Country: Singapore

Number of People Groups

48

People Groups Unreached

20

Total Population

5,129,000

Unreached Population

833,000

% Christian Adherent

13.4%

% Evangelical

6.1 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 7,900 English Christianity 80.0 % 28.9 %
 Anglo-Australian 2,600 English Christianity 70.0 % 14.4 %
 Anglo-New Zealander 2,700 English Christianity 58.0 % 18.2 %
 Arab, Egyptian 11,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.0 % 3.9 %
 Batak, Toba 1,100 Batak Toba Christianity 92.0 % 5.0 %
Bazaar Low Malay Creole 10,000 Malay Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bengal 74,000 Bengali Islam 2.0 % 0.4 %
 British 53,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
 Buginese 10,000 Bugis Islam 1.5 % 0.9 %
Deaf Unknown Singapore Sign Language Buddhism 16.0 % 0.0 %
 Eurasian 53,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 150,000 Tagalog Christianity 93.0 % 12.3 %
 Gujarati 3,300 Gujarati Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 446,000 Chinese, Yue Buddhism 12.0 % 7.0 %
 Han Chinese, Hainanese 150,000 Chinese, Min Nan Non-Religious 10.0 % 7.0 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 140,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 9.0 % 6.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,524,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.0 % 8.0 %
 Han Chinese, Min Bei 51,000 Chinese, Min Bei Non-Religious 9.0 % 6.0 %
 Han Chinese, Min Dong 45,000 Chinese, Min Dong Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 953,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.0 % 7.0 %
 Han Chinese, PuXian 18,000 Chinese, Pu-Xian Non-Religious 9.0 % 5.7 %
 Han Chinese, Teochew 506,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.0 % 6.0 %
 Hindi 9,300 Hindi Hinduism 1.0 % 0.5 %
 Hui, Dungan 16,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Indian, English-Speaking 74,000 English Hinduism 8.0 % 2.0 %
 Indonesian 5,200 Indonesian Islam 16.0 % 5.6 %
 Japanese 38,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.6 % 0.5 %
 Javanese 10,000 Javanese Islam 15.0 % 7.0 %
 Jew 300 English E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.0 %
Kanarese 21,000 Kannada Hinduism 4.0 % 0.0 %
 Korean 11,000 Korean Non-Religious 28.0 % 16.8 %
 Kristang, Mallacan 24,000 Malaccan Creole Portuguese Christianity 90.0 % 5.0 %
 Madurese, Boyanese 27,000 Madura Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 Malay 379,000 Malay Islam 0.6 % 0.2 %
 Malay, Riau 16,000 Malay Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
Malay-Indonesian, English-Speaking 16,000 English Islam 9.0 % 4.0 %
 Malayali 22,000 Malayalam Hinduism 5.0 % 2.0 %
 Orang Seletar 1,100 Orang Seletar E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 3.0 %
 Palembang 11,000 Musi Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Punjabi 24,000 Panjabi, Eastern O Other / Small 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sindhi 9,400 Sindhi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Sinhalese 23,000 Sinhala Buddhism 8.0 % 1.2 %
 Straits Chinese, Baba Creole 19,000 Malay, Baba E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 3.0 %
 Tamil 115,000 Tamil Hinduism 5.0 % 0.8 %
 Telugu 800 Telugu Hinduism 6.0 % 0.4 %
 Thai, Central 44,000 Thai Buddhism 2.0 % 0.4 %
 Turk 900 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Urdu 3,100 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  48 5,129,000 20     13.4 % 6.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
42.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.1 %)
13.4 %
Ethnic Religions
7.7 %
Hinduism
4.9 %
Islam
10.5 %
Non-Religious
19.4 %
Other / Small Religions
1.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
3.0 %
Independent
33.9 %
Orthodox
0.3 %
Other Christian
1.2 %
Protestant
25.3 %
Roman Catholic
36.2 %
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 Singapore. 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 Singapore
  • Christian ministry in Singapore
  • 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 Singapore or Southeast Asia. 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 Southeast Asia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Asia Evangelistic Fellowship International Medium
Asian Outreach, U.S.A. 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
BMS World Mission Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Canadian Baptist International Ministries Medium
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian and Missionary Alliance Large
Christian Brethren Assemblies Large
Church Mission Society Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
CLC International Medium
Commission to Every Nation Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Far East Broadcasting Company Medium
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Small
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Frontiers Medium
Galcom International Small
Global InterAction Medium
Global Recordings Network Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Gospel Fellowship Association Medium
Gospel Furthering Fellowship Small
InterAct - Evangeliska Frikyrkan Medium
InterComm Small
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students Large
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Interserve Medium
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Medium
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Literacy and Evangelism International Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Mennonite Mission Network Medium
Mission Aviation Fellowship Medium
Mission Ministries Medium
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
New Mission Systems International Medium
OC International Medium
OMF International (Overseas Missionary Fellowship) Large
Open Air Campaigners (OAC) Medium
Open Doors International Medium
Operation Mobilization Large
Partners in Asian Missions Medium
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Medium
Pioneers Medium
Reformed Baptist Mission Services Small
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) Medium
Team Expansion Medium
Tearfund Medium
Tentmakers International Small
The Leprosy Mission Medium
Trans World Radio Medium
UFM Worldwide Medium
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
World Harvest Now, Incorporated Small
World Horizons Medium
World Team Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Wycliffe Bible Translators Large
Young Life Medium
Youth for Christ International Large
Youth with a Mission Large

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