A New Vision for Missions

Forgotten for centuries, a lost key to discipling nations is re–emerging… a focus on reaching strategic cities with the hope of the gospel.

For good or bad, cities have always dictated and driven the ideas, values and culture that shape their nations. But there was a time when an idea so powerful and a message so life-changing captured the hearts and minds of city dwellers in such a way that it transformed an entire empire.

Led by the Holy Spirit, the Apostle Paul and other early Christian missionaries focused their evangelism and discipleship almost exclusively on the influential cities of their day – cities like Ephesus, Philippi, Corinth, Thessalonica and Rome. By reaching the city, they reached the nation and ultimately the world.

What was true then is even more so today. Cities are no longer just islands of influence representing a persuasive minority. The 21st Century world is an urban one. For the first time ever, more people live in cities than in rural areas. Consequently, cities are more influential than ever before.

In Latin America, nearly 8 out of every 10 people are urbanites. This reality demands a dramatically different approach to the missionary enterprise. By God’s grace, Church Ministries International is leading a movement to revive the biblical model for discipling nations by beginning in cities of influence among people uniquely equipped to create sustainable gospel movements.

We invite you to experience this vision for yourself as part of a special tour that reveals how God is at work in Quito, Ecuador through a dynamic church multiplication model known as Encounter with God.

Discover the people… discover the hope…… discover new vision… Discover Quito!

Activities

Experience a highly effective missions model uniquely suited to the urban context.

Tour the Quito Encounter with God Churches at the forefront of a visionary plan for church multiplication in this capital city.

Learn about the unique challenges of cultivating church planting movements in highly populated urban centers.

See the passion and commitment of pastors and leaders to reach their city with the gospel.

Observe firsthand a dynamic cross-cultural medical team in action.

Fellowship with Ecuadorian believers and hear their stories of how God is using them to impact their nation.

Be on hand for the groundbreaking of a new 900-seat worship center for Quito’s Cumbayá Church.

Stroll the streets of Quito’s 16th century historic city center.

Experience the rich culture of one of the Western Hemisphere’s oldest cities.

Stand at the Center of the World–the Equator.

Refresh your passion for seeing the world discipled for Jesus Christ.

Weather

Quito’s equatorial location combined with an elevation of 9,350 ft provides a temperate climate year-round. Average temperatures range from lows near 45°F to highs around 70°F.

Schedule

Thursday

Travel from various points of departure with evening arrival in Quito, Ecuador.

Friday-Sunday

Tour Encounter churches.
Experience the scenic beauty, local culture and city attractions.
Connect with key pastors and lay leaders.

Monday

Sightseeing Day.

Tuesday

Return travel home.

Accommodations

Lodging will be at the Swissötel, one of Quito’s most respected hotels. The Swissötel provides a full range of amenities including internet access, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center and dining.

Contact Us

To learn more, contact:

Craig Murray

O: (972) 941-4422
M: (214) 364-5687
E: cmurray@churchministries.org