The Evangelical Church in North Macedonia has established the first network of evangelical churches and continues to plant and grow churches in the country. 

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From a parent church in the capital city of Skopje, a network of over 35 churches and humanitarian projects extends throughout North Macedonia. North Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe, both financially and spiritually. The historic Orthodox culture and growing Islam influence from Albania is becoming an increasing challenge for the church. Our ministry partner, the Evangelical Church in North Macedonia, is crossing ancient cultural boundaries, fighting perceptions, and tackling discrimination, to plant local churches across the whole country.

Outreach events are a key part of the church’s annual programme, and each church offers mid-week meetings as well as Sunday services, where individuals have an opportunity to study and grow in their understanding of the Bible. The ministry has also set up North Macedonia’s first evangelical Bible school, where local Christians can be trained from their home congregations.  

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This ministry has grown among the Romani population in Skopje, a community suffering from poverty, oppression and lack of education as well as deep-rooted traditions in Islam and folk superstitions. A specific church has been set up for this community in this area, as well as the standard Evangelical church.

They also run a humanitarian aid programme called AGAPE. Through AGAPE, the Evangelical Church of North Macedonia has served many refugees crossing the borders into the country, providing them with food and clothing. They served many of the people affected by the deadly floods in the capital city in the summer of 2016.

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The Evangelical Church in North Macedonia’s 2020 impact…

  • 7

    New churches/house groups

  • 9,000

    People heard the Gospel

  • 29

    Leaders trained

  • 1,800

    Food/relief parcels distrbuted

About North Macedonia

North Macedonia is one of the poorest countries in Europe and has a population of over 2 million. Against the backdrop of political tensions and instability, North Macedonia has struggled to emerge economically, and unemployment is around 16%. Orthodox culture is strong, and the western side of the country has a high percentage of Muslims which is continuing to grow.