Planting and Strengthening Rural Churches

In this ministry we aim to see a church planting movement that reproduces communities of Jesus followers in least-reached areas of rural Loja. We aim to serve these communities by implementing creative and compassionate ways to reach people with the gospel. We also hope to equip the rural church in discipleship and to train leaders to multiply themselves. 

Come and Serve

Rural Church Planters: Building relationships with local people, sharing the gospel and starting Bible studies.
Children's Worker in Rural Areas: Developing a ministry to children and training church members in children's ministry.
Rural Youth Worker: Creating safe, fun activities where young people can be together to open doors for evangelism and discipleship, as well as training local believers in youth ministry.
Men's Formation and Discipleship, Rural: Using the talents God has given men for evangelism and discipleship; modelling examples of Christian singles, husbands, and fathers.
English Ministry, Rural: Teaching primary and high school, or working through English teaching clubs to open doors in communities and reach people with the gospel.

Prayers

1

Pray for God’s Spirit to open the hearts of people to the Gospel and to tear down spiritual strongholds that hold captive the people in the rural areas of the Loja Province.

2

Pray for the very few believers and leaders in the rural areas, the forming of mature and multiplying disciples, and pray that God would give them strength and courage to be good testimonies and have unity with other churches.

3

Pray that our team would be faithful to seek and follow God’s direction to see which communities and people we need to focus on. Pray for protection during travel for those working in rural areas.

4

Pray for more workers who are passionate to share the Gospel and make disciples in the rural parts of the Loja Province.


Stories about this ministry

From nations to the nations

The SIM South Sudan Harvest Worker project is helping mobilise those who are ready to go to serve in South Sudan

An audience of 150,000 and growing

For gifted evangelists such as Getachew, the movement of 16 different Sudanese tribes from hard to reach areas into a single refugee area presents a wonderful opportunity. It's an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with many more people.

Misheel’s university students present Christmas

Lecturer and SIM worker, Misheel, had the chance to answer questions about the gospel, all because her students chose an astonishing subject for their group projects: Christmas.

Going to stay: Demystifying the lives of missionary mothers

Are stay-at-home missionary moms really “missionaries”? Does their sometimes exhausting work on behalf of their families negate their role in building the Kingdom of God?

A new wave of Latino missionaries

Nearly every Latino candidate I meet wants to work in the unreached places of the world and do some of the hardest work. God is raising up a new wave of missionaries in South America, and we are joyfully equipping them for service and sending them to these unreached areas.

A ceramic community and God’s perfect providence

Cera is a small ceramic community in the rural area of Loja Province. Read more about how God brought the Barbee family there to launch a missional business with a small group of believers who are eager to make an impact in their own community.

From nations to the nations

The SIM South Sudan Harvest Worker project is helping mobilise those who are ready to go to serve in South Sudan

An audience of 150,000 and growing

For gifted evangelists such as Getachew, the movement of 16 different Sudanese tribes from hard to reach areas into a single refugee area presents a wonderful opportunity. It's an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with many more people.

Misheel’s university students present Christmas

Lecturer and SIM worker, Misheel, had the chance to answer questions about the gospel, all because her students chose an astonishing subject for their group projects: Christmas.

Going to stay: Demystifying the lives of missionary mothers

Are stay-at-home missionary moms really “missionaries”? Does their sometimes exhausting work on behalf of their families negate their role in building the Kingdom of God?

A new wave of Latino missionaries

Nearly every Latino candidate I meet wants to work in the unreached places of the world and do some of the hardest work. God is raising up a new wave of missionaries in South America, and we are joyfully equipping them for service and sending them to these unreached areas.

A ceramic community and God’s perfect providence

Cera is a small ceramic community in the rural area of Loja Province. Read more about how God brought the Barbee family there to launch a missional business with a small group of believers who are eager to make an impact in their own community.