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Mission Mobiliser in Romania

Do you have a heart to mobilise Romanians for cross-cultural mission? We want to see a wave of new cross-cultural workers from Europe to sweep over Europe and the world.

Visit churches to encourage cross-cultural ministry; get involved with youth gatherings; attend or help to organise missions conferences and events, and offer training (eg. Kairos, MomentumYes courses) or form interest groups.

Use social media to help us promote WEC across the Romania in partnership with our WAVE branch working across Eastern Europe.

Follow up enquirers and applicants to encourage and pray with them and their church leadership, then be a mentor while they serve abroad.

Qualities & Gifts Sought

Enthusiastic communicator, with people skills and internet skills.

Passionate about mission and enthusiastic about  WEC's ethos. Romanian speaker or studying the language and culture.

You have initiative to find a new audience but happy to work in a team, and are willing to travel widely across Romania and Eastern Europe.

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About Southeast Europe

Southeast Europe offers unique opportunities and challenges for mission.

Orthodox Christianity is in decline in this region and the arrival of people from different nations is providing a new context to reach the unreached. WEC aims to respond to these opportunities and challenges, and to mobilise East Europeans to reach the unreached on their own doorstep, as well as to go to new cultures and join our teams around the world.

WEC is currently ministering in Albania, Greece, North Macedonia, Bulgaria and elsewhere in the Balkans. Each team has been involved in outreach and church planting, as well as in community projects and reconciliation, for several years. We have also been recruiting in Eastern Europe especially Poland, Ukraine, Romania, etc.

One team is running a free medical service and children's programmes as well as looking for more ways to reach their community. Another team has a ministry centre and is exploring their options in reaching out to more parts of the neighbouring community. Another small team has an established reconciliation ministry, and there are opportunities among refugees in partnership with established churches.

WEC is prayerfully planning and anticipating reaching out to more new locations. This includes church planting and discipling in more districts in cities and towns not yet reached.

Contact us to explore and pray how you might fit in.

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About Romania

Romania is a southeastern European country known for the forested region of Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. It is the 12th largest country in Europe and the 6th most populous member state of the European Union.

Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, the site of the gigantic, Communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building.

Its preserved medieval towns include Sighişoara, and there are many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend.

Romanians regard themselves as the descendants of the ancient Romans who conquered southern Transylvania under the emperor Trajan in 105 ce and of the Dacians who lived in the mountains north of the Danubian Plain and in the Transylvanian Basin. By the time of the Roman withdrawal under the emperor Aurelian in 271, the Roman settlers and the Dacians had intermarried, resulting in a new nation. Both the Latin roots of the Romanian language and the Eastern Orthodox faith to which most Romanians adhere emerged from the mixture of these two cultures.

In 1859 the principalities of Walachia and Moldavia were united, and in 1877 they proclaimed their independence from the Ottoman Empire as the modern Romania. This was accompanied by a conversion from the use of Cyrillic to the Latin alphabet.

During the nation's communist era, the regime concentrated on the expansion of industry, with priority given to the heavy industries of metallurgy, chemical manufacture, and engineering.

The current President is Klaus Iohannis and the Prime Minister is Nicolae Ciucă. Romania's 2007 entry into the EU has been a significant influence on its domestic policy, and including judicial reforms, increased judicial cooperation with other member states, and measures to combat corruption.

Romania's population is around 19,596,000 comprising 33 different ethnic groups, of which seven are classified as unreached. The largest of these are the Turks, the Tatars and the Jews. About 93% of the country is Christian (mostly Eastern Orthodox, while only 6.3% of these are evangelical).

[sources: Wikipedia, Britannica and Joshua Project]

Pray for Romania

A legacy of brokenness endures from the days of Ceausescu’s regime. Every kind of social evil came to fill the moral space left after Communism ended. People struggle with substance abuse, prostitution, human trafficking, and abuse of children. Deep corruption led to economic instability and widespread unemployment. Membership in the European Union has helped push Romania further along the path of economic progress and stability. Pray for leadership that has wisdom to follow the right path, and integrity to establish right policies.

Romania is one of the world’s most Christian nations by percentage, but it is difficult to see this in society. The atheistic worldview of Communism persists. Weak faith, hypocrisy, and slander of other denominations cause problems for all Christian groups. This does not glorify Christ, and does not build up the Church. Church members and even clergy mix faith with folk religious practices or the occult. Churches neglect many poor people. Pray for a breakthrough of love, holiness, discipleship, and prayer in all denominations.

[source: Operation World]

More about WEC in Europe

Although WEC has not ministered in Romania in the past, our IMM branch are offering training and mobilising in churches across Romania to help equip them to prepare and support individuals, couples and famiies for cross-cultural mission.

Read about these opportunities here: GoIMM.org


Position Type
Prayer & Intercession
Human Resources & Member Care
Communications & Media

Commitment Type
Long term i You need to be committed to serve 2 years or longer, in order to achieve more effective ministry, and be willing to undergo adequate training as appropriate.

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