SEND Bulgaria works alongside local Bulgarian churches and organizations to train national leaders as well as strengthen and establish churches. One of the recent partnerships includes outreach and training among the Turkish Roma. SEND Bulgaria also ministers through formal and informal theological training, leadership development, church assistance, counseling, and MK education.
When Bulgaria regained its freedom in 1989, the people wanted to reclaim their national identity. To Bulgarians, that meant reviving Orthodox traditions. Unfortunately for most Bulgarians, that’s all that religion means—identity and tradition, often mixed with superstition. Few go to church and most know very little about the Bible. Many are suspicious of the evangelical church, considering it a cult. Only a small number of churches have trained pastors.