Country: Bulgaria

Number of People Groups

33

People Groups Unreached

9

Total Population

7,176,000

Unreached Population

655,000

% Christian Adherent

70.8%

% Evangelical

1.8 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (70.8%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Adyghe 500 Adyghe Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Albanian, Gheg 300 Albanian, Gheg Christianity 60.0 % 0.4 %
 Arab 11,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.0 % 0.3 %
 Armenian 6,400 Armenian Christianity 90.0 % 2.0 %
 Aromanian 10,000 Aromanian Christianity 90.0 % 0.8 %
 British 2,500 English Christianity 72.0 % 9.0 %
 Bulgarian 5,994,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Chinese, general 1,900 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 10.0 % 3.0 %
 Czech 400 Czech Non-Religious 25.0 % 0.9 %
Deaf Unknown Bulgarian Sign Language Christianity 79.9 % 0.0 %
 French 300 French Christianity 76.0 % 2.0 %
 Gagauzi Turk 1,300 Gagauz Christianity 90.0 % 7.0 %
 Greek 1,300 Greek Christianity 95.0 % 0.2 %
 Gypsy, Bulgarian 234,000 Bulgarian Christianity 51.0 % 3.0 %
 Italian 400 Italian Christianity 83.0 % 1.2 %
 Jew, Bulgarian 1,100 Bulgarian E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.1 %
Karakachan 2,500 Greek Christianity 95.0 % 1.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 200 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Macedonian 1,600 Macedonian Christianity 90.0 % 0.5 %
 Millet 91,000 Turkish Islam 19.0 % 3.0 %
 Moldavian 900 Romanian Christianity 74.0 % 3.7 %
Palityan, Bogomil 800 Bulgarian Christianity 75.0 % 0.5 %
 Polish 800 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.2 %
 Pomak 68,000 Bulgarian Islam 1.2 % 0.3 %
 Romani, Balkan, Zargari 96,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 65.0 % 3.5 %
 Romani, Vlax 1,700 Romani, Vlax Christianity 68.0 % 5.0 %
 Russian 9,700 Russian Christianity 60.0 % 1.0 %
 Serb 600 Serbian Christianity 85.0 % 0.3 %
 South Asian, general 300 Hindi Hinduism 4.0 % 1.5 %
 Spaniard 200 Spanish Christianity 95.0 % 0.0 %
 Tatar, Crimean 1,300 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Turk 571,000 Turkish Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Vietnamese 1,700 Vietnamese Buddhism 5.0 % 0.4 %
  Totals:  33 7,114,000 9     70.8 % 1.8 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.8 %)
70.8 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
21.7 %
Non-Religious
7.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
8.7 %
Orthodox
88.5 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
1.3 %
Roman Catholic
1.2 %
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 Bulgaria. 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 Bulgaria
  • Christian ministry in Bulgaria
  • 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 Bulgaria or Eastern Europe and Eurasia. 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.
In Eastern Europe and Eurasia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Church of North America - Missions Small
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
Eastern European Outreach Small
Educational Services International Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
InterComm Small
International Christian Ministries Canada Small
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
New Hope International Medium
One Mission Society Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
People International USA Medium
Pioneers Medium
Salvation Army Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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