CMF International

Mexico

The third-largest Latin American country, Mexico is home to more than 110 million people. About 95% of the population consider themselves Catholic, but only about 8% are evangelical Christians. There is increasing freedom for ministry in the country as government officials are more open to evangelical work as a counter to the seemingly insolvable problems that plague many areas of the country.

Church Catalyst Team

Our vision is to transform communities in Mexico through leading people into a right relationship with Christ and planting churches that reproduce and impact their communities.

We work toward that end through outreach and leadership development. Our goal is to empower the national church to grow and multiply. Some ways the Mexico Field Team is accomplishing this are through the ongoing ministry of these churches:

Mexico City

Northside Christian Church, Eagles Christian Church and King of Kings Christian Church all offer a variety of clubs and ministries for children, youth and women, as well as adult Bible studies, mission trips, and community outreach programs. The Eagles church also hosts a community center for transformational ministry in its working poor neighborhood.

Puebla

In 2012 the Church Catalyst team partnered with the Globalscope team in Puebla to plant a church with young people from the campus ministry. Mosaico Church now does community outreach and offers children’s ministry, adult Bible studies and supports missionaries to Spain and China.

Pachuca

New Life Church offers women’s ministry, small groups, drama and street evangelism ministries, mission trips and a soccer outreach.

Fuego Nuevo Partnership About 65% of Mexicans are categorized as poor; in Mexico City, that’s more than 16 million people. The biggest need is not just economic — although 60% of Mexicans receive only 12% of the nation’s income — but also social poverty. There is a huge need for holistic transformation because of the stigma that comes from living in a poor neighborhood and the accompanying family dysfunction and drug and alcohol addictions. CMF recently entered into a partnership with a Mexican church and community center on the southeast side of Mexico City to bring hope and transformation to the community.

Here are some specific ways that churches can partner in transforming lives in urban poverty:

  • Send teams to assist in teaching English, computers and business development; coaching and training new pastors; assist social service workers; leadership training; helping with camps and youth outreach.
  • Send short-term missionaries to assist in holistic ministry and developing new community centers/churches.
  • Send missionaries who will help empower Mexican leaders.
  • Contribute financially to assist in the development of new churches.

Globalscope Puebla

The Globalscope ministry in this university town is called El Pozo, but students all over Puebla just call it the green house (“la casa verde”), where people from all over the world are experiencing the love of Jesus Christ in community and learning what it means to follow Him.

The house is adjacent to the campus of la Universidad de las Americas Puebla, where exchange students attend school, make friends, play sports, join clubs, and live in dorms, but students come from many local universities to become part of El Pozo and all that’s happening here.

  • ¡En Vivo! is held every Tuesday evening, and features funny skits, great music, a relevant talk on the Bible, free food, and good friends.
  • Missions and community service — Whether it’s hanging out with the kids at a local orphanage, helping to bring clean water to a nearby town, building houses for needy families, or spending the summer in Africa, El Pozo students and staff are deeply involved in global and local missions on a regular basis.
  • Retreats — Once each semester the whole community gets away for a weekend of being together and going deeper.
  • Small groups, mentorships, and leadership groups — The El Pozo staff and student leaders believe in making disciples by being disciples. We dive deeper into God’s Word and what it means to follow Jesus every chance we get.

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CMF Missionaries

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    Kami Burns

    leads the El Pozo campus ministry team in Puebla.

    Mexico
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    Brad Chapman

    will serve in transformational ministry in Mexico City.

    Mexico
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    Joe Flack

    will serve in transformational ministry in Mexico City.

    Mexico
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    Jessie Kohn

    will serve with El Pozo in Puebla.

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    Nina McNure

    serves with church planters in Puebla/Cholula.

    Mexico
  • morales_amanda
    Amanda Morales

    will serve with the Syverson family in Pachuca.

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    Jordan Reed

    will serve with the El Pozo campus ministry.

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  • taylor_tavaris1
    Tavaris Taylor

    is preparing to serve with the El Pozo team and Business as Missions.

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