The church has existed on the European continent for 2,000 years, leading many to discount Europe in terms of missionary calling and opportunity. However, a closer look at the spiritual condition of the vast majority of Europeans today reveals both a great gospel opportunity and a great gospel need. Across the continent only 2.5% of Europeans consider themselves to be Evangelical. This means that less than three out of every 100 Europeans confess Jesus as Lord and Savior of their lives.
While Europeans share a common heritage, Europe is culturally and linguistically diverse. This diversity is both a blessing and a challenge for the church to spread and multiply across ethnic, social, racial, political, and historical boundaries. Some of the greatest minds in the realm of philosophy and theology have shaped the church and the course of history from Europe. However, depending on location, today it is predominantly a post-Catholic, post-Protestant, post-Communist continent.
The same gospel that saves former communists in Slavic Europe also saves the culturally religious in Western Europe and the secular atheist in Scandinavian Europe. Each European country, city, town, and neighborhood is in need of gospel-centered, Spirit-Led Christians to plant healthy churches that share the love of Christ in culturally appropriate ways, disciple new believers, and multiply into new churches that do the same.
Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:37-38). Is the Lord calling you to be a part of His harvest amongst the people of Europe? If so, take a look at some of the various country opportunities we have listed or share with us the vision God has put on your heart to reach the people of Europe with the gospel of grace.