Our full title is, Huguenot Fellowship, Friends of the Reformed Seminary in Aix-en-Provence. We have been in existence for nearly 25 years. Our purpose is to raise consciousness about the Seminary, as well as French-speaking evangelical works around the world. During times such as these the training of leaders is crucial.
The word "Huguenot" is probably a reference to the Federated believers in Switzerland and France. They grouped into small churches and studies the Bible together. During the 16th century, many were called to sacrifice their lives for the sake of biblical faith. After promising beginnings, their numbers were vastly reduced because of persecutions, including the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572, and the more devastating hardships of the 18th century.
Because of this, sadly, the fate of evangelicals in France is mixed. Though the church in France today is fragile, it not only survives, but shows great strength in certain pockets. It is our conviction that the greatest need is for leadership. Though today the opposition is more cultural than physical, yet , as in those terrible times of old, the same need exists.
In addition to our main purpose, supporting the Seminary in Aix, the Huguenot Fellowship also gladly encourages l'Institut Farel in Montréal, the School of Theology in Bangui, Central African Republic, and a Christian Elementary School in Aix-en-Provence.
Please join us in this great venture, To God be the glory!