Building permission received!

We are pleased to say that we have now received planning permission from the Nogent town council. We are so encouraged to see this building project moving forward. The current total of gifts, pledges and grants received is over $600,000/£450,000

Building for the future

In the last 10 years, the evangelical church has doubled (and grown ten-fold in the last 60). There are currently over 600,000 believers attending churches throughout France and a new church is planted every ten days! 

Training colleges have not developed at a similar rate: 

  • Few evangelical Bible colleges and seminaries 
  • Limited student numbers mean a lack of trained leaders 
  • Half of France’s pastors are due to retire in the next 10 years 

Every year, we are forced to turn down applications, especially from couples and families, owing to a lack of available accommodation. Nogent is a mixed blessing: 

  • An ideal location, 14 min by train from the center of Paris  
  • Premises in high demand on evenings and weekends, for training days, church meetings and public events  
  • Yet there is not enough living space for our students: the Institute has only 27 single rooms and 7 apartments for couples/families 
  • Accommodation in Nogent is far too expensive (Paris property prices are among the highest in the world)  

OUR GOAL: building for the future by creating more on-site accommodation, allowing us to greatly increase our yearly intake, particularly for couples and families. 

The Nogent Bible Institute has decided on the construction of a fourth building with a total floor space of 9,250 sq ft over five levels comprising:  

  • 18 student rooms with ensuite bathroom, 2 with disabled access 
  • 6 apartments 
  • a 1,000 sq ft refectory with seating for 100 people (allowing the existing refectory to be turned into a new classroom) 

 

Total building cost: $2,405,000 financed by 

  • $1,200,000 from gifts, donations and foundations in France, Europe, the USA and Canada
  • $1,200,000 bank loan (or less if we receive more donations) 

OUR HOPE: that you will support this project with a donation or by regular giving.

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