The sun is going down, the darkness is coming near the CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lausanne)… This area is a big building area with lot of crane.
Spectacle of color in the sky without cloud. Agora building looks more like an exibition center or art gallery than a research against cancer building.
This 1st of January, it is sunday and there is no service at our church. This is the good oportunity to visit a church I have never been before. C3Church at Lausanne this is c3lausanne Palais Beaulieu. 5PM there is a special new year service. We arrive on late on a dark room.
In this full of people room with 600 seats, it is like a show. C3 I already lookt at the website c3lausanne.ch to see what kind of church it was. The site is morden and give impression of a well organised organisation. The word that I used ot give ‘worship church’ does not match because there is not a lot of worship songs. The pastor talk a lot in french and a someone translate in english. This is maybe a church for expat who does not understand french very well.
I have the impression that english is not only for the translation but the whole concept of the church has english influence.
The pastor is very dynamic. Youth people give testimony from what the lives in the camps ‘Power camp’. They look very motivated and enthousiat.
The sermon is about psalm 90. All is very biblical about time that pass very quickly.
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
establish the work of our hands.
This is the wish that he is doing for the assembly. The service ends with prayers for those who wants.
That is C3 a church where the most important tool is not a Bible but the torch of your smartphone.. C3 is a church for english speaking people. C3 seems to be very dynamic and attracts people.
That was my first impressions.