Country: Belgium

Number of People Groups

92

People Groups Unreached

26 (28.3%)

Total Population

10,931,000

Unreached Population

396,000 (3.6%)

% Professing Christian

67.2%

% Evangelical

1.35 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Map Notes
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Progress Scale
Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Albanian, general 5,300 641,000 Albanian, Tosk Non-Religious 24.00 % 0.40 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 10,000 34,085,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Americans, U.S. 12,000 186,662,000 English Christianity 87.00 % 30.00 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 1,000 28,506,000 Amharic Christianity 82.00 % 4.00 %
 Anglo-Australian 800 16,953,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 15.00 %
 Anglo-Canadian 2,900 15,622,000 English Christianity 76.00 % 9.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 1,500 55,022,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 7.00 % 3.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 6,400 16,374,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Lebanese 2,300 10,560,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 35.00 % 4.00 %
 Arab, Libyan 4,400 2,528,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Arab, Moroccan 85,000 16,792,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Arab, Tunisian 4,300 10,820,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Armenian 9,600 6,198,000 Armenian Christianity 90.00 % 12.00 %
 Assyrian 2,100 705,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 91.00 % 1.20 %
Austrian, Bavarian 2,600 14,602,000 Bavarian Christianity 85.00 % 0.30 %
 Azerbaijani, North 1,000 9,634,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Belarusian 1,600 9,826,000 Belarusan Christianity 68.00 % 2.00 %
 Berber, Kabyle 52,000 6,362,000 Kabyle Islam 2.00 % 1.50 %
 Berber, Shawiya 39,000 2,542,000 Tachawit Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
Black African, general 12,000 876,000 French Islam 39.00 % 4.00 %
 Bosniak 2,400 2,975,000 Bosnian Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
Brazilian, White 6,200 94,398,000 Portuguese Christianity 86.00 % 25.00 %
 British 25,000 49,948,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 6.00 %
 Bulgarian 18,000 7,184,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 %
 Chechen 17,000 1,679,000 Chechen Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chilean 1,000 16,387,000 Spanish Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 %
 Chinese, general 9,900 7,944,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 3.00 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 1,700 34,525,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 %
 Congolese, general 23,000 3,731,000 Lingala Christianity 94.00 % 18.00 %
Creoles, Mauritian 700 628,000 Morisyen Christianity 51.00 % 8.00 %
Cuban 600 9,169,000 Spanish Christianity 56.00 % 5.00 %
 Czech 3,000 10,149,000 Czech Non-Religious 25.00 % 0.70 %
 Danish 2,900 5,163,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown French Belgian Sign Language Christianity 62.72 % 0.01 %
 Dominicans 700 8,941,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
 Dutch 138,000 14,930,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.00 %
 Ecuadorian, Mestizo 3,300 12,597,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 5.00 %
 Estonian 800 1,026,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.00 % 4.00 %
European, general 47,000 231,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 0.50 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 3,300 36,205,000 Tagalog Christianity 98.00 % 12.00 %
Finnish 3,100 5,036,000 Finnish Christianity 85.00 % 13.00 %
Fleming 6,123,000 6,322,000 Vlaams Christianity 68.95 % 1.20 %
 French 145,000 49,054,000 French Christianity 76.00 % 0.50 %
 Fula Jalon 8,100 5,657,000 Pular Islam 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Georgian 3,000 3,603,000 Georgian Christianity 85.00 % 1.50 %
 German 40,000 64,598,000 German, Standard Christianity 74.00 % 2.00 %
 German Swiss 2,100 6,204,000 German, Swiss Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 %
 Greek 15,000 10,825,000 Greek Christianity 95.00 % 0.20 %
 Hungarian 4,500 11,752,000 Hungarian Christianity 85.00 % 2.00 %
Hutu, Rundi 2,200 10,307,000 Rundi Christianity 90.00 % 15.00 %
 Hutu, Rwandese 4,700 11,512,000 Rwanda Christianity 90.00 % 20.00 %
Irish 3,700 8,002,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 %
 Italian 163,000 38,240,000 Italian Christianity 80.00 % 0.50 %
 Japanese 4,500 124,291,000 Japanese Buddhism 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Jew 30,000 560,000 French Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Kazakh 2,500 14,062,000 Kazakh Islam 0.50 % 0.30 %
 Khmer, Central 500 15,789,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 7.00 % 1.00 %
 Korean 700 78,596,000 Korean Christianity 35.00 % 15.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 28,000 14,778,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
Latin American, general 12,000 795,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 10.00 %
Latvian 1,200 1,531,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 55.00 % 10.00 %
 Lithuanian 1,700 3,028,000 Lithuanian Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
Luxemburger 4,400 346,000 Luxembourgeois Christianity 95.00 % 0.05 %
 Macedonian 6,000 2,051,000 Macedonian Christianity 85.00 % 0.50 %
 Mexican 1,000 101,599,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 8.00 %
 Moldavian 1,300 3,110,000 Romanian Christianity 74.00 % 5.00 %
 Mongol, Khalka 800 2,080,000 Mongolian, Halh Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Moor 1,400 7,111,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mossi, Moore 700 10,029,000 Moore Islam 30.00 % 12.00 %
 Norwegian 1,300 4,483,000 Norwegian Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 %
 Persian 5,700 36,852,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 2.00 % 1.60 %
 Peruvian 1,100 24,301,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 %
 Polish 50,000 41,323,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.12 %
 Portuguese 34,000 15,054,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 0.60 %
 Romani, Vlax 15,000 1,199,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 %
 Romanian 34,000 22,258,000 Romanian Christianity 90.00 % 5.00 %
 Russian 19,000 130,000,000 Russian Christianity 70.00 % 0.30 %
 Serb 5,900 10,982,000 Serbian Christianity 75.00 % 1.00 %
 Slovak 5,400 5,033,000 Slovak Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 %
 Somali 1,400 19,495,000 Somali Islam 1.00 % 1.00 %
 South Asian, general 31,000 6,878,000 Urdu Islam 2.00 % 0.80 %
 Spaniard 48,000 28,692,000 Spanish Christianity 75.00 % 0.15 %
 Swedish 4,400 8,172,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.00 %
 Tajik, Afghan 4,800 8,698,000 Dari Islam 0.03 % 0.02 %
 Thai, Central 3,300 19,957,000 Thai Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Turk 41,000 57,158,000 Turkish Islam 0.10 % 0.07 %
 Ukrainian 4,000 37,911,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 %
 Urdu 9,100 1,682,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 1,600 27,400,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Vietnamese 1,300 83,406,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 17.00 % 10.00 %
Walloon 3,436,000 3,509,000 Walloon Christianity 69.98 % 1.10 %
 Wolof 1,800 6,237,000 Wolof Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %
  Totals:  92 10,931,000       26   67.21 % 1.35 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 42,000                
  UN Country Population (2015) 10,973,000                

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.3 %)
67.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.3 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
3.2 %
Non-Religious
29.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.1 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
0.3 %
Orthodox
0.4 %
Other Christian
10.3 %
Protestant
0.9 %
Roman Catholic
85.9 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians 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 Belgium. 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 Belgium
  • Christian ministry in Belgium
  • 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 Belgium 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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