If you are feeling called to serve among the unreached in South America, here are 9 mission agencies church planting among the unreached of South America that you will want to consider.
Unreached of South America – who are they?
According to the Joshua Project, “An unreached or least-reached people is a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group without outside assistance.”
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According to World Atlas, the 12 countries of South America are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
There are also some 4 dependencies which are considered to be part of South America: Bouvet Island, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and French Guiana.
Although South America has a significant population of Christians, historically predominantly Roman Catholics, and despite the growing evangelical movement, there are still many who have not heard.
9 Mission Agencies to Consider
There are many different mission agencies that work among the unreached of South America. We have compiled a list of 9 well known agencies that we partner with at The Mission App. This list is not in any particular order but each of these agencies does excellent work. Using the Agency Finder Tool you can find many more missions focused on South America.
“World Team USA is part of a global, non-denominational mission agency that equips and sends church planting teams to serve unreached people groups.”
According to their website, they believe “Church planting is a marathon, not a sprint. We invest in prayerful research and team training before beginning each new field ministry.”
They have an interesting article on their website by Daniel Topf called, How Do I know Whether God Is Calling Me to Become a Missionary? as well as many stories in the form of articles, podcasts, and videos on how God is working among the unreached all over the world.
“Since 1984, TMS Global has mobilized, trained, and served hundreds of cross-cultural witnesses.
TMS Global exists to mobilize and deploy the body of Christ globally to join Jesus in His mission, especially among the least-reached peoples.”
Among other positions in places like Paraguay, Brazil, and Peru, their opportunities in Ecuador include those for teachers, medical professionals, and agriculturalists.
“At Serge, we realize we need the grace of the gospel in our own lives, even as we take the message of God’s grace to others. Our work consists of helping people experience on-going gospel transformation and equipping them to move outward into mission.”
Serge have teams in Cusco and Lima, Peru as well as Quillota, Chile.
The work includes, Church Planting and Pastoral Ministry, Discipleship and Training, Education, Medical Missions, and Youth and Children’s Ministry.
“Crossover Global, a church planting organization, desires to see God glorified by providing gospel access through the planting of multiplying churches among unreached people groups!
Founded in 1987, today Crossover Global serves in more than 30 countries, has six ministry bases in, Brazil, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Moldova, India and the United States, and has planted thousands of churches among the unreached peoples of the world.”
They offer both short-term and long-term missions with mobilization and strategic initiatives.
“We follow our Lord Jesus Christ by engaging with the needs of this world – physical, relational, and spiritual. Our teachers use their skills and contexts to bring Christ’s light and healing to all – children, adults, leaders, and mission workers alike.
TeachBeyond recruits and sends Christian educators, administrators, and workers to serve in many different schools and organizations across the globe.”
They have different programs in South America including Lingo English Camps and positions to teach English as a second language in order to reach out to the local community.
“WIM is an interdenominational organization with a Kingdom focus that desires to see the good news of Jesus shared globally.”
World Indigenous Ministries lean on the five principles of servant leadership, kingdom perspective, indigenous principles, mentoring, and committed relationships.
They offer internships which last less than a year, as well as long-term placements – WIM seeks to guide, equip, and support you as you explore your calling.
“Action International Ministries (ACTION) is a global mission agency committed to sending multinational missionaries who treasure Jesus Christ and minister His Gospel in word and deed, primarily to the poor.”
They have been ministering since 1974 and have “grown into an evangelical, interdenominational missionary-sending organization with workers in 30 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
They have a range of placements available in Brazil, including Building and Maintenance Workers, Urban Missionaries, Discipleship Instructor and Children at Risk Workers.
“For more than 85 years, GlobalGrace has been sending missionaries to the nations, making disciples, and sharing the love of Jesus in many ways, both spiritual and practical.
GlobalGrace is an evangelical, interdenominational faith mission that assists people in answering God’s call. We love our missionaries serving in more than 40 countries. We are the kind of agency missionaries love to work with.”
To learn more about what missions really look like, you can visit https://www.globalgrace.org/stories
“TEAM, The Evangelical Alliance Mission, began in 1890 as one man’s dream to send 100 missionaries to China. Today, it’s a global mission agency that partners with local churches to send missionaries and plant reproducing churches around the world.”
They serve through church planting, community development, healthcare, social justice, business as mission and more.
According to their website, “The church in Latin America is growing rapidly and has unlimited potential to impact its society and world missions. TEAM is laying the foundation for believers through biblical education, church planting, and by helping the rapidly growing Latin American church equip its missionaries.”
Is God calling you to the unreached of South America?
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Don’t wait! “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few”