The World Horizons France team consists of families and individuals, French nationals and ex-pats from across the world. They 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 that support and grow the work of the local church.
North-East- Our ministries in the North East include work among students in the city of Lille, and the facilitation of a conference and prayer center in a rural area of the Pas de Calais, where church-planting is also taking place.
Marseilles- Team members in Marseilles are heavily involved with reaching out to the local Muslim community through working with Muslim women. There are short term opportunities here to work with Moms’ Groups.
South-West- Focused on the area around the city of Biarritz our team are sharing faith with the international surfing community, organizing kids camps and focusing on the Basque people of the Franco-Spanish border region.
Other members of the team across France are supporting local church, ministries of prayer, and evangelism and discipleship.
Ways to Serve
The team in Spain is a diverse crew with members from many backgrounds, cultures and languages united in common purpose to bless Spain and its inhabitants with the Gospel. World Horizons has teams in the South and the West. Spanish is the language in which the team works, communicates, and ministers. Much of their work is focused on church-planting and the encouragement of communities of believers.
Few people in Spain have any real relationship with God and the minority evangelical church is weak and divided. In the last 20 years, there has been significant numerical growth in the church, but almost all of that has been among recent Latin American immigrants. At a generous estimate there are 500,000 evangelicals in a total population of 48,000,000. For historic reasons, the missionary force is concentrated in the bigger cities, leaving many small to medium sized towns with no evangelical witness. Pioneer church planting is slow work, but is this country’s great need.
Ways to Serve
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All long-term workers must complete training at one of World Horizons’ training locations before joining a team. Once on the field, new team members spend the first two years of their time on the field focused on language learning. During this time, new team members will also be involved with other ministries established by the long-term team. Whichever country new members join, they will focus from the beginning on befriending other Christians and getting to know non-Christians through the teams’ ministries. It’s very important for new team members to be flexible and to come as learners.
If you’re interested in learning more about our teams, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.