We continue to grow our Family of churches vision!
We are a Family of Lights, in the City of Light!
We at EIC believe in growing a family of churches. Our first church plant beyond the founding church EIC Rueil, was at Ternes in the 17th arrondissement in Paris, 2018. EIC Rive Gauche located at Denfert Rochereau is the second. We pray there will be many more!
We are all excited to have begun this work and look forward to how God will grow it this year.
Why plant on the left bank?
Rive Gauche or Left Bank, is the area to the left of the Seine river, although on a map it looks directly South. This area is well known as an intellectual, artistic and cultural hub of Paris. Many universities, including the Sorbonne, are located here. Also, many internationals, students and expatriates live in this area and there are few English speaking churches. As our starting location is at Place Denfert-Rochereau, we are situated in the center of Rive Gauche with easy access to Montparnasse, Luxembourg Gardens and Cité Universitaire. This is a unique spot for a new church in the heart of Rive Gauche. In fact, Denfert-Rochereau is known as "The Crossroads of Rive Gauche".
What is the aim of this new church?
We want to Create Community for those who would not normally go to church. We seek to get to know new people of different beliefs or no beliefs at all. We believe God can grow new, unique, and diverse relationships through this community. For those of us who are Christian and meet regularly, our aim is simple: to grow in our love for God, people, the Bible & prayer. Doing so increases our vision and heart for all others around us.
How is this church part of EIC?
EIC is a family of interdependent churches. Each church is different, yet each church is connected, supportive, and encouraging of each other, just like a family. We want to grow together, and each church flourish with the unique set of gifts God has given them. We can be different siblings and still be in the same family.