Europe

In the wake of the decline of Christianity, Europe has emerged as a post-Christian, pluralistic, secular, post-Modern and somewhat anti religious continent. United World Mission is connecting with local church leaders to help equip a new generation of leaders with a view to reaching and discipling those who have not yet heard the Gospel expressed in a relevant way. As the face of Europe is rapidly changing it is also deeply affected by wave upon wave of refugees. These immigrants, hearts filled with hope and despair, experiencing persecution, racism and rejection represent a massive opportunity for the Church to reach out in a holistic and missional way. United World Mission is partnering with local churches and European ministries to meet basic needs, provide education and counseling and to offer the love of Christ to these who have wagered and lost everything in hope of finding a better life. United World Mission is intentionally involved in evangelism, in Church-planting, in training, education, mentoring and discipling as it seeks to help his Church in Europe meet the challenge of the day.

Where We Work

Belgium

Belgium attracts a wide array of international politicians and businessmen, but also a large number of African and Middle Eastern immigrants. The Evangelical Church has been growing among the immigrant populations, but ethnic Belgians have been slow to respond to the Gospel. We work alongside local churches and ministries to reach Belgians and internationals through relational church communities and service outreach projects.

Czech Republic

Despite its Christian heritage, most Czechs today are unaware of their country’s Christian legacy and view the Church with skepticism. The small evangelical community is seeking creative ways to reach Czechs and draw them into a deep, mature relationship with God. We serve with local churches to strengthen leadership development and discipleship as well as to establish relationships with nonbelievers through creative outreach programs.

England

Secularism and Islam are growing in England, while Christianity is on the decline. The Church is praying for a spiritual revival of the whole nation to bring it back to its faith in Christ. We work with local believers in the areas of outreach and evangelism to recapture this nation’s heart for Jesus.

France

Today 80% of French people have never seen a Bible. Evangelical churches are faithful but few, and many struggle to connect with younger generations. A small number of French believers are seeking to reach their nation by building dynamic, local churches. We partner with local churches to build culturally relevant, relational communities where the French people can know and grow in Christ.

Germany

Germany is an economic and intellectual powerhouse, but spiritually poor. The Church is striving to rekindle a passion for the Lord and to reach the influx of immigrants with the Gospel. We partner with local churches, a seminary, and a German mission agency to evangelize, disciple, and establish churches among Germans and the immigrant population.

Greece

Less than 3% of Greeks regularly attend church. The recent economic collapse has created instability, discouragement, and strife. Greek evangelicals are seeking to witness for Christ through church-planting and ministries of mercy and compassion. We work alongside Greek Christians in the areas of outreach, leadership development, and holistic ministry, especially in the area of anti-trafficking.

Hungary

After the fall of the Communist bloc in the early 1990s, Hungary became very open to the gospel. Unfortunately, that door has closed. There is a need to strengthen existing churches for witness and new forms of church, so that Hungarians can see the Gospel lived out in community. We partner with an international Christian school, local churches, and outreach ministries such as Alpha to develop leaders and disciples.

Ireland

Ireland has a rich history of Christianity stretching back to St. Patrick’s missionary work in the 5th century. The Church has been in a decline over recent decades due to political tension, economic hardship, and rising secularism, but it is ripe for revival. We serve alongside Irish churches in the areas of leadership development, discipleship, and outreach.

Italy

Italy is nominally Roman Catholic, but many Italians are secular or attracted by New Age philosophies and cults. The Evangelical church is small but zealous to train new leaders to reach the least and lost. We come alongside local churches in Italy to build relationships with nonbelievers and develop strong, culturally relevant forms of leadership training and outreach.

Poland

While Catholicism has a rich history in Poland, many Poles today only claim a nominal faith, and Evangelicals number less than 1% of the population. Despite their small numbers, Polish Christians are dedicated to evangelistic and church planting endeavors, but need help and support to share the gospel and grow strong churches full of committed disciples. We partner with local believers and pastors to help share the gospel, plant churches, and develop disciples.

Romania

In the 1990s, Romania experienced significant church growth, but it has considerably slowed. The Romanian church is combating the spiritual and materialistic effects of the Communist worldview, and trying to be authentic and relevant to the younger generations. We serve with Romanian believers focusing on church-planting, and various forms of holistic outreach, especially with children at-risk.

Russia

Russia has only a 1% evangelical population and over 78 unreached ethnic minorities. Despite varying levels of persecution, the Russian Church is seeking to equip Christian leaders and form churches that provide the hope and joy of the Gospel to the Russian people. We partner with local businesses and outreach ministries to build relationships with Russians and plant churches.

Scotland

Scotland wrestles with poor economic, education, and health systems combined with numerous social ills. The Church hungers for a spiritual revival to breathe a fresh, new spiritual life into this nation. We work with local medical practitioners and dental professionals in partnership with a medical student outreach program to strengthen churches and their discipleship of professionals in Scotland.

Slovenia

Slovenia’s Christian heritage has given way to spiritual apathy and forms of New Age and Eastern religions. Evangelicals number less than 1% of the population, and division and lack of outreach vision mark the few evangelical churches. There are wonderful signs of increased unity and vision among Slovene leaders! We partner with local churches in Slovenia to mobilize for contextualized forms of outreach and church-planting.

Spain

The Catholic Church lost its religious monopoly with the fall of Franco’s dictatorship in the late 1970s, opening doors to growing evangelical influences. Evangelical churches tend to be small but highly committed to Christ and to evangelism. We partner with a Spain-based sending agency that mobilizes Latins to the Muslim world, focusing on planting churches and discipling believers.