Calling church planters to counter a growing New Age movement
Ministry in Panama
Nominalism is widespread in both the Catholic Church and in many English-speaking churches. Many members were attracted to the teachings of New Age, astrology and psychics. Strong churches are needed for this country.
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.
The Republic of Panama is located at the narrowest point of the Central American isthmus, and bisected by the Panama Canal. Due to its key geographic location, Panama’s economy is service-based, heavily weighted toward banking, commerce and tourism.
Capital: Panama City
Population: 3.6 million
Human Development Index: 65th (out of 187 countries)
Life expectancy: 77.6 years
Religion: 85% Catholic, 15% Protestant