Growing churches for lasting spiritual nourishment
Ministry in Costa Rica
Most Costa Rican churches are good at reaching out and winning “converts” but they fail in raising them in Godly lifestyles and Biblical knowledge. When times get difficult, spiritually stunted Christians either fall away or migrate to a different church.
Pastors are under-resourced or under-trained and yet many people are hungry to come to a living, personal faith in Christ.
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.
About Costa Rica
Costa Rica borders both the Pacific Coast and the Caribbean Sea and sits between Nicaragua and Panama. The capital city, San Jose, is situated at the center of the country. Costa Rica is an ecologically rich land that straddles the Central American isthmus.
Capital: San Jose
Population: 4.8 million
Human Development Index: 68th (out of 187 countries)
Life expectancy: 79.9 years
Religion: 76.3% Catholic, 13.7% Evangelical, 1.3% Jehovah's Witnesses, 0.7% other Protestant, 4.8% other, 3.2% none