Area: 88,147 sq km
Landlocked Balkan state. Serbia has two autonomous provinces, Vojvodina in the north and Kosovo in the south.
Population: 7,771,633 Annual Growth: -0.22%
Official language: Serbian Languages: 21 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Evangelical believers in Serbia face many difficulties. For new religious groups such as most evangelicals the new religion law makes operating very difficult. Non-Serbian Orthodox buildings are increasingly attacked. Evangelicals are often viewed as a sect, even as traitors, by any mono-religious ethnicity. Despite this, newer churches are growing and engaging in many forms of ministry. Crucial issues for prayer include:
a) Leadership training is limited, and poverty hinders the flow of people into ministry. There are now two Bible schools, the Belgrade Bible School (Brethren and Baptist) and the newer Novi Sad Theological College. Also, Project Timothy serves all evangelical churches in leadership and church development.
b) Cooperation in outreach and church planting. Unity is essential amid the divisions in Serbia, especially given the relatively small number of evangelicals.
For an additional 8 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Serbia.