Latin Churches Stong on Evangelism, Working on Discipleship

The growing churches of Latin America are very strong in evangelism and in presenting the gospel but their weakness is that there is not enough development in the area of discipleship or educational programs says Latin America Mission missionary Carlos Pinto. To remedy the situation, Carlos and his colleagues are working to educate those who cannot afford to attend seminary or a Bible college. "We provide an intensive, short-term study time," Carlos explains. "It is often very practical, addressing a situation that a church is facing. Their hearts are on fire to share the Word even though they don't know the content," he says. Through studying, "the pastor gains an understanding of who God is and how He relates to us."