What is a Cultural Affinity Bloc?
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A cultural Affinity Bloc is a range of people groups who hold in common things such as geography, language, culture, history or religion. They may hold some, or all of these in common. There are an estimated 17 affinity blocs according the the Joshua Project. The term was coined in the 1990’s by Patrick Johnson and is used as a system to classify the world’s people groups.
Developing missions strategies on an affinity bloc level, allows projects to pool resources and time. Projects most likely can be replicated easily with small changes throughout the people groups within that affinity bloc.
Light in Action has the goal of producing film resources both for evangelism and pre-evangelism in the 7 least reached global affinity blocs.
Patrick Johnston; The Future of the Global Church: History, Trends and Possibilities. Pg. 169
The Joshua Project