Country: Finland

Number of People Groups

34

People Groups Unreached

9

Total Population

5,387,000

Unreached Population

51,000

% Christian Adherent

81.8%

% Evangelical

11.9 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (81.8%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Albanian, Tosk 6,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 38.0 % 0.5 %
 Americans, U.S. 2,700 English Christianity 82.0 % 28.9 %
 Arab, Iraqi 8,100 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.2 %
 British 2,900 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Deaf Unknown Finnish Sign Language Christianity 84.0 % 1.0 %
 Estonian 20,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.0 % 4.9 %
Finland Swedes 262,000 Swedish Christianity 67.0 % 7.0 %
Finnish, Finn 4,795,000 Finnish Christianity 84.0 % 12.5 %
Finnish, Tornedalen 37,000 Finnish, Tornedalen Christianity 95.0 % 12.0 %
 French 1,900 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 5,100 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 5,700 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Italian 1,100 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
Jew, Finnish 1,300 Finnish E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karelian 11,000 Karelian Christianity 75.0 % 6.0 %
Komi-Zyrian 1,200 Komi-Zyrian Christianity 70.0 % 2.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 6,100 Kurdish, Northern Islam 2.0 % 0.5 %
Olonetsian, Livvikovian 5,300 Livvi-Karelian Christianity 75.0 % 8.0 %
 Persian 4,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.0 % 0.2 %
 Polish 1,200 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Romani, Finnish Kalo 12,000 Romani, Kalo Finnish Christianity 90.0 % 25.0 %
 Russian 46,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
Saami, Inari 700 Saami, Inari Christianity 95.0 % 11.0 %
Saami, Northern 3,700 Saami, North Christianity 97.0 % 12.0 %
Saami, Skolt 400 Saami, Skolt Christianity 97.0 % 10.0 %
 Serb 1,400 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 Somali 10,000 Somali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 South Asian, general 11,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.0 % 2.0 %
 Spaniard 3,900 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 33,000 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 6.9 %
 Tatar 800 Tatar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Thai, Central 4,100 Thai Buddhism 2.0 % 0.5 %
 Turk 5,800 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Vietnamese 4,600 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
  Totals:  34 5,314,000 9     81.8 % 11.9 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.1%
Christianity
  Evangelical
81.8%
11.9%
Ethnic Religions
0.1%
Hinduism
0.1%
Islam
0.8%
Non-Religious
17.1%
Other / Small Religions
0.0%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
0.0%
Independent
0.1%
Protestant
97.3%
Roman Catholic
0.4%
Orthodox
2.0%
Other Christian
0.1%

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 Finland. Internet searches are probably the best way to find such an organization. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Finland
  • Christian ministry in Finland
  • 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 Finland 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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