A vision for every Roma neighborhood to know Christ's love
Ministry in Serbia
There are only 5,000 evangelical Christians in all of Serbia. Other former Communist countries had revivals after the fall of Communist governments in Europe. But Serbia has not had the same spiritual awakening. The believers in Serbia are praying for that to take place soon.
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 Serbia
Roma children living in Roma settlements are among the most excluded citizens of Serbia. Over 80% of these children are poor and practically all indicators point to unacceptable deprivation and multidimensional discrimination. Roma children from Roma settlements more often suffer from illness and stunting as a result of lack of care and undernourishment, have to take on adult roles in the absence of government assistance, often live in polluted slum areas and have limited access to all services.
Many of our church planters in Serbia are Roma themselves. Through the Bible League children’s clubs, Roma children in their communities are given an opportunity for five days to experience the types of activities we take for granted. Most important of all, they are exposed to the Living Word of God which they need more than anything else in the world.
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.
Serbia is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of central and southeastern Europe, covering the southern part of Carpathian basin and the central part of the Balkans. Serbia borders Hungary to the north, Romania and Bulgaria to the east, the Republic of Macedonia to the south, and Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the west.
Population: 7.2 million
Human Development Index: 77th (out of 187 countries)
Life expectancy: 74.1 years
Religion: 84.6% Serbian Orthodox, 5% Catholic, 3.1% Muslim, 1% Protestant, 1.1% atheist, 0.8% other, 4.5% undeclared or unknown