Our ministry was created to work alongside the local Nicaraguan church to encourage, train, and equip pastors and their congregations. By building a strong foundation of theological teaching and preaching in the churches we support, we believe the congregation and lay leadership will grow in spiritual maturity. This maturity and confidence enables them to reach the lost and hurting people within their communities. We believe that lasting change comes from the power of Jesus Christ - not from our own hands. God will work through these local churches for the glory of His Kingdom, and we understand that these local churches, embedded in their culture, have a unique and vital role to play in the mission of God in Nicaragua.
"...carry out God's mission in Nicaragua,
through the people of Nicaragua."
In 2008, two members of the Killearn United Methodist Church had an opportunity to meet with pastors of local Nicaraguan churches during a mission trip. While witnessing the tremendous work God was doing there, God placed a desire in their hearts to provide additional encouragement, training, and support to these pastors and their churches - a way in which these pastors could be mentored, nurtured, and challenged through the guidance of a more mature pastoral team. After much prayer and consideration, the concept for Twelve Churches was presented to the local pastors and enthusiastically accepted! An administrator and a gifted bilingual pastor was found through El Ayudante, a Nicaraguan ministry, and he has contributed to this pastoral mentorship. The result is the program we have today - Twelve Churches, a thriving ministry whose purpose is to carry out God's mission in Nicaragua, through the people of Nicaragua.