Jan 2024 Update

What an incredible journey 2023 has been! With hearts full of gratitude, we extend our deepest thanks for your unwavering prayers and generous support. We’ve witnessed the miraculous works of God, and we’re thankful for your invaluable role in that. Last year, we celebrated 14 individuals being baptized and 8 receiving the Holy Spirit. Our Paris Centre Church (PCC) family welcomed over 300 guests, culminating in a record-breaking attendance of 172 people in our largest service yet! We saw a 25% increase in average attendance over 2022 and are excited to have broken the “100 barrier”. The vision to plant churches throughout Paris is becoming more of a reality.

WARSAW POLAND

December took us to Warsaw, Poland, to support the burgeoning church led by Jackson and Alyssa Brooks. The Brookses have a great vision of reaching their city for Jesus; it was an honor to be with them. We look forward to great reports out of Warsaw!

BAPTISM STORIES

The baptism stories of Abraham and Ingrid (unconnected) are remarkable. Their journeys to God, initiated by a simple online search, led them to our church. The rapid progression from discovering our church online to receiving Bible studies and baptism is an incredible example of how technology is a powerful tool in reaching souls we never knew were searching. They are now being discipled and are flourishing in their faith.

21 DAYS OF DEVOTION

In January, we embarked on our annual 21 Days of Devotion to renew our spirits and prepare ourselves for what lies ahead. This year, we were thrilled to offer our devotional resources in English, French, AND Spanish, thanks to our amazing team who work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has access to the spiritual resources they need. You can find the resources at the following link if you want to download them. {DOWNLOAD HERE}

YOUTH LEADERS TRAINING

“Refresh,” a training event for youth pastors and leaders in Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I), has become an annual event we participate in. The event occurred in Liverpool, where we equipped young leaders with new skills and techniques. This year’s training focused on effective communication and the laws of communication. We split them into ministry teams and tasked them with developing a message using the techniques we taught. The results were truly amazing! What amazing youth leaders and communicators are being developed! We are grateful to GB&I Youth President Adrian Hall for allowing us to connect with the ongoing work there.

PCC LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our PCC leadership meeting in January marked a significant forward movement for our church. We expanded our team and introduced new ministries, including a volunteer coordinator and a multicultural ministries coordinator, reflecting the diversity of our congregation, which boasts around 30 different nationalities. What a blessing it is to shepherd such a vibrant church! Help us pray for wisdom as we lead this growing flock.

REVIVAL SUNDAY

We were honored to have our Regional Director, Nathan Harrod, join us this month in a special service. During the service, we had seven people receive the Holy Spirit, and many were impacted by the power of God. What an exciting way to start 2024! We are so thankful for what God is doing. In addition to the Regional Director, it was a great honor to have some of Europe’s Area Coordinators with us in service. 

LEVEL 1 IN PARIS

During the last full week of January, we hosted the Europe Level 1 team in Paris. This is the Regional Director and the Area Coordinators for the six areas of Europe. It was a wonderful time with these incredible visionary leaders. We were privileged to have the Global Missions Director, Adam Hunley, pop in for a quick visit. He shared his vision for the Global Missions program, leaving us eager for what is to come globally. Revival is here! We can have Pentecost every day!

PRAYER WALK ACROSS PARIS

The day after concluding our 21 Days of Devotion, our evangelism leaders, Baptiste and Alicia Ricard, led a prayer walk across Paris. Spanning seven miles from south to north for three hours, we walked and prayed. With each step, our commitment to seeing a revival in this great city was renewed. We are witnessing His remarkable works and we declare His Kingdom is here! We march into 2024 with great anticipation.

Thank you for being part of this incredible journey. Your partnership makes it possible. Let’s continue spreading the hope and love of the Gospel across Paris and take the gospel to the whole world.