5 results for month: 11/2015


Church-Planting Initiative: A Journey

This past Saturday, November 21st., we were able to conclude the “Church-Planting” training program, in partnership with Multiplication Network Ministries. We praise God for the privilege of walking together during this process with brothers and sisters from a variety of denominations. A year ago, we decided to begin with the training. We have learned so much by walking alongside each one of them; hearing their stories, experiences and trials has been the most amazing opportunity to see God at work in hard places.  Five new communities have started because or with the help of this training. We have a deep expectation of what God will do in ...

Vaciémos la Iglesia

Según dijo William Temple, “la Iglesia es la única sociedad en el mundo que existe para beneficiar a aquellos que no son sus miembros.” Sin embargo, pareciera que Temple estaba muy lejano a la realidad de la iglesia. En medio de todo lo que sucede en nuestro mundo sufriente y dolido, somos los miembros de la iglesia quienes queremos cerrar las puertas de la misma por miedo a que nos pongan una bomba, nos invadan con "la agenda gay”, o nos metan el pecado del mundo y nos manchemos con él. La verdad es que cuando ponemos lo que sucede a nuestro alrededor en perspectiva cada uno de nosotros puede muy fácilmente lavarse las manos. Es muy fácil ...

MAPPING THE HURT, THE HOPE & THE HEART

One of last week´s nights after a long day of conversations and “synergy", we had a wonderful time with some friends trying to identify human qualities about Guatemala City. What we found was simply amazing! If we had to give characteristics of a person to a city like Guatemala, which ones would we --and should-- include? How does Guatemala City look like in human terms? Try to do the same with your city; you will be amazed too! Taking this story as an example I want to share that over the years many of us have found very interesting and sensitive things about Guatemala City. Many local leaders who preceeded us at the Center for Transforming ...

Las Voces Desde Abajo

La semana del 1-7 de Noviembre tuve la oportunidad de ser parte de un evento llamado Sinergia Guatemala 2015. CMT Guatemala puso la mesa para que personas de distintas partes del mundo se unieran, vieran, y celebraran lo que Dios está haciendo en Guatemala. Invitamos a personas de distintos sectores de la sociedad Guatemalteca para que fueran los facilitadores y maestros de gente que está aprendiendo a amar su ciudad de la misma forma en la que muchos amamos a la ciudad de Guatemala. Participamos en muchas actividades que nos llevaron a ver nuestra ciudad desde otras perspectivas. Tratamos de caminar en los zapatos de los líderes que hemos ...

SYNERGY 2015: REALITIES, OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES

How to summarize what happened this last week at SYNERGY2015? To do so, we´d probably need more than words to share with each of you what this wonderful platform meant to all who came and participated. Unfortunately -- in some ways-- we have limited space here; graciously, we have unlimited time to share what we learned during our time in Guatemala City. For now, I just want to point to three particular things that hopefully calls everybody´s attention. The first one is “realities". Each one of us who attended SYNERGY2015 had expectations. And those expectations were moved by many reasons depending your organization, your interests, thoughts, ...