Who are the Azerbaijanis?
Azerbaijanis are a Muslim-background people of about 40 million. They are concentrated in the Caspian Sea region in northwest Iran and Azerbaijan. With less than 2% as known followers of Jesus, they are considered one of the world's largest unreached people groups.
Their roots are in the Caucasus Mountains. Their language is a Turkic language. And their history is intertwined with Persians and Russians. So as they are reached with the Gospel, they have high potential for reaching others throughout Central Asia and the Middle East.
Azerbaijanis need prayer
Azerbaijanis are admirable people with many noble qualities. But like all people, there is much in their culture that needs to be redeemed. They have endured much hardship from oppressive governments to unstable economies.
They are a people who need Jesus. As Azerbaijanis are becoming increasingly open to the Gospel, now is the time that prayer can have the greatest impact.
Join us in praying
As a member of the Network of Azerbaijani Partnerships,
the North American Azerbaijani Network exists to facilitate:
bringing the gospel to Azerbaijanis worldwide
forming healthy, reproducing, locally-led indigenous churches amongst the Azeris
providing a convening place for local and expatriate workers to come together in collaborative partnerships that will further these aims
the need for ministry among Azerbaijanis worldwide and in North America
individuals, groups, and churches in prayer, advocacy, friendship and outreach towards Azerbaijanis
individuals and teams to serve cross-culturally to reach Azerbaijanis with the Gospel
partnering relationships to help meet physical, developmental and spiritual needs of Azerbaijanis
partners with trusted resources and relationships to achieve shared ministry goals among Azerbaijanis