Missionary to immigrants – Netherlands
A fantastic opportunity for someone with a vision to reach unreached people groups. Join our team who live and work among immigrant communities here in Holland, where you will find people of every ethnic background imaginable.
The Netherlands is home to over 100 ethnic groups, of which 21 are considered unreached. Build relationships with them and introduce people to Jesus.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Dutch language is not essential to begin, but will help you in your settling in the Netherlands.
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The Netherlands is a country in Western Europe with a population of 17 million.
The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve provinces and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
The five largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the seat of the States General and cabinet. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and the world's largest outside East Asia.
Netherlands literally means lower countries, influenced by its low land and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level.
With a population density of 414 people per km2 –– the Netherlands is classified as a very densely populated country. Only Bangladesh, South Korea, and Taiwan have both a larger population and higher population density.
Nevertheless, the Netherlands is the world's second-largest exporter of food and agricultural products, after the United States. This is partly due to the fertility of the soil and the mild climate as well as its highly developed intensive agriculture.
[Source Wikipedia. Read more about the Netherlands here]
There are 101 people groups and 21% of these are unreached with the good news of Jesus.
47% profess to be Christian and of these 4.25% are Evangelical.
[Source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
revival that restores the nations belief in the gospel
the government to be influenced for good
student and youthwork
migrant ethnic minorities
a new generation of church leaders
[Operation World, print edition 2010]
You can also pray online for The Netherlands with Operation World.
In cooperation with local churches, WEC Netherlands wants to equip and send workers among the unreached, to make followers of Jesus, and to plant missional churches.
We are also reaching out to immigrant communities within the Netherlands.