Many influential Czech church leaders gained initial theological and practical training from Entrust staff members – men and women who began crossing the border from Austria into this staunchly communist country in the early 1980s. Now, Czech Christian denominations own and operate seminaries and Bible schools across the country.
Entrust continues to serve the local church through one staff couple who are planting and pastoring a Czech church, faithfully facilitating Entrust courses nationwide, providing pre-marital and marriage counseling, youth ministry, women’s ministry and training in biblical counseling.
Famous people: church reformer Jan Hus, composers Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana
Fabulous foods: klobásy (sausages), knedliky (dumplings), palačinky (crepes)
Spiritual climate: nominally Roman Catholic but in reality, one of Europe’s most atheistic countries; spiritual hunger and church growth is evident in some parts of the country, most notably in the Silesia region.