Church Planting and Strengthening

The Position

Are you a flexible, relational, open-minded, and creative self-starter? Our team is looking for men with pastoral experience in preaching, teaching, evangelism, discipleship, and local church administration, preferably with some contact with a congregational startup. A ThM or MDiv would be required.

Virtually every ministry we undertake is geared toward creating new believers, discipling them, and helping them worship God together as a church — and eventually send their own missionaries throughout the world. It's hard work, but for those called to the challenge, there is no greater reward on earth than watching a the church you've helped to plant grow in its love for Jesus.

The Need

About 75 percent of Brazilians identify as Catholic. In the last three decades Brazil has also grown to be the largest Pentecostal nation of the world. Only four percent of the 200 million people claim to be non-Pentecostal Evangelical believers. In Southern Brazil, less than two percent of people identify as Christians.

We need you to partner with missionaries and Brazilian nationals on the ground to share the gospel, plant and multiply local churches, train leaders, and ultimately, assist Brazilians to continue fulfilling the Great Commission by sending out their own people as missionaries.

The Impact

Our team has been involved in church planting, leadership training, sports evangelism, counseling and retreat ministries. To-date, nine churches have been planted, with more than half having national Brazilian pastors. The Southern Brazil Team aims to continue planting local churches and equip local leadership by developing a seminary and Biblical Counseling Center. But we need your help.

In 2015, the nation of Brazil entered into a widespread economic crisis. The financial recession is real, crime is high, and the overall morale is very low. We are praying that God will use this difficulty to soften hearts, open eyes to the Gospel and give many hope in desperate times.

Due to COVID-19, travel requirements for trips originating from the US vary by location. To learn more, contact us at go@abwe.org. We’d love to talk to you!

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