Multiplying leaders for Christ in the Hispanic World
Recognizing the powerful working of God in the Hispanic world, MGMI exists as a Spirit-led team of Fundamental Baptist missionary servants that is committed to multiplying Christ-like leaders by serving Bible-believing local churches so as to fully entrust the responsibility of the Great Commission to the Hispanic world for the Glory of Jesus Christ.
Recognizing the powerful working of God in the Hispanic world …
God has been working in the Hispanic world for many years. Whereas much of the Hispanic world has suffered in spiritual darkness and oppression for millennia, in recent decades the Spirit has been working in many areas to open hearts to the Gospel. Through God’s providence, many souls are being reached and bible-believing churches are being planted. God’s servants, both Anglo and Hispanic, are being called, trained, and sent to reap the harvest in God’s mission field.
. . .MGMI exists as a Spirit-led team of Fundamental Baptist missionary servants …
A Spirit-led team, according to 1 Corinthians 12, is a group of people with different gifts and roles that are controlled by the Spirit of Christ, animated by the love of Christ, and working to spread the knowledge of Christ. We recognize and appreciate our differences while striving for unity of purpose and fellowship in service.
We are fundamental Baptists in our attitude, doctrine, and practices. In terms of our attitude, we are committed to the glory of Christ as our preeminent goal and to the Scriptures as the final authority for both faith and practice. We believe that His glory is more important that building an organization or obtaining apparent success in this world. Whereas we must strive to love the people of the world as He did, we must be willing to experience the opposition of the world system that denies Jesus Christ His rightful place in people’s hearts and lives.
With regard to doctrine, we hold to the fundamentals of the Christian Faith. For purposes of close and abiding ministry partnership, we are baptistic in our practice, premillennial and pretribulational in our eschatology. We are committed to the orthodox Biblical doctrines of salvation without any prior commitment either to Calvinism or Arminianism. We do not believe that the Bible requires a particular textual postion or mandates any particular translation. Our full doctrinal statement can be found here.
With regard to practice, we believe in separation from worldliness in our personal lives as well as separation from false teachers and disobedient brethren in our ecclesiastical associations. We seek to be personally pious, loving and kind in attitude, yet firm in resisting error. MGMI is a servant of the local church, and we believe in practicing deference whenever a clear Scriptural teaching or principle is not at stake.
A missionary is someone trustworthy who is sent on a mission. We try to be worthy of the calling of God as he has sent us out to work for him. A servant puts the interests of others above his own. As servants of Christ, our goal is to put the interests of Christ, the churches, and each other above our own goals and selfish pursuits.
. . . that is committed to multiplying Christ-like leaders …
Future leaders must be discovered through zealous evangelism and diligent discipleship. The leaders of tomorrow may be in your neighborhood right now.
MGMI is committed to developing spiritual leaders that are developed in all aspects of their lives. This will include a great emphasis on spiritual preparation for ministry and personal growth. Leaders should also receive thorough practical training in ministry skills through mentoring and participation in a variety of local church ministries. A leader should also be trained academically through rigorous, balanced theological study that equips the preacher to properly study, interpret, and preach the whole counsel of God from Genesis to Revelation. This training is currently being carried out at the Ebenezer Bible Institute in Hermosillo. MGMI has a vision to establish a graduate seminary as well that will be able to offer onsite and distance education courses to Spanish-speaking pastors throughout Latin America.
As the Hispanic mission field matures, more Hispanic leaders are being trained and deployed, which is resulting in Christ-like leaders going back into their own cultures to be a positive witness for Christ.
. . .by serving Bible-believing local churches . . .
MGMI is committed to the establishment of new churches, both here in the United States and in Spanish-speaking countries. Our aim is to motivate English-speaking churches to reach out to their Spanish-speaking community and to equip to them do that by helping with demographic research, language helps, and by aiding them to identify leaders for their Spanish-speaking ministries.
. . . so as to fully commit the responsibility of the Great Commission to the Hispanic world.
Having developed fully trained believers that are committed to the whole truth of the Bible and have developed the mission vision themselves, we will be able to entrust to the Spanish-speaking church the responsibility of carrying the Great Commission forward. It could be that as the mission vision began in England and saw tremendous advances in America, the next great wave of world evangelization could be carried out by Spanish-speaking believers that have entrance into countries and places that, for cultural and political reasons, are barred to Americans.
. . . for the Glory of Jesus Christ.
The whole purpose of everything we do at MGMI should not be for our own advancement or self-aggrandizement, but only so that the name of Christ should be praised and magnified throughout the world. Truly He is the only one worthy to receive glory.