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 

  • $400,000 from French Christians  
  • $800,000 from Christians outside of France 
  • $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.