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.
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.
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.