Evangelical Church Action Biblique Lausanne

IMPORTANT NOTE: currently all activities at the evangelical church AB Renens – Lausanne are in French.  For the convenience of native English speakers we provide in this section an overview of the church activities.

What is an Evangelical Church and what is the « Action Biblique » Church?

An Evangelical Church is a large multicultural family of all ages from all walks of life who love to share moments together with the Bible and Jesus Christ at the center. A welcoming family where no one is left behind, where everyone is precious and valuable. The « Action Biblique » literally translated as biblical action, is an evangelical missionary work that began in 1907, whose initial vocation was the dissemination of the Bible. The church in Lausanne/Renens has been in existence since 1923. Today the Biblical Action evangelical churches exists in the Canton of Vaud in Renens, Vevey and Monthey as well as in many other towns in French-speaking Switzerland and German-speaking Switzerland.

Please drop in and visit! Church services are on Sunday at 10 and finish around 11:15 followed by a time of fellowship where people enjoy coffee and cookies together. Services include a preliminary welcome time, singing led by the musicians and singers as well as a bible based sermon 25-40 minutes dependeing on the speaker. Currently the lead pastor Patrice Berger is preaching on two themes: parables in the bible and minor prophets of the old Testament .

The COVID restrictions have now been removed so we regularly served coffee and snacks after the service and the community continues enjoying the fellowship time just outside the church after the service. Please visit our access page, where you will find everything you need to join us! The church in Lausanne-Renens is ideally located near the A1 highway exit Prilly/Malley. It is also easily accssible from the center of Lausanne by public transport or typically a 15 minute walk from many parts of Prilly or Renens.

Activities / Events

Summer Reatreats 2022 Isenfluh Switzerland

An Opportunity


For 78 years, thousands of people have discovered or deepened their knowledge of the Creator and Savior God there. In 2022, eight biblical retreat sessions give you the opportunity to receive teaching and renewal through the presentation of Bible Scripture. The sessions are typically 1h-1h30 daily while the rest of the day is free giving plenty of time for hiking, montaineerint or just lazing in front of the panoramic Jungfrau view. Registrations / Reservation can be made online at the Isenfluh website.

schedule of summer family retreat at Isenfluh (near Interlaken in the center of Switzerland).

Isenfluh/Berghaus :

→ a pleasantly comfortable mountain hotel with a panoramic dining room facing the Jungfrau, a lift and toilets on each floor. Bedding and towels and all meals are provided.
→ a place open to all, young and old, singles, couples and families.
→ an opportunity to be renewed through contact with the Word of God.
→ located in the heart of the Bernese Oberland, surrounded by magnificent landscapes that reveal the greatness of the Creator and offer many possibilities for summer or winter activities.
→ since 1943, the alpine center of the Evangelical Churches Action Biblique.

For more information see our Isenfluh/Berghaus page.

Summer Camps 2022 Jeunesse Action Biblique!

Register online for the jabsuisseromande.ch! Camps, activities, training courses and many other surprises are included in the downloadable brochure. The aim of the JAB since 1943 has been to provide young people with physical (sports, hiking, camping), social (games) and spiritual fulfillment (bible studies and other spiritual activities).

The camps take place on several sites depending on the age of the campers: Arzier, Isenfluh, Tenero and Contamines (France). JAB is a non profit association and thanks to the help of numerous volunteers we are able to offer the camps at a very low and affordable price starting at 300Fr. Additional discounts are offered for people in need and first time JAB campers. Join the fun with us this summer!

The JAB Suisse Romande offers activities for children and teenagers throughout the year. It depends directly on the Association of Evangelical Churches of Swiss Biblical Action.

Bible Studies / Home Groups


Home Groups meet once a week with the goal of maturing in faith through Bible study. The groups are formed according to people involved and their geographical locations.

Currently, in view of the pandemic, our groups are meeting through Zoom. Please contact us if you would like to join a group. Normally, the groups meet either at the church in Renens or are invited by one of the group leader in Lausanne and surrounding areas (Prilly, Préverenge, Cossonay, Crissier etc.).

The Book of Revelation was the subject of study last year. The bible study notes have been translated and are currently available in English. This study was given by Zoom and open to all (contact us to connect for future studie! ). (Bible Studies are in French).

AB Lausanne Church Youth

Currently a youth group meets at the church in Renens on Friday late afternoon. Please contact us to join! The youth group is open to anyone interested.

In addition Switzerland boasts a large number of youth nature camps organized by various organizations such as the scouts and others, many of which operate under the Jeunesse et Sports affiliation. Action Biblique organizes a large number of youth camps for all age groups and throughout the year which also are affiliated to Jeunesse et Sports. Discover through our website and various links, the JAB (Jeunesse Action Biblique), which translates to Action Biblique youth. (JAB) is an evangelical Christian youth organization. Camps are organized throuth the Association of Evangelical Churches of Action Biblique Suisse. The camps feature various sports mostly taking place in the mountains (hiking, kayaking, skiing, overnight camping etc). Many of the camps are affiliate with the “Jeunesse et Sports” which require specific training for the counselors supervising the camps. Activities are also regularly organized with the other AB churches in the Canton of Vaud (AB-Vevey, AB-Monthey) as well as the other churches in French-speaking Switzerland. Larger camps and get togethers are also organized with some of the Action Biblique churches in France (particularly the ski-camp in Contamines which takes place yearly at the end of December.


Bible Reading for the Day – King James Version KJV : New Testament

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James 1 / KJV Bible

1. James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
2. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
5. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
6. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
8. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
9. Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:
10. But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.
11. For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
12. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
13. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16. Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
18. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
19. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
20. For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
21. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
22. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
24. For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
25. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
26. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
27. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.