The biggest metropolis in the Baltics, Riga blends timeless tradition with today’s most modern. In its 800 years of turbulent history, everyone from German knights to Swedish kings and Soviet commissars have left their footprints, and today Latvia’s capital is an exciting European metropolis at the crossroads of eastern and northern Europe. Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage site of cobblestones and breathtaking river views, as well as Europe’s Wifi capital with almost 1,000 spots to get online for free.
Riga at a Glance
Riga is home to a sizable English-speaking population due to some international business and medical ventures, but mainly because English is taught to children starting in the 1st grade. However, there are no English-speaking churches at all in a city of 650,000.
Riga, like many other great cities around the world, is ripe for an English-speaking church to take hold within its borders. We pray that God will begin even now tugging on the heartstrings of those who will take up the call to proclaim the Gospel in this city.
Learn more about Riga here.
International Church Planter (English-Speaking)
Join us! We’re starting international churches in strategic cities around the world!
CATALYST, the Church Multiplication mission of The International Baptist Convention is searching for a church planter to start an English-speaking, international church in Riga Latvia.
We’re looking for someone to…
- identify communities of English-speaking internationals residing in Riga
- develop intentional relationships and inroads within the focus communities
- make disciples and cultivate a new, self-sustaining local church
You will use your spiritual gifts and natural abilities to make and reproduce disciples, leaders, small groups, and other churches among the international people of Riga.
Bonus: You will be part of a team of leaders working together to start other international churches across Northern Europe! We call them LEAD Teams.
This opportunity is for YOU if…
- You’re a visionary, strategic leader
- You’re an entrepreneurial, pioneering self-starter
- You’re a relational, evangelistic disciple-maker
- You’re culturally sensitive and competent
- You’re a strong communicator – preacher, teacher
Learn more about what makes a successful international church planter here.
We’re taking to gospel to 230 million international expats around the world! Join us!