Plough the Hard Ground in the Balkans




Our team is doing church planting in a town in the Balkans in a secular Muslim environment.

We would love to welcome new long- and short-term team members to spread the Good News widely in this hard ground.

Who are we reaching?

We are seeking to reach the majority Albanian population in our country, of whom just 0.05% trust in Christ.

We seek to break through their mix of Islamic and secular beliefs by shining the light of the Saviour among them.


There are currently no native believers in our town.

Our vision is to raise up a locally-led church which will be able to reach out to this region, to ethnic Albanians in the Balkans and ultimately be used powerfully by God for His global purposes.


We are helpless to do church planting without the work of God through His Spirit, recognising the Bible as God’s Word and our final authority. A key part of our team’s strategy is to be part of the local community. As a result, we place a high value on language learning. Team members work together closely, encouraging and supporting one another to use our individual giftings towards a common goal.


All God-given skills and abilities can be used in this task; from professional qualifications to hobbies and personal interests, in order to build relationships and trust, serve the community and win a hearing for the Good News.

We have opened a community centre in our town, from which we run various activities: English classes with youth and adults, one-on-one adult English lessons, English book clubs, computer programming and robotics courses, a youth club, craft activities, Bible Studies and more.

We also run other activities outside our centre, such as teacher training (in local schools), medical teaching (at local health centres), palliative care community projects, baking, mountain biking and summer camps.

We work closely with the local church in a nearby city, sharing resources and encouraging each other in our work and spiritual growth.

If you think you might be a good fit for this team, get in touch with our team to find out more.

Not exactly what you’re looking for? Pioneers has hundreds of cross-cultural mission opportunities available – far too many to list on our website. Get in touch with our team to find an opportunity that’s right for you!

Photo by Arild Vågen and is licensed under the Creative Commons.

SKU: 10014 TAG: Education

This product has been added to your cart