Church Planting Apprentice in Kazakhstan
Join our experienced team reaching out to Muslims, aiming to see multiplying indigenous churches planted among them, not just in city centres but also in needy communities and rural areas.
Depending on your own experience and skills, you could get involved in developing church leaders, train couples in family matters and how to bring up children, minister to men, lead a youth group, or perhaps train worship leaders.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You have a heart to serve and learn from local believers, giving time to begin to learn the local language and culture.
You are willing to travel long distances across this vast country in order to work with us wherever there is a need.
When reaching out to Muslims, flexibility, humility and respect is very important.
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About Central Asia
WEC is involved in serving communities throughout Central Asia.
We are working in a variety of roles, alongside other Christian agencies, and with the local church where it exists. Our desire is to see the peoples of this region come to faith in Jesus, gathered into communities of believers, and discipled so that they can disciple others.
WEC’s diverse ministry in Central Asia includes missional business, education, English teaching, medical care and development work.
We cannot give details online about the countries, situations and opportunities we have found where you can serve in Central Asia, but we will be able to tell you more when you meet us face to face.
More about WEC in West and Central Asia
Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi). Kazakhstan is the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil and gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources.
Kazakhstan is officially a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage. Kazakhstan shares borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. Kazakhstan has almost 18 million people.
Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than six people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana.
The territory of Kazakhstan has historically been inhabited by Turkic nomads. In the 13th century, the territory joined the Mongolian Empire under Genghis Khan. By the 16th century, the Kazakh emerged as a distinct group.
The Russians began advancing here in the 18th century, and by the mid-19th century, they nominally ruled all of Kazakhstan as part of the Russian Empire.
Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence during the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Kazakhstan's 131 ethnicities include Kazakhs (63% of the population), Russians, Uzbeks, Ukrainians, Germans, Tatars, and Uyghurs.
The Kazakh language is the state language. Russian is also an official language.
[Read more about this land on Wikipedia]
Kazakhstan has 66 people groups and nearly 50% are unreached with the good news of Christ
Islam is the largest religion at 51%. Christians number 21% and of those, 0.6% are Evangelical.
[source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
The Kazakh peoples
Russians and Ukrainians living here
Freedom of religion
Believers in this land
[Operation World print edition, 2010]
You can also pray online for Kazakhstan with Operation World
WEC is looking for anyone with a heart to serve the peoples of this land. Use your gifts and share your life with others by teaching English or working in a profession. For example, construction workers, farmers, mechanics, engineers, community health professionals, school teachers, dressmakers, and hairdressers.
We need you!