Our Call to Pilar – During our first term, God impressed on our hearts the need to plant churches in and around the city of Pilar – a city of nearly 300,000 souls and no other fundamental Gospel work. Pilar is situated on the northwestern edge of Greater Buenos Aires. We desired to see an independent, fundamental Baptist church in a city where there was none. “The house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Tim. 3:15). We recognized the need to establish a church for those who were expectantly awaiting one in Pilar.
Pilar Centro Church Plant – In August 2008, we began weekly Bible studies in the city center (Pilar Centro), which quickly grew to about 30 believers. In March 2009, we began holding Sunday services and the church kept growing – inside and out! In March 2010, we held a “Charter Sunday,” when we signed the church constitution and recognized the work as an official church. However, it cannot become independent until God brings along a national permanent pastor. Please pray with us for God to raise up His man to shepherd this precious group of believers.
Ministry Goals – Plant independent, self-supporting, national Baptist churches by:
- Evangelizing the lost – Home Bible studies, Special evangelistic meetings and events, One-on-one personal contacts, Tract distribution, Media advertising
- Discipling the saved – Men and Ladies’ Bible studies, personal discipleship
- Training national pastors – Internships, Cooperation with local seminary, Classroom training
- Repeating that process by sending out missionary church planters from our church plant and/or moving to a nearby community to repeat the process.