Finland FI

84,234

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

2,785

Indicated decisions 2014

5.5 million

Population

4.5 million

Christians
649,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Finland
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Guilt-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Finns are racially and linguistically distinct from the other Scandinavian nations.
    Finland has been strongly influenced and sometimes attacked by neighboring Russia.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Human Development Index- 24th; Internet Access- 94.01% (6th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians- 91.69% (18th); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals-18.31% (21st); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians- 5.37% (25th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    24/187
  • Internet Access

    94.01% (6th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Finns (97.6%); Other European groups (0.9%); Saami (0.05%).
  • Common Languages

    Finnish, Swedish, Saami, Sign language
  • Economy

    Has a strong economy from high-tech and exports; Some unemployment within minorities.
  • History / Politics

    Ruled by Sweden for 700 years, then Russia 100 years; Independence in 1917.
    Has a stable, multi-party democracy, and is a member of the European Union.
  • Spirituality

    Largely secular society, even though Christians are 84% of nation; Only 8% go to church.
    Last revival came in the 1960’s; Strong belief in the power of human reason.
    Lutheran church has a stronger evangelical tradition than most state churches.
    Finland has a deeply private culture, making discipleship among men difficult.
    GMO visits suggest it is somewhat more open to the Gospel than other Nordic nations.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the affluence of the society would not seduce people away from the Gospel.
    Pray the Lord would have a revival among the 84% who say they are Christians.
    Pray that the number of evangelical Christians in the country would increase.
    Pray that the hearts of men would be moved for their need of the Savior.
    Pray that even more people would commit to the Lord through GMO gospel sites.

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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