Harvest Information System

Harvest Information System
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Who We Are

The Harvest Information System

is a cooperative venture of organizations that share a desire to facilitate the task of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the peoples of the world.

HIS assists mission sending groups in fulfilling their portion of the task, by improving data sharing through the standardizing of codes and categories for common data sets.

Matthew 9: 37-38 (ESV)

Then he said to his disciples,

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

The Purpose of HIS

By sharing codes and categories, HIS…

  • Improves communications and the sharing of needed data with missions strategists
  • Gives a more comprehensive view of the network of information needed for missions
  • Provides a consistent set of codes to assist missions agencies in comparing data
  • Facilitates the sharing of its information, with others, as each agency deems appropriate

HIS Registries

Active registries within the Harvest Information System include the Registry of Geography (ROG), Registry of Languages (ROL), Registry of People (ROP), Registry of Ministry Resources (RMR), and Registry of Dialects (ROD). A candidate Registry of Religions (ROR) is under review and a Registry of  Ministry Agencies (RMA) has been proposed for future development.

Registry of Geography (ROG)

Documents the standardized codes for identifying geopolitical areas.

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Registry of Languages (ROL)

Documents the standardized codes for identifying distinct human languages.

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Registry of Peoples (ROP)

Documents the standardized codes for identifying ethnolinguistic people groups.

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Registry of Ministry Resources (RMR)

Documents the standardized codes for classifying resources used in ministry.

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Registry of Dialects (ROD)

Documents the standardized codes for identifying dialect varieties of given languages.

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Registry of Religions

Documents the standardized codes for identifying distinct religions.

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Registry of Ministry Agencies (RMA)

Standardized codes for classifying and identifying ministry agencies.

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