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Welcome to Valencia and to El Faro! We are an international group of Christians from more than a dozen different nationalities who have a passion to see an international church planted here in Valencia. We meet altogether on Sundays at 11.00 am and in small groups during the week. Whether you’re here on holiday, just passing through or here more permanently we would love to meet you!

 

Church Life

El Faro is a church whose members are widely spread in and around Valencia, from Godelleta and Chiva some 30km west of Valencia to Naquera and Albalat dels Tarongers almost 30km north of Valencia. Although we are a small church we frequently get together for formal and informal events. During the week we meet in small groups where we worship, discuss the Bible and share a meal together. There is also a prayer meeting twice a week. Our weekly church meeting is Sunday mornings and of course we go for a drink after the service.

During the year there are a number of social events:

  • Potluck lunches after the Sunday service
  • Visits to the beach to swim and play games
  • Walks in the hills (Montenejos)
  • Festive get-togethers such as for Christmas and at the beginning of the school year (at the last one we just had over 50 people attending)

For the youth of the church we also have different activities: during the sermon on Sundays they go out for their own meeting and during the year we try to have at least two sleepovers per year (at a campsite or in someone's house).

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Small groups

Church isn't the place we go to on Sunday for a service. It's a family, a living community of people who share life and who metaphorically live under the same roof. One of the ways in which this universal truth about the church is expressed in El Faro is the "cell groups" which meet mid-week in houses.

The format of the meeting can vary between groups and from week to week, but typical elements would be praise, discussion about the practical application of the sermon from the previous Sunday, prayer, and dinner. In addition to weekly meetings, the groups occasionally organise social events.

The groups have three purposes. Firstly, that each individual grow spiritually. Among other things, a small group is an excellent place to learn to exercise spiritual gifts, because it's less scary than a Sunday meeting. Secondly, to strengthen the ties which make us a community. Eating together in someone's house is surely a normal part of family life. And thirdly, to reach our friends. Our desire is that the groups look not only inwards but also outwards, because the family of the church is on a mission.

If you want current information on where and when the groups meet, get in touch.

Students

Whether you're here for 6 months with Erasmus or studying a full degree in one of Valencia's universities, you're welcome to join our student group. Talk to Alex or Claire to find out more.