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Below The Waterline

If you visit New York City and have a day to spare, take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. The views of Manhattan and Brooklyn are spectacular. The bridge is an engineering marvel. When it was built, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Several controversies surrounded the landmark during its construction in the late 1800s. As the foundations on the Brooklyn side soared 100 feet into the air, on the Manhattan side, nothing was visible. People grumbled. Charges of fraud and deceit filled the newspapers. Long before Twitter and Facebook, the public outcry grew to a roar….

There are 60,000 people in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris. And one evangelical church. The need for the gospel is great! Etienne Koning will lead a new church in Paris in the coming year.  In this video, he has a conversation with Steve Meyers of Real Life Church in California about what led him to lead a church plant.  Real Life is a supporting church of the Paris Project. The Paris Project is part of Orchard Group’s Global Cities Initiative. With your help, we are planting 10 new churches in 10 global cities over the next 5 years. And you can help…

The Paris Project

Since the Romans established an outpost on the banks of the Seine two thousand years ago, Paris has captured the attention of the world. For centuries, Paris was the largest city in Europe. The city survived Viking invasions, the Black Plague, periods of extreme income inequality and more than one radical revolution.  After the 2015 terrorist attacks, Paris recaptured international attention. Today, the metropolitan population of Paris is over 12 million people and its global influence is greater than its size. Etienne Koning and his wife Laurence have been sensing God’s call to plant a church in the heart of the…