How CFCI is Working in Colombia
Located in northern South America, Colombia borders the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela.
In 2022 statistics show approximately 46% of Colombia lives in poverty. This poverty, along with its past history of guerrilla warfare, has driven the Colombian people to the cities. Squatter villages of thousands and thousands of people have developed outside the larger cities. CFCI Colombia operates several ministries for the people of these villages as well as the impoverished inside the cities of Medellin, Bogota, and more!
In Colombia we do community outreaches, training courses, street evangelism, and more. We also partner with local churches in Colombia City to do community outreaches so that people hear the Gospel through these events and have the opportunity to get connected to a local church afterwards.
Our mission is to continue transforming the cities of Colombia by transforming one life at a time.
CFCI Colombia believes in the validity of the call of Matthew 24:19 for the church: “Go into all the world and make disciples”. That is why four of our ministries are directly focused on evangelism and discipleship. SEMBRADORES DE VIDA (Sowers of life), knocks on every door and approaches each person with the gospel in marginalized sectors of Medellín. THE CALEB MISSION MINISTRY carries out and promotes evangelization to children in sectors of influence.
Usually, local churches request the support of the ministry. BETSAIDA (fisherman's house), every week evangelizes, disciples and prays with workers within their companies and evangelizes and disciples 60 prisoners of the most important prison in Medellín. In addition to the above, the GOSPEL PARK Foundation organizes and performs a concert every year within the framework of the most important cultural event in the city: the Flower Fair (and one of the most important in the country).
Gospel Park summons local, national and international Christian musicians and bands that with their music exalt the name of the Lord and testify of His salvation to many young people. We believe that the city is transformed with lives transformed through the Gospel.
We believe that the work of Christ cannot be done without the body of Christ. That is why CFCI-Colombia works hard to develop and maintain bonds of brotherhood, mentoring, training and consulting for Pastors, Ministers and leaders of the churches of the city.
We have three ministries that care for and dignify the pastoral work in the city. KOINONÓS brings together around 150 pastors and ministers for mutual care, prayer, and edification through the Word. It also organizes and promotes events that provide tools for pastoral and leadership work. AT HIS FEET, is a ministry directed towards women, leaders and pastor's wives. Through workshops, conferences and other events that it organizes for the care, edification and transformation of women and wives of pastors and ministers.
In the same way, GROW IN FAMILY is a ministry that provides support to members of pastoral families and church leaders, through therapeutic accompaniment. CFCI-Colombia bets on the spiritual and ministerial health of pastors and ministers because there is the strength for services of great impact in the city.
Even though each of ministries mentioned above, occasionally accompanies their work with social work, CFCI-Colombia has two ministries that bring hope through social work aimed at children from low-income families in marginalized sectors.
SUS PROPOSITOS (His purposes) and CASA DE AMOR (House of love) are strongly committed to nurturing, discipling and training in artistic areas, managing to impact the hearts of children and their families, as well as the places where these ministerial activities are carried out. We believe that the Gospel must respond to the needs of populations in marginal sectors of the city.