The Church of the Nazarene entered Denmark in 1960 and Norway in 2009. Finland is a pioneer area.
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In Denmark, just under 75 percent of the population identifies with the nation’s historical religion, but just two percent attend church. Half of those church members report being agnostic or atheist.
Norway and Finland have similar a religious heritage, but most people are not committed church attenders.
Secularism, affluence, and postmodernism heavily influence the cultures.
Pray we may hear God’s voice and be the church – an embracing community to our neighbors and newcomers.
Pray we will discover concrete ways to respond as a church to the needs that arise around us, especially to the growing sense of loneliness some experience.
Ask the Lord to help us be disciples who use opportunities to share Christ on our frontiers, in schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods.
Immigrant populations are spiritually open, and immigrant churches are growing.
Refugees from war-torn areas are receptive to material support, as well as friendship and spiritual conversation.
A Nazarene coffee shop named Sweet Surrender in Copenhagen is reaching the neighborhood through innovative ministry and becoming a social and spiritual home for an international group of volunteers.
Coffee shop ministry in Denmark.