FRANCE - Every 10 Days a New Evangelical Church

Arno Froese

Every ten days a new evangelical congregation is being established in France. Such church growth cannot be found in any other European state. That was reported by Daniel Liechti, the president of the church planting commission of Le Conseil national des évangéliques de France (CNEF—the National Council of Evangelical Churches in France). The umbrella organization represents 33 evangelical movements making up about 70% of the 650,000 evangelical Christians in France. According to Liechti, there are over 2,500 evangelical Christian churches in the country. New converts among French people are those who have visited evangelical churches for months or years. Grand-scale evangelization, where many churches participate, is no longer a reality, because most denominations have distanced themselves from the way of true Christianity.

-Idea: Das Christliche Spektrum, 6/2022

Arno's Commentary

Although the French edition of Midnight Call, L’Appel de Minuit, has been published since the late 1960s with somewhat minimal results, it was a joy to read the article translated above, as it appeared in Idea in the spring of 2022. France’s population stands at about 63 million people, of which 47% are Catholic, 4% Muslim, and 2% Protestant. Like most countries with universal healthcare, life expectancy in France is high: 82.4 years.

The commission of new evangelical churches is targeting its goal at establishing one evangelical church per 10,000 in population. 

One thing we do know is that the Church—the body of Christ, the temple of the Holy Spirit on earth—will continue to grow until perfection. Temple construction is ongoing: “In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord” (Ephesians 2:21).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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