The capital of Europe is a vibrant and diverse city, home to well over a million people, ninety percent of whom speak French. It's also a unique city where a local population of Brusselites mix with people from all across Europe and the world. Yet Brussels is home to a spiritual famine and the vast majority of its inhabitants do not know the good news of Jesus Christ.
We love Brussels. We live here, we work here, we meet people here and we want to play our part in proclaiming the gospel here by planting a new French-speaking protestant evangelical church.
We are planting into Etterbeek, a commune on the central eastern side of the city. In many ways it is Brussels in miniature. Tens of thousands of individuals living in close proximity to one another, yet with precious few opportunities to hear the gospel of God's grace. The local area is a melting pot of everyone from rich bureaucrats to recent immigrants, mixing the international flavour of much of Brussels with the foundation of local Belgian culture.
It is central in transport terms, and serves as an ideal location for the many young Belgians who arrive to work in Brussels, and for the thousands of university students who study near the south-east corner of the commune. It is also well located for the more residential communes to the south-east of Brussels.
As of January 2016, the plant has begun regular Sunday meetings. We are praying that God will save many, and that by God's grace we will see the gospel grow and people turn to Him. Please read on to find out how you can partner with us.