Country

Slovakia

“During our survey trip, we sat down with three Slovak national pastors and this statement from one of them was the common thread woven through each conversation: ‘There is much work to be done here and not enough workers.’ After three years on the field, we wholeheartedly agree.” — ABWE Missionary

The Spiritual Need in Slovakia

Slovakia is renowned for its medieval history, boasting more castles and chateaux per capita than any other country in the world. In a population of almost 6 million people, 93% identify as Christian due to historical Catholic influence, and only 1% as evangelical believers. For more than 40 years, Slovakia was part of the Communist nation Czechoslovakia, a country in the Soviet bloc where religious freedom was repressed and Christians were persecuted. Today, the Slovaks enjoy more religious freedom, but resonating effects from Communism still exist in politics, society in general, and even the church.

For many people in Slovakia, religion is a mere formality, and church is only attended for major events and holidays. A growing skepticism of and dissatisfaction toward Christianity prevails among Slovaks. Though they are aware of Jesus, they need believers to show them the true meaning and freedom found in a relationship with Christ.

ABWE in Slovakia

The ABWE team has been a ministry partner with the Slovak church since 1999. Our focus centers on providing support for planting churches, providing translations of books and materials into Slovak, and serving as personal examples of the calling of Christ in action.

Our goal is to continue to evangelize and disciple new Slovakian believers while mentoring church planters strategically located across the nation. By laying this groundwork, we are enabling the Slovaks to spread the gospel in their own country and sustain a growing church-planting movement without missionary assistance.

Experienced and well-trained church planters, pastors, youth and children’s workers, musicians, and ESL ministry workers are needed. With less than 60 evangelical churches and even fewer trained leaders, our team is grateful for the immense opportunity to serve in ministry in Slovakia.

We’d love to get to know you and discuss how God is calling you.