Global Partners Spotlight: Columbia

Since its founding in 1974, the church in Colombia has discovered its own path and

style for reaching the community, discipling people, and raising up leaders. Now the church boasts several locations around Medellin with the mother church in centrally situated in the neighborhood of Itagui. Marcelo Ferreri serves both as lead pastor and the Executive Director of the Brethren Church of Colombia.


A Model for Service and Virtual Worship

The church in Colombia has been growing by leaps and bounds throughout the past decade under the leadership of Marcelo and Adriana Ferreri and the Pastoral team. Each community church begins with a specific ministry focus such as Children, Youth, or community service. As the church grows and people come to faith small groups are formed and the discipleship process begins to develop. Leaders in each church help with different aspects of ministry while the pastor helps mentor, train, and guide the church in daily work. The pastors gather weekly for worship, prayer, training, and encouragement. During the pandemic, the church found ways to reach out to people throughout the various communities often providing food and supplies to many in need. Each church shifted to virtual worship services, prayer meetings, and bible studies. The main church became an incredible model for online worship with attention to detail and quality. They even provided weekly worship and lessons for children and youth. Near the end of March 2021 churches were finally able to begin meeting in person. During the pandemic, construction began on a new children’s ministry area!


pray:

PRAY FOR THE BRETHREN IN COLOMBIA. THOUGH THEY ARE

NOW ABLE TO MEET IN PERSON THE VACCINES HAVE YET TO

REACH THE POPULATION. MANY ARE STILL AFRAID TO

VENTURE OUT, AND MANY ARE IN DESPERATE NEED AS

BUSINESSES WERE SHUT DOWN FOR LONG PERIODS.


provide:

GIVE FINANCIALLY TO SUPPORT BRETHREN GLOBAL PARTNERS

LIKE THE CHURCH IN COLOMBIA AS THEY CONTINUE TO TAKE

THE GOSPEL TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.


participate:

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR FOR BRETHREN GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR

YOUR CHURCH. BE THE FIRST TO FIND OUT ABOUT NEW

DEVELOPMENTS, CHURCH PLANTS, SHORT-TERM

OPPORTUNITIES, AND MORE.


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