walking distance, or a Bible in their native tongue. This is what Converge desires to change.

As we anticipate the second coming of Jesus, many in the world haven’t heard of his first coming. While we want all people to know Jesus, at Converge International Ministries we strategically send global workers to share the gospel with the least-reached peoples of the world. With this focus, people who have never heard the name of Jesus will have the chance to hear and accept the good news (2).

This is the reason I serve.

If you have any questions about Converge International Ministries or would like to learn more about how I can help coach your missions ministry team, please reach out to me at Candacef@converge.org. I look forward to serving your church as you discern how God is calling you to reach the nations – here, near, and far.

(1) https://joshuaproject.net/help/definitions
(2) https://converge.org/missions

Candace Fish, Church Mobilization Associate

While overseeing Missions & Outreach at her local church in West Hartford, CT, Candace was awakened to the least-reached around the world and in her backyard. She is honored to serve as a Church Mobilization Associate on the U.S. Engagement Team. Serving in this role, Candace seeks to inform, equip, and collaborate with Converge churches to strategically engage in cross-cultural ministry to help fulfill the vision of a gospel movement among every least-reached people group in our generation.

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