Belgium BE

1,549,662

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

35,059

Indicated decisions 2014

11.2 million

Population

6.7 million

Christians
133,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Belgium
  • Social Control

    Guilt-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Ongoing tension exists between Flemish-speaking  Flanders and French-speaking Wallonia.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Human Development Index- 21st; Internet Access- 84.72% (20th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    21/187
  • Internet Access

    84.72% (20th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Flemish (54.4%, mostly in north and west); Walloon (31.1% mainly in south and east); Other European (7.7%); Arabic-speaking (2.7%, mostly North African); Turk (0.5%); Also, large numbers of Sub-Saharan Africans, and Latin Americans.
  • Common Languages

    Flemish, French, German
  • Economy

    Strong economy with highly skilled workforce; Headquarters of NATO and European Union.
  • History / Politics

    Became nation in 1830 as constitutional monarchy; Deeply divided by language regions.
    Politically unstable from many failed attempts at a national coalition government.
    Nation stretches across the Latin world and the Germanic world.
    Regions are divided as economy, politics, religions, and worldviews differ significantly.
  • Spirituality

    Atheists and non-religious now make up 31% of society.
    Half of the nation considers themselves Catholic, but only 7% attend Mass.
    Until 1960, Catholics were discouraged from reading the Bible.
    In 2006, a new translation was completed, and Catholics were encouraged to read it.
    Evangelicals are united, but are still only 1.2% of the population.
    Belgium is very needy spiritually and needs a revival.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the affluence of society would not seduce people away from the Gospel.
    Pray that true Believers can help reduce national stress and unite the country.
    Pray that Catholics will read the new Bible and will deepen their faith.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.

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