Lebanon thumbnail
Let a Coach bring the world within reach.
Talk with a Coach

Lebanon

Lebanon has a higher population of Christians than many of its neighbors, but there are still places where there are no believers

Lebanon is a beautiful nation, known as the melting pot of the Middle East. Over 30 percent of the population is Christian, but violence by extremist groups continues to threaten national security. 

Lebanon’s free market economy provides opportunity for growth, especially in service-oriented sectors such as banking and tourism. However, ongoing conflicts in neighboring countries make most investments in the country high risk. Additionally, planned reforms or restructuring often face delays due to corruption, arbitrary licensing decisions, high taxes and outdated legislation. 

Lebanon recognizes 18 official religions, but less than 1% of the overall population belongs to the evangelical church. Encouragingly, some small local denominations are starting to reach across religious borders and minister to refugees. In some areas, groups of new believers from Muslim backgrounds have begun meeting, but there are many parts of the country where there are no groups of believers gathering. 

Pray for the Spirit of God to move across Lebanon, sparking a rich harvest of spiritually interested people. Pray for Lebanon to maintain peace amidst conflicts in neighboring countries. Pray for the local church to be mobilized to lead efforts in relief and evangelism. 

Facts about Lebanon
Population:
5,000,000
People Groups:
Arab, Druze, Alawite, Bedouin, Deaf
Religions:
Islam, Christianity
Percent Evangelical:
0.71%
Government:
Parliamentary Republic
Pray for Lebanon
Pray 46 People Have Prayed
Support the Work in Lebanon
Go to Lebanon

Keep up with OM’s Ministries

Subscribe to receive periodic emails
  • Interested in OM helping your Church?
    Each year, Operation Mobilization helps hundreds of churches get excited, equipped and engaged with international missions. We can speak at your church, offer strategy guidance or simply provide trips for your group.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • Are you ready for
    life overseas with a job?
    Take this short quiz to start learning more about taking your job overseas.
    OM Logo
    • Living and working overseas strikes people differently, depending on a number of factors.
    • If the thought of taking a job in your occupation in a foreign country is exhilarating, you might want to know how ready you are to take the plunge!
    • If that thought brings up a host of doubts and concerns, you might want to know where to begin, to address them.