Though the AÉBÉQ region has matured leading to the dissolution of the Fellowship French Mission, the spiritual needs of francophone Canadians are still staggering. They remain one of the least-reached people groups in the world—and they live right next door.
Because of proximity and history, our Fellowship of churches and our faithful donors from across our nation have a unique responsibility and opportunity to support church planting among francophones. It’s crystal clear that church planting in Quebec has been, and will continue to be, the most effective way to reach new people and new communities with the Gospel.
Our new partnership strategy will continue to focus primarily on Quebec, where 85% of Canada’s francophones live. However, we will also focus on the other French-speaking regions of our country. It is our sincere hope and expectation that dynamic church planting partnerships will be developed between English-speaking congregations and/or individual donors and francophone church plants across our nation.
7x7=1 Yes, we know—the math doesn’t work, but the plan will!
- It involves: 7 churches and/or donors
Fellowship National has the responsibility to prayerfully seek out and find churches or individual donors to partner with regionally approved francophone church plants.
- 7 years:
Fellowship regions have the responsibility to manage and encourage these partnerships between churches or individual donors and francophone churches within their region. These partnerships will be in place for seven (7) years with the possibility of a three (3) year extension.
- 1 francophone church plant:
Our partnership objective will be to see each francophone church plant develop and mature into an autonomous self-governing, self-supporting and self-propagating local church, to the glory of God!
We would like to invite you to be part of our new “math.” For more information visit www.fellowship.ca/January2015andBeyond and download the Directional Document.