WorldVenture History in France
France represents a difficult mission field. Although it is one of the most cultured and sophisticated nations in the world, the hearts of the French people have been hardened to the gospel by 200 years of secularization, intellectualism, rationalism, a resurgence of the occult, individualism, and institutional Catholicism. The majority of the population shows little interest in Christianity except as a topic for philosophical discussion.
WorldVenture missionaries are working in partnership with a national Baptist church association to plant and develop dynamic churches. The cultural diversity in Paris and its suburbs has created a rich ethnic mix among these congregations. There is great potential for touching the nations through the French culture.