People Groups
Russians from unengaged regions and levels of society; Unreached people groups living in Russia
Major Religions
Islam, Russian Orthodox, Tibetan Buddhist
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SEND’s Ministry

Ethnic Russians — along with over 100 minority people groups across Russia’s vast territory — are unreached. In partnership with local believers, our teams endeavor to engage unreached people groups with the gospel and with the goal of starting reproducing gatherings of believers. We are excited to see God open doors of ministry in new locations and among new unreached groups. Click here to find a prayer guide for unreached people groups in Russia.

Spiritual Climate

Vast regions of Russia have no gospel witness. About two-thirds of the Russian population identifies with the culturally and politically strong, but spiritually weak, Russian Orthodox Church. Evangelical Christians remain a small percentage of the population (less than 2%), while Islam is Russia’s fastest-growing religion. Across Russia, there are also large unreached communities of Tibetan Buddhists.

Russia’s legacy of atheistic communism created a spiritual vacuum, with people attempting to fill their emptiness with wealth, sex, and other material pursuits. As a result, Russia suffers from rampant social problems including high suicide rates, human trafficking, alcoholism, drug use, and HIV. In this spiritual climate, SEND seeks to bring the light of the gospel to unreached places and partner with local believers to start new churches.

Team Goals
In the next five years, SEND Russia will:
  • Provide theological education to local leaders
  • Plant new gatherings of believers among unreached people groups
  • Explore engagement with other unreached people groups
  • Equip believers in church planting and cross-cultural ministries
  • Reach youth through camping ministries
  • Disciple believers and strengthen families
  • Teach English for evangelism
  • Engage international students on college campuses
  • Work with teenage orphans who are aging out of the system

Would you be a good fit for this team?

SEND Russia needs:

  • People who love Christ – who have a growing relationship with him, who want to share their faith in Christ with others, who want to give their lives in service to him
  • People who love others – who love to build relationships (through many different means) for the purpose of sharing the gospel and teaching biblical truths
  • People with character – who are flexible, persevering, purposeful, and courageous servants of Christ

Opportunities in Russia

Youth Ministry - Russia
Youth workers to reach the youth of Russia through evangelism, discipleship, and networking...
Country: Eurasia, Russia
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years)
Engage Russia Internship Opportunity
Engage Russia is a dynamic internship opportunity that will take you to one of several teams...
Country: Eurasia, Europe, Russia
Term: Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)
Muslim Ministry - Eurasia
Workers to make disciples among M people groups in Eurasia.
Country: Central Asia, Eurasia, Muslim Ministries, Russia, Ukraine
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years), Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)

Project in Russia

CBSR Biblical Training Center
In: Russia
Sound teaching is vital for the growth and maturity of the church. In Russia's Central Black Soil Region, however, there is little access to necessary theological training. The CBSR Biblical... Read More »
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