Resolutely secular, France promises freedom for all forms of religious expression; the reality is different as France struggles to cope with its fast-growing immigrant population with their many forms of religion. Although 60% of the population claims to be Christian, only a small minority actually practices their faith. Yet evangelical Christianity is rising to meet the challenges there and is attracting many to the gospel. Awana France supports the churches by reaching kids with the incredible news of the gospel, equipping leaders with discipleship, courage, and proven training methods, and changing the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more.
Reaching Kids in France
There are more than 12 million children in France today under the age of 15, the time of life when they will be most open and receptive to the message of the gospel. Well educated, children here need the kind of Biblically solid, age-appropriate Christian materials Awana France is able to provide. Bringing kids to Christ and mentoring them along the way will raise up a new generation of Christians. Since the first club began there in 1985, the gospel of Christ has shown each child in Awana that he or she is precious to God and created especially by Him!
Every week, Awana France reaches 119 children with the gospel in their heart languages through 8 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in France
Awana is a proven program for reaching kids with the gospel. But it disciples the rest of the church through equipping the Awana club leaders with courage and joy in spreading the gospel. The young people of France desperately need godly mentorship since they have seen the emptiness of secularism. Each Awana program is built upon leadership that is trained to reach children, like those who use our Leader-Based Strategy (LBS) curriculum.
National missionaries, who understand the complexity of their countries, assist the churches which use the Awana program.
Changing the World in the France
In Europe, people tend to see Christianity as “old” and uninteresting. Awana debunks those myths! Unlike many American churches, most European churches have no children’s ministry. When a church starts the Awana program, children have a meaningful and fun place to go as they learn about the gospel. Adults are discipled and trained to make more disciples. Awana seeks to reach more children in France with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
You can join Awana in changing the world!
- Total Number of Clubs: 8