The Center for Transforming Mission (CTM) Guatemala is a faith-based organization that exists to contribute to the social and spiritual renewal of Guatemala. After over a decade of serving with the poor in urban Guatemala City, CTM is best understood when referred to as a loom supporting grassroots leader’s callings. The grassroots leaders are artists, who are beautifully weaving the transforming grace of the Gospel into their difficult contexts. This “loom” provides the framework in which this can happen and is framed by three prongs, each one representing one of CTM’s areas of commitment to supporting leaders grow in their vocation.
Through its three pronged approach, CTM is committed to Christ centered urban renewal through helping students, leaders, organizations, and ministries move from good intentions to effective outcomes. And that is the purpose of the present Portfolio.
We see people and organizations working together for a City where wounds are being transformed into joy and hope.
Providing incarnational training, inspiration and organizational structure towards a collective transformation in urban contexts.
- Organic Development
- Doing Theology
- Sacred Spaces
CMT Guatemala Youth and Leadership Development Program
At The Center for Transforming Mission Guatemala (CMT by its initials in Spanish), we see ourselves as a loom. Community leaders are artists, who are beautifully weaving the transforming grace of the Gospel into their difficult contexts and respective communities. Three prongs frame this “loom” with each prong representing one of CTM’s areas of commitment in supporting grassroots leaders as they grow in vocation and capacity. They are: Leadership Development, Spiritual Formation and Organizational Capacity Building. These three prongs help CMT to achieve its vision of seeing individuals and organizations working together towards a city where wounds become joy and hope.
Purpose of Zone 3’s transformational strategy:
We want to develop a new generation of leaders who want to transform their community. We do that through leadership training, discipleship, and youth leadership development. We want the communities in zone 3 of Guatemala City to be the protagonists of their own transformation.
Our Discipleship and Leadership Development Program
- Helps the individual to develop the skills needed for decision-making and problem solving.
- Increases confidence and assertiveness in the individual through the process of personal development.
- Develops conflict resolution skills.
- Increases the level of satisfaction in one’s life.
- Develops a sense of local sustainability and development.
- Dissipates personal fears in regards of ignorance and mistrust.