Flags of the Nations: France


The tricolore consists of three vertical bands of equal width, displaying the country's national colors: blue, white, and red. Red, white, and blue have come to represent liberty, equality and fraternity — the ideals of the French Revolution. 

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: France

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered France in 1977.

France had a population of 66,836,154 in 2016. That same year, France reported nine Churches of the Nazarene, eight of which had been officially organized. France has 342 total members.

Located on the Eurasia Region, France is a Phase 1 district. For more information about the Eurasia Region, visit eurasiaregion.org.

* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.

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