The French-Speaking Church
What Is the Opportunity?
The legacy of the French church is a rich one, claiming figures such as John Calvin, William Farel, and the Huguenots. Yet few French-speakers today have read the rich theology which flowed from the Reformation in their own country, and prosperity gospel preachers hold great sway.
Yet despite the global challenges, God has promised to build His church, and to that hope we cling as we seek to provide resources for the health and growth of local churches. In Quebec, where less than 1% of the population knows Christ as Lord, a French Gospel Coalition has begun which is already impacting the next generation.
We believe that a greater awareness of the holiness of God is central to any lasting renewal and change. Now is a key time, with a growing hunger for learning and biblical living, and we look forward to making more resources available in the coming years.
How Is Ligonier Meeting These Needs?
In the following outreach efforts, we strive to reach French-speaking pastors, unbelievers, and laypeople in varied walks of life.
Growing interest in the Reformed faith has sparked an eagerness for the teachings of R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. In the coming year, our goals include translating, printing, and distributing the following Reformation Trust titles:
- The Ligonier Statement on Christology
- The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul
- Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul
- God Is Holy and We’re Not by R.C. Sproul (tract)
- Everyone’s a Theologian by R.C. Sproul
- In Christ Alone by Sinclair Ferguson
- By Grace Alone by Sinclair Ferguson
- None Other by John MacArthur
- Are These the Last Days? by R.C. Sproul
- Crucial Questions booklet series by R.C. Sproul
Our variety of teaching series help promote theological education, and six of these by R.C. Sproul have already been made available in French on YouTube. To these, we plan to add The Holiness of God.
Recently Translated Books (All by R.C. Sproul)
What Is Needed?
- Translation, production, and distribution of selected Ligonier resources including The Holiness of God and Chosen By God — $61,340 USD
- Subtitling The Holiness of God teaching series — $4,100 USD
How Do Your Gifts Help?
These are a few of many international outreach projects underway, and we ask you to prayerfully consider supporting this effort through financially giving or simply through praying for the French-speaking and global church. Your generosity helps us translate, print, and distribute trustworthy resources, providing countless opportunities to reach people of varying ages and callings.
“Motivated by the Great Commission that Jesus entrusted to us, we desire to encourage believers in the French-speaking world to read excellent books in their language and make them accessible and affordable. Our prayer is that these books will be used to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:12).... Having a high view of God has many implications for the Christian life, personal holiness, and evangelism.”
—Publications Chrétiennes, French Publishing Partner
Our policy is to apply gifts given toward a specific program. If we receive more contributions than can be wisely used for a given project, we apply these funds to meet other pressing needs in our outreach efforts. We are committed to stewarding all gifts wisely toward the goal of proclaiming the holiness of God to as many people as possible. Ligonier Ministries is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.