PROJECT


6410-901-Faremoutiers Building Fund

Faremoutiers is a new church started in 2005 to the east of Paris, in a region where people travel many miles to find an evangelical church. People have been converted and baptized, and the church has grown to 50.

PROBLEM
The present need is for a permanent and visible place for worship. The need for a credible evangelical witness covers a very wide area in the east of the Paris region. The people we aim to reach primarily are in a network of towns and villages in and around Faremoutiers.

Church members come from 16 different towns and villages, mostly within a radius of 15 miles. Within that area, of about 100,000 inhabitants, there are only two other evangelical churches. In Faremoutiers itself, there are 2,500 inhabitants.

VISION
With a building, we expect that growth to accelerate. The new church building will seat 150 people and provide rooms for Sunday School.

STRATEGY
We have found that a key to church growth in France is having a visible building that gives the church credibility. From the outset the founding members were determined to put spiritual growth as the highest priority and to that end started employing a part-time pastor in 2009. They also put money aside for the building project that they knew was inevitable. WorldVenture can be involved in three ways: providing an address for donors who need tax exemption, finding and encouraging new donors, and recruiting teams to help with certain phases of the building project.

CAPACITY
Land and the original building on it will cost $271,200, including legal fees. Current estimates from architects to develop the location are $900,000. Additional equipment will cost $60,000.


SUMMARY

Location

France, Western Europe


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