Of all of the countries where SON Network serves, our partners in Slovakia are the most active.

Because Slovaks find themselves facing similar challenges to those we face in North America, SON Teams often find themselves better equipped to do missions in their own country and community when they return home from a trip. Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another (Prov 27:17 ESV).

Each summer in conjunction with several Lutheran churches in Slovakia, SON Network hosts up to 3 English Bible Camps and as many as 2 Life and Adventure Camps for teens. These are typically some of our largest camps and we have seen MANY of the students go on to become Youth Leaders and Pastors.

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Country Snapshot

Area: (about one and a half times the size of Maryland; about twice the size of New Hampshire) total: 49,035 sq km (18,933 sq miles), land: 48,105 sq km (18,573 sq miles), water: 930 sq km (359 sq miles)

Population: 5,445,040 (July 2018 est.)

Population growth rate: -0.02% (2018 est.)

Capital City: Bratislava

Independence Day: 1 January 1993 (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia)

Ethnic Groups: Slovak 80.7%, Hungarian 8.5%, Roma 2%, other and unspecified 8.8% (2011 est.)

Languages: Slovak (official) 78.6%, Hungarian 9.4%, Roma 2.3%, Ruthenian 1%, other or unspecified 8.8% (2011 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth: total population: 77.4 years / male: 73.9 years / female: 81.2 years (2018 est.)

Religious Groups:
Roman Catholic 62%
Protestant 8.2%
Greek Catholic 3.8%
other or unspecified 12.5%
none 13.4% (2011 est.)

SON’s Work in Slovakia

Slovak Evangelistic Center (EVS)

SON Network is honored to partner with the Slovak Evangelistic Center (EVS) and often provides speakers at their annual gathering in May. Under the direction of Slavomir Slavik, EVS serves closely with the Lutheran Church but remains an independent organization in order that they can maintain their firm conservative, evangelical foundation in an environment that is increasingly political and intent on re-writing scripture to serve its own purposes.

Fellowship of Lutheran Youth (SEM)

This dynamic group is active all over Slovakia; organizing both small youth groups and large events. SON Teams have participated in numerous summer events in which several thousand Slovak youth gather at SEM Festivals to worship, pray and sing to the Glory of God.