Country: Iceland

Number of People Groups

12

People Groups Unreached

2

Total Population

329,000

Unreached Population

1,100

% Christian Adherent

90.1%

% Evangelical

3.9 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (90.1%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 1,600 English Christianity 79.0 % 28.9 %
 British 1,000 English Christianity 63.0 % 8.0 %
Deaf Unknown Icelandic Sign Language Christianity 90.0 % 0.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 600 Tagalog Christianity 93.0 % 12.0 %
 German 1,100 German, Standard Christianity 65.0 % 2.0 %
Icelander 312,000 Icelandic Christianity 90.9 % 3.8 %
 Isan, Northeastern Thai 600 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 2.0 % 0.5 %
 Norwegian 1,000 Norwegian Christianity 90.0 % 8.4 %
 Polish 2,100 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Russian 900 Russian Christianity 71.0 % 1.2 %
 South Asian, general 600 Hindi Hinduism 4.0 % 2.0 %
 Swedish 1,800 Swedish Christianity 60.0 % 6.9 %
  Totals:  12 323,000 2     90.1 % 3.9 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.2%
Christianity
  Evangelical
90.1%
3.9%
Ethnic Religions
0.0%
Hinduism
0.1%
Islam
0.1%
Non-Religious
8.7%
Other / Small Religions
0.7%
Unknown
0.0%
CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS
Anglican
0.1%
Independent
0.6%
Protestant
92.9%
Roman Catholic
4.0%
Orthodox
0.3%
Other Christian
2.1%

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 Iceland. 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 Iceland
  • Christian ministry in Iceland
  • 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 Iceland 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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