People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Serb of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 210,268

ROP3 Code: 108856
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Southern
Language: Serbian - (srp)
Religion: Christianity - Orthodox
Country of Origin: Serbia

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project. By Anonymous

Majority Located Where

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 87,820

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 29,030

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 13,174

  Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY - 6,374

  Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA - 5,974

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Brief Profile

The Serb diaspora emigrated from the nation of Serbia. The kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes came into existence in 1918, and its name was changed to Yugoslavia in 1929. Post World War II Yugoslavia was governed by the communists, and Serbia became a Federal unit of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

The 1990s saw the break-up of Yugoslavia, and a time of war, political turmoil, and conflict followed for the people of Serbia. In 2006, the people of Montenegro ended their union with Serbia, and Serbia once again became a separate nation.

The Serb diaspora are overwhelmingly linked to the Serbian Orthodox Church. In fact, their national and religious identity are closely linked to the Serbian Orthodox Church since the early 19th century. Over 85% of Serbs claim to be Orthodox Christian, while nearly 6% claim to be Catholic.

Prayer Points

  • The Serb diaspora need to be heard on the issues that have shaped their nation. There are strong feelings especially toward NATO nations who participated in the military intervention into the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo in the late 1990s. Many Serbian’s view this action as intrusive and illegal.
  • Pray for the Serbs as many experience difficulty finding their in terms of jobs and other ways.
  • Pray that evangelical Christians will form relationships with the Serb diaspora and then in turn share a gospel witness with them in both word and deed.
  • Pray for Christian leaders to emerge who will take the gospel to the Serb diaspora.
  • Pray for healing of emotional wounds brought on by the turmoil in their homeland.
  • Pray evangelical churches will organize a prayer strategy for the unreached Serb diaspora.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesMorton GroveChicago-Naperville-ElginIL87,820
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON29,030
United StatesWashingtonDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI13,174
United StatesTonawandaBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY6,374
United StatesWaynePhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA5,974
United StatesStratfordBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT3,929
United StatesPhoenixPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ3,518
United StatesClearwaterTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL3,059
United StatesNorth VersaillesPittsburghPA3,053
United StatesBaltBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD2,019
United StatesMilwMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI2,004
United StatesSan DiegoSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA1,921
United StatesEden PrairieMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN1,905
United StatesProvProvidence-WarwickRI1,817
United StatesPearlandHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX1,700
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV1,572
United StatesRochesterRochesterNY1,277
United StatesCampbellSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA1,149
United StatesConverseSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX904
United StatesOmahaOmaha-Council BluffsNE579
United StatesTucsonTucsonAZ578
United StatesCinCincinnati-MiddletownOH552
United StatesGrand RapidsGrand Rapids-WyomingMI406
United StatesNorfolkVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA404
United StatesAlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNM310
United StatesHickory CreekDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX235
United StatesOverland ParkKansas CityKS120