New Church Development
in Egypt

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt (EPCE)

Today EPCE has 315 organized churches and around 50 fellowship groups. Due to demographic changes in Egypt, the Pastoral and Outreach Ministries Council (POMC) of the EPCE has identified three areas in which it believes that God is calling the church to pursue outreach: revitalization of village churches, new churches planted in urban suburbs and new churches planted in new “satellite” cities (the government has actually given 20 plots of land to the Synod of the Nile for new church construction.) There are also many century-old churches in small villages, primarily in Southern Egypt, that are in desperate need of redevelopment. If a church closes due to losing a pastor, an uninhabitable church building, or other factors, it’s nearly impossible for it to restart at a later date due to government restrictions.

The Impact

In response to demographic changes in Egypt, the Pastoral and Outreach Ministries Council of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt has identified three areas in which to pursue outreach: revitalization of village churches, new churches planted in urban suburbs and new churches planted in new “satellite” cities.

The Need

The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $2,000 a month to support the planting or revitalization of Presbyterian churches in Egypt.