International Mission Study: Norway

Coast of Norway


It's a land of dramatic Nordic landscapes with lush meadows and forested hills, icy glaciers and rushing waterfalls, deep fjords and snow-capped peaks. In the north, the summer sun shines around the clock, and in the winter northern lights fill the sky.

Beyond startling beauty, Norway's other superlatives include it being considered the world's most democratic nation. It ranks among the world's wealthiest nations with North Sea oil fields allowing the country to sock away reserves of hundreds of billions of dollars. And using the United Nation's measures for happiness, people in Norway enjoy high levels of security, strong social policies, freedoms, and an overall sense of well-being, making Norway one of the happiest countries in the world.

Yet, in a country that seemingly has everything, Norway's heritage as a Christian nation belies its spiritual state. Postmodern culture has taken root here as in much of Europe with its sense of relativism and lack of definitive truths. Large church buildings of the past stand empty or have been converted into cafes in this secular culture. 

In a land of such outward beauty and self-sufficiency, how and where is God working to bring people to a rich faith in Norway? Journey through Norway in the International Mission Study 2016, and see how God is bringing spiritual beauty to this land. 

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