Country: Belgium

Number of People Groups

42

People Groups Unreached

14

Total Population

10,981,000

Unreached Population

417,000

% Christian Adherent

66.6%

% Evangelical

1.3 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Albanian, general 3,500 Albanian, Tosk Non-Religious 24.0 % 0.4 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 26,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.5 %
 Americans, U.S. 12,000 English Christianity 87.0 % 30.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 11,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 7.0 % 3.0 %
 Arab, Iraqi 2,100 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 Arab, Libyan 4,400 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Moroccan 165,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Arab, Tunisian 7,700 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.2 %
 Assyrian 2,100 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 91.0 % 1.2 %
 Berber, Kabyle 52,000 Kabyle Islam 5.0 % 3.0 %
 Berber, Shawiya 39,000 Tachawit Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
Black African, general 12,000 French Islam 39.0 % 4.0 %
 British 30,000 English Christianity 72.0 % 6.0 %
 Chechen 17,000 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chinese, general 17,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.0 % 3.0 %
Congolese, general 14,000 Lingala Christianity 94.0 % 18.0 %
Deaf Unknown French Belgian Sign Language Christianity 62.7 % 0.0 %
 Dutch 106,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.0 %
European, general 47,000 English Christianity 65.0 % 0.5 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 3,700 Tagalog Christianity 98.0 % 12.0 %
Fleming 6,147,000 Vlaams Christianity 69.0 % 1.2 %
 French 121,000 French Christianity 76.0 % 0.5 %
 German 101,000 German, Standard Christianity 74.0 % 2.0 %
 Greek 18,000 Greek Christianity 95.0 % 0.2 %
 Italian 214,000 Italian Christianity 80.0 % 0.5 %
 Jew 29,000 French E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Khmer, Central 3,600 Khmer, Central Buddhism 7.0 % 1.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 28,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
Latin American, general 12,000 Spanish Christianity 90.0 % 10.0 %
Luxemburger 4,600 Luxembourgeois Christianity 95.0 % 0.1 %
 Persian 3,700 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.0 % 1.6 %
 Polish 12,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.1 %
 Portuguese 66,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.0 % 0.6 %
 Romani, Vlax 15,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.0 % 18.0 %
 Russian 3,900 Russian Christianity 70.0 % 0.3 %
 South Asian, general 31,000 Urdu Islam 2.0 % 0.8 %
 Spaniard 46,000 Spanish Christianity 75.0 % 0.2 %
 Tajik, Afghan 4,700 Dari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk 50,000 Turkish Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Urdu 9,100 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Vietnamese 3,300 Vietnamese Buddhism 17.0 % 10.0 %
Walloon 3,459,000 Walloon Christianity 70.0 % 1.1 %
  Totals:  42 10,954,000 14     66.6 % 1.3 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.3 %)
66.6 %
Ethnic Religions
0.3 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
4.0 %
Non-Religious
28.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.1 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
0.3 %
Orthodox
0.3 %
Other Christian
10.5 %
Protestant
1.0 %
Roman Catholic
87.4 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Belgium. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Belgium
  • Christian ministry in Belgium
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Belgium or Western Europe. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

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