Area: 49,035 sq km
Landlocked central European state, ranging from fertile Danube shores to the Tatra Mountains.
Population: 5,411,640 Annual Growth: 0.10%
Official language: Slovak Languages: 13 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Appropriate training for both leaders and believers is essential. The Slovak Evangelical Alliances programme that trains laity for church planting has now graduated over 140 people. The collaboratively-run Bible school and seminary in Banska Bystrica (KETM) is crucial for preparing pastors, evangelists, Christian teachers for schools and such, but wisdom regarding accreditation is needed. Shorter training programmes are run by SIET, the Baptists and a number of others. Pray that the cumulative effect of these programmes would be a new generation of well-trained, godly leaders.
Creative ministry is manifesting itself in many ways, particularly through partnerships between local visionaries and foreign ministries. SIET, IN Network, Integra Ventures and many others move the transforming gospel into the marketplace, into popular and youth culture, into prisons and addiction centres. Pray for even greater vision and fruitfulness for these expressions of grace.
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