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Why Norway Needs the Gospel

  • The population of Norway is 5.1 million people, and 8.4% are Evangelical.
  • Oslo (the capital of Norway) and surrounding areas have a lower number of Evangelical Christians, although over half the population live in these areas.

In Norway, there is still a state church - the Church of Norway (Lutheran). However
freedom for other religions is guaranteed. Many of the leaders of the church are
theologically and evangelically sound. Yet, of the 90% of the population who are church members, only about 4% attend church every Sunday. Despite Norway’s deep spiritual heritage, churches are now struggling to retain members. Church planting and new ministries are a great need.

Most statistics taken from Operation World 7th Edition (2010).