The Bond Servant Project
For Beto, this isn’t a job… it’s his life.
The project was born out of the frustrations, challenges and opportunities that pioneer church planting teams face as they minister in limited access countries and marginalized regions where health care, education, employment and community development are lacking. When Christian professionals (or educators and tradesman) are incorporated into these church planting teams, the entire team and ministry benefit as each one can minister in their spiritual gifts and God given talents.
In our program we refer to these missionaries as “bond servants” (those servants who serve out of love rather than obligation) and also as “deacon missionaries.” In the book of Acts the apostles faced a situation that resembled what many church planting teams face today. The pressing and legitimate health and social needs of the people can pull the team away from praying, teaching or learning the language. We believe God gave us this ministry model and we are seeing just how powerful and beautiful the example is of God’s concern for the spiritual and physical needs of the people.
The program is based in Sonora, Mexico and is an intensive two months of classroom training given by missionaries and pastors while the “bond servant missionaries” live in community with each other. An additional year of clerkship is also offered to continue mentoring them while they minister with an established missionary team. Many of our students are planning to minister abroad in other countries.
If you would like to come along side of the program and partner with our “bond servants “, your prayer, encouragement and financial help would enable even more of the Latin American missionaries to receive training.