Country: Ukraine

Number of People Groups

75

People Groups Unreached

25

Total Population

44,645,000

Unreached Population

490,000

% Professing Christian

72.9%

% Evangelical

2.6 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Abkhaz 1,400 Abkhaz Non-Religious 20.0 % 1.0 %
 Adyghe 600 Adyghe Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Albanian, Tosk 3,100 Albanian, Tosk Islam 15.0 % 0.5 %
 Americans, U.S. 700 English Christianity 82.0 % 28.9 %
Arab, Uzbeki 6,100 Arabic, Uzbeki Spoken Islam 10.0 % 0.5 %
 Armenian 92,000 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
 Assyrian 2,900 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 87.0 % 2.0 %
 Avar 1,400 Avar Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Azerbaijani, North 42,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bashkir 3,900 Bashkort Islam 7.0 % 0.5 %
 Belarusian 255,000 Belarusan Christianity 71.0 % 1.4 %
 Bulgarian 189,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Chechen 2,700 Chechen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chuvash 9,800 Chuvash Christianity 35.0 % 2.0 %
 Czech 5,500 Czech Non-Religious 26.0 % 0.7 %
 Darginian 1,500 Dargwa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Ukrainian Sign Language Christianity 79.0 % 1.0 %
 Eskimo 100 Yupik, Central Siberian E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 0.8 %
 Estonian 2,600 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.0 % 4.9 %
Finnish 700 Finnish Christianity 84.0 % 12.1 %
 Gagauzi Turk 30,000 Gagauz Christianity 75.0 % 2.0 %
 Georgian 32,000 Georgian Christianity 79.0 % 1.5 %
 German 31,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
Gilyak, Nivkh 500 Gilyak E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 0.5 %
 Greek, Urum 85,000 Urum Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 2,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.7 %
 Hungarian 145,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.0 % 2.8 %
Jakata, Jati 27,000 Jakati Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 63,000 Yiddish, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 4.7 % 4.0 %
 Karaite 1,100 Karaim E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karelian 1,400 Karelian Christianity 69.0 % 1.5 %
 Kazakh 5,100 Kazakh Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
Komi-Permyat 1,100 Komi-Permyak Christianity 40.0 % 0.5 %
Komi-Zyrian 1,100 Komi-Zyrian E Ethnic Religions 33.0 % 0.5 %
 Korean 12,000 Korean Non-Religious 31.0 % 16.8 %
 Kumyk 700 Kumyk Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 1,900 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kyrgyz 1,000 Kyrgyz Islam 5.0 % 0.7 %
 Lak 900 Lak Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Latvian 4,700 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.0 % 7.0 %
 Lezgian 4,000 Lezgi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lithuanian 6,700 Lithuanian Christianity 85.0 % 1.1 %
Mari, Low 3,800 Mari, Meadow Christianity 90.0 % 3.0 %
 Moldavian 239,000 Romanian Christianity 73.0 % 3.7 %
 Mordvinian 8,600 Erzya Christianity 61.0 % 2.0 %
Orochi, Orichen 900 Oroch E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Ossete 4,500 Ossetic Christianity 46.0 % 3.0 %
 Pashtun, Southern 900 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Polish 133,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Romani, Balkan 620,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 70.0 % 0.5 %
 Romani, Carpathian 20,000 Romani, Carpathian Christianity 80.0 % 2.0 %
 Romani, Vlax, Ukrainian 9,100 Romani, Vlax Christianity 70.0 % 3.0 %
 Romanian 140,000 Romanian Christianity 97.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 7,709,000 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
 Ruthenian 515,000 Rusyn Christianity 85.0 % 3.7 %
Saami, Kildin 100 Saami, Kildin Christianity 65.0 % 3.0 %
 Serb 600 Serbian Christianity 80.0 % 0.6 %
 Slovak 5,900 Slovak Christianity 93.0 % 1.2 %
 South Asian, general 9,200 Hindi Hinduism 4.0 % 2.5 %
 Spaniard 900 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Tabassarian 900 Tabassaran Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tajik 3,900 Tajiki Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Tatar 68,000 Tatar Islam 1.5 % 0.2 %
 Tatar, Crimean 301,000 Crimean Tatar Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Turk 3,600 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk, Meskhetian 3,600 Ukrainian Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turkmen 3,400 Turkmen Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Udin, Udi 600 Udi Christianity 86.0 % 1.0 %
 Udmurt 4,400 Udmurt Christianity 55.0 % 0.1 %
 Ukrainian 33,740,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.0 % 3.0 %
 Uzbek, Northern 11,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Vepsian 300 Veps Christianity 65.0 % 1.0 %
 Vietnamese 3,600 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.0 % 1.8 %
 Yazidi 2,100 Ukrainian E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
Yukaghir, Chuvan 200 Yukaghir, Southern E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  75 44,645,000 25     72.9 % 2.6 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 158,000  
  UN Country Population (2014) 44,803,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.6 %)
72.9 %
Ethnic Religions
0.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
2.2 %
Non-Religious
24.8 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.5 %
Orthodox
80.3 %
Other Christian
1.6 %
Protestant
4.5 %
Roman Catholic
11.1 %
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 Ukraine. 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 Ukraine
  • Christian ministry in Ukraine
  • 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 Ukraine 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 Ukraine Size
Action International Ministries Medium
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Baptist International Evangelistic Ministries Medium
Calvary International Medium
Centers for Apologetics Research Small
Children's HopeChest Medium
Chosen People Ministries Small
Christ to the Nations Medium
Christian Ministries International Small
Christian Outreach International Small
Church Leadership Development International Small
Church of God, Holiness Medium
CMF International Medium
Donetsk Christian University Medium
European Christian Mission International, USA Medium
Evangelism Explosion International Medium
Faith Comes By Hearing Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Small
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Global Action Small
Global Outreach International Medium
Global Outreach Mission Medium
Globe International Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Gospelink, Incorporated Medium
Great Commission Ministries Incorporated Medium
Greater Europe Mission Medium
Harvest International Medium
HOPE International Small
International Messengers Medium
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Medium
Jews for Jesus Medium
Messianic Testimony Small
Mission Possible Foundation Medium
Mission to the World Medium
New Hope International Medium
New Life Advance International Small
Peter Deyneka Russian Ministries Small
Pioneer Bible Translators Medium
Presbyterian Mission International Small
Reformed Church in America Medium
SEND International Medium
Team Expansion Medium
TITUS International Medium
Walk Thru the Bible Ministries Medium
Women to the World Small
World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency Medium
World Harvest Mission Medium
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 God, Cleveland, Tennessee 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
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
Navigators, International Missions Group 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
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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