New doors are opening after years of persecution
Ministry in Romania
Oppressive persecution was commonplace under Communism. Now, Romania is officially a secular state but is dominated by the Orthodox Church, which replaced the government as the primary vehicle of religious discrimination. A 2006 law made it much more difficult to register denominations or charities and could be used to limit evangelism.
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 Romania
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.
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of central and southeastern Europe, north of the Balkan Peninsula, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast, and Bulgaria to the south.
Population: 21.8 million
Human Development Index: 54th (out of 187 countries)
Life expectancy: 73.8 years
Religion: 81.9% Eastern Orthodox, 6.4% Protestant (various denominations including Reformed and Pentecostal), 4.3% Roman Catholic, 0.9% other (includes Muslim), 0.2% none or atheist, 6.3% unspecified