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Planting Transformational Churches in
Latin America's Strategic Cities

Latin America to an Encounter with God

Celebrating 50 years of evangelism, discipleship, and church planting in Latin America's strategic cities.
In October 1973 an urban missions movement started in Lima, Peru that changed the way ministry was traditionally done in Latin America. Since then, the Encounter with God Movement has expanded to many key cities throughout the region.

Today, Church Ministries International (CMI) continues to partner with urban churches that share this vision for disciplining nations by developing gospel-centered churches in the urban centers of Latin America.

What God is doing through the Encounter Movement

  • 100+ churches planted
    More than 100 churches planted in Latin America urban centers.
  • More than
    1M reached
    1,000,000+ Latin Americans have trusted in Christ since 1973.
  • 10 Major cities and counting
    10 Latin America capital cities impacted and counting.
  • 10's of thousands attending
    Thousands of church members serve and minister to their cities daily.

Planting Strong Churches


Make a generational impact

Expand the movement

Reach new cities of influence

Discover a disciple-making partnership
CMI bridges lasting alliances between churches in Latin America and North America.

Involve your congregation in a relationally-rich mission like never before.

Partnership are tailored to the needs and strengths of each church. Opportunities have included:
  • Medical Missions
    CMI coordinates teams from the U.S. with teams from our local partner churches in Quito, Ecuador.

    Your congregation could be the next medical mission.
  • Church Seed Funding
    Fund a uniquely sustainable church planting model.

    You support empowers a core of churches working together to reach a strategic city.

    Your congregation can multiply churches.
  • Youth Mission Trips
    Engage the next generation in missions. CMI coordinates internationally-blended youth mission trips with Latin American churches.

    Youth develop a heart for missions through such life-changing cultural experiences.
  • Leadership Exchanges
    Healthy leadership is essential for the development of strong, reproducing churches.

    Partner churches build each other up through peer to peer intercultural leadership exchanges.
Fuel & Fund the Vision!
Help fund the $1.4 million still needed to plant a network of 10 core churches reaching Quito, Ecuador.
7 churches have been planted. 3 remain.

  • 24%
    US$ 1,400,000
  • 76%
    US$ 4,600,000
  • 100%
    US$ 6,000,000
Watch and download the videos of Lima to an Encounter with God's
history, impact, and growth.
Learn more about this movement
Discover a Life-Giving Missions Partnership for Your Church
The 2023 medical team from Fairhaven Church (Dayton, Ohio) shared their experiences of being part of the medical brigade.

Upcoming Medical Brigades:
January 27 - February 3, 2024
February 24 - March 2, 2024
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