Planting and Strengthening Churches
Church Planting is In Our Blood.
MGM International has a long history of church planting. The ministry began in 1930 as a church plant among the Mexican population of central Phoenix. The Mexican Gospel Mission (MGM) was established to help God’s servants establish mission churches across the greater Phoenix area and in northern Mexico. MGM also became actively involved in church planting ministries in Sinaloa, Mexico. MGMI missionaries are currently planting churches in Hermosillo, Alhuey, and Navolato, Mexico. In a surprising ministry development, MGMI missionaries from Mexico have also come north of the border to plant churches among the Spanish-speaking populations of Dalton, GA, West Columbia, SC, and Fort Collins, CO.
In the 1960s, MGMI missionaries at the Ebenezer Bible College and Seminary(Instituto Práctico Ebenezer y Seminario or IPES) in Hermosillo, Mexico founded the Iglesia Bautista Emanuel (Emanuel Baptist Church). That thriving church has fostered the planting of several churches in the Hermosillo area. It is vital for the students of IPES that they be trained for ministry in growing, vibrant churches. Yes, academics are important, but practical ministry is essential for the spiritual development of students as they apply what they are learning. Many students and staff members of IPES are involved in new church plants, and graduates of the college are planting churches across Mexico.
Church Planting is Essential to Our Strategy.
There is a new openness to the Gospel in Mexico and much of Latin America. Focusing on helping existing national leaders multiply the work will yield spiritual fruit. The Apostle Paul planted churches and continued to strengthen them, working hard to develop the next generation of leaders. We believe we should follow this example. MGMI missionaries are planting churches and discipling their people. IPES and Team Mobile Seminary are helping to prepare genuine, Great-Commission leaders that will lead the multiplication and growth of Bible-believing Christianity in Latin America.
Opportunities in the United States
As the Hispanic population continues to grow in the United States, MGMI wants to help churches reach out. We are passionate about helping congregations minister to Hispanics and can give advice and information relating not just to evangelism and discipleship but also about Hispanic church planting and the training of Spanish-speaking leaders. See our Resources page for more information about how we can be of help to you.