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Ranked as the second most visited country in the world, Spain is known for its art history, culture, and food. Eighty percent of the population says they do not practice religion and the spiritual vacuum is being filled with secularism.


Situated at the crossroads between Africa and Europe, Spain has a unique cultural heritage. Spanish society is multi-lingual and multi-cultural with immigrants from Latin America, Africa, and other European as well as diverse Spanish communities. Catholicism is the official religion but 80% of the population say they are not practicing. Only 0.2% of the population are evangelicals and 13 million people live in towns with no evangelical witness. This spiritual vacuum is being filled with secularism, materialism, cults, and the occult.




OM Spain is reaching out to the least reached communities in Spain through church planting and social action. This pioneer work is focused on the regions of western Spain, such as Extremadura, where there are less evangelical churches. One family is working in Pamplona in the north of Spain. In recent years, a number of new churches have been planted and continue to grow. OM Spain has been directly or indirectly involved in planting 12 new churches!


A ministry near Barcelona is also reaching out to Spain’s large Muslim population.


Youth ministry is another vital focus. Every year, OM Spain runs a camp to invest in the lives of young believers. The aim is the create a generation of Christians who are committed to evangelism and mission.


Throughout the year, OM Spain organises short-term outreaches in the least reached areas. These Global Challenge opportunities focus on supporting the ministry of long-term church planters.


Facts about Spain
47,260,584 (July 2021 est.)
Spanish 86.4%, Moroccan 1.8%, Romanian 1.3%, other 10.5% (2018 est.)
Castilian Spanish (official nationwide) 74%, Catalan (official in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and the Valencian Community (where it is known as Valencian)) 17%, Galician (official in Galicia) 7%, Basque (official in the Basque Country and in the Basque-speaking area of Navarre) 2%, Aranese (official in the northwest corner of Catalonia (Vall d'Aran) along with Catalan, <5,000 speakers)
Economic Overview:
After a prolonged recession that began in 2008 in the wake of the global financial crisis, Spain marked the fourth full year of positive economic growth in 2017, with economic activity surpassing its pre-crisis peak, largely because of increased private consumption. The financial crisis of 2008 broke 16 consecutive years of economic growth for Spain, leading to an economic contraction that lasted until late 2013. In that year, the government successfully shored up its struggling banking sector - heavily exposed to the collapse of Spain’s real estate boom - with the help of an EU-funded restructuring and recapitalization program.
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