The Institute of Church Planting (ICP) was started in 2007 as a ministry
to train Nicaraguan men who were interested in planting churches across Nicaragua. The program is a 2 year cycle of monthly modular classes which equip students with the tools necessary to plant dynamic, Bible-centered churches. Several members of the ABWE team teach and accompany these men in this process. It is the goal of the ICP not only to train men with a burden for reaching Nicaraguans with the Gospel, but to instill in them the command of the Great Commission to look beyond Nicaraguan borders to areas where there is a need for the Gospel.
God has blessed the ABWE ministry team of Nicaragua
with a beautiful facility . The Ministry Center, or Centro ABEM
(its Spanish name), is located on 162 acres of property on the northwest side of Managua. It is being developed as a resource for ABWE
missionaries involved in church planting and leadership training as a site for hosting camps, retreats, evangelistic outreaches, and pastoral and lay leader education.
Rayitos Feeding Center is a feeding center for children that feeds 80-120 kids Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each week. Rayitos is located on the poverty stricken barrio of Tangará that is part of Cuidad Sandino. Check out the article in the ABWE Message Magazine online Soul Food
In May 2014, God provided the funding for the ministry to purchase its own property. It is still small, but it included a little cement-block house, shanty kitchen, latrine, and three large trees that provided sufficient shade for all the kids. God provided the funds to build new bathrooms and a kitchen. With this property we now have Sunday School for adults and children. The goal is to grow this ministry for kids into a new church.
Here are some ways that God is working through ABWE missionaries in Nicaragua:
"SEEDS" is the the beginning of a long term vocational/stewardship training program that will be offered to members of new church plants. With vocational training geared toward personal giftedness, Nicaraguans will be able to increase their income. Economic stability of churches will increase as the stewardship principals that are taught in these classes begin to be practiced by the income generators.