France a Gospel Priority Area:
- In France there are over 250 towns of over 10,000 people which have no gospel-preaching church at all
- In some ‘départements’ in France (= UK counties) there are only 2 evangelical churches of any description.
- Of the 36,664 local communities in France, approximately 34,500 have no resident evangelical witness
- In France about 10 million people pay around £20 billion every year for occult consultations: three times the amount paid to their family doctors
- There are over 30,000 registered mediums and spiritual healers in France
France needs the Gospel and France needs Gospel workers.
At the same time…
- In France today there are 9 times the number of evangelical Christians there were in 1950!
- Over the past 42 years, more than 1,300 evangelical churches have been planted in France.
- God is at work in France. And at TCH, we’re passionate about getting involved with what he’s doing there.
That’s why we’re working in partnership with Acts 29 Europe and the Evangelical Baptist Association to help see churches planted in the parts of France where there is currently no evangelical witness.
By God’s grace, we’ll be sending our first missionaries there in 2015. Over the next 20 years, we want to send scores of people to France to get involved in planting churches like l’Eglise du Val d’Europe. And not just church-planters and pastors, but ordinary Jesus-loving Christians of every sort. To find out more, contact email iGPA France.