Europe




France

France

The World Horizons France team consists of families and individuals, French nationals and ex-pats from across the world. They live in the north, south, east and west of France, and work alongside French churches and local associations. Their work includes reaching out to students, running Alpha courses, teaching English, children’s and youth work, prayer initiatives and other activities in the local community.

Our team near Biarritz is focused on supporting the local church through children’s and youth ministries, as well as building relationships with local people through events, hospitality and dance classes. They are also sharing their faith with the international surfing community; many from this background who had turned their back on God are beginning to return to faith. In Marseille, our small team works with local churches and associations to reach out to the French and immigrant communities through English teaching and other activities.

World Horizons France works in association with a team serving at the Château Blanc, near Lille, initiating and hosting interdenominational prayer gatherings for the region and country. They also partner with a couple who have recently bought a small Château in the same village for community and church use.

Other members of the France team minister to local and national authorities, through prayer and support. Many team members also have some form of employment as a way of both supporting themselves financially and sharing their faith, through building relationships with local people.

The France team is eager to see an effective witness among the large immigrant communities and has spearheaded the French translation of an international discipleship resource designed for sharing faith with those from a Muslim background and has trained many people as leaders for this course.

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    Spain

    Spain

    Our multi-national team has been involved in ministry to the people of Spain for over 30 years. We work in several locations in the south of the country, focusing on planting churches and supporting the leadership of evangelical fellowships. Though Spain has long had a strong Catholic presence, secularism is on the rise. We are looking for people to come and join our teams as they seek to reach out to the next generation.

    Our teams based across Extremadura and Andalucía are excited to see how God is at work in these regions. We have seen a number of individuals come to faith and are looking for more people to come and work with us in youth and family ministries. Could you use your skills or interests as a way to build friendships within the local community? We are also looking for young adults to come and be a witness to those in their peer group.

    In Andalucía, other elements of our work are friendship evangelism among immigrant communities, church ministry and hospitality. We are sharing the Gospel with those from Latin American backgrounds living in the region, and there are also exciting opportunities to witness to the great number of North Africans in the country. There is great potential to make new friends and share your faith as you integrate into the Spanish culture.

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      United Kingdom

      United Kingdom
      Each of our UK teams provides a local context in which to share our faith and provide a place for personal support and accountability, while also being part of a creative Christ-centered community formed through a rhythm of prayer, worship and serving our locality.
       
      Derby
      Alongside other charities and organisations, through prayer and action, the World Horizons team plays its part in encouraging the church in Derby to be a place of welcome for everyone; much of its work aims at building unity across the city. Among the different activities the team is involved in are church planting, running a coffee shop and running a choir for refugees and asylum seekers.
       
      Liverpool
      The World Horizons team in Liverpool serves asylum seekers and refugees, supporting them through their transition from war zones, persecution and loss, and so helping them overcome barriers into a full and purposeful life. They host art exhibitions with contributors from around the world and work alongside a language school which helps people to integrate more easily into the life of the city. They also specialize in training, supporting and serving entrepreneurs, creating and launching new businesses around the world. 
       
      Llanelli
      Much of the life of the World Horizons Llanelli team happens around the multi-use community hub which is located next to the beach at North Dock. We have a vision for hospitality and our residential accommodation can host up to 80 people and regularly receives individuals and groups. The Hub is open and accessible to everyone, providing a vibrant and attractive place of welcome and refuge for people of all ages and backgrounds.
       
      London
      Our workers in London are engaged in intercultural church planting and also discipling refugees, asylum seekers and other under-served groups.
      Luton
      The World Horizons team in Luton focuses on sharing the good news on the streets and also connecting digitally with many nationalities around the world. Being in close proximity to All Nations Christian College, the team also receives students on placements as part of their training program.
       
      Swansea
      The World Horizons team in Swansea works alongside churches to develop international initiatives. Practically, this involves sharing food, learning about one another’s cultures, practicing English, building supportive friendships, meeting practical needs, and sharing faith. The team helps to equip churches as they welcome and support those from overseas in adjusting to life in the UK and in navigating challenging situations.
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        Join Our Teams in Europe

        There are short-term opportunities for you to serve alongside our teams in both France and the United Kingdom. The program offered in these countries includes language learning, community living, supporting the local church and participating in regular team ministries while using your individual skills to help with various projects.

        Our teams in Europe also receive those that want to join their team on a long-term placement. Prior to going to the field, new team members must complete one of our long-term training programs. Once on the field, they generally spend their first two years focused on language learning while engaging in ministries established by the long-term team. Whichever country new members join, they will focus from the beginning on encouraging local Christians and getting to know non-Christians through the team’s ministries.

        If you’re interested in learning more about our teams in Europe, please complete the contact form below.