Coffeehouse Evangelist in France
Contribute to the ministry life of a coffeehouse, set up by a church in a low-income housing area of Lisieux, Normandy.
The coffeehouse provides a place to meet and chat with many nationalities, share testimony, pray with those who request it, encourage and show love to the needy and the lonely.
It is an ideal springboard for church planting and other ministry developments. Activities based here are crafts, music, kids club, Alpha, Bible studies and English language training, but together we can expand and diversify the ministry.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
French language fluency or willingness to learn is necessary. Passion for and experience in evangelism and/or church planting desirable.
You can also bring artistic or tutorial skills to offer this needy community.
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This position is unsalaried, as all WEC personnel look to God to provide their personal needs.
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 Basques
- the French Jewish communities
- North Africans
[Operation World, print edition 2010]
You can also pray online for France using 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.