Pastor Samy Foucachon visited the CTC offices for Network Leaders Forum and he helped us test out some new technology with this thank you video!
Every month CTC sends you news, videos, blogs, photos, and tweets about new churches. In response, you gave over $80,000 to help 14 new churches get started in global cities. Thank you!
Paris evokes a range of images and emotions - love, romance, light, art, literature, history, sadness, war. It was the first major international city I visited many years ago, when my heart brimmed over at the taste of boeuf bourgignon and pain au chocolat, the majesty of endless blocks of white limestone, that certain je ne sais quoi. I discovered that Paris conforms to the imagination you attach to it. It’s a city of magic
In my early 20s, I worked for a Jewish businessman who knew I was a Christian interested in history. He was also sensitive to Protestant history because Protestant families had protected Jews in their homes during World War II. One day he invited me into his home and gave me a Bible printed in 1638. This Bible included a printing of the French Confession of Faith, unlike most Bibles from that era.
Why is music an important form of outreach in Paris? Music touches the soul in ways that other expressions of worship can’t. It's the universal language. Samy takes music seriously in his worship service because it lends credibility and attracts musicians who don’t have other opportunities to play. The owner of the theatre where the church meets pulled out her violin to help with the worship team, even though she hadn’t played in 15 years. She now plays every week.