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.).

Currently we are studying the Book of Revelation. This study is given by Zoom and is open to all (contact us! ). (Bible Study is 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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Romans 4 / KJV Bible

1. What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
2. For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
3. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
4. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.
5. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
6. Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,
7. Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
8. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
9. Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
10. How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
11. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
12. And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
13. For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
14. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
15. Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
16. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
17. (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
18. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb:
20. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21. And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
22. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
23. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
24. But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
25. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.