The United Presbyterian Church of Vietnam includes numerous local congregations. Throughout the country, people of numerous tribes now make up the 6,500 member community. “The heart and soul of Vietnam’s house church movement is evangelism, and this core value is deeply embedded in every pastor and leader,” says Paul Friesen, the PC(USA)’s regional liaison for Southeast Asia.
A recent report noted that the church is hoping to soon receive official recognition by the government. This will enable the church to proclaim the gospel publicly and reach out more visibly to the non-Christian population. They are hopeful that it will soon allow the church to host a mission co-worker from the PC(USA). Ministry leaders expect a growing number of house churches to surface in Vietnam as more and more Protestant denominations receive official recognition.
Learn more about overall ministry in Vietnam here.