Pray for: Serbia

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Europe
Capital: Belgrade
Population: 7,097,028
% Urban: 56.7 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 15.5 %
Official Language: Serbian
Languages: 21
Literacy Rate: 98 %
Life Expectancy: 74.2 yrs (104/236)
HDI Ranking: 63 / 189
% Christian: 80.4 %
% Evangelical: 0.6 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 80.4 %
People Groups: 35
Least Reached People Groups: 6
% Unevangelized: 3 %


Title: Serbia

Tier: 1

Type: country

Evangelicals in Serbia face many difficulties. The recent religion law creates difficulty for all new religious groups, including many new evangelical groups. Protestants (110,000) have a long history among Hungarians and Slovak minorities, but little impact among Serbs and Albanians. Many do not live out their faith. Pray for revival. For groups where ethnic identity determines religious identity, evangelicals can appear to be traitors and part of a religious sect. But through all these challenges, newer churches do grow and minister Christ to others! Romani churches grow the fastest in Serbia, and reflect the culture of the Romani people well.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.