Affinity Groups Around the World
In a world with dissolving borders, global “affinity groups”—large groupings of related peoples that share similar origins, languages and cultures—act as a lens through which missionaries view lostness and focus strategy to share the gospel.
Focusing strategy through affinity groups gives missionaries a more complete picture of the people they are working to reach as well as the freedom to pursue the lost regardless of their location.
IMB has identified eight primary affinity groups (encompassing the world’s 11,000-plus known people groups). A ninth affinity group uniquely targets the world’s culturally Deaf peoples.
2013 Affinity Group Poster (16.6 MB PDF for Poster Print)
2013 Affinity Group Photo Presentation (CaPS) (PowerPoint 4.5 MB)
2013 Affinity Group GSEC Map Presentation (PowerPoint 15 MB)