WHY SLOVAKIA? After Slovakia regained its independence, the mass secularization caused by the communist agenda left the Lutheran Church in ruins and Christianity near extinction.
After World War II, the Soviet Union took control of Slovakia (which was then still a part of Czechoslovakia) and placed it under the Soviet communist regime from 1948 – 1990. It was considered the primary industrial center for the Soviet Union, and communism is remembered as a very dark and painful time for its people. This included the persecution, imprisonment, and murder of Christians. After Slovakia regained its independence, the mass secularization caused by the communist agenda left the Lutheran Church in ruins and Christianity near extinction.
However, as in all former communist countries where SON serves, a small remnant of the Church persisted. It is with these faithful servants of God with which we are privileged to work, and we are honored to partner with several Lutheran congregations to bring English Bible Camps and Life and Adventure Teen Camps to students throughout this beautiful country.View Opportunities
SON’s Work in Slovakia
Language Camps & Conferences
SON Partners: Miro Mudrak – SEM, Pr. Slavomir Slavik, EVS, leadership members from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Slovakia
Where we work: Vranov nad Topľou, Batizovce, Ružomberok, Šipková
What we do: English Bible Camps & Life Camps for teens (view opportunities above) Discipleship Education Conferences for pastors and church leaders
Slovak Evangelistic Center (EVS)
Slovak Evangelistic Center (EVS)- 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)
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.