To enhance and equip the church/organizations with information, research training and consultation in strategic planning for effective outreach programmes in urban and rural church planting/evangelism, short and long-term outreach among the unreached people groups, in (especially, but not limited to) Southern Africa.

Historical background

Inserv's research involvement commenced about ten years ago. Apart from commissioned research, our work up to date include the compilation of comprehensive reports on the Yao, Makwe and several coastal people groups in Mozambique. General literature research was also done on a number of other unreached people groups from Southern Africa. In addition we have contributed towards facilitating the involvement of various churches and mission organizations in working among these people groups.

The last four years we helped facilitate the South African national research project (a project of the South African National Research Network) whose aim was to look at missions in the new South Africa. The result of this project was the publication of the "No Quick fixes" book.

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Research Projects

Neighbours Research Project

Research documents

Considerations for People Group assessment

Is Africa Ready to do Missions?

Research: An Essential Ministry Tool.