The Czech Republic is considered by many to be one of the most secular nations in Europe. Only 5.5% of Czechs regularly attend a Christian church, 40% claim to be atheists, and others (more than 50%), search for meaning in various forms of spiritualism. Through a partnership with the Brethren Church, which is part of the International Federation of Free Evangelical Churches (IFFEC), the Evangelical Covenant Church started its work in the Czech Republic in 1999. Missionaries are involved in church planting, development, theological education, and compassion ministry.
The Czech Republic’s history includes severe persecution and expulsion of Protestants. This country was the home of the Moravian Brethren, who impacted the world with the first Protestant missionary movement in 1732. The Brethren Church is part of IFFEC, with its roots in Jan Hus, a martyr, and the Moravian Brethren. This church began in 1880 and today has sixty-two congregations in the Czech Republic.