Ethnomusicologist – France
Play a part in the development of WEC's ArtsRelease programme, based in Normandy. This project encourages the development of heart worship music for various people groups across France.
Activities will centre around the development of workshops and instruction of musicians in composing and performing in various culturally expressive genres and ethnic styles.
Bring your skill and experience in ethnomusicology to enhance the team's work.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
French language fluency or willingness to learn necessary. Ethnomusicology studies may be required to obtain French certification to work with children.
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About Arts in Mission
Arts Release is a group of creative arts specialists who love Jesus and people of other cultures. The team enjoys expressing God's love through various art forms. Some have professional arts training and others have picked up skills on the way.
Some team members are full-time, others part-time. They are currently based in England, France and Germany but they also travel extensively to work alongside WEC teams in other countries.
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.