Paris 2024 Olympics; August 4th–11th

  • Location: Paris, France
  • People Group: European Peoples
  • Date: Aug 04, 2024 - Aug 11, 2024
  • Cost: $1,500 + airfare, insurance & visa costs
  • Trip Reference Number: 34180

DESCRIPTION

More than 10,500 athletes will gather from nearly every nation on earth. As people from around the world gather to watch these athletes, God is giving us an opportunity to connect and proclaim the gospel to peoples from around the globe – many who otherwise do not have access to the gospel. The Olympic games also shift the mindset of locals, whose hearts may be open to different ideas they hear from visitors. We want to seize the opportunity, in partnership with US and French churches, to mobilize the global church on mission in Paris for the 2024 Olympics. We are praying for God to use volunteers and partnerships to reach Parisians, the immigrants making up 40% of the Paris-area population, and the flood of athletes and visitors. Most Olympic projects hosted by the IMB emphasize four approaches: Engage in relational evangelism through volunteer service points in the official Olympics program Establish new connections and share the gospel within specific geographical church-planting targets and cultural segments of Paris Broad gospel seed-sowing among visitors and athletes from around the globe Engage in service projects to assist local churches in building maintenance or community outreach During the Olympics, many of the local Parisians will leave the city to avoid the crowds and chaos. Thus, we will primarily focus on reaching Olympic spectators, workers, and athletes. This will be a multi-cultural endeavor, reaching people of all nationalities and languages. Outreach will primarily focus on broad seed-sowing evangelistic efforts. Individuals and teams are welcome to stay and work with our IMB teams for a minimum of 5 days. Volunteer orientations will be held only on Tuesdays. Therefore, volunteers should coordinate their arrivals to be ready to participate in volunteer orientation on the Tuesday after their arrival. Introduce people to Jesus! We want to facilitate the bold proclamation of the gospel in this dark place to those who live here and those who are visiting. For guests to Paris, we hope to share and link them back to Christians in their own countries. For locals, we will do broad evangelism that fits into our overall vision for the city. Our intention is to assist in planting five churches over the next five years. We need to make connections and share the gospel broadly, and your team can help immensely in accomplishing this objective.