Every year, during July and August, we host an 8 week Church Planting class (CPI). We offer lodging , three meals a day during the week, instruction, and children’s ministry for the duration of the course. Calvary Training Center has hosted these classes over the last 6 years and has seen over 100 graduates. We teach topics such as Spiritual Leadership, Evangelism, Discipleship, Inductive Bible study, Sermon preparation, Spiritual warfare, Church planting according to the book of Acts, Apologetics, Difficulties in church planting, Vision and strategies and more. Our hope and prayer is that they would all return to their home churches to eventually be sent out by those churches. Currently, there are 11 active churches that have our former CPI students leading them or serving in them. There are three churches in other parts of Tijuana, one church in Monterrey, one in Michoacan, one in Oaxaca, two in Culiacan, and one in Mazatlan. In addition, here are also two bible studies, one in Condesa, Mexico City, and another in Mazatlan that were started with the intention of becoming churches to reach their respective communities. There is another former student who will leave in January to plant a church in Tulancingo, Hidalgo.
A few weeks ago, I had the exciting honor and privilege to spend a week in Mexico City. I was able to visit a a four month old church plant, @brasasmexico and see the work firsthand. Pastor David Hernandez and his wife Sami are both gifted and have a calling and desire to reach the people of Condesa. That night we had a great night of worship and communion. They are now transitioning from meeting in their home to moving into a school building two blocks from their home. I was very encouraged to see the work that the Lord had done and we are excited for the future of Brasas. I was given the opportunity to share with the entire group one Friday night about the Calvary Training Center, its ministry opportunities, and to encourage them to take our course next summer. Please pray for the Hernandez’s as they minister to this “hipster and trendy” community that is mostly made up of musicians, writers, actors and those who are pursuing a career in the Arts.
I also was blessed to travel with a couple of pastors from CC Rosarito to Tulancingo, Hidalgo It is the second largest city in that state. The name means “in or behind the reeds”. CC Rosarito has already planted 23 churches. There, we met up with future church Planters and former CPI students Pastor Federico Urquijo, His wife Jenny, and their son Jeremiah. We spent two days surveying the land. We drove around the town, met people, visited more Urquijo family, praying, looking for a prospective venue to hold church services, and getting acquainted with the food and culture in that area. It was a blessed time and we look forward to the fruit that will come from our vision trip and the church that will eventually be planted there in January, 2020, Calvary Chapel Tulancingo. Please pray for the work God will do through the Urquijo family, their team, and this new work.
Be utterly astounded!
For I will work a work in your days
Which you would not believe, though it were told you.
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