Are you a disciple of Jesus? Does it break your heart that people die daily without Christ? Do you want to help get the gospel to them? Can you teach the bible faithfully and help others do the same? Do you believe God’s heart and desire is for every nation, town and people group to be represented in heaven? Do you believe God uses Christ-centered, local-church plants so people can hear his message of salvation? Then Vida has a great opportunity for you.
Together, we can collaboratively train and plant rural Christ-centered churches with local leaders.
To see the Circle of Silence in Central Mexico transformed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to become a Circle of Proclamation.
Most of the 115 districts of the Circle of Silence are considered rural and populations between 2,500 and 90,000 people have no evangelical Christian church.
A “rural” community is usually an isolated, forgotten, and small place. It is defined by geographic, demographic and socio-economic realities. Rural areas are often overlooked when it comes to resourcing, training, support, and mobilization. Yet, almost half of the world’s population still lives in a rural context.
Through this collaboration we will focus on training and working with native church planters. They already know the language and culture and live on the same socio-economical level with the neighbors they intend to reach.
This approach will…
- Promote the theological and missiological rationale for rural church planting within the wider evangelical community.
- Recruit candidates within evangelical churches and Bible-training centers for the purpose of rural church planting.
- Train regional leaders who are devoted to advancing rural church planting in their region. We will create coaching teams to encourage any rural planter in their region.
- Resource rural church planters by creating communities for support, context-specific content, and conduits for funding.
If trends continue and more people migrate from rural communities to urban centers, we envision two things. First, we see those who have met Jesus and grown in gospel joy in their villages and towns move as missionaries to major cities. Second, we believe that those who do not leave their remote settings will have an accessible gospel community for the glory of God and the good of their neighbors.
Jesus said, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” Luke 4:43
Training & Church Planting Opportunities FAQs
The “Circle of Silence” is located in Central Mexico and is so called because of the dearth of evangelical witness in the area. The region has 115 districts comprising a population of over 23 million people—the largest concentration of unreached people in Spanish-speaking Latin America. Less than one in 100 know Jesus. We believe that no one should ever live and die without having the opportunity to say “Yes” to Jesus.
The “Circle of Silence” is located in Central Mexico and is so called because of the dearth of evangelical witness in the area. The region has 115 districts comprising a population of over 23 million people—the largest concentration of unreached people in Spanish-speaking Latin America. Only one in 100 know Jesus. We believe that no one should ever live and die without having the opportunity to say “Yes” to Jesus.
“Buenas Nuevas” (Good News) is a church-planting network of local church planters, pastors and evangelists. Presently, we are a team of 24 church planters working in nine of the 115, this leaves the vast amount of territory without a gospel witness.
In 2016 we founded Vida Impact Missions, a US-non-profit, to train, support and encourage the BN workers.
Nearly half (44%) of the 23 million people in the Circle of Silence live in poverty; many engage in illicit drug-related activities.
We seek to equip believers to live for Christ, form legitimate businesses or trades, and make a positive change in their community through the gospel that points them to the Redeemer.
The Bible says that all Christians will face opposition. Discouragement and distraction are two particular ways the ‘the father of lies’ tries to attack.
Most of the 115 districts of the Circle of Silence, with populations between 2,500 and 90,000 people, have no evangelical Christian church. The situation is compounded with direct and systematic persecution of Christians caused by religious leaders and drug cartels. Pray for the few genuine disciples in the region to stand firm in their faith.
Only one in 10 church ministers in Mexico have any Bible training. It is even worse in the Circle of Silence. Our Focus is to establish a team of likeminded church planters and missionaries, set up a central Bible-training camp for native gospel workers to “train the trainers.”
Jesus commands his disciples to be his witnesses in the Great Commission. In Matthew 28:19-20 we see God’s heart and desire for every nation and people group to be represented in heaven (Revelation 7:9-10). That means taking the gospel to all peoples. So all Christians are called to be part of the “going.” Those who actually travel to another culture need others who serve as senders and supporters. William Carey said, “I will descend down into the pit if you hold the ropes.” These brothers and sisters are already there, but that does not absolve us from helping them. Please pray for them and God’s provision so we can help them effectively.
We are convinced that those who support Vida and the work are one. We believe that as the work prospers, so will our supporters. Together, we will one day rejoice to meet those whose lives were transformed as a result of this partnership.