Count For Zero

Why should your organization "Count for Zero"?

The Issachar Initiative seeks to inform Kingdom investors about the most effective strategies and activities being implemented by Kingdom ministry partners around the world. These global ministries typically include those who are committed to reaching ZERO in one or more of the following Great Commission Elements:

  • Scripture – ZERO languages without the Bible
  • Unengaged People Groups – ZERO people groups without a disciplemaker
  • Orality – ZERO oral people groups without oral strategies and tools
  • Evangelism – ZERO persons without access to the gospel
  • Church Planting – ZERO villages or neighborhoods without a church
Evangelical ministries and mission organizations (domestic and international) are invited to apply with Issachar to be considered as a Count For Zero organization by meeting the following criteria and submitting a partnership profile for our approval. Once the application has been approved by our office, Count For Zero credentials will be sent to the organization and an approved organization’s contact information will be listed on our website. CFZ organizations will also be considered for recommendation when Kingdom investors inquire concerning where their resources might best be applied.

What are the criteria?

In order to be considered for inclusion as a Count for Zero Organization, each ministry or mission organization must commit to four criteria.

1. Unengaged, Unreached People Groups (UUPG)

Commit to projects that extend the reach of the Church to Unengaged, Unreached People Groups where there are currently no known full-time Christian workers attempting to do evangelism and church planting.

2. Biblical Elements of the Great Commission Task

Commit to projects focused on one or more of the five "currently very strategic" elements of the Great Commission.

3. Statement of Faith

Commit to a statement of faith consistent with the Christian church's historic creeds.

4. Partnership Profile

Complete a partnership profile that includes an example of a successful project that illustrates the successful accomplishment of your ministry in one or more of the five elements.

Once we receive and have reviewed your application,
you will be notified of the next steps to becoming
a Count For Zero organization.

Count for zero

Count For Zero accomplishes its mission locally with these national & international organizations


Unreached People Groups



Church Planting and Presence