Children's Holiday Club Team – France
Come as a team of five adults to assist our France Branch conference in late October 2019. Run a 6-day programme of activities for 14 kids and 7 teenagers. You will need to be able to come with a programme of activities in mind, prepared and ready to go, that will engage and entertain the kids, but also help them to grow in their relationship with Jesus.
These are opportunities for missionaries' children to have a break from intense cross-cultural experiences, and to holiday and enjoy socialising with other Western children from their parents' home culture. Your role is to enhance that experience for them.
There may be opportunity to spend extra time with the residential team, visiting some of the ministries they are involved in following the conference.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You enjoy working with under 18s. You have experience leading Vacation Bible School, Holiday Bible Club or Sunday School. Can plan the activities and programme before you arrive. If you have some French language that would be a bonus, but required.
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France is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean.
The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.
France has a population of approx. 65 million people and its capital is Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban centres include Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Nice, Toulouse and Bordeaux.
France has long been a global centre of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts Europe's third-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site. France received 83 million foreign tourists in 2012, ranking it as the first tourist destination in the world, ahead of the USA (67m) and China (58m).
France is a developed country with the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, and human development.
[Source Wikipedia. Read more about France here].
France has 115 people groups and 32% of these are unreached with the good news of the gospel.
63% profess to be Christian and of these 1% are Evangelical.
[Source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
unity among believers
vision for outreach
the nearly 50 million French people who have no real link to a church
the minorities e.g.
-the French Jewish communities
[Operation World, print edition 2010]
You can also pray online for France with Operation World.
WEC's ministry in France is wide-ranging and involves both sending and receiving Christian workers. WEC partners with evangelical churches in France to send workers to minister cross-culturally all over the world, but France is also a country where many do not know what it means to have a living faith in Jesus Christ.
Church planting teams are working amongst indigenous French, Basque and immigrant communities across France.
Junior serves Basque peoples in France. Read his story.
Read more about WEC in France here.