The lost and exploited seek freedom in God's love
Ministry in Brazil
Brazil is a massive country of great diversity - from teeming, sophisticated cities on the Atlantic coast to undiscovered indigenous villages in the Amazon jungle.
Admirable reforms and progress are being achieved in this nation, but a significant proportion of dwellers in large cities still live in poverty-stricken, crime-ridden favelas, and the education and health care sectors are in serious need of improvement.
Yet there is a desperate shortage of church leaders who are equipped to plant churches that can effectively minister to the spiritual and social issues in Brazil. Effective appropriate training is key to addressing the nation's spiritual and social issues.
The poor, especially street children and indigenous people, often suffer terrible discrimination and exploitation. For the poor - whether in a crime-ridden favela in Rio de Janeiro or a tiny indigenous village - the hope of Christ cannot come soon enough.
Every person in this beautiful country has the same need to know Jesus Christ. And you can help take the Good News of Jesus to unreached communities in Brazil.
Starting New Churches
The Starting New Churches program is an intensive one-year action and reflection orientated program that offers practical skills, Biblical training, mentoring and follow-up. It is summarized in the five following steps.
Home to the beautiful Amazon river, Brazil takes up half of the land surface and population of South America. The capital city, Brasilia, has a population of nearly four million. The ecosystem provided by the Amazon provides Brazil with a vast amount of natural resource and a huge labor force. Brazil is a melting pot of nations, with much intermarriage and blending of the many immigrant ethnicities.
Population: 203 million
Human Development Index: 79th (out of 187 countries)
Life expectancy: 73 years
Religion: 65% Catholic, 22% Protestant, 8% non-religious, 2% Spiritist, 3% other