Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Impacting Culture in Paris

I was listening to the Catalyst Podcast yesterday with Jon Tyson from Origins Church in NYC. He said something really powerful. He said the reason the church is not more effective is that it is not located in the places where culture is created (the major cities like LA, NYC, Paris, Berlin, England, Brussels etc). He said that one of the reasons this is true is because of the high cost to live in these cities.

Paris is one of the most expensive cities in world to live in (13th I think). But we must find a way to live there if we will plant a church in this most influential city. There is a saying that in Europe all roads lead to Paris and there is a lot truth to that. In France there is no question as to the city's influence. In Europe they are still probably the most culturally influential city. In 2 recent polls I have blogged about, France was ranked #1 and #3 in the most influential nations in the world. Yet about 1/2 of 1% of the French people are evangelical believers. The percentage is even worse in Paris.

They are considered world leaders in fashion, food, wine, art, and tourism.

We must build a growing Christian presence in the city Paris.

If you are interested in seeing this become a reality contact us at info@catalystfrance.org or me personally at ken@catalystfrance.org

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