Armenia

Local champions bring the refuge of Jesus Christ to unreached villages

Ministry in Armenia

The Armenian Church has long been a cultural refuge in times of persecution, but the very traditional nature of the Church, which is key to Armenian self-identity, also keeps them from discovering the living Christ.

Training for leaders is lacking. The legacy of the communist era includes economic depression, widespread poverty and unemployment. The spiritual and social conditions call for strong leadership training for Armenia to be a shining light for Christ.

Starting New Churches

The following six areas detail our approach to starting new churches.

Your gift will directly help support the training of individuals to transform their communities by learning how to plant churches.

You can find out more about our Starting New Churches Ministry, and read more real life stories, on this page.

Children's Ministry in Armenia

The current generation was born into the Soviet era, where religious study and pursuit was denied. About 20% of Armenia's population are children under the age of 16. Economic turbulence, rising costs and increased inflation have all dramatically impacted the nation. Youth are hard hit. Unable to find employment, they are driven to begging and poverty by extreme necessity.

With the return of democracy, we are now able to enter the country. Our church planters seek out these street children, bringing them to regular Children’s Clubs. At first they come because they receive friendship, kindness and food. But as they listen to the teaching, they are introduced to Jesus – and the transformation of their lives begins.

Children's Clubs are a bridge for churches to reach out to families. When children’s lives are changed, parents become curious. Children’s Ministry Workers build trust with parents as they show love to their children and provide a healthy, structured program for them.

The church planters’ only limitation in reaching out to the thousands of children waiting to join the exciting Children's Clubs is the resources available.

Children's Clubs

The Children’s Club consists of a five day module, in which the church planters strive to develop relationships with the children. This includes the following features.

Many of the children continue to attend Sunday School classes offered by the church planters. Seeing the change in their children, many parents begin attending church services and accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour.

One child can change a family, a community and a nation.

You can find out more about our Children's Ministry, and read more real life stories, on this page.

About Armenia

The Republic of Armenia is a landlocked country located in the north-east of the Armenian Highland. The terrain is mostly mountainous, with fast flowing rivers and few forests. It is surrounded by Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

Armenia is surrounded on three sides by Muslim countries: Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan. Our ministry in Armenia focuses on areas close to the borders, border regions being more difficult to access. The border with Azerbaijan is tense and dangerous.

Capital: Yerevan
Population: 3 million
Human Development Index: 87th (out of 187 countries)
Life expectancy: 74.6 years
Religion92.6% Armenian Apostolic, 1% Evangelical, 2.4% other, 1.1% none, 2.9% unspecified

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