People Groups
Bulgarians, Turkish Roma, Roma
Major Religions
85% of Bulgarians are Orthodox but only 1% regularly attend church
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SEND’s Ministry
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.
Spiritual Climate
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.
Team Goals
In the next five years, SEND Bulgaria will:
  • Strengthen the partnership with evangelical churches in Bulgaria focusing on church planting.
  • Continue to assist with leadership development through theological education both formally and informally.
  • Provide support ministries that enable national and expat workers to be effective and fruitful in their area of service in the Church.

Opportunities in Bulgaria

Project in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Church Planter Support
In: Bulgaria
This project provides funding to help support a Bulgarian church planter couple working in predominantly Muslim southern Bulgaria since 2013. They are developing relationships in the community,... Read More »
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