Churches

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.  In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.  Eph. 2:19-22 (ESV)


Churches

     Churches are the heartbeat of our mission. From the beginning we have been a church-planting mission from which everything else we do has emanated. We understand and realize that a community and a nation can be reached through the local church, and for that reason our chief objective is to seek to plant churches that will be healthy, autonomous, self-sustaining and self-propogating. This can only be done by making Christ-following disciples who then make more disciples. Most of our churches are currently using discipleship materials such as New Life in Christ and MasterLife. Our churches know and understand that discipleship is more than working through a Bible study series and that it is a long-term process of teaching another to follow Christ in every circumstance of life and leading others to do the same.
     There are currently more than 145 churches in Honduras and nearly 30 in Nicaragua that have been planted because a short-term mission team went to a village and shared the Gospel, or one of the existing churches took the Gospel to a neighboring village. Several church plants are ongoing and are being planted and supported by existing churches within our associations. Please pray for our pastors and the work of these churches as they seek to take the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their communities and their nation.

Church Partnerships

     One of the methods that we are using to strengthen our churches is through church partnerships between a church in the United States and a church in Central America. These partnerships are meant to encourage, train, and equip local indigenous churches to thrive in their communities. It is our hope that weak churches will become healthy and that healthy churches will be pushed to the next level. This model of ministry stresses the importance of working side-by-side to evangelize the lost and disciple the saved in the cultural context of the indigenous church. The partnering churches learn from one another with the understanding that the Great Commission belongs to all believers.
     If you would like to form a church partnership or would simply like more information, please email us at info@bmdmi.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

Profiles

Below are profiles of some of our churches. Please take a moment to read about their stories and pray for them.