Country & Ministry Profile
France is one of the countries where the Reformation started. The Roman Catholic Church has played a predominant role in French society and mentalities in the past. Anti-religious sentiments have developed in France since the 1970s and in 1999, those who identified themselves as French Evangelicals were labeled a "sect" by a government commission. There are 36,550 cities, towns, and villages in France and 35,000 of them do not have an Evangelical church.
Meanwhile, Islam has seen strong growth. For each Evangelical Christian in France, there are ten practicing Muslims. France has developed a reputation as a "missionary graveyard." It is one of the least evangelized countries in the world—only 0.4% of the population are Evangelical Christian. It is both essential and urgent that everything be put into place so that the Gospel is preached with strength and vigor.
The objectives of the SIM France Board are:
SIM France is developing partnerships with two church unions (France Mission and the Association of Interdependent Evangelical Churches). Together we wish to help churches, particularly with young people, to become powerful workers in the hands of God. Together we wish to put everything into place so that French people will hear the Gospel and submit to God’s Word. Together we wish to help Christians and churches in French-speaking countries to put into action the Great Commission throughout the world. It is the desire of SIM France to put everything into place so that these objectives can be fulfilled. To achieve this, we wish to:
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