Faith Church

Hit Gyülekezete

The Faith Church is a state-recognised Christian church founded and based in Hungary. Our community is a member of the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement, which has around 600 million members worldwide, and is the most dynamically developing Christian community in Hungary today. The church, with a membership of over 100,000. The community was founded in 1979, and after the regime change in 1989, the state declared the Faith Church a recognised religious denomination. The church has more than 200 congregations throughout the country and beyond its borders. It has local community in all neighbouring countries, as well as in Germany, Switzerland and the United States.

The Faith Church is headquartered in the Faith Park in Budapest’s 10th district. Within the park is, among other things, the Saint Paul Academy (SZPA) and the dormitory building involved in the project. Saint Paul Academy was founded by the Faith Church in 1990. The school is a state-recognised institution of higher education. Education started in the 1990/91 academic year with full-time and part-time theological courses. It currently has more than 1,000 students. The dormitory is open to students from the countryside and abroad studying at the Academy.

The main activities of the church outside the life of faith are:

  • Bible translation
  • Missionary service (Africa, Asia)
  • Media (TV, radio, newspapers, book publishing, social media)
  • Prison mission
  • Hospital ministry
  • Charity (helping the needy)
  • Education (public education, higher education, faith education).

Main role in the project:

The Faith Church (FCHURCH) will provide the fourth demo building in the project, where 3 different types of renovation solutions will be tested. It is also coordinating a sub-task of the Social Innovation Work Package. Within this, FCHURCH is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Coordinating the creation of Social Task Forces.
  • Analysis of social innovation activities
  • Diagnosing of the current situation in the local context of the REHOUSE 4 demonstrators.