When most people think of France, they don't usually imagine a nation in need of Christ.  But the reality is often stranger than fiction.  France needs the redemption only found in Jesus Christ.  Join our team of prayer partners and supporters for the renewal of France.

France by the numbers

Christians who don't attend church regularly

While over 45% of French claim some form of Christianity, most don't attend services even once a month.  Most hold barely nominal beliefs and often in conjunction with other worldviews, most notably the occult.

Atheist or Agnostic

Along with the enlightenment also came a rise in the rejection of Christianity.  Religion is a private affair in France, and evangelism is frowned upon.

Clairvoyants outnumber Catholic priests by

While 52% of Europeans believe astrology has a scientific basis. France has especially embraced the occult. It is estimated that over 100,000 men and women are active occult practitioners. 

Protestant believers

Christianity is being assaulted on all fronts in France.  Once embraced by over 45% of the French population, Protestantism is mired in liberalism and has now fallen to less than 2% of the population.

Muslim population

While much of Christianity is in decline in France. The Muslim population is increasing, resulting in one of the largest Muslim populations in Europe. Many are immigrants from former French colonies. 

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Praying for France

Prayer is essential to the life of all Christians. We desire your prayers for the renewal of France, and furthermore we would like you to pray specifically for the needs of our family and those with whom we share the Good News of Jesus Christ. 

To this end, we regularly send out newsletters via email as fuel for prayer.  Please join us in our love for God and for the French people. 

We want to hear from you!

We love hearing from our supporters and partners.  Feel free to drop us a line, be it encouragement, constructive criticism, or needs that you might have.  We ask for your prayers, but we also want to be praying for you! So let us know how God can be using us in your lives. 

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Partnering with us

Being in full time ministry and providing our basic needs is an endeavor that takes spiritual and financial resources.  If you would like to be a part of our ministry in France, please click below to fill out a giving form with our sending agency Alongside Ministries. 

Matt and Katie Riley