The Spiritual Need in Bulgaria

Offering a combination of mountainous and coastal terrain, Bulgaria is among the most beautiful of the Balkan nations. It is also a cultural melting pot, steeped in rich Greek and Ottoman influence. Bulgaria’s population of 6 million people is mostly ethnic Bulgarians identifying as Bulgarian Orthodox. The largest minority groups are Turks, who are almost exclusively Muslim, and Roma, who are also primarily Muslim or Orthodox. Evangelicals comprise just two percent of the total population, and a number of their churches have no pastor. Among the sparse amount of men serving as pastors, many have little or no formal theological training. A great need exists for missions in Bulgaria with focus in church planting and theological training, as well as for mentors and teachers in the areas of children, youth, and music ministries.

Because of the influence of the Bulgarian and Turkish cultures upon one another, people who grasp Bulgarian culture have natural inroads into the Middle East, Central Asia, and Asia Minor. The Bulgarian business community has cultural and historical ties to former Soviet countries, which can facilitate outreach to places where it might be challenging for a North American to travel.

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Partners & Projects

Partners & Projects

Church Planting in Varna with George and Ann

Varna Baptist Church in first and foremost one that serves Christ and His Kingdom. Secondly, they serve the community – they provide winter meals for the poorest people in Varna, even bringing meals to those who are immobile. They have a foster-care ministry that is supporting foster parents and encourages them to care for children with disabilities.…