Evangelical Church Action Biblique Lausanne

IMPORTANT NOTE: currently all activities at the evangelical church AB Lausanne–Renens are in French.  For the convenience of native English speakers we provide in this section an overview of the church activities. See the french part of the website for more details and the church calendar (french) for upcoming events including youth groups, concerts etc.

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. Our church was originally founded in Lausanne in 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 25-35 minutes. Currently the pastor Patrice Berger is preaching on the theme: Josephs in the Bible.

Coffee and snacks after the service as 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 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

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.

Normally, the groups meet either at the church or are invited to the homes of members currently primarily in the Prilly area but also in Préverenge, and Cossonay.

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 studies! ). (Bible Studies are currently in French).

Currently we are studing the book “Gentle and Lowly”, by Dane Ortland. Christians know that God loves them, but can easily feel that he is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them. As a result, they focus a lot—and rightly so—on what Jesus has done to appease God’s wrath for sin. But how does Jesus Christ actually feel about his people amid all their sins and failures? This book draws us to Matthew 11, where Jesus describes himself as “gentle and lowly in heart,” longing for his people to find rest in him. The gospel flows from God’s deepest heart for his people, a heart of tender love for the sinful and suffering. These chapters take us into the depths of Christ’s very heart for sinners, diving deep into Bible passages that speak of who Christ is and encouraging readers with the affections of Christ for his people. His longing heart for sinners comforts and sustains readers in their up-and-down lives.

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.

Visit the JAB youth group website for the latest brochures for our camps which are run by volunteers and cost as little as 300Fr (discounts available for people in need). JAB=Jeunesse Action Biblique (which translates to ction Biblique Youth). It is a Christian youth organization . This year a new special Biking oriented camp was added.

2 cyclists biking along the lake, reference to youth camp of the JAB (Jeunesse Action Biblique).

The camps feature various sports mostly taking place in the mountains (hiking, kayaking, skiing, overnight camping etc). Many of the camps are affiliated with the “Jeunesse et Sports” which require specific training for the staff 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.

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

Also available as the kjv audio bible / podcast below or in the simplified, easier to read Basic English Bible.

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1 Peter 1 / KJV Bible

1. Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2. Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5. Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7. That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8. Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
9. Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
10. Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
11. Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
12. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
13. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16. Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
17. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
18. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
20. Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

See Also: Church History