Strong healthy churches to confront a nominalist worldview
Starting new churches in Latvia
Although having a high proportion of Christian population, Christianity is characterized mostly by nominalism since the excitement of the 1990s has yielded to a lethargic status quo. Only a small minority actually practice their faith.
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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 Latvia
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.
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.
Latvia is a stable democracy with a developing economy. Most tourist facilities found in a western European city are available in the capital city of Riga, However, some of the goods and services taken for granted in other countries are not yet available in other parts of the country. It is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea. The neighbouring countries are Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus. Latvian is the official language even though Russian and English are widely understood..
Population: 2.2 million
Human Development Index: 48th (out of 187 countries)
Life expectancy: 72.2 years
Religion: 19.6% Lutheran, 15.3% Orthodox, 1% other Christian, 0.4% other, 63.7% unspecified