We are committed to the reformation of the nation of Slovenia. We are also working in other countries outside of Slovenia, helping developing churches in the region.
History of Slovenia
Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia on June 25th, 1991. For the first time in history, the Slovene people had the opportunity to govern themselves. They are now in the challenging process of deciding who they will be as a nation and as a people. Values and beliefs are shifting rapidly. Ten years ago, nearly 90% of Slovenes claimed to be Catholic. That number has now dropped to 46%. A desire for prosperity is quickly filling the void created by Slovenia’s independence from the Soviet Union and the Balkan states. We have an incredible opportunity to reach the nation and its youth for Christ, but the task is a large one.
Slovenia is a country with 2 million inhabitants and is about the size of New Jersey. Only 1,500 -2,000 people in all of Slovenia claim to be evangelical Christians. This places it among the most un-evangelized countries of the world. Many people are attracted to the new age and other alternative types of worship. But God is opening the hearts of people to a new hunger for Him. The biggest challenge of this time is to get the gospel out into the nation. Because of their past many think that all groups outside the Catholic church are cults. We are beginning to use creative ways to break through this barrier.